Les Carrières de Bibémus & Le Cabanon de Cézanne

Les Carrières de Bibémus & Le Cabanon de Cézanne
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When he was over 50 years old, Cezanne sought the peace of these abandoned quarries whose ochre rocks set off the deep green pine trees and blue Provençal sky.


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When he was over 50 years old, Cezanne sought the peace of these abandoned quarries whose ochre rocks set off the deep green pine trees and blue Provençal sky.
The artist used this stunning scenery to produce world-renowned pieces between 1895 and 1904 that set Cubism on course such as The Red Rock.
The tour is an hour-long walk among the Mediterranean woods deep in the Grand Site Sainte-Victoire. The guide will take you by huge blocks before stopping in front of a lovely hut where the painter stored his equipment before ending on the belvedere with views of Sainte-Victoire Mountain.


La Tour Fondue

La Tour Fondue
On February 19, 2020

Located at the southern tip of Giens, La Tour Fondue allowed to monitor the passes between Giens and Porquerolles.


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Probably built in 1635, this book has been redesigned in the seventeenth and nineteenth century. Located at the southern tip of Giens, La Tour Fondue allowed to monitor the passes between Giens and Porquerolles. This battery has a barracks and a powder magazine. Building closed to the public for security issues.


Horseback riding near Bastia

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Explore the Étang de Biguglia or Marana beach on horseback! Situated in Furiani near Bastia, this riding school offers hacks by the hour or by the day.


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Explore the Étang de Biguglia or Marana beach on horseback! Situated in Furiani near Bastia, this riding school offers hacks by the hour or by the day.


The Saint-Louis crystal museum

The Saint-Louis crystal museum
On February 19, 2020

The Saint-Louis crystal museum is located in the heart of the Manufacture.


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The Saint-Louis crystal museum is located in the heart of the Manufacture.

 

Under a single roof resides a collection like no other, nestled in a case of light, real architectural audacity designed by Lipsky + Rollet. Throughout this mystical journey of 953 meters, let yourself be dazzled by a whirlwind of 2,000 fascinating objects of resplendent beauty, from the legendary expertise of Saint-Louis. 20 films in 3 languages complete this presentation. 

 

The last floor is dedicated to temporary exhibitions and emblematic pieces from the actual catalogue.


Musee Louis - Philippe

Musee Louis - Philippe
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The castle of Eu is a royal residence. After having been the property of the Guises and the Grande Mademoiselle. It became the summer residence of King Louis-Philippe. Its interiors, its collections, its park make you discover the life of its prestigious owners.


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The castle of Eu is a royal residence. After having been the property of the Guises and the Grande Mademoiselle. It became the summer residence of King Louis-Philippe. Its interiors, its collections, its park make you discover the life of its prestigious owners.
Current castle built from 1578. Restored, enlarged, decorated successively by the Grande Mademoiselle, King Louis-Philippe and the Count of Paris. The museum brings the castle back to life: paintings, objets d'art and everyday life (linen, porcelain, silverware,...) with notably the prestigious Galerie de Guise.


Abbaye Saint Georges de Boscherville

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Near Rouen, in the heart of a meander of the Seine, at Saint-Martin de Boscherville, stands one of the most prestigious Romanesque abbeys in Upper Normandy.


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Near Rouen, in the heart of a meander of the Seine, at Saint-Martin de Boscherville, stands one of the most prestigious Romanesque abbeys in Upper Normandy. Nestled in the Seine valley, on the edge of the forest of Roumare, Saint-Georges de Boscherville offers a purpose of visit and walk in a site rich of a bi-millenium past.


Fondation Claude Monet

Fondation Claude Monet
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Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, or forty-three years, in his house in Giverny. Fascinated by gardening as much as by colours, he designed his flower garden and water garden as real works of art.


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Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, or forty-three years, in his house in Giverny. Fascinated by gardening as much as by colours, he designed his flower garden and water garden as real works of art. Walking in his garden and in his house, visitors always feel the atmosphere that reigned in the master of Impressionism and marvel at the flower compositions and the water lilies that were his most fertile sources of inspiration.


Jardin Jungle Karlostachys

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Exotic garden in Normandy, the Karlostachys Jungle Garden can be visited with its owner Charles.
A park of unequalled botanical wealth between Dieppe and the Bay of the Somme.


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The Karlostachys Jungle Garden is an exotic park in Normandy with an unequalled botanical richness. Located between Dieppe and the Bay of the Somme, it houses the botanical collections of Charles Boulanger who accompanies you on every visit. Innovative garden for its respect of the native biodiversity, its ecological restoration or the banning of fertilizers and phytosanitary products, the jungle garden gathers its own collections and creations (house hybrids).
The jungle garden can only be visited under the guidance of Charles Boulanger, its creator.


The Massacre of Malmedy

The Massacre of Malmedy
On February 17, 2020

The massacre of Malmedy: A cold blooded battle


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Wars are fought heroes and villains alike. The convoy of German Panzer tanks that ploughed through the snowy Ardennes towards the River Meuse was commanded by Joachim Peiper.
 
It was a remarkable achievement, creating the desired ‘bulge’ between the American and British armies, but their progress was slowed by the poor quality of the roads: Peiper complained they were more suitable for bicycles than tanks.
 
After eight days, the freezing temperatures, mounting casualties and dwindling supplies of ammunition and fuel persuaded Peiper to abandon the mission.  During the advance, a shameful episode had taken place near Malmédy. At Baugnez crossroads, a lightly armed American reconnaissance battalion was captured by a Panzer force, herded into a snowy field and shot in cold blood.
 
A few hours later, 84 frozen bodies were discovered by an American scout platoon. After the war, Peiper was tried and imprisoned as a war criminal.
 
A monument across the road from the field commemorates the Malmédy Massacre, and both this and the battle are movingly chronicled at the Baugnez 44 Historical Centre, which lies on the exact spot of the massacre. Sixteen scenes re-create everyday life of the soldier, and some of the American and German equipment salvaged from the battle is extremely rare.

Palais Bénédictine

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The story starts in 1510 at Fécamp Abbey when legend has it that the Benedictine monk, Dom Bernardo Vincelli, created a secret elixir which met with such resounding success that the Benedictine monks at Fécamp continued to produce it up until the French Revolution, a troubled era in the course of which the recipe for the famous elixir was lost


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The story starts in 1510 at Fécamp Abbey when legend has it that the Benedictine monk, Dom Bernardo Vincelli, created a secret elixir which met with such resounding success that the Benedictine monks at Fécamp continued to produce it up until the French Revolution, a troubled era in the course of which the recipe for the famous elixir was lost. This architectural masterpiece of Gothic and Renaissance inspiration was erected at the end of the 19th century in honor of the Benedictine liqueur. Discover the exceptional collections of ancient and sacred art from its founder Alexandre Le Grand.


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