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Paris, France

3 nights Wed. Apr 01-Sat. Apr 04

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Fontainebleau, France

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Epernay, France

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Reims, France

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Amiens, France

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Rouen, France

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Honfleur, France

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Caen, France

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Arromanches-les-Bains, France

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Bayeux, France

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Mont Saint Michel, France

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St. Malo, France

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Rennes, France

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Nantes, France

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Usseau, France

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Bordeaux, France

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St. Emilion, France

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Sarlat la Caneda, France

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Limoges, France

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Saumur, France

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Angers, France

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Villandry, France

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Tours, France

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Amboise, France

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Chenonceaux, France

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Blois, France

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Chambord, France

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Orleans, France

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Giverny, France

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Paris, France

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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Untitled
  • Sacre-Coeur
  • Place des Vosges
  • Latin Quarter
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
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  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
  • Lac Daumesnil
  • Fontaines
  • Rodin Museum building
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  • Château de Chantilly - 24-12-2007 - 15h44
  • Notre Dame
  • 295 Paris - place Vendome
  • The Catacombs
  • Île St. Louis
  • Le cyclop de Jean Tinguely
  • IMG_3707_DxO
   
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nightsWed. Apr 01 - Sat. Apr 04

The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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Things to do in and around Fontainebleau

  • Fontainebleau, Paris
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  • Fontainebleau
  • La cour du cheval blanc (Château de Fontainebleau)
  • Grand Salon of Appartements Napoleon III
  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Fontainebleau town
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
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  • Le cyclop de Jean Tinguely
   
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Fontainebleau

France, Ile-De-France region

NatureSmall townsCultureHistoric2 nightsSat. Apr 04 - Mon. Apr 06

This small town is dominated by its massive castle and amazing forest, and is a popular weekend destination for Parisians.

Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Fontainebleau is renowned for the large and scenic forest of Fontainebleau, a favorite weekend getaway for Parisians, as well as for the historical chateau de Fontainebleau, which once belonged to the kings of France.
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Things to do in and around Epernay

  • Champagne
  • Moet
  • 0810 Aramgah-e-Hafez Shiraz - 04
  • Les bouteilles oubliées
  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Les faux de Verzy © Carmen Moya 2012
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  • 0MB_5705
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
   
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Epernay

France, Champagne-Ardenne region

Small townsFood2 nightsMon. Apr 06 - Wed. Apr 08

Surrounded by vineyards, Epernay is the Capital of Champagne and a good base to explore the Marne Valley.

Epernay is a commune in the Marne department in northern France. The town sits on the left bank of the Marne at the extremity of the Cubry valley which crosses it. In the central and oldest quarter of the town, the streets are narrow and irregular; the surrounding suburbs, however, are modern and more spacious. One of its churches retains a portal and stained-glass windows from the sixteenth century, but the other public buildings are of modern construction. The most famous street in Epernay is the Avenue de Champagne which features the leading Champagne manufacturers.
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Things to do in and around Reims

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  • Reims - Place Royale
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  • Palais du Tau
  • Basilique St Rémi Reims
  • Les faux de Verzy © Carmen Moya 2012
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Reims

France, Champagne-Ardenne region

FoodHistoricCulture1 nightWed. Apr 08 - Thu. Apr 09

Rich in traditions, Reims has also become a modern and dynamic metropolis full of history and excellent cuisine.

Reims, is a city in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. The principal squares of Reims include the Place Royale, with a statue of Louis XV, and the Place Cardinal-Lucon, with an equestrian statue of Joan of Arc. The Rue de Vesle, the main commercial street (continued under other names), traverses the city from southwest to northeast, passing through the Place Royale. Restaurants and bars are concentrated around Place Drouet d'Erlon in the city center. The oldest monument in Reims, the Porte de Mars ("Mars Gate", so called from a temple to Mars in the neighborhood), a triumphal arch 108 feet in length by 43 in height, consists of three archways flanked by columns.
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Things to do in and around Amiens

  • Quaie Belu ( la Somme) Amiens
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  • Notre Dame d'Amiens
  • Mill Dene Garden, Blockley, Cotswolds
  • Tombe de Jules Verne
  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
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  • Picardy Museum, Amiens
  • Amiens quartier St Leu (6)
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  • Roubaix: Musée de la Piscine
   
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Amiens

France, Picardy region

HistoricFoodNight lifeCulture1 nightThu. Apr 09 - Fri. Apr 10

Known for Notre Dame Cathedral, charming canals, and superb cuisine, Amiens is the incarnation of Picardy.

