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.
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03 May 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Culture

Discovering the most beautiful theaters in France

France is renowned for its rich cultural and artistic heritage, and its theaters are living witnesses to it. From sumptuous opera houses to Italianate theaters steeped in history, each performance hall offers a unique and captivating experience. In this article, we will take you to discover the most beautiful theaters in France, where the magic of the show operates in an enchanting setting.

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29 April 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Culture

Discover the beautiful Chateau Rochefoucauld

Château de la Rochefoucauld, nestled in the charming Charente countryside, is much more than just a castle. It is a living testimony to the tumultuous history of France, as well as a remarkable example of feudal and Renaissance architecture. In this article, we delve into the fascinating history and hidden treasures of this little-known gem.

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26 April 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Architecture

Château de Compiègne, in the heart of the Oise

Nestled in the heart of the town of Compiègne, in the Oise department, the Château de Compiègne is much more than a simple royal residence. With its majestic architecture, beautifully manicured gardens and rich history of historic events, this iconic castle is a true gem to discover for lovers of history, art and culture.

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23 April 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Architecture


In the heart of the town stands the medieval castle of Château-Gontier, dating from the 12th century. Witness to the turbulent history of the region, it offers a fascinating testimony to the military architecture of the time. The cobbled streets and half-timbered houses add to the town's picturesque charm.

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22 April 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Architecture

Pierrefonds Castle, history and architecture

The Château de Pierrefonds is a magnificent fortress located in the commune of Pierrefonds, in the department of Oise, in the Hauts-de-France region, in the north of France. This impressive castle is notable for its spectacular medieval architecture and picturesque location in the heart of the Compiègne Forest.

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21 April 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Tourism, Culture

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, an architectural treasure

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is located in the green countryside of the Ile de France an hour's drive from Paris, this architectural gem has captivated the imagination for centuries. Built in the 17th century for Louis XIV's superintendent of finances, this magnificent château offers a perfect blend of classical elegance, baroque splendor, and enchanting French gardens.

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19 April 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Nature , Wines / Vineyard

Exploring the Château de la Chaize

Nestled in the heart of the rolling vineyards of Beaujolais, Château de la Chaize emerges like a historical jewel, it stands out with its architecture. You can even enjoy wine tasting. In this article, we delve into the corridors of this 17th century castle, discovering its rich past, its sumptuous gardens and its unrivaled wine reputation.

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05 April 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture

The medieval charm of Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne is perched on a rocky peak overlooking the Erve valley from 70 meters, between Laval and Le Mans. Sainte-Suzanne is best known as the medieval city which defied William the Conqueror. The rich heritage of this era which is still visible does not constitute the oldest witnesses to the history of Sainte-Suzanne. The Erves dolmen (the oldest monument in Mayenne) as well as recent archaeological excavations reveal the origins of the site dating from five to six centuries BC!

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23 February 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Architecture

Collonges-la-Rouge, a journey through time

Located in the Limousin region of France, Collonges-la-Rouge is an extraordinary village that seems straight out of a fairy tale. With its houses with red facades, its cobbled streets and its medieval atmosphere, Collonges-la-Rouge offers a unique and captivating travel experience. In this article, we will delve into the history, charm and attractions of this exceptional village.

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10 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Culture

Discover the Chateau de Blois

The Château de Blois is a true architectural masterpiece, on which different eras have left their mark. A visual ballet of styles ranging from medieval Gothic to the flamboyant Renaissance unfolds across the different wings of the castle. Each facade tells a story, reflecting the tastes of the kings and queens who have resided here over the centuries.

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04 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture

Domme - a medieval treasure in the Dordogne

Located twelve kilometres from Sarlat, Domme is one of the most beautiful bastides in the southwest and one of the jewels of Périgord. In the 19th century, the Dordogne ceased to be a route of passage and trade and therefore of conflict. Domme remains away from major road and rail routes: a less flourishing but also calmer place which favors the preservation of an exceptional heritage.

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25 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Culture

Iconic French monuments

France is full of emblematic monuments offering cultural and architectural diversity across the country. Let's discover some of the jewels located in different regions: The Pont du Gard in Occitanie, the Pont Valentré, the Millau Viaduct and Mont Saint-Michel...

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06 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Culture, Architecture

The castles of Lastours, the medieval remains

The Châteaux de Lastours are located on a rocky ridge a few kilometers north of Carcassonne. They are made up of four royal fortresses which unite on the long arid ridge which dominates the village of Lastours and form an exceptional group of four medieval fortresses. These remains offer a fascinating journey for travelers in search of period secrets.


15 June 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Holidays, Tourism

The Most Beautiful Villages In France

Come and discover The Most Beautiful Villages In France. 'Les Plus Beaux Villages De France' is an official association which awards the title to villages throughout France based on several criteria. There are currently 159 villages which hold the title - located between the sea and the mountains, rich with their heritage, architecture, culture and gastronomy.

Villas & Châteaux in France

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