There are hundreds of castles in France, many of which were built in the ancient Middle Ages. But which ones are the best? Turprom has compiled for you a special selection of castles in France to inspire you to new interesting trips! Let’s look at a list of ten medieval castles in France that have retained their original appearance as much as possible.
10th place: Chateau de Foix
France, the very south: Foix can be found in the eponymous capital of the Ariege department in southern France. The beginning of the history of this building dates back to 987, but it acquired its final form much later, because constantly improved. The castle belonged to Roger of Carcassonne and his descendants, and from 1034 was transferred to the county of Foix. Between 1211 and 1212, the castle was besieged by the crusaders, but was not destroyed. Continue reading
The mummy museum in the Mexican city of Guanajuato is a tourist attraction that causes conflicting emotions. The main exhibits of the museum are the bodies of people who died in a 100-year period (from the 30s of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century), displayed under glass windows. Mummification of corpses occurred naturally, due to the arid climate and soil composition. The museum’s fund consists of 111 mummified bodies, but only half are displayed in the halls.
In 1865, the city authorities issued a decree under which each grave was taxed. Relatives of the deceased were required to pay a certain amount for extending the stay of the dead in the cemetery. In those cases when relatives refused to pay or were absent in principle, the cemetery workers opened the graves and exhumed the corpses. Many of the bodies were well preserved – there were hair, teeth and nails, and some even had clothes and shoes, and therefore were demolished in a separate room. Continue reading
It is not necessary to be a deep believer in order to ask spiritual questions, to think about the meaning of life, the search for oneself, one’s purpose and path. However, unlike monks and priests, our body and thoughts absorb the everyday cycle. So strong that he doesn’t let go even on vacation. We don’t have enough time even to think! But, as they say, if you don’t go on the road, then you won’t come anywhere.
The road is a magician, a psychotherapist, a magic key to spiritual growth. Not without reason from ancient times, tireless pilgrims set off on a journey to gain wisdom, to know themselves and God. So why not take an example from them ?!
Do not get confused or confused. External presence and internal work
First, let’s dot the “ё”. The term “pilgrimage” is Christian, which means the journey of pilgrims to the Holy Land and individual holy places to pray, repent, and venerate miraculous icons, relics or a sacred source. In other faiths, religious wanderings are called by their terms: for example, in Islam – “hajj” or “umra”, in Hinduism and Buddhism – “kora” or “parikrama”. However, the concept of “pilgrimage” also stuck to them, so in this text we use it in a broad sense. Continue reading