• What to see outside of Paris
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte – a masterpiece that cost a life in the prison

    Château de Vaux le Vicomte

    Although located close to Paris, most likely a few of you have heard about Château de Vaux le Vicomte. It was the residence of Nicolas Fouquet, the finance minister of the Sun King. The rise and fall of Nicolas was so rapid, that later Voltaire would write: “On 17 August, at six in the evening Fouquet was the King of […]

  • What to see outside of Paris
  • Château de Fontainebleau

    History of Château de Fontainebleau Château de Fontainebleau (Palace of Fontainebleau) is located 60km south of Paris. The beautiful complex of the palace started its history as a small hunting lodge in 12th century. In 1528 François I replaced the lodge with a palace in Renaissance style. During the next centuries the building was subsequently enlarged and […]

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