Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chasing Ruins in France - Chateau Gaillard

Hello There Lovelies!

Today I'm coming to you with some more scenes from France. Today brings one of my favorite things to see in Europe; ruins! Coming from America, a much younger country, huge, stately ruins are not something we see every day. Roman ruins are always one of my favorite things to explore in Italy, and while I didn't make it to see any Roman ruins in France, medieval ruins in an idyllic setting suited me just fine!

Not far from Paris, Chateau Gaillard was a consolation stop for me because I knew I wouldn't get to see the famed ruins of Jumi├Ęges Abbey. Settled on a cliff, over a picturesque tiny town and a bend in the Seine river, Chateau Gaillard did NOT disappoint!

If you are planning a road trip through France, I can't recommend stopping at one of the many ruins enough. These places usually don't even make it into tourist books, but a little research and about an hour of your time makes for such unique and memorable pit stops, especially to American eyes!

Well there you have it! What's your favorite off-beat type of attraction in Europe? Let me know in the comments below!

With Love, Katie.


  1. Wow! What a cool place to explore. You're so right, everything we are used to seeing is so new in comparison!

  2. These are striking photos! What a massive tower. What was it used for?