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Explore these major Great War Sites that should never be forgotten

48 hours in Verdun: in the footsteps of World War…

February 1916, in Verdun: French and German troops get involved in the longest battle during World…

Sail on the canal

Explore French culture alongside the Canal du Midi

Sailing in lush French tranquility doesn't mean turning off your brain entirely! From Toulouse to…

Gemstone

Pink sandstone, the rock star of the Vosges

It has no equal to capture and reflect the light, its colour palette varies as the sun travels the…

Star's favourites

Mission Impossible: Why Tom Cruise loves Paris

We’ve just seen the latest instalment of the Mission Impossible film series, and as expected, it…

Magical island

6 mysteries surrounding Mont-Saint-Michel

For 13 centuries, this rocky island, nestling in the heart of a huge, beautiful bay has been home…

Parisians mysteries

Notre-Dame de Paris in 6 secrets

In the center of Paris, its tall silhouette has been watching the Ile de la Cité for more than 850…

Exceptional museography

6 nostalgic symbols at the Caen Memorial

The opening of the Caen Memorial Museum on 6 June 1988 was no coincidence. On the same day in 1944,…

A video to take your breath away

The Louvre revisited by Beyoncé and Jay-Z

The Louvre welcomed two exceptional visitors last May—the American singer Beyoncé and her husband,…

The Mona Lisa, but not only

7 tips for a successful visit to the Louvre

It's the largest museum in the world, also the most visited, emblematic with its pyramid of glass…

Innovative scenography

The Hotel de la Marine in Paris is getting ready…

For the first time in more than two centuries, the Marine hotel will open its doors to the public…

A historical journey

5 experiences in Tarn that will take you back in…

Time-travel isn’t just for dreamers: take the Tarn, for example. Ancient rocks, medieval villages,…

A visit to Mont-Saint-Michel

How to spend a perfect family day out at…

Its silhouette stands out from a thousand: an extraordinary perched village on an island in the…

France eMotion – The animated journey

Explore the online exhibition

Royal pied-à-terre

9 fascinating facts about the Chateau de Chambord

Commissioned by King Francis I and imagined by the great Leonardo da Vinci, the Chateau de Chambord…

City breaks

9 anecdotes revealing all you need to know about…

When it was built for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest tower in the…

Culture

9 targets for culture enthusiasts in Lyon

Art, history, anthropology, theatre, cinema... But you still can’t get enough? Neither can Lyon.…

Landmarks

5 facts about the Pont du Gard to impress your…

The Pont du Gard aqueduct is the most-visited monument in France dating from antiquity. A UNESCO…

5-minute guides

The 5-minute essential guide to the Cathar…

Refusing the Old Testament, the authority of the Pope and the Catholic church, Catharism was a…

5-minute guides

The 5-minute essential guide to the Loire Valley…

Greatness and decadence, architectural prowess, stories of the heart and stories of the court…

Culture

Versailles and modern art: back to the future

The Palace of Versailles: a traditional institution focused on the past? Not at all! Since 2008,…

When France reopens, win a trip to Paris with La Roche-Posay

The Arc de Triomphe

Central to Paris’s Place de l’Etoile roundabout stands the majestic Arc de Triomphe. Initially…

Spirituality

The Mont-Saint-Michel

An unmistakable icon of the northern French coast, the UNESCO-listed Mont-Saint-Michel is a magical…

Seaside

The Corsican resorts

Discover Corsica, a real mountain in the sea also known as the Isle of Beauty! With its 1,000km of…

Culture

The Eiffel Tower

Known the world over, reproduced on everything from canvases to fridge magnets and arguably Paris’…

Culture

Discover the cultural sites come nightfall

Experience some of the most beautiful sites through a different set of eyes, by spotlight or…

Culture

10 unmissable cultural sites during your visit to…

France is a land of contrasts in which culture plays a predominant role. During your French…

Culture

The Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard, a masterpiece of engineering From its 40 centuries of history, the Pont du Gard…

Culture

Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles)

The National Estate and Palace of Versailles is one of France’s best-known treasures, a UNESCO…

Culture

5 keys to understanding the Palace of Versailles

Did you know that the Palace of Versailles contains some 2300 rooms spread over 63,154m²!? This…

Landmarks

Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

History Carved in Stone Notre-Dame Cathedral has been at the epicentre of the city of Paris for…