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The Bellesguard Tower (Antoni Gaudí): the Catalan art nouveau and the Gothic styles

The Bellesguard Tower (Torre Bellesguard), also known as Casa Figueres, was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1909, using rectilinear forms rarely seen in his other work. His inspiration was the medieval castle of Martin I, also known as Martin the Humane, the last king of the Catalan dynasty of the House of Barcelona, …

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The Monastery of Notre-Dame-de-Prouille – the “cradle of the Dominicans”

The Monastery of Notre-Dame-de-Prouille (Fr. Monastère de Prouilhe), is the “cradle of the Dominicans”, where the first Dominican house, a monastery of nuns, was founded in late 1206 or early 1207. It is located in the Pyrenees, France, at the point where the road from Castelnaudary to Limoux crosses the road from Bram to Mirepoix.

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The Pommiers-en-Forez priory dates back to the end of the 9th century

The Pommiers-en-Forez priory (Fr. Prieuré de Pommiers-en-Forez) is located in the Loire at Pommiers, one hour by car from Lyon.

The first documents concerning Pommiers have disappeared. It seems that towards the end of the 9th century, perhaps around 878 or 891, monks coming from the abbey of Nantua settled down and founded a Benedictine monastery in …

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Ars-sur-Formans and the Presbytery of Saint Curé d’Ars

Ars-sur-Formans is a commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France, located about 30 minutes by car from Lyon.

Religious heritage

The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

The Croix des Combes (Combes Cross) (1853)
The Monumental Cross of the 1847 Jubilee (1847)
The Croix Micholet (Micholet …

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The Cité du Train is one of the ten largest railway museums in the world

The Cité du Train, situated in Mulhouse, France, is one of the ten largest railway museums in the world. It is the successor to the musée français du chemin de fer.

In the old renovated building, the emphasis is mostly placed on the instructional aspect of technology, explaining the mechanisms powering steam, diesel and electric locomotives …

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An automobile museum (Cité de l’Automobile) in Mulhouse

Cité de l’Automobile, Musée national de l’automobile, Collection Schlumpf is an automobile museum located in Mulhouse, France, and built around the Schlumpf Collection of classic automobiles. It has the largest displayed collection of automobiles and contains the largest and most comprehensive collection of Bugatti motor vehicles in the world.

The museum is now listed as a …

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Montelimar Aviation Museum and its collection of more than 60 aircrafts

Montelimar Aviation Museum (Fr. Musée Européen de l’Aviation de Chasse) is a nonprofit aviation heritage museum since 1987 with hangars housing fighter planes & civil aircrafts.

Located on Montélimar aerodrome, a few minutes from the historic center of the nougat capital, the European Museum of air fighters offers you to embark on an exceptional adventure: on …

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