Chartres Cathedral is considered by many to be the most beautiful Gothic cathedral in France. if not Europe. This is one of the most revered church buildings in the world. The cathedral at Chartres was built in 1145. Somewhere at the same time, a precious relic appeared in it – the Veil of the Virgin Mary (Sancta Camisia), which, according to legend, was on her at the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. After a fire in 1194, the cathedral was destroyed, but the Protection of the Virgin Mary survived, which was regarded as a good sign. The restoration of the cathedral was completed in 1260, with the crypt of the ruined cathedral incorporated into the foundations and the early Gothic façade built into the new façade. The temple is built of limestone, its length is 130 meters, the height of the vault of the main hall is 36 meters. It has 176 stained glass windows. Numerous sculptures depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments.
According to Top-mba-universities, versailles is located near Paris.. Versailles was built in the 17th and 18th centuries. This is the former residence of the kings and the political center of France in the past. In front of the palace is Armory Square, to which three main streets converge. There are 6 halls in the palace itself. The most famous of them was the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. There are 17 windows and the same number of mirrors. Next to the palace is a classic park with 24 artificial ponds and fountains.
Abbey on Mount Saint Michael
Mount Saint Michael is located in Normandy, 1.5 kilometers from the coast. Once upon a time, this rock was called the Grave (Mont-Tombe), because the ancient Celts buried the dead here. In the 5th century, the place where the mountain stood was a peninsula, then for some reason the land sank and during the tides, which are among the highest in Europe, the sea completely cut off the mountain from the mainland. The peninsula became an island, and for a long time it was possible to get there at low tide along a dangerous, marked trail through quicksand, or by boat. Tradition says that in 708 Archangel Michael appeared in a dream to Bishop Aubert of Avranches and ordered to build a chapel on a rock. The rock was renamed “Mount St. Michael” and the new chapel was dedicated to the Archangel Michael. The construction was accompanied by a number of miracles, which attracted many pilgrims here and already two and a half centuries later, in 966, the construction of a Benedictine monastery began on the top of the mountain, which lasted almost 500 years. Today, the island is connected to the mainland by a one and a half kilometer dam, but still, on the days of the full moon and the new moon, you can only get there by boat.
Wine provinces France.
France is the birthplace of wine. Its ancient vineyards are known all over the world. The country has several wine-growing regions. First of all, these are Burgundy, Provence and Bordeaux with the Medoc wine road. In Burgundy, the center of local winemaking is the city of Beaune. Here is the Wine Museum and huge wine cellars. In the city of Chablis every year in the last week of November, the Festival of Wine is held. The main wine regions of Provence visited by tourists are Côte de Provence, Bandol and Côte du Rhone. There are extensive olive groves in the area. Here you can see with your own eyes the technology of olive oil production. City of Bordeaux located at the mouth of the Garonne. Here is the Vinorama Museum, which tells about the history of winemaking and the wine trade. The region’s most famous vineyards are Château Margaux, Medoc, Pessac Leonyan, Grave, Haute Brillon, Sauternay, Beychevelle, Saint Julien, Pauillac, Saint Estephe, Lafitte and Mouton Rothschild. Near each are majestic castles and estates.
Disneyland is located 32 km from Paris in Marne-la-Vallee. The park occupies about 2000 hectares of land. The park consists of four themed areas – Pathfinder Park, Adventure Park, Fantasy Park and Adventure Park. Here you will find all sorts of attractions for both children and adults, meetings with your favorite cartoon characters, colorful parades and delicious meals in restaurants. It is impossible to see the entire park in one day. Near it there are hotels where you can spend the night, there are shops and bars.