The Pont du Diable's largest arch - Saint-André-de-Chalencon i

The Lord of Chalencon built the Pont du Diable – Devil’s Bridge in the 10th century to ease the transport of goods between his castle and the Rhône Valley

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Mères Lyonnaises - Tablier de sapeur

Mères Lyonnaises is the generic name given to the women cooks who started Lyon’s culinary tradition and earned it the rank of French capital of gastronomy

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One of the Silk shops where the Canuts Lyonnais sold their silk

Canuts were the silk-weavers who worked and lived in the Quartier de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, the French capital of silk-industry from 1536 to 1914

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French Alps Flora - Cirse laineux - Wooly thistle

The French Alps flora gathers some 4500 plant, flower and tree species that grow on 5 distinct vegetation zones or ecosystems found at different altitudes

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Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica

La Colline de Fourvière in Lyon, a hill that overlooks the Saône and Rhône rivers and the site where the Romans founded the antic city of Lugdunum in 43BC

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Nougat de Montelimar with almonds and pistachios

The nougat de Montelimar is a honey and almond-based confectionery and renowned Provençal specialty that was invented in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) during the 10th century

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Bouchons Lyonnais

Bouchons Lyonnais are Lyon’s unique bistros-restaurants that serve local specialties traditionally accompanied by a glass of Beaujolais or Côtes-du-Rhône

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Ascension of Le Puy Mary

Le Puy Mary, the remnant of the largest stratovolcano of Europe, is one of the Monts du Cantal, a series of extinct volcanoes part of the Parc Regional des Volcans d’Auvergne

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