This map outlines the major palaces of the Île-de-France region that are open to the public. I have sorted them roughly by the primary architectural style they represent. While some palaces, such as Versailles and Fontainebleau, are already UNESCO Heritage sites, most of the palaces on this list are worth visiting in their own right.
Today Aachen is known mostly for the Cathedral of Charlemagne, but it was once better known for its resplendent baths and Baroque cityscape. This guide takes you to the remnants of its prewar splendor.
Despite wartime losses, Düsseldorf has a cityscape offering examples of virtually every period in architectural history. It offers Germany's most varied architectural cityscape and is a must for anyone interested in the history of architecture.
Dominated by the might Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, the city of Koblenz has controlled the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine River for centuries. Let's explore the forgotten history of the Fortress of the Rhine.
Despite severe wartime losses, the city of Mainz still retains some of its rich architectural heritage. There remains everything from powerful medieval Archbishops to symbols of civic pride. This guide to Mainz will take you through all the key things to see and experience in the city.