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Arles: 5 Good Reasons to Visit the Capital of the Camargue

Roman remains of any city... after Rome, of course! Its rich heritage makes it one of the most visited locations in Provence. Among its many Roman and Romanesque monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1981, we can mention: • The ancient theater of Arles dating from the end of the ...

12
Jan
2009

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

ear Mâcon, has preserved a prestigious heritage, including: • numerous monastic buildings; • a museum of art and archaeology housing significant works of Romanesque civil sculpture; • a monastic borough rich in Romanesque and Gothic houses; • two churches, Saint-Marcel and Notre-Dame; • a ...

28
Sep
2010

Le Mans: 5 Good Reasons to Visit the Capital of Sarthe

ce houses: the house of Adam and Eve, the hotels of Clairaulnay and Vaux • Saint-Julien Cathedral: built between the 11th and 15th centuries, it combines Romanesque and Gothic art • Hôtel du Grabatoire: a 16th-century hotel adorned with two turrets and facing the Romanesque portal of the cathed ...

13
June
2011

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

come here to seek peace and inspiration during writing retreats. Numerous cultural events are organized there. The Saint-Sauveur Church, originally a Romanesque church from the 15th century, was ravaged by a fire and rebuilt in a partially Baroque style in the 18th century. It was then adorned with ...

24
Mar
2014

Discover the Cathar castles

ter, is flanked by an imposing medieval city classified as a World Heritage Site. Behind its ramparts, you can discover the château comtal and several Romanesque achievements. Five fortresses full of history The Cathar castles were lookout castles erected on the ridge line, a strategic position ...

04
Feb
2008

Aix-en-Provence: 5 Things to Know About This City of Art and History

Cathedral, which according to legend was built on a temple of Apollo. This cathedral has a remarkable architecture as it has three naves of different styles (Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque) and a vast richly sculpted Gothic portal. Another architectural gem, the Clock Tower overlooks the Town Hall ...

20
Aug
2008

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

excellent excuse to (re)discover the historical and architectural heritage of the village: => the castle of Marthonie (15th and 17th centuries) => the Romanesque church from the 12th century => the old bridge from the 15th century in donkey back that spans the Côle => the priory built at the end of ...

03
May
2016

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

t. 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 Virgin) and Mary Salome (mother of the apostles James the Greater ...

07
Nov
2018

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

numents. 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 th ...

02
Dec
2021

The Château de Boulogne-la-Grasse : 5 good reasons to visit this amazing place

s of the castle of the Lancry family. To build this fairy tale castle, he gave free rein to his fantasy and did not hesitate to mix gargoyles, Gothic and Romanesque elements, Latin inscriptions, sculptures of saints and references to the Arthurian legend. This abundance and surprising mix of infl ...

21
June
2022

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

e Grimaldi 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-Vé ...

30
Aug
2022

Argelès-sur-Mer: why choose this destination on the Vermeille coast?

rch. Among the attractions not to be missed are - the markets where you will find producers of fruit and vegetables, olive oil and wine - the three Romanesque chapels - the two museums: the Casa de l'Albera and the Memorial of the Argelès camp - the houses of Racou, a corner ...

05
Oct
2022

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

of Beaulieu. This abbey was attached to Cluny in the 11th century and the Saint-Pierre church was built between the 12th and 13th centuries. It is a Romanesque church with a Latin cross plan and a magnificent portal. The portal, a true masterpiece of Romanesque art, represents the return of Christ ...

07
June
2023

The Saint-André Cathedral of Bordeaux: 5 things to know about this monument.

hedral in Bordeaux reflects the evolution of architectural styles between the 11th and 16th centuries. Although this cathedral was initially built in a Romanesque style and consecrated by Pope Urban II on May 1, 1096, it underwent modifications until the 15th century. Over time, elements of Gothic ...

12
Oct
2023

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

ch were donated by Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1962, bear the Bethlehem star which is the symbol of the commune. But above all, it is in this beautiful Romanesque church that the midnight mass and the shepherds' ceremony take place every year, meaning the presentation of a lamb by the shepherds. In ...

24
Nov
2023