Amiens is a city and commune in northern France. Amiens Cathedral, the tallest of the large, classic, Gothic churches of the 13th century and the largest in France of its kind, is a World Heritage Site. The author Jules Verne lived in Amiens from 1871 until his death in 1905. During December, the town hosts the largest Christmas market in northern France. Amiens is known for a few local foods, including "macarons d'Amiens", almond paste biscuits; "tuiles amienoises", chocolate and orange curved biscuits; "pate de canard d'Amiens", duck pate in pastry; "la ficelle Picarde", an oven-baked cheese-topped crepe; and "flamiche aux poireaux", a puff pastry tart made with leeks and cream.
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Things to do in and around Rouen

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  • Dimanche
  • Rouen Cathedral
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, 2005
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  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Water pots from the large cistern, ancient Aiane
  • Ferronerie
  • Rouen Court house
  • Eglise Saint Maclou
  • Étretat Cliffs 2
  • Yachts in Trouville
   
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Rouen

France, Normandy region

HistoricCultureFoodNight life1 nightFri. Apr 10 - Sat. Apr 11

In this beautiful city, you will enjoy a remarkable historic center, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and excellent museums.

Rouen, in northern France on the River Seine, is the historic capital city of Normandy. Rouen is known for its Notre Dame cathedral, with its Tour de Beurre (butter tower) financed by the sale of indulgences for the consumption of butter during Lent. The cathedral's gothic facade (completed in the 16th century) was the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet, some of which are exhibited in the Musקe d'Orsay in Paris. Other famous structures include Rouen Castle, whose keep is known as the tour Jeanne d'Arc, where Joan of Arc was brought in 1431 to be threatened with torture; the Church of Saint Ouen (12th–15th century), and more.
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Things to do in and around Honfleur

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  • Portal Honfleur Old Arch
  • Colours of the Venetian Port
  • Honfleur, Normandy, France
  • Pont de Normandie
  • American Cemetery in Colleville
  • Étretat Cliffs 2
  • Old and New Buildings in Caen
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
   
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Honfleur

France, Normandy region

Small townsBeachesCultureFoodActive1 nightSat. Apr 11 - Sun. Apr 12

Home to the Normandy Bridge, this small town offers beautiful landscapes, timbered houses, and a bell tower.

Honfleur is a commune in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind, forming the ecole de Honfleur which contributed to the appearance of the Impressionist movement. The Sainte-Catherine church, which has a bell tower separate from the principal building, is the largest church made out of wood in France.
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Things to do in and around Caen

  • Old and New Buildings in Caen
  • Place Saint-Martin
  • 370. Impressionnisme
  • Saint Trophime Church - Place de la Republique, Arles - triumphal arch - - The Last Judgement
  • Caen in Bermuda (1) (Bermuda Cathedral)
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
  • American Cemetery in Colleville
  • Étretat Cliffs 2
  • Omaha Beach
  • Yachts in Trouville
  • Low Tide
   
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Caen

France, Normandy region

HistoricCultureFood2 nightsSun. Apr 12 - Tue. Apr 14

This proud city steeped in history and culture is an excellent base from which to discover Normandy.

Caen is a commune in northwestern France. It is located 15 km inland from the English Channel. Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen, heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
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Things to do in and around Arromanches-les-Bains

  • Rue montante
  • Un Village Francais
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
  • American Cemetery in Colleville
  • Étretat Cliffs 2
  • Old and New Buildings in Caen
   
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Arromanches-les-Bains

France

1 nightTue. Apr 14 - Wed. Apr 15

A destination in France frequented by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Bayeux

  • Bayeux.
  • Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux
  • Bayeux Street at Dusk
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux
  • Bayeux (2)
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
  • American Cemetery in Colleville
  • Mark IV Churchill Crocodile
  • Low Tide
  • Old and New Buildings in Caen
   
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Bayeux

France, Normandy region

Small townsHistoric1 nightWed. Apr 15 - Thu. Apr 16

Renowned for its world-class tapestry, this small town has a long history and some interesting landmarks.

