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Angoulême, France

Murals of Angoulême

The vibrant buildings in the “capital of the comic strip” celebrate the art form that made it famous.
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.
Reims, France

Joan of Arc Statue

An image of the legendary saint stands in the shadow of a cathedral she liberated.
Provins, France

Le Roy Lire

An atmospheric, medieval-themed book store hides in a 13th-century underground space.
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France

Fontevraud Abbey

Guests can stay at a hotel in the former French abbey where lie the tombs of King Henry II and King Richard the Lionheart.
Lyon, France

The Flower Tree

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

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

Pointe du Hoc

A daring D-Day assault by U.S. Army Rangers is commemorated atop the high cliffs of this strategic point.
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
Paris, France

The Sausage Stained Glass of the Eglise Saint Eustache

With a history of slaughter, feast, and famine, remnants of the pork industry decorate this area--even its church.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

This ancient theater was once the home of fierce gladiatorial battles.
Paris, France

Musée Marmottan Monet

Former hunting lodge of a duke who was an avid collector of impressionist works.
Rouen, France

Tower of Joan of Arc

This medieval tower is all that remains of the castle where Joan of Arc was held before being burned at the stake.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Asnières-sur-Seine, France

Cemetery of the Dogs

The Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques is one of the oldest pet cemeteries in the world.
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg Astronomical Clock

There has been an astronomical clock on this spot since the 14th century.
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
Amboise, France

Leonardo da Vinci's Tomb

The great Italian Renaissance painter was laid to rest here in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert.
Nantes, France

Machines of the Isle of Nantes

Massive puppet-automaton machines created by French artist collective Machines de l’Ile.
Lyon, France

Astronomical Clock of Lyon

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

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral

A Gothic cathedral created from volcanic rocks.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

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

Paris Sewer Museum

The curious underground history of keeping Paris clean.