Villes et Villages Fleuris

The label Villes et Villages Fleuris aims at improving people’s quality of living via the creation of green spaces respecting environment and biodiversity

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Plus beaux villages de France - Limeuil in the Dordogne

Most Beautiful villages in France, a label created in 1982 to protect and promote French villages historical, cultural and architectural heritage

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Colorful houses in Rue Cremieux

Rue Cremieux, a village street located near Gare de Lyon in Paris, and bordered with English style 2-story terraced cottages painted in different colours

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French school holidays zones

Updated French School Holidays calendar, for each of France’s three zones, for the academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18, and a reminder for 2015-16

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Gamay grape - Beaujolais Vineyard

Beaujolais Vineyard is one of 16 great French vineyards, it spreads over 19,000 hectares along the river Saône and between the towns of Macons and Lyon

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Glass of Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau, a primeur wine obtained from Gamay N grape variety and produced exclusively in the AOC Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages vineyards

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Maginot Monument in Fleury-devant-Douaumont

Maginot Monument, a memorial to the minister of War who fought at Verdun as a patrolman and had a fortifications line built along France’s eastern borders

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Douaumont, Village Detruit - Douaumont before WWI

Douaumont, a village entirely destroyed during the Battle of Verdun, never rebuilt, declared ‘Dead for France’ and kept in its war state as a Memorial

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Fort of Douaumont - Observatory

The Fort of Douaumont was built 1885 and disarmed in 1915 as outdated, but remained a target for the Germans due to its central position on the Verdun front

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Bayonet Trench in Douaumont near Verdun - Trench protected by the concrete memorial building

Bayonet Trench near the Douaumont Ossuary, a Memorial to the French soldiers buried alive in their trench on June 12, 1916 during the Battle of Verdun

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Abri 320 in Verdun

Abri 320, built in 1891, located at the foot of the Douaumont Ossuary – National Cemetery and used as a command post and underground shelter during WWI

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Douaumont Ossuary - Cloitre

Douaumont Ossuary and National Cemetery were open on the site of the Battle of Verdun to receive the remains of 146,142 soldiers who died there during WWI

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Sacred Way - Voie Sacree Memorial - - Frieze depicting Locomotive and workmen- Fireze depicting Locomotive and workmen

The historic Sacred Way – Voie Sacree was the main communication road to the front and the logistics and strategic center of the Battle of Verdun during WWI

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Monument aux Enfants de Verdun Morts pour la France

Citadel of Verdun, a major garrison town located near the German border, and the epicentre of the battle of 1916, one of the deadliest battles of WWI

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