Architecture

French architecture brings together buildings and monuments from different eras, histories and regions that make France a diverse and unique country. So many buildings and monuments that have survived the years and centuries and that we can still admire today during our holidays. The City of Carcassonne, the Palace of Versailles, Strasbourg Cathedral, the Palais des Papes, the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel... and many other historical and modern monuments to discover during your vacation.


Baie Des Anges

 © Baie Des Anges 

02 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Architecture, Tourism

Marina Baie des Anges

If you are driving or taking the train between Nice and Cannes, you cannot fail to notice some of the most extraordinary contemporary architecture in France. Situated on the waterfront between Nice and Cannes is the Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve-Loubet with its amazing apartment buildings.

Arles

 © Arles 

17 August 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Architecture, UNESCO

Arles Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre in Arles is one of the greatest remaining examples of Roman architecture in southern Europe. It is a beautiful structure, intact for the most part and dominates the fascinating southern French town of Arles, on the edge of the Camargue National Park.

Amphoralis, museum and archaeological site

31 July 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Architecture, Culture, Tourism

Amphoralis, the museum of pottery

The Sallèles antique pottery workshop dating back to the start of the High Romain Empire was a site where a huge volumes of clay pottery was produced. Situated near the Canal du Midi not far from the village of Sallèles-d'Aude, excavations began in 1976 and the Amphoralis museum designed by Roland Castro and Jean-Pierre Gary opened its doors to the public in December 1992.

Grande Roue, Paris 1900

22 May 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism, Architecture

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue (The Big Wheel) of Paris was unveiled at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. It was the tallest wheel in the world at its opening. The passenger pods were so large that they were removed from the wheel and used as homes for French families during The First World War. Since 1900, the Grand Roue has become a spectacular site at Fetes Foraines throughout the summer in France.

Eiffel Tower

21 May 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Architecture

Eiffel's designs - apart from the tower.

Yes, the tower. But Gustave Eiffel also designed many other structures, not only in France, but around the world. He contributed to the construction of the Statue of Liberty in New York and designed several bridges for the French Railways. Discover more about Gustave Eiffel...


Villas & Châteaux in France

 Find your perfect French holiday home...


© Pure France.™ All rights reserved.

Choose language