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Top 10 Sights in France

France is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating countries in Europe. It’s no surprise that over 80 million tourists per year are lured to L’Hexagone (the French nickname for France, which refers to the physical shape of the country) by its culture, gastronomy, fashion, history, and lifestyle. Indeed, it’s hard to adequately describe France’s appeal, that certain je …

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Mysterious Rennes-le-Chateau, France

  Mystery and legend swirl around Rennes-le-Chateau, a medieval village in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwestern France. Visitors come by the thousands, curious to see the home of ancient family codes, a secret society, hidden treasure, and religious conspiracies. I go for the incredible views of the landscape and, yes, the intrigue of it all. …

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Captivating Carcassonne, France

I enjoy revisiting places I went to in France during my younger years now that I am an adult. It has reinforced for me the notion that age brings, if not wisdom, at least a different perspective and appreciation for history and culture. I remember visiting the medieval walled village of Carcassonne when I was …

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France’s Cathar Country

The Aude , a “department” or district in the Languedoc region is Cathar Country, whose most notable towns are Narbonne and Carcassonne. Cathar was a Christian sect that flourished in western Europe during the 12th and 13th centuries. It was considered heretical and was roundly condemned by the Roman Catholic Church. Carcassonne is one of the …

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