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  • 1 Ménez-Hom Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29550 Saint-Nic

    Ménez-Hom (alt 330m) is the summit of the Black Mountains and one of the highest parts of Brittany. It occupies a key position commanding the approach to the Crozon peninsula, over which it affords a wonderful view. You will be able to admire the Bay..

  • 2 Rocks Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29942 Ouessant

    This coastline is part of the beautiful Côte Sauvage of the island of Ouessant. To the north of the lighthouse of Créach, the fascinating rugged landscape, treacherous coastline and jagged rocks pounded by the sea are most impressive.

  • 3 Crozon Peninsula Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29160 Crozon

    The Crozon Peninsula extends far into the sea; nowhere else, except perhaps at the Pointe du Raz, do the sea and coast reach such heights of grim beauty. Gaze down the steep sheer cliffs and admire the colour of the rocks as the waves smash onto the ..

  • 4 Tour of the parish closes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 29600 Morlaix

    A parish close can be recognised by its closed area comprised of a church, cemetery, generally an ossuary, calvary, outer sacristy and often a monumental or "triumphal" arch or porch. The first major close is that of St-Thégonnec, known for..

  • 5 Musée Fesch Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    50 r. du Card.-Fesch F - 20000 Ajaccio

    Housed in the Palais Fesch, the construction of which started in 1827, this museum houses one of the largest collections of Italian paintings (Botticelli, Giovanni Bellini, Cosimo Tura, Titian etc) in France, as well as works from the French, Spanish..

  • 6 Site de Bonifacio Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N196 F - 20169 Bonifacio

    Magnificent"land's end",Bonifacio and its tallwhite cliffsshaped by the wind and the waves make for a spectacular sight. The cityhasboth a port andan upper town. The marina,a portconstructed at the bottom of a 1 500mfjord, is a safe haven f..

  • 7 Calanche de Piana Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - Porto

    These astonishing granite sculptures formed by erosion overlook the Gulf of Porto, creating a chaotic landscape with an unusual and unique appearance. The deep blue of the sea and the often unreal light that bathes this coastline combine with the pal..

  • 8 Aiguilles de Bavella Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - Bavella

    Stop at the Pass of Bavella (1 218m) and admire the Aiguilles (needles) de Bavella, also known as the Cornes d'Asinao (horns of Asinao). The jagged peaks emerge from the forest, changing colour in a spectacular stark setting of laricio pine trees and..

  • 9 Presqu'île de Scandola Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - Réserve naturelle de Scandola

    The Scandola peninsula rises to a maximum height of 560m between Punta Rossa to the south and Punta Nera to the north. Situated to the north of the Gulf of Girolata, it can be reached by boat from Punta Muchillina, skirting the jagged coastline. Diag..

  • 10 Cap Corse Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 20200 Bastia

    A climb up Monte Stello (1 307m) is a good introduction to the region. On clear days it commands stunning panoramic views of the entire headland (about 6hr there and back on foot). On the east coast Erbalunga's houses line the waterside of a headland..

  • 11 Monte d'Oro (Oru) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 20219 Vizzavona

    Mont d'Oro (2 389m) is one of Corsica's major peaks, and is a part of a ridge that divides the east and west coasts of the island. Its name (literally meaning "gold") originates from the many river sources on its slopes. The long and arduou..

  • 12 Nîmes Amphitheatre Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    bd des Arènes F - 30000 Nîmes

    The Roman amphitheatre at Nimes is the best preserved anywhere. Dating from the late 1C and early 2C, it measures 133m by 101m and could accommodate 24 000 people. Its exterior presents an attic storey above two levels of 60 arcades each (21m). The V..

  • 13 Maison Carrée Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    pl. de la Maison-Carrée F - 30000 Nîmes

    This is as pure and well-preserved a Roman temple as may be found anywhere. Erected in the reign of Augustus, it was dedicated to the "princes of youth", the emperor's grandsons. It exudes a fragile charm, due to the harmony of its proporti..

  • 14 Pont du Gard Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    F - 30210 Vers-Pont-du-Gard

    With its ancient patinated stonework, delicate structure and backdrop of green hills and waters of the Gardon, this grandiose feat of engineering built in the 1C continues to amaze. It was part of a 50km-long aqueduct built to bring spring water from..

  • 15 Mont Aigoual Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 30570 L'Espérou

    The meteorological observatory on the summit of Mont Aigoual (1 567m) overlooks the Gard, Hérault and Tarn valleys. The instruments used to record the speed and direction of rain-bearing winds from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are ever-more sop..

  • 16 Basilica of St-Sernin Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Sernin F - 31000 Toulouse

    The biggest and most beautiful Romanesque church of the Midi. It holds the largest number of relics in France, particularly, the sepulchre of Saint Saturnin, first bishop of Toulouse. The chevet, partly made of stone, and the five story eight-sided c..

  • 17 Old Toulouse Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 31000 Toulouse

    Old Toulouse boasts a number of truly beautiful buildings, starting with St-Sernin Basilica and Place du Capitole, two of the town's emblematic places, the Musée Saint-Raymond, the Hôtel d'Assézat and Bemberg Foundation, the Musée des Augustins and t..

  • 18 Cirque de Navacelles Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 34520 Saint-Maurice-Navacelles

    Hollowed out by the River Vis, the cirque forms an immense meander deeply embedded in almost vertical walls of rock. It can be seen in its entirety from three spots: Baume-Ariol farm, the village and the north belvedere. The first (alt 618m) offers a..

  • 19 Grotte des Demoiselles Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 34190 Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois

    This crevice in the plateau of Thaurac dominates the Hérault Valley. Right from the entrance, visitors are struck by the size and number of the concretions. Narrow corridors lead to a sort of platform overlooking the central part of the cave, an imme..

  • 20 Grotte de Clamouse Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    rte de St-Guilhem-le-Désert F - 34150 St-Jean-de-Fos

    Discovered in 1945 when an exceptional summer drought enabled explorers to get past the source of the Clamouse, this cave is renowned for its number and variety of delicate white crystalline formations. It has two types of concretions: classical stal..

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