Bullfighting and Equine Tradition in France: Languedoc Tradition

Bull fighting – how to make sense of the posters! If you live in the Languedoc or are visiting the area, you might be puzzled by the amount of terminology that is involved in local...

Brittany Cities of Art

Little is known of the urban tradition in this maritime and agricultural land. Yet it dates from the XIth century, and for some cities, from the Middle Ages. There are four generations of towns: -...

Villages with a History

The Vidourle Valley and its Villages Looking through tourist brochures can sometimes be tempting, because they list umpteen castles and attractions. But look a little closer and you will begin to see the footprints left...

Roman History in Nimes – La Maison Carrée

It all started with one man – Caesar Augustus, who visited Narbonne in 27 BC. From this point the new Roman province was called Narbonensis, and is the oldest Roman city founded in Gaul. Later,...

Montrol-Sénard: The Village That Has Become a Museum

Montrol-Sénard, a French village that is a testament to years gone by, is situated on the west side of the Monts de Blond. It has little known history. However, the land was definitely visited...

The Château de la Hunaudaye: A Medieval Fortress in Brittany

XII Century castle in Pledeliac, Cotes D'Armor The Château de la Hunaudaye is a medieval fortified castle built in the 12th century, on a former gallo-roman setting at the edge of the Forest of La...

Neolithic Brittany: The Mystery of the Megaliths

Dolmens, Tumulus, Cairns and Menhirs Humans have occupied Armorica since the Palaeolithic era. Living originally as hunter gatherers, the population became settled in the Neolithic period (around 4500 BC), gradually mastering the techniques of raising...

The Maritime Heritage

Brittany and the sea Fishing Breton fishermen, whether involved in coastal fishing, deep sea fishing, factory fishing or fishing for shellfish, have succeeded in adapting their trade and diversifying their products over the years. Small scale...

The Route of Richard the Lion Heart

Take a journey of discovery along the Lion Heart’s Route When Richard the Lion Heart, son of Elanor of Aquitaine, inherited the Duchy in 1169 he set off on a crusade with the French King...