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The Devil's Island is the most dreaded prison in the world. It is said to be inescapable and has housed the most dangerous inmates.
Published by A. Smith 80 months ago in France | +12 votes | 17 comments
It would be a mistake to believe that the Châteaux on the Loire offer a certain unity in style and appearance.
Published by Francois Hagnere 89 months ago in France | +26 votes | 16 comments
Captain Haddock's residence in the Adventures of Tintin is in fact a famous château on the Loire Valley.
Published by Francois Hagnere 95 months ago in France | +14 votes | 15 comments
In Bourbon-Lancy old medieval sectors and new areas match in a vision to harmonize the useful and the pleasant.
Published by Francois Hagnere 89 months ago in France | +18 votes | 14 comments
Charleville-Mézières is an original and novating example of 17th century town planning compared with the other creations of the time. It is not a city straight as a bowstring with a symmetrical grid plan, nor a fortress-city. Six squares defined six sectors: The Place Ducale in the centre with on the West side, the palace and on the other three sides, the pavilions we can still see today. The famous poet Arthur Rimbaud was born here, a visit to his museum is a must.
Published by Francois Hagnere 67 months ago in France | +16 votes | 13 comments
Discover the history of Champagne, the world's famous wine from France.
Published by Francois Hagnere 93 months ago in France | +13 votes | 13 comments
Around 1900, it was here that Picasso painted his Demoiselles d'Avignon and, with Van Dongen, Braque and Juan Gris, introduced the world to Cubism. Toulouse-Lautrec immortalized the spirit of the era in paintings of countless cabarets, circuses, danse halls, cafés and restaurants. The observant visitor will recapture in Montmartre the charm of this by-gone era.
Published by Francois Hagnere 68 months ago in France | +13 votes | 12 comments
Chambord is one of the best known Châteaux on the Loire, but do you know everything on this gem of the French Renaissance?
Published by Francois Hagnere 92 months ago in France | +13 votes | 12 comments
The Valley of Marvels is located in the Mercantour Park in the French southern department of Alpes Maritimes. It is very famous for its enigmatic petroglyphs discovered in the 17th century and still carefully studied today. Discover what led the men of the Bronze Age to engrave those mysterious signs.
Published by Francois Hagnere 68 months ago in France | +10 votes | 11 comments
The palace of Versailles reflects the royal grandeur and glorifies Louis XIV through symbols and allegories.
Published by Francois Hagnere 93 months ago in France | +8 votes | 11 comments
Just which famous designer lives in the Palais Bulles? The Palace of Bubbles is an incredible piece of architecture which has to be seen to be believed!
Published by Aunty Ann 80 months ago in France | +14 votes | 10 comments
The palace of Louis XIV is highly symbolic and includes clues to understand the role of the King of France.
Published by Francois Hagnere 93 months ago in France | +9 votes | 10 comments
It was long the abode of fabulous beasts and craggy-browed peasants. Auvergne was a lost land where muleteers could never quite suppress a shudder, for wolves prowled these sunken lanes, spine-chilling legends became shrouded in swirling twilight mists, while the maze-like forest was apt to devour those who ventured beyond its fringes. The rough-hewn yet subtle land also harbours some strangely sophisticated spots, such as the Château de La Bastie d'Urfé where in a rustic setting, Greek my...
Published by Francois Hagnere 65 months ago in France | +12 votes | 9 comments
Lying around the Panthéon and the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Latin Quarter is one of the oldest part of Paris. The world-known Sorbonne University is in this area, with many historical buildings such as the Palace of the Luxembourg, housing the Senate of the French Republic, and the famous Cluny Museum. Chic cafés are also found on the Boulevards of the Latin Quarter.
Published by Francois Hagnere 68 months ago in France | +8 votes | 9 comments
Atop a hill, the silhouette of Laon cathedral with its extraordinary towers, can be seen from very far. It had a great influence on many other churches.
Published by Francois Hagnere 92 months ago in France | +20 votes | 9 comments
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