The most ambitious of the Loire Valley palaces, Chambord was intended as a demonstration of the power and wealth of the French king Francis I. It combines classical French castle architecture with the more modern Italian renaissance styles of the period. It’s scale and ambition exceeded it’s practicality and so it’s story is as interesting as it’s sheer visual appeal and audacity.
Eurostar is a high speed rail service which operates between London, Paris and Brussels and in 2018 Amsterdam. Our in depth guide provides a range of background information about the service and a hands on guide to booking and traveling on this premier rail service from the UK to Paris and onward to mainland Europe.
Visiting Paris for the first time ? The Metro is the best way to get around Paris quickly and is a great introduction to Parisian life. Our guide to the Metro explains all you need to know about buying tickets, navigating the around Paris with some tips and tricks to make it fun and exciting.