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PARIS -
THE EIFFEL TOWER: CONSTRUCTED IN 1889, FOR THE WORLD FAIR.
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS: THE NATION'S PARISH CHURCH WITH A
CENTRAL ROSE WINDOW.
THE LOUVRE: ONE OF LARGEST MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD. HOME TO
THE FAMOUS MONA LISA.
CHAMPS-ELYSEES: THE MOST CELEBRATED AVENUE IN THE WORLD.
ARC DE TRIOMPHE: NAPOLEON'S TRIUMPHAL ARCH, COMMEMORATING
THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER.
BEAUBOURG: A PUBLIC LIBRARY, MODERN ART MUSEUM, CINEMATHEQUE
AND A FAMOUS MEETING POINT.

ILE DE FRANCE CHAMPAGNE
VERSAILLES: THE ROYAL COURT OF THE SUN KING, THE HALL OF MIRRORS,
MARIE ANTOINETTES COTTAGE.
CHARTRES: ONE OF THE GREATEST GOTHIC CATHEDRALS IN THE WORLD.

NORMANDY AND CHANNEL COAST
BAYEUX: WITH ITS CATHEDRAL AND ITS MUSEUM DISPLAYING THE TAPESTRY
DEPICTING THE INVASION OF ENGLAND.
CAEN: WITH ITS GOTHIC CHURCH AND CASTLE.
MONT SAINT MICHEL: A ROCK ISLAND WITH GOTHIC ABBEY AND FORTRESS.

BRITTANY
SAINT MALO: OLD WALLED CITY AND RAMPARTS. IT IS SURROUNDED ON THREE
SIDES BY THE SEA.
FORT LA LATTE: FEUDEL CASTLE BESIDE THE SEA.
LOCRONAN: TOWN OF ARTISANS.
QUIMPER: LARGE CATHEDRAL AND MEDIEVAL RUE KEREON, LINED WITH TIMBER
HOUSES LEANING OUT OVER PASSERS BY.
RENNES: THE CAPITAL OF BRITTANY, WITH THE OLD TOWN AND ITS
MAGNIFICENT TOWN HALL.

LOIRE VALLEY
SAINT MAURICE CATHEDRAL WITH PALE BELFRIES TOWER WITH BLACK
SLATE ROOF.
CHINON: IS FAMOUS FOR ITS CASTLE AND STREETS SUCH AS THE MEDIEVAL
STYLE RUE VOLTAIRE.
LANGEAIS: A FEUDAL CASTLE, BUILT IN THE 15TH CENTURY AND THE MASSIVE
DRAWBRIDGE.
—HENONCEAU: HAS A UNIQUE GALLERY BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER CHER.

DORDOGNE AND MASSIF CENTRAL
THE CEVENNES MOUNTAINS WITH THE TARN GORGES IN THE SOUTH.
CLERMONT-FERRAND: LAVA-BUILT CATHEDRAL, THERMAL SPRINGS AND A VIEW
OVER 60 DEAD VOLCANOES.
LE PUY: THIS IS SET IN THE HEART OF THE DEAD VOLCANO AREA, AND HAS A
CHURCH SET DRAMATICALLY ON TOP OF THE ROCK.
ROCAMADOUR: TOWN CARVED OUT OF THE CLIFF SIDE.

BORDEAUX AND AQUITAINE
LA ROCHELLE: THE MOST IMPORTANT FISHING PORT ON THE ATLAN- TIC COAST.
BIARRITZ: VERY FASHIONABLE TURN OF THE CENTURY SEA RESORT.

LANGUEDOC AND PYRENEES
TOULOUSE: BASILICA OF SAINT-SERNIN, AUGUSTINS MUSEUM AND THE MAGNIFICENT
CATHEDRAL.
LOURDES: PILGRIM CENTRE, KNOWN FOR MIRACLE CURES.
CARCASSONNE: MEDIEVAL FORTRESS TOWN.

ALSACE AND LORRAINE
STRASBOURG: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE ROSE COLOURED GOTHIC CATHEDRAL AND
THE OLD TOWN.
COLMAR: TOWN OF CHARM. ITS HOUSES OF HALF MADE OF TIMBER.
METZ: ST. ETIENNE CATHEDRAL AND GALLO-ROMAN COLLECTIONS.

THE ALPS
CHAMONIX: SKI RESORT, THE SITE OF THE FIRST WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN 1924.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE ARE GRENOBLE, MONT BLANC, MEGEVE, VAL D'ISERE,
AVORIAZ, COURCHEVEL AND MANY OTHERS.

PROVENCE
AIX-EN PROVENCE: COURS MIRABEAU, PLANE TREE SHADED AVENUE AND FOUNTAINS.
ARLES: ROMAN ARENA, CHRISTIAN NECROPOLIS LES ALYSCHAMPS.
THE CAMARGUE: BEACHES, MARSHLANDS, FLAMINGOES AND THE FAMOUS
WHITE HORSES.
TOULON: NAVAL PORT.
MARSEILLES: THE LARGEST PORT IN FRANCE.
NIMES: ROMAN RUINS, MAISON CARREE.
AVIGNON: THE POPES PALACE, PONT D'AVIGNON.
LES BAUX: MEDIEVAL GHOST TOWN IN VAL D'ENFER, HELL VALLEY.

COTE D'AZUR/RIVIERA
ESTEREL: THE REDDISH ROCKS BETWEEN ST. RAPHAEL AND LA NAPOULE.
CANNES: LA CROISETTE, PALAIS DES FESTIVALS,PALM BEACH CASINO.
ST. PAUL DE VENCE: WALLED FEUDEL CITY.
GORGES DE VERDON: MINI GRAND CANYON.
NICE: PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, OLD TOWN AND THE MARC CHAGALL AND MATISSE
MUSEUMS.

CORSICA: THE CAP OF CORSICA, BONIFACIO, THE MANY SMALL
VILLAGES AND BEACHES. CALANQUES, A PART OF THE WEST COAST.
LES BAUX: MEDIEVAL GHOST TOWN IN VAL D'ENFER, HELL VALLEY.

POPULAR CITIES:
PARIS | NICE | CANNES | LILLE | BORDEAUX
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