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10 Beautiful Towns & Small Cities in France
I lived in France for 5 months and it’s undoubtedly the country I know the best besides my own. That being said, there’s still a lot I’d like to see and do in France, so this list is nowhere near complete. However, I’ve compiled a list of beautiful French towns and small cities that are absolutely worth visiting on your trip to France.
Aix is one of the most charming and tranquil towns in Provence. Founded during the Roman times and becoming a hot spot with the impressionists, it today embodies the rustic charm of France’s south and is … Continue reading
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Highlight: Mont St-Michel
You’ve probably seen the iconic mound of Mont St-Michel in Normandy before as it’s an architectural marvel that’s emblematic of France, and I actually went there once by myself and took my mom there a few months later. It’s definitely one of the most unique places I’ve ever been and honestly, visiting it was not what I expected, but even better.
It was built around 700 to be a monastery because Aubert of Avranches, a bishop, had a dream that the archangel Michael appeared to him and told him to build a monastery atop the natural rock formation that was … Continue reading
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