Montmajour Abbey and the Necklace of the Decapitated Queen

Montmajour is the oldest abbey in Provence, France. Its construction started long ago in the year 948. When the mighty Roman Empire collapsed, these southern lands passed to the French Crown, and warriors and monks came to settle here. Eight hundred years later, the last abbot of Montmajour became Cardinal de Rohan, infamous for his… Read More Montmajour Abbey and the Necklace of the Decapitated Queen

Guy de Maupassant’s House Put Up for Sale in Étretat, Normandie

By Irina “Have you ever been to France?” “Yes, I visited Paris.” “Oh, that means you have never been to France…” Two hours’ journey and three hours’ ecstasy. Étretat is a tiny town on the French Atlantic coast of Normandie with famous chalk cliffs as the main attraction. This coast is also called the Alabaster… Read More Guy de Maupassant’s House Put Up for Sale in Étretat, Normandie