Renaissance Architecture in France

Renaissance architecture in France is some of the finest in Europe, and is most often seen in the country’s iconic chateaus. In this post we’ll take a look at how Renaissance architecture first came to France, and five of the country‚Äôs most famous chateaus, focusing particularly on their Renaissance features. How did Renaissance architecture arrive in France? In the late 1400s and early 1500s, the … Continue reading Renaissance Architecture in France

Ten of the Most Famous Bridges in France

Some of Europe’s most famous rivers run through France, so it’s only right that the country is also home to some of its most famous bridges. Some of these date back to the time of the Romans, whilst others were only built in the last few centuries. There’s also a variety of bridges to admire in France – viaducts, aqueducts and footbridges. Some have been … Continue reading Ten of the Most Famous Bridges in France

Five of the Most Spectacular Gothic Cathedrals in France

Situated all over the country and by no means confined to Paris, French Gothic cathedrals are some of the greatest in Europe. These buildings are hallmarks of the Gothic architectural style, which evolved from the Romanesque period. They place emphasis on height and natural light, usually incorporating pointed arches, ribbed vaulting, exuberant stonework, and flying buttresses into their design. As well as being great achievements … Continue reading Five of the Most Spectacular Gothic Cathedrals in France