ABBAYE LONGUES, LONGUES-SUR-MER (NORMANDIE)

  At the exit of the village of Longues-sur-mer, the old Saint Marie Abbey, built in the 12th century, is hidden along the small road leading to Bayeux. At first glance, visitors cannot imagine its importance or splendour. When one enters the first courtyard, surrounded by the abbey lodge, the[…]

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, PARIGI

The Italian Institute of Culture (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) is an organism of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, with the aim of promoting the Italian language and culture.The istitute organizes many initiatives on the cultural, artistic and scientific Italian life, in addition to  numerous classes of[…]

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LE GRAND MELLO, MELLO (HAUTS-DE-FRANCE)

These two castles, looking at each other have been built in different times : The first one is a Fortress whom first foundations date from the 9th century. It’s been then transformed in the XV and XVIII th century. The other castle is the Princess castle, named after the daughter of the[…]

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MAISON DE L’ITALIE, PARIS

Maison de l’Italie is a university house, hosting professors, researchers and students from all over the world. Funds for the construction of Maison de l’Italie were raised in large part by the Italian senator Enrico Falck, president of the Committee for the Italian Students House in Paris.  The house was[…]

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MAISON DE MONACO, PARIS

It was Prince Pierre de Polignac, grandfather of the current Prince Albert II, who began the campaign to finance the construction of a residence at the Cité Internationale de Paris. The Principality of Monaco made its first donation in 1929 to provide around 50 beds.Given Monaco’s relatively small population, the[…]

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ORANGERIE DE LANNIRON, QUIMPER (BRITTANY)

Situated on the West Coast of Brittany, this former summer palace of the Bishops of Quimper is a wonderful 38-hectare oasis of parks and gardens on the banks of the Odet river. This extraordinary place will delight lovers of nature (sea, birds, wildlife, fishing and gardens) and seduce fans of[…]

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PLACE DE VOSGES, PARIS

  Place des Vosges, located in the Marais neighborhood, is the oldest square in Paris. Caterina de’ Medici in 1563, after the death of her husband Henry II, had the Hôtel des Tournelles demolished, which since 1388 had been the royal palace. She initiated the construction of the Tuileries palace[…]

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