The world’s largest museum was originally built as a fortress in 1190. During the 16th century, it became a royal palace until the Royal, French family moved to the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre became a public museum in 1793. The Mona Lisa is one of the museum’s most famous paintings. Wh... Read More
France has become known for its quality wines and the amazing vineyards that produce them. With an ideal climate and perfect soil, grapes have been grown for thousands of years in Southern France. Most vineyards are hundreds of years old and their secrets have been passed down from generation to ... Read More
Built as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, this wrought iron, lattice tower was not intended to be permanent. Initially, some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals criticized its design. In 1909, the tower was saved from demolition when it was repurposed as a giant, radio antenna. Th... Read More
When the city’s graveyards began filling up in the 1700’s, the dead were brought into these subterranean crypts to make room for development in the city. Visiting these sites are not for the faint of heart and it is not recommended to bring children or anyone with sensitivities. As you take a walk... Read More
If you are looking for something unusual to do at night, consider learning about over 2,000 years of Paris’ gruesome history and ghost stories as you walk down dark alleys, through spooky graveyards and through some of the more mysterious parts of the city.
Imagine hundreds of thrill seeking, adrenaline junkies on mountain bikes perched at the edge of a black diamond ski run, waiting for the start of one of the most dangerous races to begin. As the horn sounds, they all take off in a rush. Riders crash into each other, causing massive pile-ups of bik... Read More
I spy…something gray, made of stone and monstrous. Relive a classic, childhood game as you see how many gargoyles you can find as you explore the streets of Paris. Here’s a hint. Some churches put elaborately carved, stone gargoyles on buildings to keep away evil spirits and remind church goers o... Read More
Take in a unique view from a paraglider as you fly over the French Alps as you explore areas of the mountains seen only by birds and mountain goats. The city of Chamonix is known for its adventurous activities and attracts adventurous travelers from all over the world.
This palace has a long history and high importance for both Paris and France. Once the royal residence of King Louis XIV, Versailles and its many hallways are a living history in itself. Its most famous room is known as the Hall of Battles, this room takes up the entire length of the second floor. ... Read More
This carousel features a herd of animals that are extinct or endangered. Climb aboard and sit on the back of a dodo, a Barbary lion, a Tasmanian wolf, a horned turtle, an elephant bird or a triceratops as you ride around and around on this musical reminder of the need to protect our planet’s endan... Read More