Top 5 museums of Marseille

Top 5 museums of Marseille

Marseille is the second largest city in France. Not only the size of the city makes it famous, but its unique tourist attractions, too. It is also a historically important city, as it used to be the region’s most important trade center. As the country’s largest city on the Mediterranean Coast, Marseille is a very attractive tourist destination. The port city is also an important arrival base for thousands of cruisers. Its beaches, architectural jewels and museums make it an important Fre... [ 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 ]

The most impressive museums in Paris

The most impressive museums in Paris

The capital city of France in one of the most romantic and also most visited cities in the world. Paris is the largest city of the country and one of the world's most important cultural centers. There are numerous cultural attractions in Paris: the famous Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge cabaret-dancehall, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, many opera houses and the several impressive museums. The major part of these are art museums. If you are an art lover... [ read more ]

Buying antiques in Versailles

Buying antiques in Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most popular landmarks in France, and one that people from all over the world come to see. The resplendent royal residence built by Louis XIV was built near  a very small village at the time, but thanks to the royalty and nobles who spent their time at the castle, Versailles became a whole city that eventually became part of the Ile de France metropolis. Versailles has quite a few historical and cultural attractions even outside the palace, and many ni... [ read more ]

5 French destinations for art lovers

5 French destinations for art lovers

A few things people associate with France: lovely cuisine, glamorous beaches, great taste in fashion, wine, and...art. Art is something that you can't escape while visiting France, because it can be found virtually everywhere. From public art in small villages to sprawling galleries, artist's ateliers and museums dedicated to the work of some famous resident artists, France is rife with sites of pilgrimage to the art lover. Huge museums like the Louvre are a must-see for any tourist, and som... [ read more ]