Conciergerie

Isn’t it odd how we pay less attention to sights on our own doorstep than we do to unfamiliar ones, even when our local attractions are more beautiful, unusual or remarkable? We all do it. Part of it must be that we become desensitised to the beauty around us when we see it every day, … More Conciergerie

Château de Versailles

Decadence. Indulgence. Excess. What other location in France (indeed, Europe, and maybe even the world) embodies these words as much as the Château de Versailles? Home to the French royals from the reigns of Louis XIII to the ill-fated Louis XVI, Versailles came to be the resplendent palace we think of it as under Louis … More Château de Versailles