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The Collegiate Church of Saint-Paul and its bells

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Paul (fr. Collégiale Saint-Paul de Clermont-l’Hérault)  is a Catholic church located in Clermont-l’Hérault, France1.

It has a beautiful interior, as well as aisles, something rare in southern Gothic. It has a large rose on the front.

The collegiate church has five bells:

The first bell, which weighs almost 2 tonnes and was melted in …

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The largest Museum-Park in Europe devoted to dinosaurs near Montpellier

The largest Museum-Park in Europe devoted to dinosaurs (fr. Mèze Musée des Dinosaures) in the middle of an outstanding paleontological site, near Montpellier. An extraordinary voyage in time. The remains of an extremely large dinosaur of the Iguanodon family have been discovered here.

In 1997, to preserve this exceptional site, Alain Cabot and his team set …

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Abbey Saint Félix-de-Montceau has been listed as a historic monument since February 12, 1925

The Saint-Félix-de-Montceau abbey (fr. Abbaye Saint-Félix-de-Montceau) is an old abbey located on the Gardiole massif, in the town of Gigean, in the Hérault department.

There is no exact date of the creation of the abbey, but a document confirms that the abbey already existed in 1104 under the episcopate of Godefroi, bishop of Maguelone (1080-1104). The …

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Balenciaga Museum in Getaria – born to be fashionable

The Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum Collection is related to the professional career and personal profile of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the famous designer from Getaria, who dominated 20th century haute couture. The Museum has the task of conserving and increasing these collections, while making them more accessible and open.

He is called the trendsetter and the “royal tailor”, because …

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Saint Paul de Vence medieval village and its art galleries

Saint-Paul-de-Vence (Fr. Saint-Paul-de-Vence) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of Southeastern France. One of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as the Fondation Maeght, which is nearby.

Saint-Paul-de-Vence has long been a haven of the …

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