Tagged: France

Provins, Paris

After touring Fontainebleau palace we headed for another World Heritage Site, Provins. It got the status in 2001. The city prospered in 12th and 13th centuries, under the Counts of Champagne, with its wool...

Fontainebleau Palace, Paris

The most famous feature of the front of the Fontainebleau Palace is the grand horseshoe stairs, first built during the reign of Henry II. The present stairs date to the 17th Century. Napoleon gave...

Interiors of Fontainebleau Palace, Paris

60kms south of Paris is Fontainebleau, renowned for its most magnificent castle in the world! This palace was occupied by almost all kings from 15th century to 19th century. Wiki mentions “thirty-four sovereigns, from...

Euphorbia From Chartres, France

The name Euphorbia is considered by many in South Africa as synonymous with poison.This is a very unique kind of plant. When we think of plant kingdom we associate green color with leaves, never...

Interiors Chartres Cathedral, France

Little bit of history I dug out for those who are interested. This cathedral is the sixth one built in the site.  Paleo-Christian church from around 4th century AD destroyed by Visigoths in 8th...

Chartres Cathedral Facade, France

Unlike other medieval cathedrals that I have seen, which were damaged and rebuilt several times, Chartres cathedral has undergone minor changes. Built in 13th century, the façade we get to see today is almost...

Joan of Arc Statue, Orleans, France

The streets around St. Croix cathedral are charming, rows of half timbered houses, shops and restaurants, pleasant sights as we walked towards the equestrian statue of Joan of Arc. There were plenty of directions...

Facade Of St. Croix, Orleans, France

I wonder how a church that has been damaged not once but twice, get back all its splendor, stand tall and magnificent! The St Croix at Orleans is one such monument! The 13th century...

Cathedral St. Croix, Orleans, France

Joan of Arc, famous Orlean’s maiden; her association with the city of Orleans made us add it to our itinerary. She fought the English presence in her country, to crown their king; that was...