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The Basilica of Saint-Denis: An Overlooked Treasure

ts they wish to discover, it is unlikely that they will mention the Saint-Denis Basilica Cathedral... And yet, it is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in the Paris region, with stained glass windows and ribbed vaults that rival those of Notre Dame de Paris! The Saint-Denis Basilica, located ...

18
Feb
2010

Getaria in the Spanish Basque Country: 5 must-sees

1- The church of San Salvador In Getaria, it is the silhouette of Mount San Antón that first catches the eye. This mountain is nicknamed "Ratón de Getaria" (the mouse of Getaria) because of its shape. Another must-see landmark is Church of San Salvador (Salbatore Parroki Eliza), which stands i ...

10
June
2021

The Abbey of Cluny in Burgundy: a place steeped in history

ded its influence and reach across all of Western Europe. It disseminated the Rule of Saint Benedict, advocating prayer, work, and reading. Its abbey church was the largest in all of Western Christendom before the construction of St. Peter's in Rome. After reaching its peak in the 12th century, the ...

28
Sep
2010

Locronan in Brittany: 5 things to do on site

1- Visit the church of Saint-Ronan Locronan owes its name to Saint-Ronan, the hermit who founded the town in the 10th century. Today, the commune's church is dedicated to this saint. The church of Saint-Ronan was built in the 15th century by the Dukes of Brittany. This majestic granite building ...

21
Sep
2022

5 things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

ra, persecuted Christians fleeing Palestine in a rudderless boat. To immerse yourself in this atmosphere of great religious fervor, you can visit the church of Notre Dame de la Mer. This beautiful 14th century Romanesque church houses the relics of the two Marys, Mary Jacoba (sister of the Vir ...

07
Nov
2018

The Baux-de-Provence: a magical destination for Christmas.

anton Museum where you can admire unique pieces. The museum's collections comprise Neapolitan figurines from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as church santons from the 19th century created by the Carmelite convent of Avignon. The museum also has creations by famous santon-makers and stages the ...

24
Nov
2023

The Festival of the Guardians: Testimony and Advice from a Tourist in Arles

e arenas before resuming the festivities at the time of the blessing of the horses, scheduled for 10:30 am on the forecourt of the Notre-Dame de la Major church... As I walked along Boulevard Émile Combes, where the market is held on Wednesdays, I could see that the excitement of the gardians' fes ...

06
June
2024

Lake Bled in Slovenia: 5 Tips to Prepare for Your Visit

capital, Lake Bled is one of the most well-known postcards of Slovenia. With its 11th-century medieval castle perched atop a 130-meter cliff and the Church of the Assumption of Saint Mary situated on an island in the middle of the lake, this site is among the must-see tourist attractions of the cou ...

20
Mar
2024

The village of Gordes: a tourist gem in Vaucluse.

issance-style facade and features rooms decorated with several chimneys, one of which dates back to 1541. Another monument to see is the Saint-Firmin church, built on the foundations of an old 13th-century church, and whose square tower probably dates back to the 14th century. This tower has the pa ...

09
Aug
2007

The Old Nice and its history

reinforce the citadel and the upper town was definitively abandoned by the civilian population. In 1576, the episcopal seat was transferred to the parish church of Sainte-Réparate. The lower city was completely redesigned under the direction of the military engineer Paciotto. During the 17th ...

16
Oct
2008

What to do in Milan?

. It will take you more than a day to visit the essential. Italian art 1) Feast your eyes on The Last Supper. Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper in the church of Santa Maria della Grazie is without a doubt the greatest painting of the Renaissance. It captures that dramatic moment when Jesus is betraye ...

06
Mar
2013

The Floralies of Saint-Jean-de-Côle: a colorful event.

ges of France! Since 1982, this town in Dordogne has been organizing Floralies to promote and embellish its medieval heritage. For the occasion, the church and the castle are beautifully decorated and the streets of the village are adorned with flowers offering a real profusion of colors and scent ...

03
May
2016

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: 5 good reasons to visit this village in Normandy

ical heritage The commune of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue has much to offer to lovers of old stones and civil or religious architecture. Its 19th-century church was built in Caen stone in a neo-Gothic imitation 13th-century style. This building, opened for worship in 1861, has a characteristic that i ...

18
June
2021

Lyon: 5 good reasons to visit the Croix-Rousse

mès. Copyright : Audrey Vautherot Less than 5 minutes away on foot, in Rue Neyret, is another secret place with a mysterious allure. The Church of the Good Shepherd is an abandoned church that you will recognize by its walled entrance. You will still see the bell tower of this chu ...

18
Aug
2021

Normandy: 5 destinations in the footsteps of the Impressionists

the windows of the art galleries. You can even visit Monet's grave, as the founder of Impressionism is buried in Giverny, in the Cemetery near the church. 2- Les Andelys A few miles from Giverny, the village of Les Andelys is another place that inspired the Impressionist painters, and in part ...

16
Sep
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

It should be said that the town, classified as a Town of Art and History, has more than 30 historical monuments, including the 12th century Romanesque church of Sainte-Foy and the 13th and 15th century Gothic church of Saint-Georges. 2- Visit the Humanist Library Did you know that the city of S ...

02
Dec
2021

Lacoste : a charming village in the Luberon

ful old houses, whose old stones are brightened up with plants and flowers. During your stroll through the village, you can discover the 12th century church as well as the old underground stone quarries. The church of Saint Trophime, which has been remodeled many times over the centuries, is plac ...

06
July
2022

Ascros : 5 good reasons to visit this village in the Alpes-Maritimes

barony. This is why the village is now part of the Grimaldi historical sites of Monaco (see link below). As for the village's well-preserved Romanesque church, it dates from the 12th century. Don't hesitate to take the Montée du Pourtaou to get a closer look at the church of Saint-Véran, which ...

30
Aug
2022

Anglesey: 5 good reasons to visit this island in Wales

View this post on Instagram A post shared by AWA (@accidentallywesanderson) This unpronounceable name can be translated as 'the church of St. Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the swift whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio near the red cave'! Amazing! ...

09
Sep
2022

Bordeaux : 5 ideas for unusual visits

u can still see locks and thick walls. So many unexpected details reminding us that this building was once a prison! 3- The Utopia cinema in a former church To continue your cultural journey off the beaten path, we recommend going to see a movie at Utopia. This art house cinema programs indep ...

28
Sep
2022