Castles in Alsace

Germany has more castles than any other country in the world. While Alsace is in France, it shares the banks of the River Rhine with Germany. So, it’s only natural that there are a lot of castles here too. Towns and villages look like something out of fairy tales, while there are the rolling countryside, … Read more

The Best Castles in Northern France

French Castles Chateau de Vitre

When you think of the north of France, you are probably imagining long stretches of beaches with luscious sands and shores, quaint French towns, great food, and culture, as well as lots of modern history. But there are also an array of historic castles, ranging all the way from the 6th century to the 19th century, all … Read more

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

Visiting Versailles Palace from Paris: A complete guide

Visiting the palace of Versailles

Glittering in gold and grandeur just outside of Paris is the former epicenter of French royalty–Château de Versailles. The extravagant estate evolved from a humble hunting lodge into an opulent and ostentatious palace that is world-renowned and today is one of France’s largest tourist attractions. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This means that should … 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

Château de Chantilly, an easy day trip from Paris

Chateau de Chantilly France

You could spend a lifetime in Paris and never see everything the City of Light has to offer! But getting outside of the city will open your eyes to some of France’s most beautiful cultural and historical heritage. If you’re visiting Paris and need a break from the fast and hectic pace of the city, … Read more

Loire Valley

Castles in Loire Valley Château-d’Amboise

Best Castles in the Loire Valley The Loire Valley is a fertile region that spans across 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 … 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