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Vitré
Europe, France, Places

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 […]

Reims
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Reims

Reims is a city in the Grand Est region of France and is called home from over 182.000 people. Founded by the Gauls – a group of Celtic people – around 80 BC, the city of Reims was conquered by Julius Caesar two decades later. One of its most iconic […]

Castle of Sully-sur-Loire
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Castle of Sully-sur-Loire

The Castle of Sully-sur-Loire is located in the commune of Sully-sur-Loire in the Loiret department in north-central France. While the first stone was laid in 1102, its main parts were built in two phases of construction. That bailey yard, enclosed within its walls and corner towers, was built along with […]

Nancy
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Nancy

Over 104.000 people call the city of Nancy, which is the capital of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department, their home. Located in north-eastern France, it is world-renowned for its well-preserved 18th-century architecture and place Stanislas, place de la Carrière and place d’Alliance are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of it. […]

Metz
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Metz

Metz is a city in northeast France that has a 3.000-year-history and is home to over 119.000 people. Located at the confluence of the Moselle – which continues to the Moselle Valley – and the Seille rivers, it is the capital of the region of Lorraine and the department of […]

Mullerthal
Europe, Luxembourg, Places

Mullerthal

The Mullerthal region in Luxembourg is also known as “Luxembourg’s little Switzerland” because of its hilly landscape that reminds many people of Switzerland. The capital of Mullerthal is Eternach, which is the oldest city in Luxembourg. Other points of interest are for example the Castle of Beaufort and the market […]