FRANCE

Distant view of the fortified city of Carcassonne

Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Medieval, Urban Landscape Introduction to the Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne Located in the south central portion of France, the Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne is the hilltop portion of the city of Carcassonne (there’s also a lower city), lauded not only as an exceptional example of a medieval fortified town but also for the restoration …

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Saint Quiriace Collegiate Church - Provins, Town of Medeival Fairs

Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Medieval, Urban Landscape Introduction to Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs Situated in the Ile-de-France region in the north central part of the country, Provins is one of 125 communes in the Seine-et-Marne department of France. It is the seat of the arrondissement though it is not the largest city in the area, measuring 14.72 square kilometers …

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Bordeaux, Port of Moon

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Post Medieval, Urban Landscape Introduction to Bordeaux, Port of the Moon A stunning city in southwest France, Bordeaux has been touted as a gem of Renaissance-era urban planning and is lauded for its architectural treasures of the same era. Long an important port city, Bordeaux played a sizeable role in the linking of France to Britain …

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