Architecture, Castle, Palaces

Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial ?


Budget hotels Spain Felipe II set out the reasons which led him to construct the Monastery: as recognition for the victory of the battle of Saint Quentin (1557) and his desire to build a mausoleum in memory of his parents, Carlos I de España e Isabel de Portugal, and himself, dedicated to St. Lawrence. Don’t […]


Sleeping Beauty’s Castle ?


Budget hotels France The Château d’Ussé, located in the commune of Rigny-Ussé in the Indre-et-Loire département, in France, inspired The Sleeping Beauty, the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A staging of the famous fairy tale complements the visit of Sleeping Beauty’s castle.

Architecture, Castle, Landmarks

Château de Langeais: Scene of a Famous marriage ?


Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Langeais Budget hotels France In Indre-et-Loire, France, on a promontory at the opening to the Loire Valley. One of the best known examples of late medieval architecture. Founded in 992 by Foulque Nerra, Count of Anjou. Under the Plantagenet kings, the château was fortified and expanded […]

Castle, Landmarks

Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, château of the Loire valley ?


Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Azay-le-Rideau Budget hotels France One of the most popular of the châteaux of the Loire valley. In the town of Azay-le-Rideau in the French département of Indre-et-Loire. Set on an island in the middle of the Indre river, Built between 1518 and 1527. by Gilles Berthelot, […]

Castle, Landmarks

Château de Chenonceau, « Château des Dames » ?


Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Chenonceaux Budget hotels France The Château de Chenonceau, near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France, is called « Château des Dames ». Built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, Henry II offered the château as a gift to […]

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