Royal Chateau of Blois in France

A guest post by Leyla Giray Alyanak Most visitors to France have the castles of the Loire high on their list: who hasn’t wanted to visit Chambord, Chenonceau, or that little gem, Azay-le-Rideau? Sadly, as they whip through the top chateaux, visitors may miss one of the most spectacular: the Royal Chateau of Blois, an … Read more

Castles in Dordogne

Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle - castles in Dordogne

A favourite tourism destination of the French and foreigners alike, few places in France offer such a romantic and beautiful view of the country. The Dordogne is in southwest France and occupies a picturesque location between the Loire Valley and Pyrenees Mountains. There’s history at every corner, and usually a good traditional restaurant not far … Read more

Castles in Brittany

Château de Brest - castles in Brittany

It’s easy to get off the beaten track in Brittany. This northern French province boasts swathes of natural beauty, including a wild coastline and endless forests. The Breton culture is built on a proud tradition and delicious cuisine, and locals will be more than happy to show and tell you all about their region. There’s … Read more

Castles in Normandy

Best Northern French Castles-Château-de-Creully

Normandy has not only been at the centre of France’s history for centuries but Europe’s too. It’s where William the Conqueror set sail for England from, and some of the most fearsome battles of World War Two took place on its beaches. The landscapes are dotted with pretty towns such as seaside Honfleur, Rouen and … Read more

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

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

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