On Aix's Cours Mirabeau, canopied by plane trees, sprinkled with fountains, hemmed with cafés, I lose my sceptic's heart forever to the street labelled unblushingly "Europe's most captivating". And in the art de vivre city this is only the hors d'oeuvre.
Henrietta Maria of France was the Queen consort of England, Scotland, and Ireland as the wife of King Charles I. She was mother of two kings, Charles II and James II, and grandmother of two queens and one king, Mary II, William III and Anne of Great Britain, as well as paternal aunt of Louis XIV of France. The North American Province of Maryland was named in her honour, and the name was carried over into the current U.S. state of Maryland.
Rocamadour fairytale place on Earth. it is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Rocamadour has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne, and especially for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrims of kings, bishops, and nobles.