The castle in the very small village of Malleville les Gres in Upper Normandy is in private hands and can not be visited. The castle itself was built in the 17th century, though most of the updates and modifications were done...
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This site deals with all of France, except Paris. If you are interested in more information about Paris, check out Colleen’s Paris for an insider’s view.
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Here are the latest 10 updates on the site, and below that is a map with the cities covered so far:
- 2017/03/24 Published: Sainte-Mere-Eglise – Introduction
- 2017/03/23 Published: Cherbourg – Tips
- 2017/03/22 Published: Cherbourg – Cite de la Mer
- 2017/03/21 Published: Cherbourg – Introduction
- 2017/01/09 Published: Lyon Restaurant – Paul Bocuse Auberge du Pont de Collonges
- 2017/01/06 Added 1 Mural photo on Lyon’s Amazing Murals article
- 2016/11/14 Published: Normandy – World War II Memorials – The Dieppe Raid
- 2016/11/11 Published: Normandy (Upper) – WWI and WWII Memorials and Remnants
- 2016/11/01 Published: Sainte-Adresse Castle – Villa La Roseraie
- 2016/10/27 Published: Saint-Germain-de-Livet Castle
- 2016/10/26 Published: Pont l’Eveque – Tips
- 2016/10/25 Published: Pont L’Eveque – Saint-Michel Church
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Here are the recent articles:
If the Fort-La-Latte castle looks familiar, it is. This fortress has been used in many historical movies (like The Vikings with Kirk Douglas). The Fort was built to protect the Brittany (Bretagne) coastline, including St. Malo and Dinard. The fortress...
Hidden away from most big roads in a little village in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, perched high up a rock is the Chateau de Peufeilhoux. The construction of the Chateau de Peufeilhoux started towards the end of the 15th century with...
The name is ominous for a hotel, since that is what the castle is. The Donjon means "the dungeon". Located in the most popular tourist beachside resort town in Upper Normandy, Etretat, the Domaine Saint Clair Donjon is a castle that...
Sassetot-le-Mauconduit is a little town in Upper Normandy that would go through history unnoticed if it were not that the Empress of Austria, the famous Sissi (remember the movie with Romy Schnieder?), stayed in the town's castle during one summer holiday. The...
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My name is Mike Werner, Dutch, lived in 22 countries and finally settled with my Irish wife in France.
I worked several jobs, the last one for 10 years as a motorcycle, travel & tourism journalist.
Travel France Tips by Mike Werner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Normally speaking the village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise should...
Transport Getting There There is a direct rail line...
One of the few things that are worth a visit in Cherbourg,...