The walk over the Charles bridge, in the midst of baroque statues, has now become one of the most popular romantic strolls. Whether in winter or summer, how can we resist the appeal of the baroque quarter of Malá Strana and the winding lanes of the Old City with its soul still steeped in the Middle Ages? Yet behind its facades of old, inaccessible to the crowd, this enchanted capital has the art of keeping its secrets. Just like Bohemia and Moravia, that possess a series of small history-laden towns and a lovely countryside to explore. To discover these mysteries is precisely why the authors, who live in Prague and love it, created this book, the result of a two-years survey all over the country. To show the handsomest gothic, renaissance, baroque, art nouveau and cubist interiors of palaces and buildings in Prague. To present scores of castles, among the most beautiful, displaying their gorgeous sequences of drawing-rooms and ballrooms where in the eighteenth century the aristocracy entertained. To tell the stories of these castles, the story of those they inspired, including the emperor Charles IV and Francesco Ferdinando d'Este, Casanova and Metternich. To tell the recent, touching history of the old Czech nobility that in part recovered its properties in the 1990s. Such is the ambition of this book, whose theme had never up to now been exhaustively treated in France.