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France

 

France Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Calling Code: 33

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in France

 

Île-de-France (France)

Château de Vincennes

Chateau de Vincennes a medieval citadel that is most famous for execution of Louis Antoine upon the orders of Napoleon.

Paris

 

Paris or City of Lights is the capital of France as well as its largest city. It gained notoriety as being the capital of sophisticated culture and life.

   

 

Alsace and Lorraine (France)

Château d'Andlau

Château d'Andlau is a two story medieval castle that barely survived years of negligence and was almost sold piece by piece.

Chateau de Froensbourg

Unique architectural feature of Chateau de Froensbourg is that part of rooms and halls of this citadel is cut into a cliff of a mountain.

Château de Guirbaden

Medieval castle known as Château de Guirbaden is the largest citadel in Alsace region of France.

Château de Greifenstein

Château de Greifenstein is a medieval castle situated in the Griffon Mais Forest on the outskirt of a small French town of Saverne.

Château de Hohbarr

Château de Hohbarr is a medieval castle located in Saverne in the department of Bas-Rhin in France.

Château de Hohenfels

Château de Hohenfels is a medieval citadel that is partially dug into the cliffside. Underground parts of the castle are well preserved.

Château de l'Ortenbourg

Château de l'Ortenbourg is a ruined medieval citadel near a town of Scherwiller in the Bas- Rhin department. It was built in the 13th century.

Château de Kintzheim

Château de Kintzheim is a medieval castle that stands on a strategic hill overlooking a village of Kintzheim below in the Bas- Rhin department.

Château de Ramstein (Alsace)

Château de Ramstein is a dilapidated medieval castle in Scherwiller. Its name is a German in origin and can be translated as Crow Stone.

Château de Ramstein (Lorraine)

Château de Ramstein is a ruined medieval castle in Lorraine province. It was used to control strategic hill overlooking Zinselbach Valley below.

Château de Wangenbourg

Château de Wangenbourg.is one of the largest and most impressive medieval citadel in the country. It kept its original appearance and charm.

Château du Bernstein

Château du Bernstein is a medieval castle that sits on top of ruins of several forts from different time periods including the prehistoric fortress.

Château du Birkenfels

Château du Birkenfels is a medieval citadel that is situated just outside of the town of Ottrott in Bas- Rhin department.

Château du Grand-Geroldseck

Château du Grand-Geroldseck is a ruined medieval citadel on the outskirts of town of Haegen in the Bas- Rhin department in Alsace, France.

Château du Fleckenstein

Chateau du Fleckenstein is a beautiful that is literally dug into the mountains it stands on.

 

Château du Frankenbourg

Despite year of neglect Frankenbourg Castle is still a magnificent example of medieval architects and military engineers.

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg was constructed in the 12th century in the Vosges mountains overlooking a strategic location over Alsatian plain.

Château du Grand Ringelstein

Château du Grand Ringelstein is a ruined castle that stands on beautiful sandstone cliffs near a town of Oberalash, Bas- Rhin department of France.

 

Neuf-Brisach

 

Neuf-Brisach is historic settlement that arouse on the site of the former fortress in Haut-Rhin department of France.

 

Strasbourg

 

French medieval city of Strasbourg is one of the most colorful and interesting cities in the country.

 

 

Aquitaine (France)

Château de Beynac

Medieval castle Château de Beynac was constructed in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac.

Château de Biron

Castle Château de Biron is situated in Dordogne département of France. This military citadel was constructed in the 12th century.

Château de Bourdeilles

Medieval castle Château de Bourdeilles located in Dordogne département was constructed in 1183 and named after legendary Frankish Queen.

Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Medieval Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in Périgord takes a strategic high location over river Dordogne valley.

Fort du Portalet

Fort du Portalet is an old French fortress turned to prison. It is said to be haunted by ghosts of those who lived here.

     

 

Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy) (France)

Mont- St.- Michel

Medieval walled town of Mont- St.- Michel is one of the most interesting and unique medieval settlements in France.

     

 

Brittany (France)

Carnac

Carnac is ancient archeological site located in Morbihan department of France. It was created by ancient people to track movement of sun and planets.

Château de Vitré

Château de Vitré Castle was constructed in the late 11th century by baron Robert I of Vitré on a site that was formerly occupied by a wooden fortress.

Saint Malo

 

Medieval town of Saint Malo is located on the island in the mouth of Rance River where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

 

Centre (France)

Château de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau is a magnificent former royal residence that stands on a bridge in Indre- et- Loire département of France.

