The Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Chateau is a stark, defensive 10th-century castle looking out over the Mediterranean from a rock peak above the village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. The high, crenelated donjon tower is the oldest in France, and the castle is open to visitors. The Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Castle dominates the village, along with the rest of the Mediterranean coast east […]
The Banquet tapestry shows the engagement banquet of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany at the Castle of Nantes on 7th January 1499. Look for the wine cooler, frog and other touches of humour in this charming French medieval tapestry wall hanging.
The Angouleme Emerald Tiara. The diamond and emerald tiara made for the Duchess of Angoulême by Bapst, on display with the rest of the French crown jewels at the Louvre Museum in Paris, 2016 This gorgeous tiara was made by Evrard and Frederic Bapst for the French crown jewels in 1820. This diadem of emeralds […]
1910, France. The tiara of Countess Edwina Mountbatten was made from diamonds and set in solid platinum. Scroll and trefoil motifs surround the intricate design. Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, was the wife of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, a member of the extended British Royal Family. 1910, France. The tiara of […]