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Paris, France

Thanksgiving Grocery

An all-American grocery store in Paris sells U.S. "cuisine" like Pop-Tarts and Heinz ketchup to homesick ex-pats.
Paris, France

The Beverley Adult Cinema

A font of vintage porn on the silver screen.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

The Bears of Gobelins

During the summer months, giant teddy bears take over Paris near Les Gobelins metro station.
Paris, France

Execution Site of Jacques de Molay

The approximate spot where the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was put to death.
Lyon, France

Lumière Villa

Antique cinematography artifacts fill this museum dedicated to the inventors of the moving picture.
Collioure, France

Notre-Dame-des-Anges

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

Unite d'Habitation and the Radiant City

What if all public housing projects had been designed by "the Pygmalion of modern architecture," not only their prototype?
Cluny, France

Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny Abbey)

One of the most powerful religious centers in the Middle Ages, dubbed the founder of Western monasticism.
Paris, France

Georges Méliès's Grave

The final resting place of the "father of special effects."
Paris, France

Sape & Co

A Parisian boutique devoted to la Sape, the elegant Congolese fashion subculture rooted in European colonization.
Élancourt, France

France Miniature Park

France's Lilliputian park displays over 100 of the country's monuments for visitor perusal.
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

Futuroscope

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

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

This modern museum of Mediterranean culture is surrounded by a surreal concrete honeycomb.
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, France

Société des Caves de Roquefort

The world's most famous cheese caves.
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

Temple de la Sybille (The Temple of Sybille)

This structure atop a craggy cliff in one of the most beautiful parks in Paris boasts an unbeatable view.
Paris, France

145 Rue Lafayette

What looks like a normal building is really a hollow facade hiding a subway vent.
Arles, France

Arles's Cryptoporticous

A unique underground structure dating back to the 1st century BC.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

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

Albi Cathedral

A medieval church with largest and oldest collection of Renaissance frescoes in France.
Paris, France

Musée Marmottan Monet

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

Jean-Paul Marat's Bathtub at Musée Grévin

A magical wax museum favored by Parisian locals uses real artifacts to depict the assassination of a political martyr from the French Revolution.
Paris, France

Musée de la Contrefaçon

An odd museum dedicated to French fakes.