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Where presidents, Proust and Pompadour slept

After a seven-year closure, the 18th-century chateau where royal mistress Madame de Pompadour once lived has reopened to the public.
18 February 2014


The Passport blog

Paris' Notre Dame turns 850

In the year of the Parisian cathedral’s 850th anniversary, a look back reveals religious upheaval, a dare-devilish high-rise artist and a grisly pack of wolves.
Read more… 24 April 2013


Five European castles to stay in

Sleep in comfort behind stone walls in strongholds large and small, including a Scottish tower house, a French chateau and a Tuscan hamlet.
Read more… 22 March 2013


Localites

Vintage fashion in Paris

The capital of couture is also a top destination for vintage shopping, with boutiques ranging from high end to affordable.
Read more… 27 December 2012


Five original Eurostar breaks

Beyond Paris and Brussels, here are five high-speed train trips you may not have considered, from hot springs with history in Germany to skiing in the French Alps.
Read more… 23 November 2012


Utility covers around the world

From Washington DC to Tel Aviv, there is industrial beauty and history embedded in some of the city’s most overlooked features.
21 June 2012


Vintage European beaches

Europeans on holiday know how to have a blast by the surf. Take a break with these photos of beaches back in the old days.
29 July 2011


Mini Guide

Mini guide to Normandy, France

Normandy—famous for the D-Day Landings and fortified Mount St-Michel—also offers pastoral landscapes, small fishing ports and a dramatic coastline.
Read more… 19 May 2011


A tour of Loire Valley châteaux

Picture-perfect turrets and atmospheric ruins abound in the region, so it is important to be discerning among so many stellar options.
Read more… 03 August 2010


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