Bayeux is a commune in Normandy in northwestern France. Bayeux is a major tourist attraction, best known to British and French visitors for the Bayeux tapestry, made to commemorate events in the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Jardin botanique de Bayeux is a botanical garden dating from 1864.
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Things to do in and around Mont Saint Michel

  • Low Tide
  • Abbey Mont Saint-Michel (109)
  • Mont Saint Michel
  • Entrance to Saint-Pierre church, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
  • St Malo
  • American Cemetery in Colleville
  • BZH07 583 080907 35ST-MALO La Plage
  • Sentier de La Bastide - Solages
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Mont Saint Michel

France, Normandy region

Small townsHistoric2 nightsThu. Apr 16 - Sat. Apr 18

One of France's most recognisable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France which has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8C AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers. One of France's most recognizable landmarks, visited by more than 3 million people each year, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
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Things to do in and around St. Malo

  • St Malo
  • St Malo
  • St. Malo View
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  • Saint Malo 2012-05-31-13
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
  • Low Tide
  • Castle
  • grand aquarium at enosui
  • BZH07 583 080907 35ST-MALO La Plage
   
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St. Malo

France, Brittany region

Small townsBeachesHistoricCultureFood1 nightSat. Apr 18 - Sun. Apr 19

This once well-fortified city is now a popular seaside resort, offering all the relaxation and excellent cuisine you could want.

Saint-Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. Today it is a major tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive building. Now inseparably attached to the mainland, Saint-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany. Sites of interest include: The walled city (La Ville Intra-Muros); The chateau of Saint-Malo, part of which is now the town museum; The Solidor Tower in Saint-Servan is a 14th-century building that holds a collection tracing the history of voyages around Cape Horn; And more.
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Things to do in and around Rennes

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  • Rennes
  • Rennes - Thabor - 3
  • Façade Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes
  • Rijssellberghe
  • St Malo
  • Cascade de l'Eventail
  • Rennes, Palais du parlement de Bretagne
  • Low Tide
  • Ile Aux Moines in the gulf of #morbihan #brittany #france/ 15 September 2013
  • Sentier de La Bastide - Solages
  • BZH07 583 080907 35ST-MALO La Plage
   
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Rennes

France, Brittany region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nightsSun. Apr 19 - Tue. Apr 21

This regional capital of Brittany is culturally elegant and dynamic, while retaining its Medieval charm.

Rennes is a city in the east of Brittany in northwestern France. Rennes is classified as a city of art and history. The historic center is located on the former plan of the ramparts. There is a difference between the northern city center and the southern city center due to the 1720 fire, which destroyed most of the timber framed houses in the northern part of the city. The rebuilding was done in stone, on a grid plan. Due to the presence of the parlement de Bretagne, many "hotels particuliers" were built in the northern part, the richest in the 18th century. Most of the monuments historiques can be found there.
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Things to do in and around Nantes

  • Nantes, Nord Est
  • Galerie des machines
  • Château des Ducs de Bretagne
  • Le musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes
  • Centre ville
  • Ile Aux Moines in the gulf of #morbihan #brittany #france/ 15 September 2013
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  • Cour intérieure du château des ducs de Bretagne (Nantes)
  • Expo-dossier : Afrique du Sud, l'autre payse de la Préhistoire
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  • Chapelle des Geeks ( vue du coté Saint Jean-de-Boisseau)
  • La Baule
  • Château De Serrant
   
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Nantes

France, Pays De La Loire region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsTue. Apr 21 - Thu. Apr 23

This modern city has a fascinating history, combined with beautiful architecture and excellent cuisine.

