Distant view of Amiens Cathedral, France

Amiens Cathedral

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Christian, Religious Structure  Introduction to Amiens Cathedral Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Amiens Cathedral – along with Chartres and Reims – is one of three 13th Century High Gothic churches in France. The largest cathedral in the country, Amiens was built to house the head of St. John the Baptist, retrieved from Constantinople …

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Jurisdiction of Saint Emilion

Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Agriculture, Secular Structure  Introduction to Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion Situated in an area devoted entirely to viticulture, the wine-growing Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion in the region of Aquitaine has been lauded for its historic vineyard landscape and its notable monuments and historic villages. Recognized as a fertile region by the early Romans, the grape-growing industry in Saint-Emilion intensified …

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historic centre of avignon- a distant view of the papal palace

Historic Centre of Avignon

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Medieval, Urban Landscape Introduction to the Historic Centre of Avignon Situated in the southeastern region of France, Avignon is bordered by the Rhone River and is home to about 95,000 inhabitants. Often called the “City of Popes” because it was home to the papacy for nearly 70 years, Avignon is known not only for its well-preserved …

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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

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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