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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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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is in the list of “The most beautiful villages of France”

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (“The most beautiful villages of France”), and the Abbey of Gellone, along with the nearby Pont du Diable were designated UNESCO World Heritages sites in 1999.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Situated in the narrow valley of …

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The Abbey of St. Mary of Lagrasse founded in 779

The Abbey of St. Mary of Lagrasse (fr. Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse or Abbaye Sainte-Marie-d’Orbieu) is a Romanesque abbey in Lagrasse village, southern France, whose origins date to the seventh century. It was originally a Benedictine monastery, but since 2004 has been home to a community of canons regularly.

Lagrasse abbey is about 100 km from Perpignan, 40 km …

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Lagrasse is in the list of the “The most beautiful villages of France”

Lagrasse (fr. Lagrasse, Occitan: La Grassa) is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of Southern France.  Lagrasse is part of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (“The most beautiful villages of France”) list.

Lagrasse is about 100 km from Perpignan, 40 km from Narbonne, 30 km of Carcassonne. , It lies …

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