...Just for fun : 4200 castles and manors in France...and this is not yet finished (a lot more to come).
This file includes all kind and styles of castles, opened to visit as well as private ones, ruins, rebuilt or still inhabited.
Some are very well known, others are less...enjoy them !
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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.
Look at this piece of forest in France. The farmers in the region have cutting down trees to plant vegetables and cattle breeding. This last piece of forest can make us think about how france would look like before hummanity.
Near Bourges three villages lay claim to being the precise geographic centre of France. The honour is generally given to Saulzais-le-Potier, a row of stone houses with a two-metre monument. The region of Centre has the reputation of being the part of France where the purest French is spoken.
Aix, or, to distinguish it from other cities built over hot springs, Aix-en-Provence is a city in southern France, some 30 km north of Marseille. It is located in the Provence region, in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. Population is approximately 130,000.
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