The island of Nantes (fr. L’île de Nantes) is currently the subject of a vast urban renewal operation which should run until 2023, with a target of 3,100 housing units built in 2012 and 7,500 in 2023. The contracting authority is provided by the Société d’aménagement de la métropole Ouest Atlantique (SAMOA), a local public …More
Nantes castle (fr. Château des ducs de Bretagne). The castle has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1862.
Founded by the Dukes of Brittany in the 13th century to constitute a defensive base in Nantes, the castle became, under François II, the main Breton ducal residence. Its military function …More
Mirambeau castle (fr. Château de Mirambeau) was built on the site of an old medieval fortress. Seriously damaged after several sieges, destructions and fires, the present neo-Gothic north wing was built in 1570. In 1813 the domain was sold to Count Charles Nicolas Duchâtel who completely rebuilt the Castle.
Surrounded by a wooded area, the castle …More
Cazeneuve castle (fr. Château de Cazeneuve) is located in Préchac, in the French department of Gironde, near Bordeaux. The castle is built along the gorges of Ciron and the stream of Honburens. Property of Henri IV, this Royal Castle has a great history and an outstanding architecture. The Castle of Cazeneuve is still inhabited by …More
Eauze (fr. Eauze) is a French commune in the department of Gers, in the Occitanie region.
Eauze and its region live mainly on agriculture. Eauze is recognized as the “capital of Armagnac.” It is in fact in the most prestigious appellation zones of Bas-Armagnac.
The main agricultural productions of the surrounding countryside are vines and corn, as …More
Naval Aeronautics Museum (fr. Musée de l’Aéronautique Navale) in Rochefort, France. The museum of naval aeronautics, located on the site of the former naval aeronautical base at Rochefort-Soubise in Charente-Maritime, is a museum which includes about 40 aircrafts (planes, seaplanes, gliders, helicopters) but also many engines, 1500 models and electronic equipment.
Created in …More
Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (Fr. Saint-Palais-sur-Mer) is a commune in the southwest of France, located in the department of Charente-Maritime, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its inhabitants are called the Saint-Palaisiens and the Saint-Palaisiennes. The city borders with Royan resort.
A seaside resort that took off at the end of the nineteenth century, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is a residential town in the …More
Royan (fr. Royan) is a commune and town in the south-west of France, in the department of Charente-Maritime in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Being capital of the Côte de Beauté, Royan is one of the main French Atlantic coastal resort towns. It has five beaches, a marina for over 1,000 boats and an active fishing port. …More
Museum of Armoured Vehicles (fr. Musée des Blindés), or Musée Général Estienne is a tank museum located in the Loire Valley of France, in Saumur city. It is now one of the world’s largest tank museums. Started in 1977 with only a few hundred tracked vehicles, today it has become a world-class collection which attracts …More
Fort Louvois, which is known locally as Fort Chapus or Fort du Chapus, is a fortification built between 1691 and 1694, during the reign of Louis XIV, on the Chapus islet, and is about 400 metres (1,300 ft) offshore in the town of Bourcefranc-le-Chapus in the department of Charente-Maritime, France. The fort sits opposite the …More