The Douaumont Ossuary: Memorial of the Battle of Verdun

A few days before the Armistice of November 11, 1918, I propose you discover a place of memory in Lorraine: the Douaumont Ossuary. Located a few kilometres from ... lire plus !

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Discover 25 Most Important Landmarks of Paris

For many visitors, Paris is known as the City of Light or the City of Love. Additionally, another nickname for Paris could well be the City of Art. ... lire plus !

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The 40 most beautiful fortified city gates of Alsace

They are part of the Alsatian landscape and give access to the historical centre of several villages and cities of the region. The city gates of Alsace contribute to ... lire plus !

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The Most Beautiful Renaissance Houses in Alsace

Alsace is full of heritage treasures. The province has produced some of the most daring and sophisticated architecture of the German Renaissance: Romanesque and Gothic churches, great cathedrals, ... lire plus !

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How the Eiffel Tower was saved from destruction

The City of Paris gave Gustave Eiffel a concession that allowed the tower to stand for 20 years until 1909. That year, the ownership would revert to the ... lire plus !

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The Best Gothic Art Books to Understand French Churches

When you want to understand the features of a Gothic cathedral or church, you can find a lot of information on the web. However, there are two reasons ... lire plus !

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Arc Héré, the triumphal arch of Nancy

You’ve certainly heard of Paris’ grand Arc de Triomphe. In the Lorraine city of Nancy is another triumphal arch worth mentioning. It might be much smaller that the Parisian monument. ... lire plus !

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Discover the old Ivry windmill near Paris

Ivry-sur-Seine does not rank amongst my favourite destinations in the Paris region. I knew of a beautiful windmill over there but always preferred to wander in the streets ... lire plus !

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What to know about Palais Bourbon, Paris

Palais Bourbon is located in the 7th arrondissement in Paris. It is facing the Place de la Concorde and its façade echoes that of the church of the Madeleine. It is is ... lire plus !

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Top 10 things to know about the Élysée Palace in Paris

The Élysée Palace, situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, is the official residence of the French President. This powerful symbol of the Republic was built in the ... lire plus !

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