5 historic places to stay in France

5 historic places to stay in France

In case you are planning a visit to France and you are looking for a unique place to stay at instead of the usual hotel rooms, I recommend you to read the following guide. Below I will present you 5 historic places to stay in France, including the Trianon Palace & Spa, the Château de Rochegude, the Château de la Vallée Bleue, the Manoir du Stang and the Château de Locguénolé. As you can see, most of these are some majestic castles (chateaux) which offer fantastic rooms to their vis... [ read more ]

Best museums in Lyon

Best museums in Lyon

Lyon is the second most populous city of France, after Paris. It is a very important tourist destination, being situated in the east-central part of the country. The city is famous for its architectural and historical landmarks, making part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It used to be a significant region for silk production and weaving. Today it is best-known as the capital of gastronomy in France. Lyon attracts thousands or even millions of tourists each year due to its gastronomical ... [ read more ]

Visit the Louvre Museum

Visit the Louvre Museum

As one of the world’s most popular and most famous museums, the fantastic and immense Louvre Museum in Paris is a top tourist attractions of France. It is considered one of the top 5 most visited sights of the country. The astonishing Louvre contains world-famous collections of paintings, sculptures and artifacts dating from different periods spanning over 2.000 years. The building which houses the museum is actually a 12th-century fort which was turned into an immense medieval palace. Ther... [ read more ]

France, the perfect destination for art-lovers

France, the perfect destination for art-lovers

France is the perfect destination for art-lovers! I am absolutely sure that you’ve heard a lot about the French artists, their worldwide famous works and the astonishing museums which house these works. Rodin, Manet, Renoir, Monet, Delacroix, Gauguin and Cézanne are just some of the most famous French artists. There are numerous art museums in France of which many are situated in the capital city. The most famous and most popular ones are: Musée du Louvre, Musée Rodin, Musée d’Orsay,... [ read more ]

The most representative examples of French Baroque style

The most representative examples of French Baroque style

There are numerous outstanding architectural jewels in France. Some of the most spectacular buildings were constructed using the French Baroque style. If you are a fan of architecture, visiting at least a few of these will surely make a memorable experience. The following article will include the most representative examples of French Baroque style. Some of the most beautiful buildings are the following: the Château de Dampierre, the Palace of Versaille, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the... [ read more ]

The best opera houses in France

The best opera houses in France

Are you a fan of art and culture? Well, if you are planning a tour in France, I have good news for you. There are numerous fantastic opera houses all over the country in such famous cities, like Bordeaux, Lille, Nice, Toulon, Marseille, Lyon and of course Paris. The buildings which house the opera houses are also outstanding architectural jewels. Visit the Palais Garnier in Paris, the Opéra de Marseille, the Opéra de Lille, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux or any other popular opera house in ... [ read more ]

Must see fashion museums in France

Must see fashion museums in France

There are a large number of museums in France. Most of them are arts museums, including gorgeous collections of paintings, drawings, statues or sculptures. You can also find in France different themed museums, including technology, music, literature and so on. But have you heard about the interesting food or fashion museums of France? If you hadn’t, read on, because in the following article there will be presented the best fashion museums of the country. As we all know, France is worldwide f... [ read more ]

 Top things to do in Poitou Charentes region

Top things to do in Poitou Charentes region

When it comes to France everyone tends to think about Paris, the Cote d'Azure or Cannes, however the country has got so many other - more or less - hidden treasures. One of these pearls is the beautiful region of  Poitou Charentes that offers amazing cultural, adventure and gourmet experiences to all travelers. There are so many reasons why you should visit this nice land on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean that one cannot collect all of them. Instead, here is a nice video and the top th... [ read more ]

Top architectural jewels of the French Renaissance

Top architectural jewels of the French Renaissance

French Renaissance architecture was imported to the country during the early 16th century. At that time numerous castles were built in the Loire Valley, but there are also spectacular buildings in other parts of France. Most examples of French Renaissance are castles (chateaus). These are magnificent and very attractive for visitors. The Chȃteau d’Amboise, the Chȃteau de Chambord, the Chȃteau de Fontainebleau or the Chȃteau de Chenonceau are just a few examples of the spectacular French ... [ read more ]

Visit Louis XIV’s France

Visit Louis XIV’s France

Also known as the “Sun King”, Louis XIV is considered the longest reigning king in Europe. He reigned for 72 years and 110 days. He is one of the most important and best-known kings and personalities in French history. During his reign the country was the leading power in Europe. Several wonderful buildings relate to his name. If you would like to visit some of the spectacular buildings relating to Louis XIV, read on to find out which are these historic buildings. Choosing the Palace of Ve... [ read more ]