France

Getting in the swing in Occitanie

Getting in the swing in Occitanie

Strictly Come Dancing has inspired thousands to take up lessons, and for some, the chance comes with a trip across …

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Paris, France, For First-timers

Paris, France, For First-timers

France’s City of Light has stolen visitors’ hearts for centuries; prepare to be bowled over by some of the world’s …

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Rocamadour – France

Rocamadour – France

Pilgrims have flocked to Rocamadour since the discovery in 1166 of an ancient grave and sepulcher containing an undecayed body, …

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Château de Chenonceau – France

Château de Chenonceau – France

Stretching romantically across the Cher River, this French Renaissance chateau was the residence of queens and royal mistresses, including Catherine …

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Chartres Cathedral – France

Chartres Cathedral – France

One of the greatest examples of French Gothic architecture, Chartres Cathedral was built around the remains of an earlier Romanesque …

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Chateâu de Versailles – France

Chateâu de Versailles – France

A magnificent palace with sumptuous interiors and splendid gardens, Versailles represents the glory of Louis XIV’s reign. Starting in 1668 …

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Arc de Triomphe – Paris, France

Arc de Triomphe – Paris, France

After his greatest victory, at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, Napoleon promised his men, “You shall go home beneath …

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Notre-Dame – Paris, France

Notre-Dame – Paris, France

No other building is so strongly associated with the history of Paris as the cathedral of Notre-Dame. It stands majestically …

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Mont-St-Michel – France

Mont-St-Michel – France

Shrouded by mist and encircled by sea, the enchanting silhouette of Mont- St-Michel soars proudly above glistening sands. Now linked …

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Amiens Cathedral – France

Amiens Cathedral – France

A masterpiece of engineering and Gothic architecture carried to a bold extreme, Amiens’ Notre-Dame Cathedral is also the largest cathedral …

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