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.


Sasek Notre Dame

21 November 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture, Tourism, Architecture

Paris by Sasek

With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on London, New York, and San Francisco, here this famous Czech painter presents his impressions of Paris in This Is Paris, first published in 1959. Discover some the beautiful illustrations...

Glanum

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06 November 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Architecture, Tourism

The Ancient Roman city of Glanum

Situated in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence visits can explore the ancient roman city of Glanum. Around 600 BC the first Gallic tribes settled in Glanum, situated on the north face of the Alpilles mountain range. Excavations of the site began in the early 1900's and today visitors can admire the may accent monuments including the House of Antes and the House of Cybele.

Eiffel

 © Eiffel 

14 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture, Architecture

Coming soon - new film, 'Eiffel'

Coming soon - a new fim by director Martin Bourboulon; 'Eiffel'. What if Gustave Eiffel had built his A-shaped tower as a declaration to Adrienne, the impossible love of his life? It is on the basis of this romantic hypothesis that Martin Bourboulon took in hand the crazy project of the French film of the year. Mark your calendars: Eiffel will be launched in theatres on October 13

Baie Des Anges

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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

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.


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