Château d'Azay-le-Rideau - Burgundy, France - built 1518-1527 on an island in the Indre River on the site of a former feudal castle destroyed during the Hundred Years War - prime example of French renaisance architecture - now listed a French historical monument & a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Enjoy an afternoon in Le Marais Dripping in old world elegance yet thoroughly modern in sensibility, Le Marais is one of Paris’ most intriguing neighbourhoods. It spreads across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. Cobblestone streets wind through Le Marais’ dizzying network of hidden courtyards, provocative galleries, and ivy-covered boulangeries.
If you stay in paris you have to go to Les Deux Magots, take a break drink a cup of coffee and see all around you, a great place for inspiration, Every morning, Jean Paul Sartre with Simone de Beauvoir would take his seat at "Les Deux Magots" and write for hours, often without pause, but sometimes stopping to talk to Ernest Hemingway, another regular customer.