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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky island located approximately 1km from the North coast of France at the mouth of Couesnon river. This mount is known for its medieval Benedictine abbey and the steep church which occupies much of the 1km rock clump that juts out of the waters of the English channel. Though the island was notorious during the French revolution by serving as prison, today tourists wanting to explore the abbey arrive by choice and enjoy remarkable illuminations whilst dining in modern restaurants. The mainland and the island are linked by a narrow causeway. History Mont...  Read more >

Marais Poitevin

A visit to France would not be complete without taking in Marais Poitevin, the perfect place to unwind and escape from the stresses of life. There is something about Marais Poitevin that seems to slow life down as soon as you enter it. Located in the western part of France, Marais Poitevin is a stunning and tranquil area of marshland. The eastern zone is called the wet marsh and it consists of islets that are criss-crossed by numerous picturesque canals. The western zone is near the sea and known as the dry marsh. Every year the entire marshland area attracts numerous visitors to...  Read more >

Take a glimpse into the future at Futuroscope

According to the UK national newspaper The Daily Telegraph, France’s famous theme park  Futuroscope is “at once exhilarating, engaging and (don’t tell the children) educational.” Futuroscope, or Parc du Futuroscope, is a unique and fascinating theme park focusing on multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. The park has a number of 3D cinemas and some 4D cinemas along with many other awe-inspiring attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world. Overall, there are more than 25 attractions, some of them award-winning....  Read more >

Chateau de Chambord

A journey through the French cultural history Chateau de Chambord is a castle in the Chambord region in France. It is considered to be the largest in the Loire valley and is a perfect example of French cultural architecture. It is the second most visited castle in the country because it offers visitors magical experiences relating to French history. Controversy surrounds the architecture of the castle with some believing it was designed by Philibert Delorme while others claim it to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci. The castle was initially built to serve as a hunting lodge for...  Read more >

The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry - a commemoration of William the Conqueror's victory The Bayeux Tapestry, housed in the Normandy museum of the same name, is not a tapestry in the way we understand the word today. It is an embroidery of eight separate linen pieces measuring an aggregate length of about 70 m and a width of about half a meter covering 35 different historical episodes leading up to the Battle of Hastings between King Harold II and William of Normandy. Tapestry content The tapestry panels illustrate a sequence of historical episodes or scenes between the years 1064 and 1066....  Read more >

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