Visiting Château de Chenonceau in France

Chateau de Chenonceau on the Cher

Château de Chenonceau is the most romantic castle and the most popular monument to see in the Loire region of France. Château de Chenonceau is the most popular and arguably the most recognizable chateau in the Loire Valley. This incredibly romantic Renaissance chateau celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2013. Château de Chenonceau is most famous … Read more

Historic Chenonceau – The Ladies’ Chateau

Storm clouds over Château de Chenonceau

Chenonceau, the Ladies’ chateau, has an interesting history as royal residence in the Loire and center of power in the 16th-century Kingdom of France. Romantic Château de Chenonceau celebrated its official 500th anniversary at the start of 2013. When construction of the present Renaissance palace started in 1513, few could have expected that in the following … Read more

Touring Château de Chenonceau on the Cher

Panorama picture of Chateau de Chenonceau

Visitors to romantic Château de Chenonceau can see the magnificent palace and gallery spanning the Cher River, formal gardens and a maze. Château de Chenonceau is the most popular castle to visit in the Loire region of France. Visitors crowd into the small but beautifully restored palace with its famous gallery spanning the River Cher … Read more

Tips on Visiting Château de Chenonceau in France

Blue Skies over Château de Chenonceau

Chenonceau’s opening hours are long but its popularity makes early morning and late afternoon the best times to see the chateau. Château de Chenonceau claims to be the most popular privately owned monument in France. It is also the second most visited chateau in France, only behind the Palace of Versailles. High visitor numbers are … Read more

Buying Tickets for Château de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau in France

Tickets for Chenonceau may be bought from vending machines or ticket windows at the chateau or online in advance. The prices are the same. Château de Chenonceau is the most popular chateau to visit in the Loire region and in France second only to the Palace of Versailles. This most romantic of castles is privately … Read more

See Top Sights in Wall-Enclosed Langres

Defense walls of Langres

Langres is a beautiful wall-enclosed fortified town on a promontory in the Marne Valley on the edge of the Champagne-Ardenne and Burgundy regions in eastern France. The fortified, wall-enclosed town Langres is pleasant day-trip destination or stopover when traveling in the Champagne-Ardenne and Burgundy regions in France. This small town on a promontory in the … Read more

Itineraries of Saône and Rhône Riverboat Cruise Vacations in France

A-Rosa boat at Tournus

Itineraries of luxury riverboat cruises on the Saone and Rhone Rivers in Burgundy and Provence usually include stops in Lyon, Mâcon, Chalon, Vienne, Arles, and Avignon. The Rhone (Rhône) and Saone (Saône) Rivers in Burgundy and Provence are the most popular in France for luxury riverboat cruising. Favorite excursions include several UNESCO-listed sites, Lyon, Cluny, … Read more

Seine Riverboat Vacation Cruise Routes in France

Uniworld River Baroness on the Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris

Paris, Rouen, and Le Havre are stops on Seine River cruise itineraries in France with top excursions going to, Giverny, Honfleur, Versailles, and D-Day beaches in Normandy. Luxury riverboat cruise vacations in Europe are booming with the Seine in Northern France an increasingly popular destination. Cruises on the Seine are commonly a weeklong with Paris … Read more

Visit the Picasso Museum in Antibes near Nice on the Côte d’Azur in France

Grimaldi Castle with the Picasso Museum

The Musée Picasso of modern art in the Chateau de Grimaldi in Antibes is a top cultural attraction and day-trip destination on the French Riviera. The Musée Picasso in Antibes claims to have been the first museum dedicated to arguably the most famous artist of the twentieth century. The fairly small museum has around 250 … Read more