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Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

James Baldwin's House in France

The writer took refuge in this home in Southern France for the last 17 years of his life.
Paris, France

Museum of Eroticism

Inside a former cabaret, seven floors of erotic art.
Paris, France

Musée d'Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvière

The largest medical and anatomical collection in France lies hidden from the public.
Cavaillon, France

Maison Prévôt

From the dishes to the art, this Michelin-starred restaurant orbits around one beloved French melon.
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.
Chambéry, France

Croix du Nivolet (Nivolet Cross)

This giant metal cross perched atop a mountain can only be reached by foot.
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

A monument to the thousands of Canadian soldiers who died capturing the French ridge during World War I.
Sainte-Enimie, France

Utopix

Live-in sculpture begun by one family in 1979.
Saint-Cloud, France

Le Grand K

The former global standard for the exact mass of one kilogram sits under lock and key outside Paris.
Tavera, France

Carriolu Miniature Village

A miniature Corsican village built out of pebbles.
Brest, France

National Botanical Conservatory of Brest

Admire endangered plants in a verdant garden that looks straight out of a Monet painting.
Cabrières-d'Avignon, France

Le Jardin Paradis Sculpture Garden

A private garden of sculptural eccentricities.
Châteaudun, France

Cimetière du Champdé

The remains of this ornate chapel now act as a portal to a cramped French cemetery.
Douai, France

Les Fêtes de Gayant

This traditional festival celebrates a family of wooden giants that have survived Nazis, wars, and religion.
Saint-Denis, France

Art Workshop of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux

This hidden workshop is filled with molds of France's most iconic sculptures.
Saint-Malo, France

Grand Bé

On this romantic tidal island reachable only at low tide the tomb of a famous French writer overlooks the sea.
Collioure, France

Notre-Dame-des-Anges

Immortalized by artists, this church incorporates a medieval lighthouse into its shoreside structure.
Bavay, France

Bavay Ancient Forum

These ruins reveal the remarkably intact layout of a Roman marketplace.
Tarascon, France

Tarasque

Sculpture of a legendary French dragon.
Bailleau-Armenonville, France

Musée Ateliers des Pionniers

A small museum of antique transport that's a must-see for bicycle lovers.
Hendaye, France

Château d'Abbadie

The eclectic observatory castle of a 19th-century astronomer and explorer.
Vézelay, France

La Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

This church sits upon a peaceful hill and a long, turbulent history.
Seringes-et-Nesles, France

Oise Aisne American Cemetery, Plot E

This secret cemetery where no flag is allowed to fly holds the bodies of American soldiers convicted of heinous crimes during WWII.
Paris, France

Statue Le Rhinoceros

A beautiful Victorian statue shows France's enduring love of the rhinoceros.