Nantes is a city in West France, located on the Loire River, 50 km from the Atlantic coast. Nantes is the capital city of the Pays de la Loire region and the Loire-Atlantique departement, and it is the largest city in traditional Brittany and in the whole Grand-Ouest (northwestern France). Bouffay district, with its place Bouffay is the city's medieval and oldest district close to the castle and the cathedral. Nantes has many Catholic churches, among which the most famous are: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul (colloquially called "Cathedrale Saint-Pierre"). Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon-Port (also known as Basilica of Saint-Louis).
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Things to do in and around Usseau

  • Rue montante
  • Un Village Francais
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  • Poitiers
  • Bourcefranc le chapus, le fort louvois
  • PANORAMA ANGOULEME
  • Montreuil-Bellay, le château
  • Saïmiri (Vallée des singes)
   
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Usseau

France

2 nightsThu. Apr 23 - Sat. Apr 25

A destination in France frequented by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux
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  • Le Grand-Théâtre, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France.
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  • HDRI Lacanau Beach (France)
  • Windamic
  • Saint-Émilion, France
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  • 022a Decorative Arts museum
  • Musée d'Aquitaine - Bordeaux
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  • PANORAMA ANGOULEME
   
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Bordeaux

France, Aquitaine region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life1 nightSat. Apr 25 - Sun. Apr 26

Half of this city is UNESCO listed, it also offers great dining and nightlife options for the millions who visit annually.

Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. The city's titles are "La Perle d'Aquitaine" (The Pearl of Aquitaine), and "La Belle Endormie" (Sleeping Beauty) in reference to the old center which had black walls due to pollution. Nowadays, this is not the case. In fact, a part of the city, Le Port de La Lune, was almost completely renovated. Bordeaux is the city which has the highest number of preserved historical buildings in France, except for Paris. Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.
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Things to do in and around St. Emilion

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  • Monolithic church
  • Cordeliers Cloister
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  • Dominance / submission *
  • Bordeaux
  • Ross Castle, Killarney National Park, Kerry, Ireland.
  • Windamic
  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
  • Lascaux II - Hall of The Bulls (with a bear)
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St. Emilion

France, Aquitaine region

FoodSmall townsHistoric2 nightsSun. Apr 26 - Tue. Apr 28

This town, surrounded by vineyards, offers great wine, in addition to superb Medieval structures connected by charming narrow streets.

Saint-Emilion is a commune in southwestern France. Saint-Emilion's history goes back to prehistoric times and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. Saint-Emilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Medoc, Graves and Pomerol. The region is much smaller than the Medoc and adjoins Pomerol. As in Pomerol and the other appellations on the right bank of the Gironde, the primary grape varieties used are the Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with relatively small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon also being used by some chateaux.
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Things to do in and around Sarlat la Caneda

  • P1000242 Sarlat-la-Canéda, maisons vues de la tour de l'ancienne église Sainte-Marie
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda. France.
  • Montignac accross the River Vézère
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  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
  • Lascaux II - Hall of The Bulls (with a bear)
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  • Le château médiéval de Castelnaud
  • Rocamadour
   
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Sarlat la Caneda

France, Aquitaine region

HistoricSmall townsFoodCulture2 nightsTue. Apr 28 - Thu. Apr 30

This Medieval town is known for its great restaurants, where you can find the best truffles and foie gras in the region.

Sarlat-la-Caneda, or simply Sarlat, is a commune in southwestern France. Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos. Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. The center of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
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Things to do in and around Limoges

  • Limoges from cathedral gardens
  • Historic Quarter
  • Cathedral gardens
  • Triptych with scenes from the life of Saint John the Baptist attributed to Martin Didier Pape French Limoges 1580 Enamel on copper (1)
  • Cathédrale
  • Dominance / submission *
  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
  • Gare de Limoges Bénédictins II
  • Limoges (87) - Musée National Adrien Dubouché
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  • H22 Limoges musée de la Résistance
  • Lascaux II - Hall of The Bulls (with a bear)
  • Les ruines des Tours de Chalucet
   
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Limoges

France, Limousin region

FoodHistoric1 nightThu. Apr 30 - Fri. May 01

Known for its famous porcelain production, this lovely town also offers medieval architecture, fascinating museums, and green parks.

