Boat lifts on the Canal du Centre

“The lifts on the old Canal du Centre are a series of four hydraulic boat lifts. Along a particular 7 km (4.3 mi) stretch, the water level rises

Chartres Cathedral

“Chartres Cathedral is a Gothic Catholic cathedral, mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, and is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

“The Mona Lisa is a portrait of a woman by Leonardo da Vinci, believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, is on permanent display at the

Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs

“The fortified medieval town of Provins is situated in the former territory of the powerful Counts of Champagne. It bears witness to early developments in the organization of

Coronelli’s Globes for Louis XIV

“Cardinal César d’Estrées, friend and adviser to Louis XIV invited Vincenzo Coronelli to Paris in 1681 to construct a pair of globes. Each globe was composed of spindles

Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris

“At 113 metres long, 58 metres in width and 34 metres tall, it is only slightly smaller than Notre-Dame and thus the second largest church in the city.