Best Castles in Southern France

Best French Castles Chateau de Bonaguil

Southern France is one of the most touristic places on earth, yet many visit it for the splendid nature of Provence and the scenic cities on the Mediterranean Sea, forgetting that this is a region with an incredibly rich history and many remarkable monuments to attest to it. A good way to enjoy the blend … Read more

Best Castles in the Loire Valley

Castles in Loire Valley Château-d’Amboise

The Loire Valley is a fertile region that spans Central France. It’s home not only to beautiful rivers and vineyards but hundreds of castles as well. These Loire Valley castles range in their history and architecture, making a tour through the valley a unique experience. If you’re planning to take a trip to this region, … Read more

Best Castles in France

Castles in France Chateau de' Chantilly

France is one of the most culturally and historically rich countries in the world, a fact attested by the millions of people who visit it each year. There is something about France that inspires our imaginations. It’s not only Paris or Tour Eiffel that make us see France as a romantic destination but also the … Read more

The Best Castles near Paris

Castles near Paris Château-de-Vincennes

Since Paris is home to some of the most interesting attractions in the world, very few people venture out of the city during their visit. However, France is much more than just Paris. If you appreciate calmer, more picturesque surroundings, and you are spending more than 2 days in Paris, taking a day trip out … Read more

Best Chateau Hotels in France

Cathar Castles - Lastours

Something about France just exudes elegance, richness, and class. No matter where you travel within this beautiful country, you are never far away from historical sites and endless culture. And if there’s one thing France has a lot of (aside from globally recognized restaurants and architectural marvels), it’s castles. The country is home to some … Read more

Loire Valley Chateau Hotels

These days, castles aren’t just for royalty. France’s Loire Valley has some truly magnificent châteaus, many of which have been lovingly restored and transformed into some of the country’s finest hotels. If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a château hotel in the Loire, this is an opportunity to learn about some of the region’s … Read more

Best Airbnb Chateau in France

Countryside near St Cere in the Lot valley in France

Known for its rich culture and delicious cuisine, France is the number one most visited country in the world. The largest country in Western Europe is packed with perfect skiing, glittering coastlines, and cosmopolitan cities. And if you’re heading to its rolling countryside in a region such as the Dordogne or the Alsace, why not … Read more

Cathar Castles, History and Origins

Southern French Castles-Les-Quatre-Châteaux-de-Lastours

The so-called ‘Cathar castles’ are a series of medieval castles in the Languedoc region of Southern France. They are identified through their connection to the Cathars, a religious movement that flourished in the south of France during the 12th and 13th centuries, and which was considered a heresy by the Catholic church. These Cathar castles … Read more