Limoges is known for its medieval and Renaissance enamels (Limoges enamels) on copper, for its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain) and for its oak barrels which are used for Cognac production. Main sights include : The Crypt of Saint Martial, 10th century, including the tomb of the bishop who evangelized the city. It was discovered in the 1960's while building an underground parking lot (place de la republique). Remains of the Gallo-Roman amphitheater, one of the largest in ancient Gaul. The Gothic Limoges Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Etienne de Limoges), begun in 1273 and only finished in 1888. It is noted for a fine loft built in 1534 and for the partly octagonal bell tower.
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Things to do in and around Saumur

  • Saumur
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  • Happy Horse
  • Kayak sur la Loire, de Chaumont à Saumur.
  • 34. Château de Villandry
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • Écorché Model Of A Horse
  • Musée des Blindés (Tank Museum), Saumur
  • Chateau de Langeais, France
  • 2012-09-05 La Loire à Vélo 392
   
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Saumur

France, Pays De La Loire region

Small townsFoodNatureCultureNight life1 nightFri. May 01 - Sat. May 02

This beautiful town is renowned for its French cavalry center, excellent wine, and lovely historic center.

Saumur is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. The historic town is located between the Loire and Thouet rivers, and is surrounded by the vineyards of Saumur itself, Chinon, Bourgueil, Coteaux du Layon, etc. which produce some of France's finest wines. Saumur is home to the Cadre Noir, the Ecole Nationale d'Equitation (National School of Horsemanship), known for its annual horse shows, as well as the Armored Branch and Cavalry Training School, the officer school for armored forces (tanks). There is the national tank museum, the Musee des Blindes, with more than 850 armored vehicles, wheeled or tracked. Most of them are from France, though some come from other countries.
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Things to do in and around Angers

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  • Angers (Maine-et-Loire)
  • Logis Pincé. Musée. Angers
  • Paris-Petit Palais (4)
  • 34. Château de Villandry
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  • Dragon Fights the Servants of God Tapestry of Apocalypse
  • Chateau de Langeais, France
  • Saumur
   
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Angers

France, Pays De La Loire region

HistoricCultureFoodNight life1 nightSat. May 02 - Sun. May 03

This lively city is full of architectural treasures from the Renaissance era, as well as numerous parks and gardens.

Angers is a city in western France. Angers is the historical capital of Anjou and was for centuries an important stronghold in northwestern France. It is the cradle of the Plantagenet dynasty and was during the reign of Rene of Anjou one of the intellectual centers of Europe. Angers enjoys a rich cultural life, made possible by its universities and museums. The old medieval center is still dominated by the massive chateau of the Plantagenets, home of the Apocalypse Tapestry, the biggest medieval tapestry ensemble in the world. Angers is also both at the edge of the Val de Loire, a World Heritage Site, and the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park.
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Things to do in and around Villandry

  • Rue montante
  • Un Village Francais
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • 34. Château de Villandry
  • Château de chaumont sur Loire
  • Chateau de Langeais, France
   
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Villandry

France

1 nightSun. May 03 - Mon. May 04

A destination in France frequented by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Tours

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  • St. Nicholas Cathedral
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  • Château de Chenonceau
  • 34. Château de Villandry
  • Back of St-Gatien Cathedral in Tours, France
  • Château de chaumont sur Loire
  • Chateau de Langeais, France
  • Chambord (variation 1)
  • Château de Valençay
   
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Tours

France, Centre region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nightsMon. May 04 - Wed. May 06

This pedestrian-friendly city known as "the Garden of France", has numerous parks, impressive museums, and an excellent historic district.

