Places you Must Visit
Louvre Museum Mont Saint Michel Loire Valley Chateaux
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world's largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement. The Lourve Museum is a major touring spot and is home to many famous artifacts including the Mona Lisa and The winged Victory Of Samothrace. The Louvre is highly recommended by locals to the area.
The history of the Louvre begins around 1190 with Philippe Auguste’s decision to erect a fortified enclosure to protect Paris. This was an important gesture in favor of urbanism and a display of the king’s authority just as he was preparing to leave the country to go to war in the Crusades. To defend one of the weak spots in this fortification, namely its junction with the Seine, a castle was needed: as such, the Louvre was born. The building designed by Philippe Auguste’s engineers was square in plan, protected by a moat, and equipped with circular defensive towers at its corners and in the middle of its sides.
Before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, the island was called "monte tombe". According to legend, St. Michael the Archangel appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel's instruction, until St. Michael burned a hole in the bishop's skull with his finger.Mont Saint Michel is a great place to go and stroll around for a few hours and have a great time with your family. It is 247 acres and has a population of 45. In the 6ht and 7th century it was used as a stronghold from the Franks. The Franks established the most powerful Christian kingdom of early medieval western Europe. If you are wondering people do live there.
The Châteaux of the Loire Valley are part of the architectural heritage of the historic towns of Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours along the Loire River in France. The Loire valley is one of the premier wine regions in France of which there are many, including very well known names such as Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy and lesser known regions such as Languedoc-Roussillon, yet all produce extraordinary varieties wines from countless grape cultivar. The Loire Valley is an area steeped in history and because of its riches, one that has been fought over and influenced by a variety of adversaries from by the Romans to Atila the Hun. The formation of the region as we know it today began after its conquest by Julius Caesar in 52BC.