Musée du Louvre – The World Famous Louvre Museum

The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre has One of the most Important Art Collections in the World: Unquestionably the most famous name in the world of art museums, the Musée du Louvre (the Louvre) largely deserves its renown. Enormous and filled with irreplaceable treasures from around the world, this premier collection of art exhibits offers something for everyone. The […]

Château de Versailles – Palace of the 'Sun King'

Château de Versailles - Paris

Versailles Palace is one of the most beautiful creations of 18th-century French art: As you approach the gates of the Château de Versailles you inescapably have the feeling of entering not a palace but an entire city. The impression is justified given the massive scale of the building and the even larger grounds. Beginning as […]

Hospices de Beaune – a Medieval Treasure

Beaune Hôtel Dieu

Hôtel-Dieu or Hospices de Beaune is this city’s Medieval Jewel : One of Beaune’s medieval treasures is the Hospices de Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu, a hospital that was built for the poor and needy by Nicolas Rolin and his wife, Guigone de Salins, in 1443 after the Hundred Years War. The Hôtel-Dieu’s striking geometric glazed-tile roof […]

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Normandy American Cemetery

Normandy, one of fourteen permanent overseas American WWII cemeteries: A visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial was part of our tour to see some of the Normandy landings sites, the famous landing beaches, the Caen Memorial and other reminders of Normandy’s place in World War II history. The Normandy American Cemetery sits on […]

A Tale of Incredible Bravery at Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument

Pointe du Hoc  – D Day Normandy Invasion : Eight miles west of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument, a memorial that tells the story of the raw courage and incredible feat performed by three companies of the American Second Ranger Battalion during the June 6, 1944 Normandy […]

Notre-Dame – The Finest of French Gothic Architecture

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris is the Official chair, of the Archbishop of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral was commissioned by the Bishop Maurice de Sully in 1160 when he was elected Bishop of Paris. With the strong economic and population growth in Paris and the choice of Paris as the capital of France, Bishop de Sully decided […]

Jardin d'Acclimatation – A Paris Amusement Park for Kids

Jardin D'Aclimatation - Paris

20 Hectares of Paris for Kids’ Amusement: Parents looking for a children’s amusement park in Paris will be pleased that they need go no further than the Bois de Boulogne.  The Jardin d’Acclimatation in the northern section of the Bois Boulogne, has been a paradise for children since 1860. Attractions for children in this 20-hectare […]

Bois de Boulogne – A Park Built by Napoleon III

Bois de Boulogne, Paris

A 865 hectare Park built along the lines of London’s Hyde Park: If you’re travelling with children in Paris and museum visits are making them restless, head for Bois de Boulogne on the western fringe of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement.  This 865 hectare park is usually very busy at weekends with joggers, walkers and […]

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise – The World’s Most-Visited Cemetery

© Atout France/Fabian Charaffi

Cimetière du Père Lachaise – A Resting Place for Luminaries of the Artistic World: Cemeteries are not usually the kind of place that we would include in our travel itineraries, but Paris has three famous cemeteries that are widely visited. Cimetière de Montmartre and Cimetière du Montparnasse are two famous cemeteries, but the most prestigious […]

Rocamadour – a Medieval Village and Holy City

View of Rocamadour Village

A Holy City Named After a Hermit – Roc Armator (Lover of Rock): Rocamadour is a medieval village perched on a hillside in the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy in the Lot 46 departement. The village became one of the most famous centres of pilgrimage following the discovery of an ancient grave and […]