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The island of Nantes and its HI TECH urban planning

The island of Nantes (fr. L’île de Nantes) is currently the subject of a vast urban renewal operation which should run until 2023, with a target of 3,100 housing units built in 2012 and 7,500 in 2023. The contracting authority is provided by the Société d’aménagement de la métropole Ouest Atlantique (SAMOA), a local public …

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces on the Côte d’Azur

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called Villa Île-de-France, is one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces on the Côte d’Azur built on a summit of the Cap Ferrat peninsula between 1905 and 1912 in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild …

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Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

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, France.

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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