Notre-Dame: Paris’ Fair Ladylksjdfslfjlsajladksfj

Think of Notre-Dame and you’ll probably be picturing Quasimodo. But the Notre-Dame cathedral is the factual setting for Victor Hugo’s work of fiction. And it’s French for Our Lady. Very much a product of its medieval times, work started on the Notre-Dame cathedral in 1163. This Gothic masterpiece wasn’t completed, however, until a couple of … Continued

Montmartre: Paris’ artistic quarterlksjdfslfjlsajladksfj

Montmartre is a hill that lends its name to the surrounding neighbourhood, a village within France’s capital. To avoid getting lost, look up and use the iconic Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur perched on top of the 130-metre-high slope to guide you. Younger than it looks, this Roman Catholic church only dates back to the early … Continued

Arc de Triomphe: Paris’ triumphant archlksjdfslfjlsajladksfj

Standing loud and proud in the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle since 1836, the Arc de Triomphe is one of the French capital’s most iconic monuments. Napoleon commissioned its construction back in 1806. He wanted somewhere to commemorate the victories of his armies, in the style of the Roman Empire. In the heart of … Continued

Six Nationslksjdfslfjlsajladksfj

The Six Nations rugby championship starts tomorrow, so here’s a quick guide to each of the host cities. Information about the fixtures can be found here.   London, England London is one of the most recognisable cities in the world, and it has been a major settlement for two millennia. The Six Nations venue is … Continued

Musée d’Orsay: Left Bank art gallerylksjdfslfjlsajladksfj

The Musée d’Orsay is one of Paris’ most popular art galleries and one of the largest in the whole of Europe. Located in the centre of Paris, you’ll find this gallery on the banks of the Seine opposite the Tuileries Gardens. A converted railway station which opened as part of the Universal Exhibition of 1900, … Continued