This little building that looks like a farmer house is in reality an old chapel consecrated to saint Anne. When you say "Anne" in the region of Bretagne, all the people would directly think about Anne of Bretagne, who was the duchess of Bretagne from 1488 to 1514.
Built in the the 13th century by the Escoussans, the Langoiran Castle hold an important strategic position during the Hundred Years War.
It was successively the home of the Albret and the Montferrand families until the 16th century. Residing place of Tuillaume d'Affis, President of the Parlement of Bordeaux at the beginning of the 17th century, it was dismantled during the Fronde. Classi...
At the beach near Cap Breton in Aquitane, France, you can see the remains of Bunkers which should protect occupied France for the landing of the allied Forces. These Bunkers are now, 60 years later, washed out by the sea of the Dunes where they originally where placed. They were never used, because the D-Day invasion occured some 300 miles away in the north of France.
Y is a commune in the Somme département in the Picardie region of France. The name is pronounced like the letter E in English. It bears the shortest place name in France, and one of the shortest in the world. The inhabitants call themselves Ypsilonien(ne)s.
The "zero point" for all surveys in France in front of Notre Dame cathedral. We also provide concentric circles and arcs to show distances from the Zero to all parts of continental France, and a great circle route to its antipode.
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