Words and Photos for a Devastated Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A devastating fire broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday night, and the world watched in horror as this iconic city monument burned. Thankfully Paris's brave firefighters were able to extinguish the flames late...

5 Reasons to Visit Château Du Clos Lucé

In the heart of the Loire Valley in Amboise lies the Château du Clos Lucé, the last residence (from 1516 – 1519) of Leonardo da Vinci. Step inside and meet one of the greatest...

What to See and Do in La Manche

Make the most of the sea and land in this unique corner of France Related articles: Explore La Manche, a Beautiful Corner of Normandy 12 Things to See on the Coast of La Manche BACK IN TIME Pair...

Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées

There are 26 Grands Sites in Midi-Pyrénées... Here is our choice of the top 12. Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way CONQUES, AVEYRON The Abbey of Sainte-Foy is the focal point for this maze of...

The Heritage of Montpellier: Top 5 Things To See and Do

Often overlooked for France's southern metropolises, the capital of Languedoc is a truly effervescent city with culture aplenty, a thriving art scene and historic gems to explore at every turn FABRE MUSEUM With more monuments than...

Discover the Chateau de Fontainebleau, the House of Kings

Louis XIV came to Fontainebleau to escape the pressures of Versailles and Napoleon chose it over any palace in France. His “true house of kings” still has no equal, writes Jennifer Ladonne Only 43 miles...

Marie-Antoinette’s Secret Versailles Hideaway (Re)opens its Doors

Left to rack and ruin for the best part of two centuries, the Maison de la Reine, Marie Antoinette’s country retreat on the fringes of the Château de Versailles, has finally been restored to...

Divine Restoration: Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Oldest Church in Paris

Halfway through a major five-year restoration, the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés – the oldest church in Paris – is emerging phoenix-like from its time-worn gloom. Jennifer Ladonne investigates No neighbourhood in Paris captures the imagination like Saint-Germain-des-Prés....

Blois, Of Visions and Visionaries: The Chateau Inspiration for Asheville’s Biltmore Estate

There are many châteaux in the Loire Valley, but only three interested a certain nineteenth-century railroad tycoon. Enthralled with French Renaissance châteaux, George Vanderbilt determined to build his own in the mountains of North...

12 Châteaux You Must Visit in Bordeaux Wine Country

You can’t move in Gironde without coming face to face with a château. Here is a selection of a few worth visiting Related article: Great French Destinations, Raise a Glass to Gironde CHÂTEAU LA CROIZILLE La Croizille...