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Sarlat-la-Canéda in Dordogne

The cobbled streets of Sarlat-la-Canéda

Featuring the highest concentration of medieval, Renaissance and 17th century facades of any town in France, Sarlat-la-Canéda with its prosperity was a reflection of the privileged status it was granted in return for loyalty to the French Crown during the 100 years war.

Behind the nondescript rue de la République are narrow lanes and archways, and ancient ocher-coloured stone town houses rich in ornamental detail. Protected by law since 1962, Sarlat-la-Canéda's buildings now form an outdoor museum.

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Palais Longchamp in Marseille

The Palais Longchamp in Marseille

A monument set in a park in Marseille, the Palais Longchamp houses the Musée des beaux-arts and Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille.

Close to the port of Marseille, the Palais Longchamp constructed 1862 and opened to the public 15 August 1869.

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Château d'If on the island of If in Provence

Château d'If in the Bay of Marseille

Located in the Bay of Marseille, 1.5km off shore lies the Island of If. The uninhabited island with its high ramparts has the 3 storey 16th century fortress, Château d'If at its centre.

Tourists can visit the château, its courtyard and view its original prison, made famous by Alexandre Dumas' novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.

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Promenade des Anglais in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Promenade des Anglais on the Côte d'Azur

Take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais in Cannes and take in the famous sights. Take a photo on the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals which every year in May, hosts the world famous Cannes Film Festival.

Admire the mega rich super yachts in Le Vieux Port.

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Marseille Cathédrale two bell towers and dome

Marseille Cathédrale

This summer visit Marseille and discover the Cathédrale La Major (Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille) with its Romanesque-Byzantine style architecture.

Marseille Cathedral was designed by architect Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Espérandieu and constructed between 1852 and 1896 in a 'Latin cross' configuration on the original foundations of the 'old Major’ that dates back to the 12th century.

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Grotte de Lascaux

Lascaux cave near Montignac

Lascaux cave, discovered in September 1940 by 4 teenagers who descended into the prehistoric cave, discovered cave paintings made by Paleolithic man, more than 17,000 years ago.

Today visitors can visit a replica of the Lascaux cave, Lascaux 4, which opened to the public in December 2016.

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Sénanque Abbey near Gordes in Provence

Sénanque Abbey near Gordes

Visit the Cistercian Abbaye, Sénanque Abbey, situated near the famous village of Gordes in Vaucluse, Provence, today managed by monks.

Sénanque Abbey was founded in 1148 and features Romanesque architecture.

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Brantôme Abbey in Dordogne

Brantôme Abbey

Take a trip to Brantôme and visit the Benedcitine Abbey complete with troglodyte caves.

Brantôme Abbey has history back to the 8th century, it has been rebuilt and restored over the centuries with the latest incarnation being built in the late 19th century.

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Gorge du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

The Gorge du Verdon is a famous canyon with white-water rapids in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France.

The Verdon River has carved it way through the limestone mass and in places to a depth to over 700 metres. Hire a canoe and drift down the Verdon River and discover its past.

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La Roque-Gageac in Dordogne

La Roque-Gageac

Known as being one of the most beautiful villages in France, La Roque-Gageac is situated on the North bank of the Dordogne River.

The village is hugely popular with tourists during the summer season with many bars and restaurants to enjoy a drink or a meal.

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Beach at Collioure

Collioure in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Collioure is a particularly chic and picturesque seaside town on the Mediterranean coast between Perpignan and the Spanish border.

Collioure offers holiday makers Mediterranean beaches and many, many traditional, pavement and beach-side restaurants and café bars.

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Lérins Islands in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Lérins Islands

Take the 15 minutes or so boat trip from Mandelieu-La Napoule in Cannes, across to the two Lérins Islands.

The larger of the two, Sainte-Marguerite island offers its visitors 22 kilometres of pathways to explore.

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Carcassonne new town on market day

The New Town in Carcassonne

Here's what to see in the 'Ville Basse' of Carcassonne. The new town of Carcassonne offers, shops, bars, restaurants and markets and the lower town (Ville Basse) or 'new town' is where you head, to return to the modern world, although there are still buildings dating back to medieval times.

There is a more cosmopolitan feel with a charming main square and selection of cafes and bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques as well as museums and galleries. If you are looking for a bit of lively nightlife in Carcassonne there are two Irish bars; The Celt Pub and O'Sheridans.

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La cité of Carcassonne

Cité de Carcassonne

Step back in time in the old city of Carcassonne.

Visit La Cité, the world famous walled medieval city, a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Marineland Côte d'Azur

Marineland on the Côte d'Azur

Explore the lagoon, adventure golf, aquasplash, kid's island and interact with the many fascinating animals in Marineland.

Enjoy a day relaxing on a sunbed on a sandy beach beneath palmtrees, beside the dolphin lagoon.

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Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

The Canal du Midi

The UNESCO listed Canal du Midi runs through Carcassonne. Don't miss this historic site if you are on holiday in the area. Take a boat trip, a bike ride or walk along its historic banks.