Tours is a city in central France. It stands on the lower reaches of the river Loire. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection of its local spoken French, and the Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the Paris–Tours road bicycle race. Tours is famous for its original medieval district, called le Vieux Tours. Unique to the Old City are its preserved half-timbered buildings and la Place Plumereau, a square with busy pubs and restaurants, whose open-air tables fill the center of the square. The Boulevard Beranger crosses the Rue Nationale at the Place Jean-Jaures and is the location of weekly markets and fairs.
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Things to do in and around Amboise

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  • Le Château d'Amboise
  • Le Château du Clos Lucé à Amboise
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  • Château de Chenonceau
  • 34. Château de Villandry
  • Hotel de Ville, Amboise (Morin Hotel)
  • Chambord (variation 1)
  • Château de Valençay
   
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Amboise

France, Centre region

Small townsHistoricCultureFood1 nightWed. May 06 - Thu. May 07

This town, home to da Vinci in his later years, still shows an Italian Renaissance influences with its royal castle and gardens.

Amboise is a commune in central France. It lies on the banks of the Loire River, east of Tours. Today a small market town, it was once home of the French royal court. The town of Amboise is also only about 18 kilometres (11 mi) away from the historic Chateau de Chenonceau, situated on the Cher River near the small village of Chenonceaux. The city is famous for the Clos Luce manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived (and ultimately died) at the invitation of King Francis I of France, whose Chateau d'Amboise, which dominates the town, is located just 500 m (1,640 feet) away. The narrow streets contain some good examples of timbered housing.
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Things to do in and around Chenonceaux

  • Rue montante
  • Un Village Francais
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • 34. Château de Villandry
  • Chambord (variation 1)
  • Château de Valençay
   
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Chenonceaux

France

1 nightThu. May 07 - Fri. May 08

A destination in France frequented by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Blois

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  • Château de Chenonceau
  • 34. Château de Villandry
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  • Chambord (variation 1)
   
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Blois

France, Centre region

Small townsHistoricCultureFood1 nightFri. May 08 - Sat. May 09

Blois offers many sights from the middle ages, making it a rewarding visit for its historical richness.

Blois is a city & the capital of Loir-et-Cher department in central France, situated on the banks of the lower river Loire. The Chateau de Blois, a Renaissance chateau once occupied by King Louis XII, is located in the center of the city, and an 18th-century stone bridge spans the Loire. As Blois is built on a pair of steep hills, winding and steep pathways run through the city, culminating in long staircases at various points.
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Things to do in and around Chambord

  • Rue montante
  • Un Village Francais
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • 34. Château de Villandry
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  • Chambord (variation 1)
   
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Chambord

France

1 nightSat. May 09 - Sun. May 10

A destination in France frequented by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Orleans

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  • Parc Floral de la Source
  • Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans 2
  • Campagne Européenne 2009
  • Paris-Petit Palais (4)
  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • Maison à Colombages, Orleans-- Maison de Jeanne d'Arc!
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  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Chambord (variation 1)
   
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Orleans

France, Centre region

CultureFoodNight life1 nightSun. May 10 - Mon. May 11

Considered the capital of the Centre region, this city is excellent for lovers of history and quality dining.

Orleans is a city in north-central France. Orleans is located in the northern bend of the Loire, which crosses from east to west. Orleans belongs to the vallee de la Loire sector between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire, which was in 2000 inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city offers many sights, including the Gallo-Roman town-wall on the north side of the cathedral (4th century AD) and along the rue de la Tour-Neuve; The Hotel Groslot, built between 1550 and 1555; Many historical houses and mansions can still be admired in the city center which is one of the largest in France due to the great importance of the city until the 20th century.
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Things to do in and around Giverny

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  • Claude Monet's Home
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  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
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Giverny

France, Normandy region

NatureCulture1 nightMon. May 11 - Tue. May 12

This tiny and peaceful village is rich in art, as many artists took the cue of Monet, who lived here for almost 45 years.

Giverny is a commune in northern France. It is best known as the location of Claude Monet's garden and home. Claude Monet's property at Giverny (house and gardens), left by his son to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1966, became a Museum opened to public visit in 1980 after completion of large-scale restoration work: the huge Nymphea's studio was restored and the precious collection of Japanese engravings was displayed in several rooms, hung in the manner chosen by the master himself. The other main attraction of the village is the Museum of Impressionism Giverny, dedicated to the history of impressionism and its continuation in the Giverny art colony and along the valley of the river Seine.
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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
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  • Place des Vosges
  • Latin Quarter
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 nightTue. May 12 - Wed. May 13

The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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