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Rochefort-en-Terre
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Rochefort-en-Terre

Rochefort-en-Terre is a commune in the Morbihan department of the region of Brittany in northwestern France. The commune that is located high above the river Arz is home to approximately 700 people who are called Rochefortais in French. However, one of its greatest pioneers was an American painter called Alfred […]

Phare du Petit Minou
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Phare du Petit Minou

The Phare du Petit Minou is a lighthouse in the commune of Plouzané in the region of Brittany in northwestern France. Built in 1848 west of the city of Brest it shows the safe route for ships through the Strait of Brest. It furthermore has a red signal that indicates […]

Plougrescant
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Plougrescant

Plougrescant is a commune in the region of Brittany, France. It is Brittany’s northernmost point and home to over 1.300 people. Its most famous building is called “Castel Meur”. Castel Meur is also known as “La Maison du Gouffre” which translates as the house of maw. The house between the […]

Fort la Latte
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Cap Fréhel

Cap Fréhel is a small peninsula in Côtes-d’Armor in the northern Brittany part of France. The peninsula extends off the Côte d’Émeraude into the Golfe de Saint-Malo. The only buildings on Cap Fréhel are two lighthouses, one from the 17th century and another one from the 20th century. The next […]

Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel is an island in Normandy, France. Located one kilometre off the country’s northwestern coast, it has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and in the 8th century, it became the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The mont even remained unconquered during the Hundred Years’ […]

Vitré
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Vitré

The site where the city of Vitré can be found today was already occupied during Gallo-Roman times. Therefore its name comes from the Gallo-Roman name “Victor” or “Victrix”, after the owner of a farm back then. From the 13th century on, Vitré was a fortified city. In the 19th century, […]

Blois
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Blois

Blois is a city in Central France that is situated next to the Loire River between the cities of Orléans and Tours. First mentioned in the 6th century, it gained some notability in the 9th century when it became the seat of a powerful countship known as Blesum Castrum. Point […]

Château de Chambord
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Château de Chambord

Located in the Loire Valley in Central France, the Château de Chambord was built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I. Built between 1519 and 1547 it is thanks to its French Renaissance architecture one of the most recognisable châteaus in the world. Overall there are 426 rooms […]

Toul cathedral
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Toul

Toul is a commune in the Meurthe-et-moselle department in north-eastern France and is home to over 16.000 people. In its ancient days, it was called Tullum Leucorum and was the capital of the Gaulish tribe of the Leuci. The stone ramparts and Toul cathedral are decisive for the appearance of […]