A popular attraction for holidaymakers in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie region of France and another UNESCO world heritage site, the historical Canal du Midi was built to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean as a trade route in the 17th century.

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Le lac de la Cavayère in Carcassonne

Le lac de la Cavayère

Visit the hidden gem that is Le lac de la Cavayère, a great family day out and an alternative to the beach.

Cool off on a hot summer's day with a visit to this recreational lake only a few minutes' drive from the city. A great day trip for families enjoying a self catering holiday near Carcassonne.

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Château d'Ussé in the Loire Valley

Château d'Ussé

Discover Château d'Ussé, a fairytale castle in the Loire Valley with its gardens, stables and Sainte-Anne D’Ussé’s chapel.

Château d'Ussé has been a home for more than two centuries for the Vauban's, Perrault's, Chateaubriand's and the current owner, the 7th Duc of Blacas.

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Océanile water park

Océanile on Noirmoutier Island

Set in 4 hectares, Océanile deep inside the heart of Noirmoutier Island, offers the whole family more than 13 water park attractions.

The crystalline water is warmed to 28 degrees celsius offering a perfect temperature for summer fun and happiness!

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Limnoreia Sailing Tours in Port-Leucate

Limnoreia Sailing Tours in Port-Leucate

Set sail upon the high-seas, with Limnoreia Sailing Tours, departing from Port-Leucate.

Come aboard the Limnoreia as its captain, Eric Vois takes you on a journey on the high-seas, departing from Port-Leucate.

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Concentrique excentrique © FR3 Occitane / Frédéric Guibal

'Concentrique excentrique' at Carcassonne's Cîte

Carcassonne Cîte's 20 year anniversary of being UNESCO listed. To celebrate Carcassonne Cîte's 20 year anniversary of being UNESCO listed, the artist, Felice Varini has completed a work of art on the Western ramparts of Carcassonne's Cîte.

This unique 'Concentrique excentrique' piece of art can be seen from many kilometres.

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Sound and light show at château Royal de Blois in 2018

Sound and light show at Château Royal de Blois

New sound and light show at the château Royal de Blois. History and the château like no one has ever really seen them!

One of the first sound and light shows to be created in the courtyard of a French château, the Story of Blois (Ainsi Blois vous est conté) has been illuminating the site for more than 25 years.

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Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux

Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux

In the heart of Périgueux, named after Saint-Front, the first bishop of Périgueux, Cathédrale Saint-Front is the only Romano-Byzantine architecture of its kind in the world.

Since 1998, the cathedral has been classified at World Heritage and a historical monument since 1840.

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Camargue Aigues-Mortes ramparts

Aigues-Mortes

Enclosed by 13th century Medieval walls with towers on each corner, the city of Aigues-Mortes in Occitaine is a popular holiday destination surrounded by the flat Camargue marshlands.

The inner city of consists of restaurants and bars and narrow streets with the Église Notre-Dame-des-Sablons d'Aigues-Mortes, one of Aigues-Mortes oldest monuments.

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Lighthouse in Le Grau Du Roi

Le Grau Du Roi

The old French fishing village of Le Grau Du Roi in the Gard is a popular modern seaside resort, enjoying a Mediterranean atmosphere.

Its streets with bars and restaurants are lively with tourist during the summer months.

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Château Royal de Blois

Château Royal de Blois a favourite residence of the Kings of France

Discover more than 1000 years of history, famous French architecture, 4 styles of architecture, 35,000 works of art and see where 7 kings and 10 queens used to live.

Visit over 30 furnished rooms within Château Royal de Blois along with sumptuous decors and discover the famous monograms located throughout the château.

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Château de Brézé, Loire Valley château

Château de Brézé

A unique 11th century medieval fortress with 1km of underground tunnels. Visit Château de Brézé in the Loire Valley and take a guided tour in the underground passageways, just 10 minutes from Saumur.

With history dating back to the 11th century and having been completely transformed in the 16th and again in the 19th century, Château de Brézé now produces wine from the local vineyards.

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La Franqui Beach, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

La Franqui beach

The lovely unspoilt beach resort in the Languedoc, La Franqui beach is a hidden gem, half an hour from Narbonne. Visit for a relaxed vibe and a lovely, large sandy beach.

La Franqui has remained unspoilt and not overdeveloped. You will find a huge sandy beach which is never crowded even in the height of summer.

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Plage les Chalets Gruissan

Family friendly Gruissan beach

Visit this large and uncrowded Languedoc, Occitiane beach. Just 10 minutes, East of Narbonne and easily reached from the motorway, Gruissan plage is a lovely family friendly beach.

The huge wide flat expanse of Gruissan beach means you will never struggle to find a spot on the sand, and the calm waters make for safe swimming for all ages.

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Wild flamingos Peyriac-de-Mer

Pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer

See wild pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer in the South of France. A real treat for bird spotters, see pink flamingos in the wild on the Languedoc coast. If someone were to ask you where you can see flamingos living in the wild, France would be unlikely to be your first answer!

Peyriac-de-Mer, 20 minutes from Narbonne on the Languedoc coast is home to wild flamingos all year round.

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