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Montignac, France

Cave of Lascaux

Ancient paintings known as the "Sistine Chapel of Cave Art."
Savonnières, France

Les Grottes Pétrifiantes

Limestone grottoes turns everyday objects into stone.
Vézelay, France

La Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

This church sits upon a peaceful hill and a long, turbulent history.
Taingy, France

Carrière d'Aubigny

This former limestone quarry is now a subterranean wonderland of grand stonework.
Job, France

L'Etoile de l'Amour

Fur-lined metal pod dangling in the French countryside.
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.
Treigny, France

Guedelon Castle

Despite centuries of architectural innovation, this French castle is being built like it's the 13th century.
Poitiers, France

Le Clitoris

This anatomical sculpture raises awareness about violence against women and promotes gender equality.
Blois, France

Catherine de Medici's Chamber of Secrets

Hundreds of secret cabinets built into the walls of legendary poisoner's private work room.
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

Futuroscope

France's high-tech, future-themed amusement park.
Blois, France

Mechanical Dragon Clock

A beautiful and classically designed villa, with an hourly infestation of monsters.
Gueugnon, France

Legend of the Ferryman

Before this bridge was built people had to wait for the ferryman, an annoyance that, the story has it, gave the town its name.
La Chapelle-au-Mans, France

Château de Lucenier

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

Underground Sound Sculptures

Artist and musician Will Menter creates musical sculptures.
Neuvy-Deux-Clochers, France

Jean Linard's Sculpture Garden

A garden of massive sculptures sits in Jean Lindard's backyard.
Angles-sur-l'Anglin, France

Roc-aux-Sorciers Ancient Artwork

Exquisite examples prehistoric bas-relief carvings.
Nevers, France

The Not-Quite Incorruptible St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Perhaps the most beautiful of preserved saints, with a little help from Paris.
Coussac-Bonneval, France

Château de Bonneval and The Devils Tower

Legend has it this 11th-century castle was paid a visit from the devil.
Saint-Pierre-Colamine, France

Jonas Caves

A cave dwelling that was started by the Celts, expanded by monks, and finished by knights.
Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Oradour

A French ghost town from World War II, left as a memorial to German atrocities.
Moulins, France

Mantin House

French Time Capsule-19th Century home revealed to the public.
Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral

A Gothic cathedral created from volcanic rocks.
Melilla, Spain

Melilla

A five-square-mile slice of Spain on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa.
Júzcar, Spain

Juzcar

This quaint Spanish village agreed to be painted blue as a marketing stunt but found that they preferred it that way.