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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Pont d'Arc

A natural arch carved by a river gave its name to the so-called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
Auvers Village, France

Marie-Jeanne Valet vs. the Beast of Gevaudan

Memorializing the bravery of one young woman facing the monster of her age.
Le Puy, France

Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe (St. Michael of the Needle)

A chapel on a volcanic core, marking the end of a successful journey.
Saugues, France

Museum of the Beast of Gevaudan

A museum to the ravenous beast that prowled 18th century France.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
Lyon, France

Jardin Rosa Mir

A tiled, multi-level garden of survival in Lyon.
Civrieux-d'Azergues, France

Le Jardin de Nous Deux

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

Testut-Latarjet Museum

Nicknamed the "Museum of Horrors," this French anatomical collection has been fascinating visitors for over a century.
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
Angles-sur-l'Anglin, France

Roc-aux-Sorciers Ancient Artwork

Exquisite examples prehistoric bas-relief carvings.
Besançon, France

The Astronomical Clock of Besançon

One of the world's most complex timepieces.
Souzay-Champigny, France

The Troglodyte Trail of Souzay-Champigny

Ivy-covered Medieval tunnels cut through this charming town in France's Loire Valley.
Amanlis, France

La Maison Sculptée

An enchanting work of outsider art, full of whimsical sculptures and carvings.
Cossé-le-Vivien, France

Musee Robert Tatin

A self-built mosaic house and sculpture park.
Marville, France

Marville Ossuary

The remains of 40,000 humans, meticulously stacked in a tiny churchyard shed.
Blois, France

Catherine de Medici's Chamber of Secrets

Hundreds of secret cabinets built into the walls of legendary poisoner's private work room.
Châteaudun, France

Cimetière du Champdé

The remains of this ornate chapel now act as a portal to a cramped French cemetery.
Gatteville-le-Phare, France

Phare de Gatteville

A beautiful lighthouse with as many steps as days in the year, as many windows as weeks, and as many levels as months.
Dives-sur-Mer, France

La Maison Bleue

Personal garden filled with mosaics made of recycled garbage.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Saint-Malo, France

Rock Sculptures of Abbe Foure

Folklore and history carved into Brittany's coast.
Falaise, France

Château de Falaise

The birthplace of the ferocious William the Conqueror, this castle is awash in medieval history.
Saint-Evroult-Notre-Dame-du-Bois, France

Ruins of Abbey of Saint-Evroul

This 1,400-year-old abbey was once a powerhouse for music and intellectualism known across Normandy.
Dénezé-sous-Doué, France

La Cave aux Sculptures

"Sculptures in the Basement" -- Figures of unknown origin carved into the surfaces of underground caves.