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Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Alsace)
A distinctive spire makes it possible to recognise Strasbourg's enormous cathedral from a long distance. This gothic red church made out of sandstone was build during the years 1015-1439 and has a gigantic astronomical watch that rings each day at 12.30 a.m.
Le Musée dUnterlinden (Alsace)
Some of the most interesting Gothic art can be seen in this old Dominican convent from the 13th century situated in the city of Colmar. It also has interesting sculptures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The City Brest. (Brest)
The port in Brest is one of the most beautiful natural ports in the world. In the city you can find a castle dating from the 13th century, which is definitely worth a visit. You can also hire a boat and enjoy the beautiful landscape from the channel that goes between Brest and Nantes.
The City Rennes (Brittany)
The presence of its famous university can be felt everywhere in Rennes especially in its rich cultural life. In Rennes you can find le Musée des Beaux-Artsand and the more local Musée de Bretagne, which offers an excellent guide to Britannys history and culture. In Rennes a lot of beautiful buildings vanished during a large fire in 1720 but Palais de Justice survived and is now a beautiful tourist attraction. The palace has gold inlaid halls and some impressive tapestry.
The City Saint Malo (Brittany)
Plagued by pirates this city was once of the most important ports in France. Today its defences are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Brittany. The city's big cathedral Saint Vincent begun in the 12th century also attracts visitors, as it is known among lovers of mosaic for its lovely interior.
Musée de Beaux-Arts (Burgundy)
In the main city of Burgundy Dijon you can visit an arts museum that is known for its diversity. In here you find paintings from a lot of different epochs. The artists cover from Rubens to Monet and the Impressionists to religious artefacts from Antiquity. The museum is in an old mansion that used to belong to a French count. The building itself is worth a visit.
The Roman City Autun (Burgundy)
Behind the antique walls lies the Roman city built by emperor Augustus around 10 years before Christ. Two of the original four gates can still be seen as well as the remains of the largest Roman theatre in the area.
The Wine Museum in Baeaune (Burgundy)
In the centre of Burgundy lies this charming city Beaune that has dedicated a whole museum to the most important feature of the region, the wine. Here you will get to know the history of the wine. After a visit here you are well prepared to go for a taste of wine at the many interesting chateaux in the surrounding area.
Palais du Tau (Champagne-Ardennes)
The arch bishops old palace from 1690 today houses a museum that exhibits wall carpets, sculptures and other things from the kings' days of glory in Reims. It is a good idea to see this palace in connection with a visit to the cathedral.
The Cathedral in Reims (Champagne-Ardennes)
This church has seen kingdoms come and go. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times and has seen the mighty kings of France been coronated and celebrated. The cathedral is built in gothic architecture.

Area and city attractions

• Brest
• Lyon
• Marseille
• Mulhouse
• Nice
• Paris
• Saint Tropez

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