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The romantic Paris of Méryl and Maxime

Blogger Méryl Denis and her fiancé Maxime Velly travel around the world most of the year—but, they…

Landmarks

Sleep in a Château: Top 5 Loire Valley…

Where better to declare your love than at a chateau in the Loire Valley? France.fr presents its…

City breaks

A romantic 48 hours in Strasbourg

How about a romantic getaway to Strasbourg this winter? Its natural, architectural and foodie…

Winter blanket

Let it snow on the Loire Valley castles!

They're commonly pictured (well, as common as Renaissance-era château can look!) in spring and…

Preview

The Grand Palais unveils its temporary structure

The Grand Palais will temporarily relocate to the base of the Eiffel Tower at the beginning of 2021…

City breaks

48 hours in Angers, from chateaux to food

With its majestic chateau, medieval town centre and foodie festivities, Angers is a place to wander…

Listed sites

UNESCO wonders to admire in Auvergne

Whether you prefer nature or antique architecure, the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Auvergne have…

Head-to-head with the cathedral

24 sacred hours at La Caserne Chanzy in Reims

A former Art Deco fire station looking over a jewel of Gothic art, a UNESCO World Heritage site: a…

Cultural hybridization

Design comes to Paris in historic places

For the 9th edition of «Paris Design Week», some emblematic sites of Paris will lend themselves to…

Crystal electro

Versailles restyled by Thylacine, a modern French…

Maybe you've already seen Versailles—but have you ever really listened to it? That is the original…

Unesco world heritage sites

Discover a rich heritage along the cycle route…

The 450-kilometre cycle route which connects Notre-Dame de Paris to the island of Mont Saint-Michel…

Landmarks

5 abbeys to visit and keep cool this summer in…

Within the sun-bathed walls of Provence, churches and shady cloisters hide behind secular abbeys,…

Preview

The first look at the Hôtel de la Marine…

Since the 18th century, the Hôtel de la Marine has looked out from its beautiful neo-classical…

‘Petits chateaux’

5 Loire Valley chateaux off the beaten track

It’s not all about Chambord, Chaumont and Chenonceau in the Loire Valley… there’s also Talcy,…

20 centuries of history

5 top reasons to visit the Museum of Fine Arts in…

Bigger, more modern and still as rich an experience, the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon, located in…

Sound and light

Royal summer nights in the castles of the Loire…

Musical candlelit strolls, epic and digital shows, and fantastic light projections—this summer, the…

French elegance

24 hours at Versailles with Marie-Antoinette

An emblematic figure of ostentation and French elegance, the Palace of Versailles was the setting…

The city at your feet

Soar above Paris with FlyView

Translate the hieroglyphics on the Obelisque de la Concorde, count the lightbulbs on the Eiffel…

Contemporary art, design, natural history...

Culture for everyone in Bordeaux

Distinguished by UNESCO for its exceptional urban heritage, Bordeaux has over 350 buildings…

Back in time

Notre-Dame de Paris for photographers

Notre-Dame de Paris has never ceased to inspire photographers, sometimes offering them its most…

Vaults and gargoyles

Notre-Dame de Paris according to Victor Hugo

In 1831, Victor Hugo made the cathedral the key character of his novel Notre-Dame de Paris, largely…

The life and times of an icon

10 dates that marked the history of Notre-Dame de…

Monday, April 15, 2019. The eyes of the whole world turned towards Notre-Dame in flames. The…

Following the fire of 15 April

Sentiments and solidarity for Notre-Dame de Paris

Emotions around the world are running high following the fire that destroyed part of the Cathedral…

Royal gardens

In the gardens of the Loire Valley chateaux

French or English, geometric or wild, always beautifully blooming, with vegetables or fragrant rose…

Along the river

A taste of Bordeaux

What if we treated ourselves to a quick tour of Bordeaux? Here we cross the banks of the Garonne,…

Proud and mysterious

A walk from castle to castle in Basque Country

Surfing and chili pepper tastings are not the only things to do in Basque Country! There are also…

Spotlight

Lyon: 8 places to visit at night in the city of…

As soon as the sun sets, the city of Lyon comes into its own. Some 350 monuments and emblematic…

Fresh eyes

A birds’ eye view of the Loire Valley’s chateau,…

With just a few weeks to go before the official launch of the “500 Years of Renaissances” festival,…

Take the train of History

3 reasons to visit the Armistice Memorial

The museum located in Compiègne, in Northern France, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the…

Hewn from stone

The Chateau de Chambord and its genius…

It's been 500 years since the construction of this Renaissance jewel. Dreamed up by François I to…