16 Best Cities in France; Lisa Alexander; PlanetWare

Source: 16 Best Cities in France | PlanetWare

9 quirky destinations in Europe you have to see to believe; Mark Captain; Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. The Points Guy are publishing travel deals and destination content because we should all use this time to think about and plan our next adventures.

Source: 9 quirky destinations in Europe you have to see to believe

Exclusive for MoS readers: See Bordeaux with TV chef James Martin; Daily Mail

On this eight-day luxury river cruise along the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, you’ll experience the region’s full flavour – with one of the UK’s most popular chefs, James Martin.

Source: Exclusive for MoS readers: See Bordeaux with TV chef James Martin

Lens in Northern France | a city reinvented; Bob Lyons; The Good Life France

Lens in the Nord department, a few kilometres south east of Bethune and just to the north of Arras was for three centuries a major production area for the coal mining industry. When production ceased in the late 20th century, Lens for a while, had an air of dejection. Today, that’s certainly completely changed, however, sections of the coal mining industry have been preserved for posterity serving as educational and cultural reminders of the once great industry that contributed so much to the French economy.

Source: Lens in Northern France | a city reinvented – The Good Life France

Le Corbusier’s Cité Frugès: Lessons from a Modern Social Housing Neighborhood; Fabian Dejtiar; Arch Daily

Le Corbusier’s Cité Frugès gives lessons for individual houses: the importance of proximity as well as variation.

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20 Photos of the Most Gorgeous Wineries in the World; Jill Schildhouse; Reader’s Digest

At these vineyards, you go to sip the wine—but you stay for the glorious views, architecture, and ambiance.

Source: 20 Photos of the Most Gorgeous Wineries in the World

Versailles and Prado Museum cautiously reopen doors in reduced circumstances; Gary Parkinson; CGTN

The world-famous French royal palace and Spanish art gallery expect just a fifth of their usual visitor levels…

Source: Versailles and Prado Museum cautiously reopen doors in reduced circumstances

Cruising Down Under: Why You Should Consider An Australasia Cruise In 2021; Sue Bryant; World of Cruising

A voyage to Australasia and the South Pacific is your chance to experience some of the most amazing destinations on earth…

Source: World of Cruising Magazine – Cruising Down Under: Why You Should Consider An Australasia Cruise In 2021

When We Travel Again: 5 Things To Do In Paris, France; Femina

Check out these 5 places you must visit in Paris, France…

Source: When We Travel Again: 5 Things To Do In Paris, France

Inside 19 of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world; Zoë Ettinger; Business Insider

Cathedrals are examples of incredible feats of early architecture. They differ from churches in that they must have a cathedra, the seat of a bishop.

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Wheel away the hours on great BSpoke cycle break; Nigel Booth; Scotsman

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The Palais des Papes: A history all its own; Marjorie Appelman; Ledger Independent

Marjorie Appelman walked the scenic route to get to the town square in Avignon. After crossing through the ramparts, she and her husband made the steady climb up the stone sidewalks, straddled on either side with small shops.

Source: The Palais des Papes: A history all its own | Ledger Independent – Maysville Online

Provins quick to embrace first step on road back to normality; Lara Marlowe; Irish Times

Tourism key to bustling medieval town but fears remain of hordes of Parisian invaders…

Source: Provins quick to embrace first step on road back to normality

6 French villages located on top of beautiful fairy-like hills; Medium.com

The picturesque French villages atop the picturesque hills promises to be ideal destinations for tourists when the COVID-19 crisis ends.

Source: 6 French villages located on top of beautiful fairy-like hills

10 Fairy-Tale Hilltop Villages in France; Lily Heise; Fodor’s Travel

These picture-perfect French villages (literally) stand out above the rest.

Source: 10 Fairy-Tale Hilltop Villages in France

Notre Dame: One year after the fire; Unesco

Source: Notre Dame: One year after the fire

Gothic architecture: Top nine Gothic buildings, cathedrals, castles & churches; Architecture & Design

Gothic architecture evolved from the Romanesque genre, retaining many of the elements such as the arches and vaulted ceilings, but in a more exaggerated form.

Source: Gothic architecture: Top nine Gothic buildings, cathedrals, castles & churches | Architecture & Design

Le Havre — a marvel of 20th-century architecture not to be; Paul Roberts; Medium

Le Havre like many port cities and towns is often only registered by those arriving by sea and even then, it’s only to disembark and drive…

Source: Le Havre — a marvel of 20th-century architecture not to be

Bordeaux is the original ‘wine blend,’ but it’s more contemporary and affordable than you might think; Dave McIntyre; Washington Post

Why you should take a second look at the famed region.

Source: Bordeaux is the original ‘wine blend,’ but it’s more contemporary and affordable than you might think

The sweet air of the Cévennes: a British writer on life in the rural heart of France; Adam Thorpe; Guardian


As the Cévennes national park celebrates its 50th anniversary, Adam Thorpe reflects on how the “intricate hills” of the Massif Central protect its wildlife – and way of life…

Source: The sweet air of the Cévennes: a British writer on life in the rural heart of France