Wedding

The choir - ©Welleschik / CC-BY-SA The choir - ©Welleschik / CC-BY-SA

He needed a wife! July 18th 1385, Amiens. Isabeau of Bavaria married king of France Charles VI ! Charles just turned 17. King of France since he was 12, he had to settle down. But he didn’t want an...

The castle - ©Havang(nl) / CC0 The castle - ©Havang(nl) / CC0

Eleanor’s wedding night A chronicler says that the young couple (Eleanor of Aquitaine and king of France Louis VII) spent their wedding night in the castle of Taillebourg… Yes! After their wedding...

The house - ©Calips / CC-BY-SA The house - ©Calips / CC-BY-SA

A very special host! Slate turrets, a nice façade with white stones... In Bayonne, everybody knows this house! It’s known as "Louis XIV's house" because the king was hosted here when he came in the...

Adam macaroons shop - ©Peter Robinett / CC-BY Adam macaroons shop - ©Peter Robinett / CC-BY

What’s this? On the macaroons' square box, we can read paré gabéa, which means "unequalled" in Basque... Yes, really unequalled! Those round macaroons, golden and mellow, come from the pays Basque...

The macaroons - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The macaroons - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? This small cake is the speciality of Joyeuse city, in Ardèche. What’s the recipe of this round macaron? Almonds, nuts, eggs whites, sugar, flour, without food colouring or preservative...

Henry and Catherine (Chroniques de St Denis, 15th c) - ©The British Library / Public domain Henry and Catherine (Chroniques de St Denis, 15th c) - ©The British Library / Public domain

In the past, this church was a wooden church, that Normans burnt and damaged few years later! It was located outside the city's surrounding walls, where markets and fairs took place. That's why it...

The interior - ©PMRMaeyaert / CC-BY-SA The interior - ©PMRMaeyaert / CC-BY-SA

A terrible bombing in 1944 destroyed almost everything in Lisieux... except the Gothic cathedral Saint-Pierre, a rare remain (the oldest Gothic building in Normandy)! In 1034, bishop Herbert...

The castle - ©MOSSOT / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©MOSSOT / CC-BY-SA

Wine for Dutchmen! Monbazillac? A syrupy white wine which is produced in Bergerac area since the Middle Ages. Dutchmen at that time were fond of it, in the 17th c., until the beginning of the 19th c.!

The royal wedding, Langeais - ©Tango7174 / CC-BY-SA The royal wedding, Langeais - ©Tango7174 / CC-BY-SA

Did you know that on December 6th 1791, at 8AM, Charles VIII of France and Anne of Brittany (21 and 14 years old) get married in the castle? With the marriage, the king could add the duchy of...

The castle - ©Arcane17 / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Arcane17 / CC-BY-SA

The pretty Marie Gaudin From Du Guesclin to Gaudin The story of La Bourdaisière began in the 14th century. The land belonged to marshal de Boucicaut, Du Guesclin’s comrade in arms. Then, it fell to...


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