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Château de Chenonceau, Chenonceau, France

A river cruise down the Loire Valley to visit the chateaux and sample the wines of the region. Aerial view of Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France (by Baloulumix). I so badly want to go to the loire valley!

Mont Saint-Michel, France. this chateau becomes an island at high tide

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Beziers, France

The River Orb, Beziers, France Look at the reflection of that sky and castle in the river! The sky alone is fantastic. This looks like some kind of fairy tale land. A fairy tale land I could actually visit.

Elzas, la France

Tourists know Colmar (France) as the capital of Alsatian wine, an ultra-classy white variety. They also know Colmar for its quaint canals. Long ago, the canals in Colmar& & Venice& were buzzing with butchers, fishmongers and tanners.

We were in Rocamadour during the daylight hours, so didn't get to see this amazing sight. France

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Rocamadour, France is built on a rock in the middle of the Causse de Gramat. This is a vast slate plateau and part of the Causse du Quercy. The city is the most visited pilgrimage site after Lourdes in France.

Amboise, France.Visit the chateau which gives commanding views of the Loire

Amboise ~ is a small market town in central France. It lies on the banks of the Loire River. Supposed to be centrally located for visiting the loire valley

Renaissance Architecture

Amazing double-helix staircase in the Château de Chambord, Loire Valley, France. The two helixes ascend three floors and never meet. In the center is an open air shaft that lets in light. Some believe Leonardo da Vinci designed the staircase.

Marie Antoinette's Farm. Versailles.  Photo Ian Sanderson

Versailles ~ Marie Antoinette's cottage at the Petit Trianon's Hameau de la Reine, France. We never made it to this cottage when we visited Versailles.

paris in the snow - Sharon Santoni

The Jardins du château de Versailles (Gardens of Versailles) of the Château de Versailles (Palace of Versailles) in Versailles, France. Free on the first Sunday of months from November.

Bonifacio, Corsica, France (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post714181&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

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Aerial view of inner city #Padua, Italy with Prato della Valle square and St. Anthony Basilica, Italy

Aerial view of inner city Padua, Italy - with Prato della Valle square and St. Anthony Basilica - photo by vesilvio

Bonifacio, Corsica, France

Although I've been to Corsica. I definitely need to return to see this! The Edge of the Sea, Bonifacio, Corsica, France

Hogwarts does exist!! :D  Mont St. Michel, France.

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Paris, France - The Louvre. Pyramid built by I.M. Pei in 1989

France

The Louvre Museum Paris France The Musée du Louvre or the Louvre Museum or The Louvre is one of the World's Largest Museums, and a significant monument.

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