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Top 50 places for travel & vacation in France. 21-30

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21.Alsace
Alsace is a historical region in the northeast of France, bordering on Germany and Switzerland. Alsace has a great cultural heritage, in which both French and German traits can be traced. Traditional houses of the Alsatian plain have half-timbered walls from adobe and roofs, covered with flat tiles. Cultural heritage: Upper Knigensburg Castle, Strasbourg Cathedral, Mount Sainte-Odile, Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, French National Auto Museum in Mulhouse, Ecomuse in Ungersheim, Bioskop Park in Ungersheim, Railway Museum in Mulhouse, EDF Museum ELECTROPOLIS in Mulhouse, Roman roads in Alsace , Christmas fairs (in Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Colmar and Kaisersberg), Historic centers of cities, towns and villages, Fortification of the Maginot line in Shonenburghi, Memorial Alsace-Moselle in Shirmek.
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22.Sénanque Abbey
Sénanque Abbey or Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque - a monastery in the town of Gordes, France. In Senanka well preserved medieval buildings (XIII-XIV century), which are a good example of Romanesque monastic architecture - the klutir, dormitories, the hall of chapters, the scriptorium. The cryptorium was the only heated premise of the monastery. The refectory of the monastery belongs to a later time (XVII century). It is possible to visit the monastery as part of organized excursions. The monastery provides an opportunity for private individuals to spend some time here in prayer and solitude. The monastery is the most famous of the Cistercian monasteries in the French Provence, one of the three surviving Cistercian monasteries in this area.
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23.Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel - is a small island off the coast of Normandy (France), a short distance (about 1.6 km) from the shore. At the top there is the famous Abbey with a gilded statue of the Archangel Michael. The famous temple of romance, which is one of the achievements of architecture, designed to Wilhelm Dijon 11 - th century. He was added to the World Heritage Monument by UNESCO. Twice a month, there is the phenomenon of the tides. Sea plunges the entire region (and the field) around the island, leaving a bit of the main road to the island. This is one of the most famous tourist attractions in France with about 3 million visitors a year.
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24.Château de Chambord
Château de Chambord - chateau in Chambord, France. Built by the order of King Francis I. The masterpiece of the Renaissance is located to the east of Blois, dominates the whole terrain. Some believe that with their splendor, Chambord is second only to Versailles. The architecture of Chambord is a spectacular combination of styles. Rich ornaments are sustained in the spirit of the early Italian Renaissance, while the whole silhouette of the structure recalls Gothic. The length of the facade is 156 m, width 117 m, the castle has 426 rooms, 77 staircases, 282 fireplaces and 800 sculptured decorated capitals.
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25.Château de Chenonceau
Château de Chenonceau is a chateau in Chenonceaux, France. The castle is also known as the women's castle, because for most of its history it has served as a residence for women, the most famous of which are Catherine de Medici, Henry's wife Diane Poitiers, a favorite of Francis I and Madame Dupin. In addition to the private rooms of its famous residents, the castle in the castle of Chenonceau also houses the Wax Museum and a collection of paintings by such masters as: The castle is surrounded by forest lands and gardens of Diana Poitier and Catherine de Medici. The construction of the castle began in 1513 under the leadership of Catherine Brison, wife of Tom Boer, who served as finance minister with 3 kings of France.
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26.Luxembourg Palace
Luxembourg Palace is the seat of the French Senate in Paris. Since 1862 it is protected as a historical monument. It is surrounded by a Luxembourg garden. The style is transitive from Renaissance to Baroque. The Luxembourg Palace is conceptually more like a castle than a classical city palace. During the Nazi occupation the palace housed the headquarters of the Luftwaffe, it periodically stopped Goering, and the general-field marshal of aviation Hugo Shperle lived there for a long time.
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27.Château de Sully-sur-Loire
Château de Sully-sur-Loire is a medieval castle. Belonged to a noble family where Bethune, the most famous representative of which was the first Duke Sully. The castle of Sully-sur-Loire is among the castles of the Loire, included in 2000 by UNESCO in the list of objects that make up the world heritage. The castle consists of two parts: the Old Castle or the Donjon - a powerful building on a rectangular plane, on which the peaks are four round towers and the Small Castle - contains a residential part and a fortress consisting of the towers: de Roni and Bethune.
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28.Château de Courances
Château de Courances is a castle located forty-seven kilometers southeast of Paris, France. The castle park is considered one of the best in France. This 17th century castle is surrounded by canals with trees along the banks and serene ponds. The prospect to the south of the house narrows on the horizon, which creates an optical illusion - it seems much longer than it really is. At the border of the gardens, the figure of a brooding Hercules looks after a small round pond. The castle and, of course, the gardens are still private property, but still you can take a walk here.
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29.Palace of Fontainebleau
Palace of Fontainebleau is a Renaissance palace in the French department of the Seine and Marne, around which the city of Fontainebleau eventually formed. Here lived many rulers of France, beginning with Louis VII and ending with Napoleon III. Four monarchs were born in the palace - Philip IV the Beautiful, Francis II Valois, Henry III of Valois and Louis XIII. It includes the Court of the White Horse, the Fountain Court, the Oval Court, the Backyard (Henry IV's Court), the English Garden, the Great Parterre, the Garden of Diana. In 1981, the palace and park of Fontainebleau were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in France.
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30.Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur - Roman Catholic parish church in Paris, France. Located on the top of the hill of Montmartre and is thus one of the most notable monuments of Paris. Inside the basil is decorated with colored stained-glass windows and a monumental mosaic on the theme "The reverence of France before the Heart of the Lord", executed in 1912-1922 by artist Luke-Olivier Merson. From the top of Montmartre, which leads a wide multi-tiered staircase, opens a panorama of Paris and a view around in clear weather for 50 km. Over the portico rise two equestrian statues - Louis the Saint and Joan of Arc. After Notre Dame, the second most visited attraction of Paris.
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