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The Sedan Medieval Festival: a weekend to experience the Middle Ages.

A great medieval festival. The Medieval Festival of Sedan is as grand as its fortress: created in 1996, this festival attracts nearly 40,000 visitors each year and mobilizes 400 volunteers around the largest fortress in Europe! For a weekend, this event offers a journey back in time to the Princes ...

06
May
2011

Unusual tourism: 5 haunted places in France

1- The castle of Commarque The château de Commarque is a medieval fortress located not far from Sarlat. According to legend, this castle was the setting for clandestine love affairs between the daughter of the Count of Commarque and the son of a rival family. Mad with rage, the Count of Comm ...

20
Oct
2021

Trip to England: 10 places to visit in Cornwall

tle in Falmouth To complete your discovery of Cornwall's most beautiful castles, be sure to visit Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. This mighty circular fortress was built by Henry VIII in 1539 to defend the country against the threat of Spanish or French invasion. View this post on Instag ...

23
June
2022

Windsor: 5 must-visit places in this English city.

starting with the famous Windsor Castle! Although the official residence of the British monarchs has been Buckingham Palace since 1837, this medieval fortress is equally renowned. It is the jewel of this city located an hour away from London by train in the county of Berkshire and is the oldest and ...

24
Aug
2023

Croatia: 5 highlights of this destination.

west of Split, is a port town on the Adriatic coast whose buildings represent 2,500 years of architecture. Its numerous palaces, churches, and island fortress have been designated a World Heritage site since 1997. The medieval historic center of Trogir, dating back to the 13th century, is even the b ...

20
June
2007

Lourdes in France: 5 Things to Know About This Pilgrimage Site

des Castle, a Historic Monument. This monument houses the Pyrenean Museum, labeled Museum of France. It has served as the residence of the Count of Bigorre, a medieval fortress, a royal prison, and a garrison. • The old Lourdes between Rue Saint-Pierre and the castle. • The Garnavie tower, which ...

05
July
2010

Visit Antibes: must-see sites to discover.

amparts testify to a rich military and historical past. The Fort Carré, built in the 16th century, was redesigned in the 17th century by Vauban. This fortress overlooking the sea is now open to the public. From his workshop perched on the ramparts, painter Nicolas de Staël could contemplate the p ...

20
July
2011

The Colosseum: an emblematic monument of Rome

e until the 6th century. The building finally ceased to be used during the High Middle Ages. It was used in turn as a home, a craftsman's workshop, a fortress, a quarry and a Christian sanctuary. If the Colosseum is now partly destroyed, it is not because of the wear and tear of time but because ...

08
Dec
2011

Saint-Amour in the Jura: 5 ideas for a romantic stay

e this post on Instagram A publication shared by coeuralest (@coeuralest) From the medieval period, when the town was protected by a fortress and ramparts, only the fortifications that surrounded the old castle remain. The Tour Guillaume, which dates from the 13th to 16th centur ...

12
Feb
2021

Christmas markets: 4 European cities famous for their markets

an), choirs and concerts. You can also take advantage of your stay to visit Mozart's birthplace, its old town with its picturesque streets and its fortress. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Salzburg Tourism (@visitsalzburg) 3- Budapest During the Advent se ...

08
Dec
2021

Anglesey: 5 good reasons to visit this island in Wales

entury. It has no less than 6 large towers. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Your Drones (@your_drones) This fortress, which was a prison in the 19th century, is impressive from the outside. It is also possible to visit it and take refuge in it on a rainy day ...

09
Sep
2022

Malacca or Melaka in Malaysia: 6 things to do there

or A Famosa. This remnant of a former Portuguese fort is one of the oldest European-style architectural testimonies in all of Asia. This powerful fortress was indeed built in 1511 under the command of Alfonso de Albuquerque. On the other hand, the VOC coat of arms that can be seen on the gate ...

12
Jan
2023

Tourism: 5 royal visits to London.

3- The Tower of London Another symbol of the British monarchy, the Tower of London is a must-see site among the 5 royal visits in the capital. This fortress, which has stood on the banks of the Thames since William the Conqueror, welcomes several million tourists every year. The success of the Tow ...

25
May
2023

Travel to Tuscany: 5 good reasons to visit Pratovecchio Stia

tage. In the municipality and its surroundings, you can admire: • the remains of the Romena Castle that dominate the entire valley. This powerful fortress is said to have been built by the Guidi counts in the 11th century. • the Florentine Palace located in the historic center of Stia is ...

30
Aug
2023

What to Do in Ljubljana: 5 Must-See Attractions in the Slovenian Capital

Ljubljana Castle. Among the 5 must-see places in the Slovenian capital, one must certainly mention the castle or Ljubljanski Grad. This 12th-century fortress stands atop a hill in the city center. It is easily accessible on foot or by funicular to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The most bea ...

15
Feb
2024

Inti Raymi: 5 Things to Know About the Festival of the Sun in Peru

in traditional costumes, offer an impressive show to the sound of drums, flutes, and traditional songs. The highlight of the day takes place at the fortress of Saqsaywaman on the heights of Cuzco. With its immense stone blocks, this archaeological site provides a spectacular setting for this cerem ...

19
June
2024