The “Grand Site de France” label

Carte des Réseau des Grands Sites de France

The Medieval City of Carcassonne

Cité de Carcassonne

Situated on the right bank of the Aude, the City, a medieval village that is still inhabited, has 52 towers and two concentric walls totalling 3 km in length. Open at night as well as during daytime, via the Porte Narbonnaise and the Porte d’Aude, a large part of the Medieval City can be seen on unguided tours by visitors.

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Le Pont du Gard

Le Pont du Gard

Le pont du Gard a été construit peu avant l'ère chrétienne pour permettre à l'aqueduc de Nîmes, long de près de 50 km, de franchir le Gardon. En imaginant ce pont de 50 mètres de haut à trois niveaux, dont le plus long mesure 275 mètres, les ingénieurs hydrauliciens et architectes romains ont créé un chef-d'oeuvre technique qui est aussi une oeuvre d'art.

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Vézelay, Church and Hill


Located at the heart of the regional nature reserve of Morvan, in Burgundy, the celebrated hill at Vézelay and its famous Roman basilica have been listed as world heritage sites by Unesco since 1979.

Shortly after its foundation in the 9th century, the Benedictine abbey of Vézelay acquired the relics of St Mary Magdalene and since then it has been an important place of pilgrimage.

St Bernard preached the Second Crusade there in 1146 and Richard the Lion-Hearted and Philip II Augustus met there to leave for the Third Crusade in 1190.

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