The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
The royal castle of Senlis dates back to the time of the Merovingians when it was a Carolingian castle. Hugues Capet was elected king there in 987.

The remains of the royal castle of Senlis. Senlis, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

The royal castle of Senlis dates back to the time of the Merovingians when it was a Carolingian castle. Hugues Capet was elected king there in 987.

"Oh, I’m so glad someone’s home*. My car broke down at the bottom of the hill. May I use your phone?" Photo by Amber Maitrejean
*Places you never stop to ask for help.

"Oh, I’m so glad someone’s home*. My car broke down at the bottom of the hill. May I use your phone?" Photo by Amber Maitrejean

*Places you never stop to ask for help.

Château de Tarascon from the River Rhone, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Château de Tarascon from the River Rhone, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Chateau Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir département, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Chateau Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir département, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

A very small spiral stairwell. Chateau Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir département, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

A very small spiral stairwell. Chateau Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir département, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Architectural details. Chateau Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir département, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Architectural details. Chateau Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir département, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean