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Simiane-la-Rotonde, France

The Wellington Wreck of Simiane-la-Rotonde

A little known pile of scraps and plaques mark the grave of a downed RAF bomber.
Réotier, France

Petrified Fountain of Réotier

This otherworldly French waterfall looks like its waters have turned to stone.
Risoul, France

Plan de Phazy

Since ancient times these picturesque springs have been providing bathers with healing waters.
Lovagny, France

Gorges du Fier

A suspended footbridge allows for traversing this gorge carved through the French Alps.
Chamonix, France

Lac Blanc

An icy lake tucked among jaw-dropping alpine panoramas.
Chamonix, France

Argentière Glacier

Trek up this glacier before it disappears.
Chamonix, France

Vallée Blanche Aerial Tramway Support

Unable to build support structures on glaciers, the engineers for this tramway were forced to design a unique system.
La Boulaye, France

Pyramid Mausoleum at Abandoned La Boulaye Cemetery

The ruins of an abandoned cemetery are among the last remnants of the old village of La Boulaye before a wealthy landowner had it relocated.
La Chapelle-au-Mans, France

Château de Lucenier

A 13th century fortified house built to defend the Duchy of Burgundy.
Lyon, France

Jardin Rosa Mir

A tiled, multi-level garden of survival in Lyon.
Lyon, France

Loyasse Cemetery

The first modern cemetery of Lyon is complete with more than 200 chapels and monuments.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
Lyon, France

L'Antiquaille Espace Culturel du Christianisme à Lyon (ECCLY)

Inside this museum, Christians were imprisoned when the Romans controlled Gaul.
Lyon, France

Astronomical Clock of Lyon

For hundreds of years, automatons moving to metallic music have been marking the passage of time.
Lyon, France

The Flower Tree

A colorful piece of contemporary art cheerfully clashes with Lyon's historical architecture.
Lyon, France

Curiosities Garden

This hidden garden boasts amazing views of Lyon.
Lyon, France

Lumière Villa

Antique cinematography artifacts fill this museum dedicated to the inventors of the moving picture.
Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or, France

The Abode of Chaos

An art world insider finds himself battling for his artistic home.
Civrieux-d'Azergues, France

Le Jardin de Nous Deux

The fantastic architectural models of a French traveler.
Plancherine, France

Tamié Abbey

At this monastery, monks make raw-milk cheese and use excess whey to create methane that powers their hot-water system.
Peaugres, France

Labyrinthe des Dragons

One of the greatest maze designer’s greatest mazes.
Saint-Pierre-Colamine, France

Jonas Caves

A cave dwelling that was started by the Celts, expanded by monks, and finished by knights.
Job, France

L'Etoile de l'Amour

Fur-lined metal pod dangling in the French countryside.
Saint-Bonnet-le-Château, France

Collégiale de Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château

Natural mummies hidden in the crypt of a medieval French church.