#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

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    Distinctive architecture

    France is brimming with treasures from ages past… Evidence of this past lies in the aspects of French built heritage that can be admired and visited… and much more besides! Make France’s architectural heritage come alive.


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    A yearning for culture

    Whether perfectly obvious or more subtle, culture is everywhere: along the corridor of the Gallo-Roman Vesunna Museum in Périgueux, in the enamel smoothing techniques used by artisan-artists at the Manufacture des Emaux in Longwy…

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    Gastronomic discoveries

    It’s impossible to discuss French-style art de vie without mentioning local gastronomy. There’s always a new flavour to try.

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    Nature notes

    Nature in the city? Trips along the waterways and cycling routes, a little stroll in a local park…Nature lovers are spoilt for choice!

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#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Beaucaire, a land bathed in sunlight

Situated along the Via Domitia, between Italy and Spain, the town has always been a crossing point.…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Besançon; "Backward turn oh time in your flight"

Not (only) because this town is the historic cradle of French clock-making! Delicately set amid the…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Calais, the city of lace…and now of the dragon!

This is one of those cities that have risen like a phoenix. The city where they produce lace like…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Charleville-Mézières and Sedan, two towns with…

Charleville-Mézières and Sedan! Two Ardennes towns that for many years have been set apart are…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Dax, the heart of the South-West

An oval ball, a bull and a thermal bath? Dax! But that’s not all; there’s heritage also. From the…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Figeac, the jewel of medieval France

Attention: solid gold nugget! Figeac has nearly 10,000 inhabitants, 27 historic monuments and a…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Langres, the most beautiful fortified town in…

Perched on its rocky outcrop, as if cut off from the rest of the world, Langres bustles around the…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Le Havre, the brilliant renewal of an old martyr

Razed to the ground by British bombers in 1944, the city centre has been totally rebuilt. The…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Lectoure, the Pearl of Gascony

Lectoure lies in the heart of Gascony and of a gently undulating countryside with the airs of a…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Longwy : beetween land of history, arts of fire…

You have to see it to believe it! In Longwy, just a short hop from Luxemburg in Lorraine, the…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Lunéville, Royal Lorraine

Lunéville in three words? A monument: the château; A personality: Stanislas Leszczyński; An object:…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Moulins, in the heart of France

« Nourished » by the River Allier, the capital of the Bourbons can be proud of its heritage. It’s…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Périgueux, the beating heart

You can’t help but love Périgueux! It could be because of its architectural and natural heritage:…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Pézenas, the illustrious town of Molière

Pézenas: 8,000 inhabitants, 39 historic monuments, 1 defining figure: Molière. That ought to be…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, in the heart of nature

In turn an episcopal, industrial and martyr town, Saint-Dié has managed to survive by proudly…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Saint-Jean-d’Angély, a beautiful detour in France

You only have to stroll for a few minutes through this pretty Charente town to understand the rich…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Saint-Pierre de la Martinique, the jewel of the…

In Martinique, beautiful beaches are not unusual and neither are towns with a rich past.…

#RemarkableFrance: 19 treasures of French heritage

Troyes, the city of a thousand colours

It’s difficult to describe Troyes in just a few lines because it has so much to offer! In fact, you…