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The Medieval Festival of Provins: a great medieval festival

agne Fairs that made the fame and prosperity of Provins from the 11th to the 13th century. These festivities take place in the unique setting of the medieval city of Provins, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A journey through time The Médiévales de Provins offers each year in June a life-siz ...

04
June
2009

Les Lueurs du Temps: candlelight illuminations in Provins

A magical atmosphere Lueurs du Temps invite you to discover the medieval city of Provins in a magical and singular atmosphere, by candlelight. For the occasion, we cut the street lighting and thousands of candles take over. During these summer evenings you can experience a pure moment of enchan ...

22
July
2014

Tourism in France: the 5 favorite villages of the French for a weekend getaway

1- Rocamadour With 9620 queries on Google, the medieval city of Rocamadour tops the list of favorite villages for French people to go away for the weekend. A high place of pilgrimage, Rocamadour overlooks the Dordogne valley. It offers breathtaking views of this valley, as well as picturesque st ...

30
Mar
2022

The Mont Saint Michel : a jewel between sky and sea

y in honor of the archangel St. Michael was built on the mountain from 709. The village, established at the same period, developed in the shadow of a medieval abbey, which is today the architectural jewel of the Mont Saint-Michel. For twelve centuries and until the French Revolution, the mount was ...

23
Apr
2007

The Old Nice and its history

e' evolved into Nicea, then Nice. Nevertheless, the Old City has no historical evidence prior to the year 975. From the 10th century, Nice was a small medieval town that belonged to the County of Provence. In the 12th century, the population, which had settled on the hill defended by fortificatio ...

16
Oct
2008

Getaria in the Spanish Basque Country: 5 must-sees

ria" (the mouse of Getaria) because of its shape. Another must-see landmark is Church of San Salvador (Salbatore Parroki Eliza), which stands in the medieval town centre. Mostly built in the 15th century, this Gothic church has been listed as a National Monument. Restored several times, it has ...

10
June
2021

Visa pour l'image : the photojournalism festival of Perpignan

xhibitions spread throughout the city to discover the images of photojournalists from around the world - outdoor evening screenings, in the sumptuous medieval setting of the Campo Santo cloister - conferences and meetings with the photographers. The exhibitions cover a wide range of themes (env ...

04
Mar
2009

Holidays in France: 5 destinations to go to the mountains in summer

can radiate into the surrounding area and visit Albertville (the host city of the 1992 Winter Olympics) but also the old village of Aigueblanche and the medieval town of Conflans. The well-named resort of Valmorel la Belle is distinguished by its stone and wood architecture in perfect harmony wit ...

26
May
2021

Normandy: 5 destinations in the footsteps of the Impressionists

river. 3- Lyons-la-Forêt Lyons-la-Forêt is a must-see stop on your trip in the footsteps of the Impressionists. This village, organized around a medieval wooden hall, is worth the detour in more ways than one. Not only is this village with its beautiful half-timbered houses among the mos ...

16
Sep
2021

The Night of the Castles: a magical event

Torchlight tours If you've ever dreamed of visiting a medieval castle by torchlight or strolling through the grounds of a Renaissance estate by moonlight, the Nuit des châteaux is for you! Every autumn for 3 years now, many heritage sites open their doors to you during an exceptional evening. ...

14
Oct
2021

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

Christmas in Alsace: 5 ideas for an unforgettable stay

nd since the 16th century. And if you've loved the atmosphere of this market and want to keep the momentum going, head to Ribeauvillé to enjoy the medieval architecture and half-timbered houses. This postcard setting serves as the backdrop for a wonderful Christmas market, but only on weekend ...

17
Nov
2021

Féerie de Noël : a shop exclusively dedicated to Christmas decorations

A 100% magical Christmas shop If you are visiting the medieval city of Riquewihr in Alsace, be sure to check out the Christmas Fair. No matter what time of year you visit, this shop like no other will immerse you in a festive atmosphere. It was after a trip to Germany in the 1990s that the Ha ...

24
Nov
2021

Tourism: 5 trendy destinations in 2022 according to TripAdvisor

This Aegean island is also one of the most popular destinations in the Dodecanese for its landscapes and historical heritage. The well-preserved medieval city of Rhodes located in the north of the eponymous island is one of the must-see attractions. Copyright: Bernard Gagnon But you w ...

01
Feb
2022

In Paris, the Cluny Museum will soon reopen its doors

eum of the Middle Ages. Its collections currently number 24,000 works and bear witness to the extraordinary diversity of artistic expression in the medieval period. The collections include sculptures, stained glass, enamels, paintings, gold and silverware, tapestries, illuminations, and object ...

24
Mar
2022