THE PALACE : "A magical atmosphere as soon as you arrive. Captivated by a wondrous forest, you will discover extraordinary architecture imagined by François I and imbued with the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. When you visit Chambord, over a few hours you will explore half a millennium of French history."
THE CASTLE : "Located 19 km west of Paris, the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a royal palace, former residence of the Kings of France. It has been the place of signature of numerous peace treaties and royal edicts. Today, it houses the National Museum of Archaeology."
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THE CASTLE : "A symbol of the modern French state. The building affirms the power of the monarchy: it guarded the capital, whilst at the same time protecting the kings against uprisings. It was at the heart of the French monarchy until 1682, when Louis XIV chose to settle in Versailles. The keep was used as a prison from the 16th up to the 19th...Read more
THE CASTLE : "The history of the Château de Chenonceau is defined by a an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built, embellished, protected, restored and saved it. The first château was a medieval château dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, of which only the dungeon remains: the Tour des Marques."
THE CASTLE : "The fortress of Chaumont-sur-Loire was built around the year 1000 to keep watch over the border between the counties of Blois and Anjou. In 1465, Louis XI had the château burned and razed to the ground, but it was rebuilt just a few years later."
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Discover the Normandy landing beaches of World War II with insight from a private guide and comfortable transport by private vehicle on this 12-hour tour from Paris. Over the course of the day, you'll experience this historically rich area with visits to Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, La Pointe du Hoc, and...Read more