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  • Historic site of Lyon
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    Historic site of Lyon

    Summary Ever since the Romans founded the capital of the Three Gauls in the 1st century BC on the site of a proto-urban Celtic settlement, […]

    Posted on 30/04/2013

  • Paris, banks of the Seine
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    Paris, banks of the Seine

     Summary Following the Seine from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, and from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand Palais and the Petit […]

    Posted on 30/04/2013

  • Grande-Ile and Neustadt, Strasbourg
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    Grande-Ile and Neustadt, Strasbourg

    Summary The Grande-Île and the Neustadt form an urban ensemble that is characteristic of Rhineland Europe, with a structure that centres on the cathedral, a […]

    Posted on 30/04/2013

  • Historic fortified city of Carcassonne
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    Historic fortified city of Carcassonne

    Summary There had been fortifications on the hill where Carcassonne now stands since pre-Roman times. In its current form, it is the epitome of fortified […]

    Posted on 29/04/2013

  • Provins, town of mediaeval fairs
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    Provins, town of mediaeval fairs

     Summary The historic fortified town of Provins in Champagne is an outstanding and authentic example of a town where fairs were held during the Middle […]

    Posted on 29/04/2013

  • Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
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    Bordeaux, Port of the Moon

    Summary The historic centre of this port town is an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble, created during the Age of the Enlightenment whose values persisted […]

    Posted on 24/04/2013

  • Arles, Roman and Romanesque monuments
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    Arles, Roman and Romanesque monuments

    Summary Arles has eight Roman and mediaeval monuments forming an integral part of its historic urban fabric: the amphitheatre, the cathedral of Saint-Trophime and its […]

    Posted on 24/04/2013

  • Le Havre, the city rebuilt by Auguste Perret
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    Le Havre, the city rebuilt by Auguste Perret

    Summary The city of Le Havre, on the coast of the English Channel in Normandy, was heavily bombarded during the Second World War. The destroyed […]

    Posted on 23/04/2013

  • Episcopal city of Albi
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    Episcopal city of Albi

    Summary The episcopal city of Albi is representative of this type of urban development in Europe between the Middle Ages and the modern era. Its […]

    Posted on 07/03/2013