Narbonne, small city near the Mediterranean Sea – France
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Narbonne. Narbonne was the first Roman settlement in France. You can still see parts of the Via Domitia when you go for a walk through this beautiful city. For a short time the city was ruled by a Moslim ruler, … Read More

Huriel, Donjon in France
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During medieval times there was a castle in Huriel. Only the keep and two of the four corner towers have survived the dawn of time. The castle was owned by the lords of Huriel and due to the labor it … Read More

Corcelles-en-Beaujolais, Corcelles Castle – France
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Château de Corcelles. This castle was built to defend the east border of this region. It has never seen battle, but it is a great castle to visit for an hour. You can buy wine that they produce here. Make … Read More

Paris, Hôtel de Ville – France
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Hôtel de Ville Paris, France This is not a hotel, motel or other building you can sleep in. This is the Town Hall of Paris. From 1357 onwards this area is used for this purpose. In 1533 they removed the … Read More

Paris, Place de la Bastille, Stronghold, Prison, Freedom – France
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Bastille. Once the Bastille was built as part of the Parisian defense. Soon it became a symbol of suppression. In Medieval times Paris was already a place of riots. King Charles V gave order to build the castle ‘la Bastille’ … Read More

Paris, Eiffel Tower by night – France
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Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is the main landmark of Paris. This unofficial wonder of the world is a symbol of love, the city Paris and France. The Eiffel Tower is open for public from 9 am till 00.45 am, … Read More

Corcelles-en-Beaujolais, A small village near Lyon – France
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Corcelles-en-Beaujolais This village is a great place to stay if you like to experience the French countryside. From here you can visit a wine castle, Cluny, Mâcon or (a bit further away) Lyon or Geneva. It has a small bakery … Read More

Paris, the Louvre part III – France
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The Louvre. Before Napoleon this musuem was not so big. During Napoleon’s campaigns he stole a lot of art. Most of it was put in this museum and therefore the amount of works increased a lot. A lot of this … Read More

Paris, Arc de Triomphe monument for the battle of Austerlitz – France
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Napoleon. In the beginning of the 19th century France started building this memorial monument. The victory in Austerlitz was so big everyone needed to know about it. In the Netherlands we still have a pyramid built by French soldiers to … Read More

Paris, Place de la Concorde – France
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Place de la Concorde. One of the most famous – or should I say infamous – squares in Paris is the Place de la Concorde. It was designed in 1755 in honour of King Louis XV and therefore named after … Read More

Normandy, Utah Beach American sector – France
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Utah Beach. A mighty fleet of battleships, destroyers, mine sweepers and cruisers as well as troop transports went to Normandy. One of the beaches in Nomandy received the code name Utah Beach. Here the operation went almost according to plan. … Read More

Paris, Centre Pompidou, inside out – France
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Centre Georges Pompidou. We visited this place during one of our stays in Paris. The Centre Georges Pompidou, known to most as Centre Pompidou, houses a museum for modern art in Paris. It opened its doors in 1977 and was … Read More

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