Travelling through Historic France

Travelling through Historic France

France’s long history and cultural significance are staggering its history is closely entwined with that of England and Europe and for the history lover France is an absolute feast.

For thousands of years, France has played a pivotal role in European history. France is a country with a fascinating history shaped by conquest, conflict and revolution. From the shaping of the nation in the middle ages to the abolition of the monarchy to its role in the Second World War, the history of France is rich and varied.

From Viking incursions to the birth of William the conqueror the ancestral home of the Plantagenets and the religious heart of Christianity. France has survived Popes, the Hundred Years War, the martyrdom of Joan of Arc, Wars and the Revolution.

How to visit the magnificent Chateau Chenonceau

Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei plus beaux villages: The beautiful villages of France

Chinon France: A Royal Fortress and a medieval city

Domfront Normandy: Centre of royal power struggles

Fontevraud Abbey: Home of powerful women

Château de Josselin – A 1000 years of history in the heart of Brittany

Visiting Fougères France – City of Art and History

How to spend a beautiful day in St. Malo Brittany

Visiting the Captivating Monet’s Garden at Giverny

William the Conqueror’s Norman Castles

Dinan France: Medieval France at its finest

14 Fabulous French Castles to visit: The Chateaux of the Loire Valley

Château du Clos Lucé: Da Vinci’s French Castle

Royal Château Amboise – jewel of the French Renaissance

Visiting the Chateau de Chambord France: the ultimate guide

Amboise France exploring the Loire Valley

Visiting Mont St Michel the ultimate guide to this UNESCO site

The beaches of Normandy: Lest we forget

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