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Amiens cathedral

Amiens – The Cathedral

The one thing that Amiens is famous for, worldwide even, is its enormous cathedral. It is called the “Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens” (Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens Cathedral), or for short, the Notre-Dame (but not to be confused with the Paris one). The cathedral forms part of one of the French legs of the Santiago …

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Notre-Dame du Havre Cathedral of Le Havre, Normandy

Le Havre – Cathedral Notre-Dame du Havre

The recently (in 1974) appointed cathedral of Le Havre, the “Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Havre“, is nothing to write home about. Outside it is interesting, but inside it’s pretty drab. Its only saving grace is that it has an incredibly beautiful and imposing organ. It is also the oldest structure in Le Havre that survived (more or less) …

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Chapel of the Carmel monastery in Lisieux, Normandy

Lisieux – Introduction

Lisieux, in the lower part of Normandy, is an interesting and different kind of place to visit. It’s a very small city (or a very big town) with a population of some 22,000 inhabitants, but despite its relatively small size it contains an enormous basilica AND a big cathedral. Because of that, and the large population of …

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Loire river in Nantes, Pays du Loire

Nantes – Introduction

Nantes is France’s 6th largest city with some 300,000 inhabitants and 950,000 in the metropolitan area, and it was once the capital of Brittany (that was in the 15th century). Although over the centuries it was part of the Brittany region, nowadays it is no longer considered as such, much to the displeasure of its …

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The Cathedral Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes

Nantes – The Cathedral

The building of the cathedral of Nantes, named the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes, started in the 15th century, and like most cathedrals, work lasted for hundreds of years. In this case, the cathedral was officially complete 457 years after it was started. However, this is the 3rd cathedral to be built on this spot. The cathedral …

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Rouen City Hall and Abbey

Rouen – Introduction

Rouen has a lot going for it, and a few things that are not so nice. But after a visit to Rouen, you will leave with two impressions in your mind: the sheer number of churches & cathedrals and Joan of Arc (in French “Jeanne d’Arc”). Because this is the city where Joan of Arc was …

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St Malo harbour entrance (photo taken from the sea) and its lighthouse

Saint-Malo – Introduction

St. Malo in Brittany is one of those cities (population around 50,000) that shows very well why France is the #1 tourist destination in the world. It’s a medieval city, well maintained with an enormous walled city, enormous fortress towers, a big harbour, many old and majestic houses and cobblestone streets lined with restaurants. Definitely …

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The fortified walls of the city of Vannes in Brittany

Vannes – Introduction

The city of Vannes in Brittany is old, and very well preserved. The fortified walls extend all along the old city centre and merits a visit.

The Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Vannes, Brittany

Vannes – Saint-Pierre Cathedral

The gothic Saint-Pierre (Saint Peter) cathedral in Vannes, Brittany is quite beautiful and merits a visit. Building started in the 11th century and finished in the 18th century.

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