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Candlelit Evenings at Vaux le Vicomte (Magical French Château Experience)

One of the more magical experiences you can have in the Île de France region during the summer months is to head out to a candlelit château to enjoy centuries of history illuminated with flickering lights. Recently, I was able to enjoy one of the candlelit evenings at Vaux le Vicomte (known in French as …

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A History of the Château des Ifs (Seine-Maritime)

A few years ago now, I found myself driving through the French countryside with an ex-boyfriend. En route to the chalky cliffs of Étretat from Paris, you pass by many a flint built village and countless steep Norman church spires. Of course, when traversing through the French countryside, you also pass by a plethora of …

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DIY French Châteaux Blogs You Should Know About

With their endless rooms, fairytale turrets, acres of land, and a rich history to rival many public monuments… Who hasn’t dreamt about owning and restoring their own French Châeau before? Well, for some people, this is quite literally a reality and, luckily for us, many Château owners are even bringing us along for the ride …

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A Guide to Visiting the Three Castles of Eguisheim

Off the beaten path but beautiful nonetheless, if you’re looking for an unusual day trip from Eguisheim (or, indeed, Colmar at just a fifteen-minute drive away), then the three castles of Eguisheim are a must-see. Dating back well over a thousand years, the romantic ruins are surrounded by lush green forest and offer panoramic views …

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Secret, Forgotten & Hidden Gems of Hampton Court Palace

With just over five hundred years of history, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of secrets of Hampton Court that few ever find out about. Sure, there’s the ghost of Catherine Howard in the Haunted Gallery, the six oversized fireplaces in the Kitchens, and over a thousand other rooms to explore. …

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Imagine if the Lost Richmond Palace Was Still Standing Today…

Situated in South West London in a borough which was once a town in its own right, Richmond is a beautiful area characterised by its centuries-old deer park, wide open spaces, and charming small town vibe to be found in the centre of the settlement. What you may not know, however, is that there was …

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