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Christmas in Provins: a medieval market and many other activities

The medieval Christmas market This year, the famous medieval city of Ile-de-France celebrates Christmas in Provins during the weekend on December 10 and 11, 2022. The highlight of this festive weekend is of course the 5th edition of the medieval Christmas market animated by troubadours, jugglers ...

12
Nov
2014

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

Guédelon: an astonishing medieval construction site to visit

An educational construction site If you have ever wondered about the construction techniques of Medieval builders and wish to uncover the secrets of building an authentic medieval castle, you don't need a time machine... You just need to visit the construction site of the Guédelon Castle in the Yo ...

07
June
2010

The Christmas market of Ribeauvillé : a medieval atmosphere

during the month of December. But the one nicknamed the 'City of the Ménétriers' differs from the neighboring towns by immersing its visitors in a medieval atmosphere! The towers, the ramparts and the three castles of the town indeed offer a perfect period setting. To complete the picture, ...

11
Dec
2013

The Veraison: a medieval festival in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

t. The Véraison Festival revolves around wine and the Middle Ages: not only does Châteauneuf-du Pape wine flow freely, but the village also takes on a medieval atmosphere with entertainment, processions, and parades! Just like in the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon would travel to their ...

24
July
2012

Tourism Alsace : 5 things to see in Bergheim

called Tanzlinde de Bergheim. It is a dance lime tree where parties were once held and was planted in the commune in 1313! 2- Very well preserved medieval ramparts Bergheim is an ancient medieval city that is still today circled by a remarkably well-preserved double enclosure. The ramparts, ...

20
July
2022

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: a superb seaside resort.

ts brown rock "Rocabruna" and enjoys an exceptional natural setting, including Cap Martin, a magnificent promontory into the sea. From the top of its medieval castle, which has an entrance fee, the view extends to Monaco when walking along the ramparts. A prestigious destination Renowned seaside re ...

06
Dec
2010

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

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

The Christmas market of Kaysersberg in Alsace

Celebrate Christmas in the Land of Stars A picturesque medieval town, nestled in the shadow of its castle ruins, Kaysersberg is located ten kilometers from Colmar in what is known as the 'Land of Stars'. The Pays des Etoiles is located in the center of Alsace and includes the following localitie ...

12
Dec
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

Charroux in Allier : one of the most beautiful villages in France

our des Dames is remarkable for its circular shape. It leads to small stone-paved streets, whose names refer to the prosperity of this merchant city in medieval times. You will find a rue de la Corderie, a rue de la Boucherie, a rue des Mailles, a rue des Tanneurs or a rue de la Poulaillerie. ...

27
July
2022

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne: one of the most beautiful villages in France.

acts visitors with its mild climate, as well as the beauty of its natural surroundings and architecture. One of the most remarkable monuments of this medieval city is the Saint-Pierre abbey. In the 9th century, a Benedictine abbey was founded by the counts of Turenne, lords of Beaulieu. This abbey ...

07
June
2023

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

Bormes-les-Mimosas: 5 Good Reasons to Visit this Village in Var

en Toulon and Saint-Tropez, Bormes-les-Mimosas has all the charm of a typical Provencal village with its pink tiles, flower-lined streets, and its old medieval village. Be sure not to miss the ruins and ramparts dating back to the 12th century and to venture into the winding streets of the village. ...

19
Mar
2009

Entrevaux: one of the most beautiful villages in France in Haute Provence.

hind the cathedral. From this glorious past, the village has preserved an exceptional heritage. To showcase this heritage, the municipality organizes medieval festivals every year on the first weekend of August. What to visit in Entrevaux? Access to the historic city is through the Royal Gate and i ...

11
Aug
2010

Saorge in the Alpes-Maritimes: one of the most beautiful villages in France.

ed it the nickname of "Tibetan village". Very picturesque alleyways In addition to its geographical location, Saorge stands out for its well-preserved medieval architecture. Its narrow and vaulted streets wind through tall houses, sometimes reaching five stories! Take the time to wander through thi ...

24
Mar
2014

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

Barcelona

mosphere, where you can admire the Saint Eulalia Cathedral of Barcelona, is naturally worth a visit, especially since it is one of the best-preserved medieval districts in the world. Equally unmissable, the Eixample neighborhood is home to masterpieces by the famous Architect Antoni Gaudí and Mode ...

02
May
2007