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Eiffel Tower: the iconic symbol of Paris

The Eiffel Tower is the symbol and the most famous monument in Paris. This tower was built between 1887 and 1889 by the engineer Gustave Eiffel as a temporary structure on the occasion of the 1889 Universal Exposition. The exhibition ...

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Les Halles and the Pompidou Center (Beaubourg) in Paris

Les Halles is a lively and modern area of the French capital, full of life and very popular with young people. Originally, since the twelfth century, the area housed the general markets. Subsequently the markets were enlarged by Napoleon III ...

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La Defense: the modern district of Paris

La Defense is the most important business district in Paris and the largest business center in Europe. It is located in the western part of the city at the end of the axis which, starting from the Louvre in the ...

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Les Invalides in Paris: the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte

The Hôtel des Invalides is a large complex of buildings built between 1671 and 1676, at the behest of Louis XIV, to house the disabled soldiers of his army. This property is located in Paris a short distance from the ...

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Disneyland Paris: the amusement park of Paris

Disneyland Resort Paris is an amusement park located in Marne-la-Vallée, about 30 km east of Paris. This famous park is made up of two Disney theme parks: Disneyland Park (normally called EuroDisney or Disneyland Paris) and Walt Disney Studios. The ...

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Chapel of the Miraculous Medal in Paris

In Paris, at number 140 Rue Du Bac, not far from the Eiffel Tower, there is a shrine. In this Sanctuary there is the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal. It is not very far from the Louvre and can be ...

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Itinerary in Brittany and Normandy: a wild coast

Normandy and Brittany are among the most fascinating regions of northern France. Located a few hundred kilometers from Paris, they are easily accessible from the rest of Europe with the numerous low-cost flights that land at one of the three ...

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The climate of Rouen: when to go to Rouen

The city of Rouen is located in the northern part of France just 50 km from the coast of the English Channel. Due to its proximity to the Atlantic ocean, the city of Rouen is characterized by an Atlantic oceanic ...

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Rouen: the historical capital of Normandy

Rouen is a town of over one hundred thousand inhabitants which is the historical capital of Normandy and the capital of the Seine-Maritime department. The city is located just over 80 km from Le Havre and the English Channel coast ...

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Mont Saint Michel: the abbey of the tides

The Gothic abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, called the “Merveille de l’Occident” (wonder of the west), is located on a granite islet surrounded by sandbanks exposed to powerful tidal forces, near the border between Normandy and Brittany. The islet measures approximately ...

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Normandy: the place where the allies landed

Normandy is a historical region of France. In the past, this region was administratively divided into two regions. Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie) with the capital Rouen and Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie) with the capital Caen. Upper Normandy is made up of two ...

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Pont du Gard: the most beautiful Roman aqueduct in France

The splendid Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard is a truly fascinating work. This masterpiece of Roman engineering is located about 25 km from the city of Nimes and 22 km from Avignon. Uzes the starting point of the ...

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Nimes: splendid Roman monuments

Nimes is a city of about 145,000 inhabitants, the capital of the Gard department, in the new region of Occitania (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon). The city is located 40 km from Avignon and 30 km from Arles, at the foot of the ...

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Carcassonne: a fortified medieval city

Carcassonne, the most beautiful example of military architecture of the Middle Ages in France. This is a small town of about forty-five thousand inhabitants located in the Occitania region (Languedoc-Roussillon) in the Aude department. Located at 90 km south-east of ...

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Languedoc-Roussillon: natural landscapes and historic cities

The French region of Languedoc-Roussillon has now merged into the new region of Occitania. The old region included the French southern coast, along the Mediterranean Sea, between the Rhone delta and the Pyrenees on the border with Spain and Andorra. ...

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Corsica: rugged mountains and wild coasts

Corsica (Corse) is, by size (8,680 km²), the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean sea. This large island is located west of the islands of the Tuscan archipelago (the island of Capraia is located just 30 km from Corsica). While ...

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Chartres: a city rich in art and a splendid Cathedral

Chartres is a town of about forty thousand inhabitants located along the Eure river in north-western France, 95 km south-west of Paris. The city is the capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in the Center-Val de la Loire region. In pre-Roman ...

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Bourges: a majestic Gothic cathedral

Bourges is a town of about seventy-five thousand inhabitants in central France, in the French region of Center-Val de la Loire. Capital of the Cher department, it is located on the Berry Canal, 220 km south of Paris. The city ...

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Loire Valley: the region of the Loire Castles

The Center – Loire Valley is a region of France located in the heart of the country, is located south of Paris, and is made up of the four historic provinces of Orléanais, Berry, Touraine and Anjou. The region is ...

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Brittany: wild coasts, megalithic monuments and castles

Brittany is the westernmost region of France, it occupies a vast peninsula stretching out towards the Atlantic ocean. In the Middle Ages it was an important independent kingdom. The current administrative region does not include the whole territory of the ...

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Nevers: Bernadette’s tomb to which Our Lady appeared

Nevers is a town in central France, in the Burgundy region, in the Nièvre department. Located almost in the center of France, at the confluence of the Nièvre with the Loire, about 260 km south of Paris. The city has ...

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Tournus: one of the most important abbeys in France

Tournus is a small town of about seven thousand inhabitants of central-eastern France. Located in the French region of Burgundy, in the Saône-et-Loire department. The city is located on the bank of the Saone river, in the center of rolling ...

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Autun: imposing Roman remains and a cathedral

Autun is a town of about twenty thousand inhabitants of central-eastern France, in the French region of Burgundy, in the department of Saône-et-Loire. Autun is located on the left bank of the Arroux river, 50 km west of Beaune, and ...

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Burgundy: the region which is the heart of France

Burgundy is a historical region of France, located in the central-eastern part of the country, between the Massif Central and the plain where the Saone (Saône) river flows. The region is the heart of France thanks to its location north ...

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Paris: a city with a unique wealth of monuments

Paris is the capital of France and the capital of the Île-de-France region. The city is crossed by the Seine, and represents the main tourist attraction of France. The city has over two million inhabitants, but its metropolitan area exceeds ...

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Itinerary in Holland and Belgium. One week trip

Travel by car. Itinerary in Holland and Belgium. August 3 Itinerary in Holland and Belgium: ITALY – LUCERNE – STRASBOURG 800 km Today our car itinerary begins that will take us to visit Holland, part of Belgium, Paris and Provence. ...

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Christmas markets: an ancient tradition

Christmas is fast approaching and with it also the traditional activities and events that accompany it. The most important and followed events that take place in the period before Christmas are the so-called Christmas Markets. Nowadays the Christmas markets have ...

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Provence-Alps-French Riviera: lavender, mountains and sea

The French region of Provence-Alps-French Riviera (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) extends in the south-eastern part of France, between the Alps, the Rhone and the Mediterranean Sea. To the east along the Alps it borders with Italy, to the north it borders with ...

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The climate of French Riviera: when to go to the Côte d’Azur

The French Riviera or Côte d’Azur is part of France‘s Mediterranean coastal region that stretches from the border with Italy to the city of Toulon. The French Riviera or Côte d’Azur is known worldwide for its mild climate, typically Mediterranean, ...

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The climate of Provence: when to go to Provence

Provence is located in the so-called Mediterranean France and has a mild climate which is strongly influenced by the sea. Provence, in fact, enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with well-marked seasons: the region has in fact two dry seasons – a short one at ...

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