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Millau, France, Millau Bridge panoramic view

Crossing above the clouds - Millau Bridge

The Viaduc de Millau (Millau Bridge) is a mega project in southern France. The bridge has the highest pillar, the highest pylon and the deck top car in the world. Only the deck of the Royal Gorge Bridge in the United States is higher, but that bridge...

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Paris, France, Pyramid at Louvre Museum

Musee du Louvre

Musee du Louvre is a large palace in Paris, houses one of the most outstanding and largest art collections in the world. The first castle on the site of the existing Louvre was built by Philip II in 1190 as defensive against attacks by the Vikings....

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Besancon, France, Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans central building facade

Saltworks of Arc et Senans

The famous royal salt works from Arc-et-Senans, at Besancon, France, were designed in the eighteenth century and was a very important salt mining. Building history On September 20, 1771 was Claude-Nicolas Ledoux appointed Commissioner for the...

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Beauvais, France, Beauvais Cathedral, SE exterior view

Beauvais Cathedral

The unfinished cathedral of Beauvais (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is the last of the great cathedrals of France Ile-de-France. The construction stagnated twice by major collapse, so that eventually only the choir was completed. With a roof...

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Bourgogne, France, Fontenay Abbey courtyard

Fontenay Abbey

The Abbey of Fontenay in Burgundy was founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard. It is one of the best preserved examples of early Cistercian architecture. In 1130 the monks settled in Fontenay, in its heyday, spent more than 200 monks in the abbey. Symbolism...

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