Millennium History

Archaeological discoveries

  • The castle of Saint-Hubert, a little-known royal residence

    All our kings built, embellished, extended and modified many castles. Big names such as Fontainebleau, Versailles, Marly, Bellevue come to mind. And each king had his favorite castle, his refuge like Louis XIV and Marly. For Louis XV it was the Château de Saint-Hubert . The monarch had it built on t

  • The abbey and the basilica of Vézelay (Yonne)

    High place of history and medieval Christianity, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the abbey and basilica Sainte Marie Madeleine de Vézelay stands out today as a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture and an essential site in the Yonne department (Burgundy). Unmissable, the abbey church of Véz

  • Vaux-le-Vicomte:history of the castle, from Fouquet to the present day

    A model of French classicism, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (near Melun, in Seine-et-Marne) was built from 1656 for Nicolas Fouquet according to a plan designed in part by Louis Le Vau. Equipped with a large terrace in front of which extend gardens created by Le Nôtre, it was the place of sumptuous

  • The castles of the Loire, treasures of world heritage

    The castles of the Loire constitute a set of castles, royal and seigniorial residences, built from feudal times until the 17th century between Gien and Angers, along the Loire and its tributary valleys. They represent the splendor of an era, that of the Renaissance. During the Italian wars, the Fren

  • Cluniac churches in the Jura

    Like ducal Burgundy, a true land of Western medieval monasticism, Transjuran Burgundy also presents itself as a land of predilection where many monastic foundations developed from the time of the Burgundian kingdom. It is also in these lands that we must look for the historical sources of Cluny beac

  • Visit the Vieil Armand site (Alsace)

    The Vieil-Armand or Hartmannswillerkopf , an almost intact Great War battlefield, is a hill in the Vosges in the Cernay valley (68) where heavy fighting took place in 1915. Nicknamed Hartmannswillerkopf by the Germans, this battlefield remains largely unknown because it is hidden by the great names

  • Abbey of Saint-Riquier (Bay of the Somme)

    Saint-Riquier Abbey was founded in 625, during the reign of Dagobert I (602, †639) by Richarius, son of the governor of the city of Centula (Saint-Riquier), converted to Christianity by the Welsh monks Caidoc and Fricor. He himself evangelized the north of France before becoming a hermit in the fore

  • Visit the county Pyrenees (Catalonia)

    In France, when we talk about tourism in Catalonia, we immediately think of Barcelona, ​​or even the beaches of the Costa Well done. However, Catalonia offers much more, and particularly when you go inland. The Catalan Tourism Agency thus offers tourist routes that allow you to trace the history of

  • The DÖverhogdal Tapestry, an unknown treasure

    Located in the Jamtli Museum , in Östersund, Sweden, the Överhogdal Tapestry is a unique relic from the Viking Age. Dating, according to several estimates, from the beginning of the 11th century, it was incredibly well preserved. This masterpiece could correspond to the famous Bayeux tapestry. The

  • Glasgow (Scotland):between history and modernity

    The City of Glasgow , located 50 km from the west coast of Scotland , is the heiress of a past with a thousand faces. Flagship of the British Empire during the great trade with the colonies in the 18th century, Glasgow is also one of the engines of the industrial revolution. It was in his university

  • Murano glass (Venice)

    Besides the carnival of Venice, famous in part thanks to the superb masks, there are many other specialties representing the art in Italy, such as Murano Glass . Murano glass, materialized by cups, vases, mirrors, crockery which all European nobles were fond of, was used in the transactions of the c

  • Pompeii, history and virtual tour of the ruins

    The ancient siteof Pompeii constitutes an exceptional archaeological testimony to Roman history. The city was entirely buried during the eruption of Vesuvius on August 24, 79. Numerous archaeological excavations have revealed nearly three quarters of the city, which today constitutes a unique testim

  • Slovenia, country of culture and history

    Slovenia is a small mountainous country with less than 2 million inhabitants. It is located in the Balkan Peninsula, between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It has an outlet on the Adriatic Sea. Lovers of culture and history will find what they are looking for in Slovenia . This charming countr

  • St. Petersburg, city of history and tourism

    Historical capital of Russia, architectural gem, intellectual and academic center, Saint-Petersburg is the second largest city in the country and one of its main ports and rail hubs. Saint-Petersburg is first and foremost the idea of ​​one man, the Tsar of Russia Peter I the Great. Few observers wou

  • The Campanile of San Marco, symbol of Venice

    At the heart of the Serenissima, the campanile of Saint Mark is a symbol . It is in Piazza San Marco that the highest campanile of the city of Venice is located, which culminates at nearly ninety-eight meters in height. A square or round bell tower, generally pierced by arcades on several levels, th

  • The Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome

    Palace built in the 16th century in Rome, the Villa Medici has housed the prestigious French Academy in Rome since 1803 . The latter was founded in 1666 at the instigation of Colbert, Le Brun and Le Bernin, in order to train French artists in the study of Antiquity. Being a resident there opens many

  • Dublin, the multifaceted capital of Ireland

    Located on the east coast of the Emerald Isle, Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland. The origin of its English name “Dubh Linn” means Black Tide due to the dark color of the river that separates the city. Protected by the Wicklow Mountains, Dublin extends over a plain, on either side of

  • Bouillon Castle (Belgium)

    At the heart of the Semois valley stands most certainly the largest and most impressive fortress in Belgium, dominating its wide ramparts the small town of Bouillon . The latter owes its fame to its former duke, Godefroy de Bouillon, who distinguished himself during the first crusade both by playing

  • Visit Berlin, discover its history and heritage

    You take a trip to Berlin ? You dont have much time to devote to sightseeing but you still want to see the main thing? History for All recommends a route allowing you to go from the famous Alexanderplatz to the famous Checkpoint Charlie, passing in front of the prestigious Humboldt University, under

  • Vix's tomb, final resting place of a Celtic princess

    The Tomb of Vix was discovered in 1953 in Burgundy, at the foot of Mont Lassois, place of one of the great princely residences of the civilization (or culture) of Hallstatt. The Treasure of Vixs Tomb belonged to a Celtic princess who lived in the oppidum of Mont Lassois in the 5th century BC, a regi

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