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Château de Marqueyssac
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Château de Marqueyssac

The Château de Marqueyssac is a château in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France, that was built in the 17th century. The reason why it is so famous and visited by many tourists every year is not the château itself, but its overwhelming gardens. In the 1860s the lord […]

Beynac-et-Cazenac
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Beynac-et-Cazenac

Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village that is located in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France. It is home to a beautiful château and over 500 people. Situated next to the Dordogne river it is also part of the Tour de France, one of the most cycling races in the world, […]

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is known as the world capital of prehistory. The reason, therefore, is that several prehistoric sites were found there. Many of them are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Examples for the sites in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil are the “Abri de Cor-Magnon” – the site where the Cro-Magnon was […]

Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a port city in southwestern France and is home to over 250.000 people. It is also the centre of the region where the famous Bordeaux wine is produced, though, there is no wine production within the city boundaries. Most of the wine produced in the area is red, […]

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’ […]