Château de Chinon

Medieval castle of Château de Chinon is located on the banks of Vienne river in the city of Chinon, Indre-et-Loire in France.

 

   

 

Champagne-Ardenne (France)

Château de Sedan

Medieval Château de Sedan became famous in the nineteenth century as a place where French Monarchy was finally defeated.

Reims

 

Starting with Clovis, king of France in 446 AD many French Kings came to Reims for coronation in the Cathedral of the city.

Rocroi

 

Rocroi is a former fortified citadel that was turned into a civilian settlement over time.

 

 

 

Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandie) (France)

Château d'Arques-la-Bataille

Castle Château d'Arques-la-Bataille was constructed in the 11th century by William of Talou, uncle of William the Conqueror.

Château de Conches-en-Ouche

Château de Conches-en-Ouche a french medieval castle in the Upper Normandy region of France.

 

Château de Gisors

Château de Gisors, a Motte-and-bailey castle in the Upper Normandy region of France.

 

Château de Tancarville

Château de Tancarville castle located in Tancarville, Seine-Maritime departement was constructed in the 11th century.

Château d'Harcourt

Château d'Harcourt is located in Harcourt, Eure département in France. Harcourt Castle was constructed in the 11th century.

 

Château d'Hardelot

Château d'Hardelot is located in Hardelot, Pas de Calais departement of France. Although the original structure date back to the 12th century much of the structure today was added in the 19th and 20th century.

Château d'Ivry-la-Bataille

Château d'Ivry-la-Bataille is a medieval citadel that was constructed in 10th- 13th century.

 

Château Gaillard

Château Gaillard is a large medieval concentric castle in the Upper Normandy region of France that was constructed by English king Richard the Lionheart.

Rouen

 

Rouen is a famous medieval French city where Joan of Arc was burned after accusation of witchcraft.

     

 

Languedoc-Roussillon (France)

Cévennes National Park

 

Cévennes National Park covers 913 km² of mountainous terrain in the French Lozère and Gard départements of France.

Nîmes

 

Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct and a bridge that stands here for over 2000 years.

 

 

Limousin (France)

Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane a site of a horrible massacre of french civilians by the Nazis.

Towers of Merle

Towers of Merle is a complex of medieval defensive structures situated in the French wilderness.

   

 

Midi-Pyrénées (France)

Montsegur

Medieval Montsegur castle a stronghold of the legendary cathars that opposed Catholic Church.

Pyrenees National Park

 

Pyrenees National Park is situated in Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Atlantiques departments. This nature reserve covers an area of 457 sq km.

   

 

Pays de la Loire (France)

Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud is a former Catholic monastery that served as a prison for criminals and even political opponents of Vichy regime.

Nantes

 

   

 

Picardy (France)

Wolfsschluct II

Wolfsschluct II (gorge or ravine of the wolf in German) or simply W2 is an abandoned headquarters of Adolf Hitler during World War II.

     

 

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)

Arles

 

Arles is a major town in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of South France.

 

Avignon

 

Avignon is widely known as the 'City of Popes' since it became the official seat of the Roman Catholic Church between 1309 to 1423.

Ecrins National Park

 

Ecrins National Park is located in the province of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in South East France and 50 km South of Grenoble.

Mercantour National Park

 

Mercantour National Park is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur province of France. This protected area if covered by a network of hiking trails.

Verdon Gorge

 

Verdon Gorge is the deepest canyon in Europe. It is located in a province Provence- Alpes- Cote- D’Azur of France.

     

 

Rhône-Alpes (France)

Ardèche Gorge

 

Beautiful Ardeche Gorge in the South France is famous for its picturesque limestone cliffs.

Les Drus

 

Les Drus or Aiguille du Dru is a mountain in the French Alps in the Mont Blanc massif.

Lyon

 

 

Vanoise National Park

 

Vanoise National Park is a protected natyre reserve located in Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps.

 

 

Important Numbers

 

Embassies

 

Emergency numbers:

Ambulance (SAMU): 15

Fire (Sapeurs Pompiers): 18

Police (Gendarmerie): 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US

2 Ave Gabriel, 75008 Paris

Tel. 02- 43 12 22 22

 

UK

35 Rue du Faubourg

St.- Honore, 75008 Paris

Consulate:

18bis Rue d'Anjou 75008 Paris

Tel. 01- 44 51 31 00

Canada

35 Ave Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Tel. 01- 44 43 29 00

 

Australia

4 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris

Tel. 01- 40 59 33 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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