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Guilhempierre gate - ©Véronique PAGNIER / CC-BY-SA Guilhempierre gate - ©Véronique PAGNIER / CC-BY-SA

Scared stiff Here’s the Guilhem-Pierre gate. The former one was destroyed in 1836, after a cholera epidemic which decimated inhabitants of Manosque. Why? Because fresh air and light had to enter in...

Thanks - ©Mon Œil / CC-BY Thanks - ©Mon Œil / CC-BY

Fursy founded the abbot church Oh oh, I'm an Irishman in Lagny Abbot church? Abbot, so… abbey! Yes: an abbey founded by Fursy of Péronne in the 6th century. An Irish saint who left one day his green...

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Here’s the remain of the general hospital of Lys-Saint-Georges! The legend says it was founded with the castle, by a lord of Lys who went back from Crusades with the leprosy! He needed a place where...

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The house On the place Ernest-Nivet, this lovely building raised between 1536 and 1547 houses the current tourist office. We also known it as ″Saint-Jacques house″. Why? Because pilgrims on the road...

The chapel - ©JPGO / CC-BY-SA The chapel - ©JPGO / CC-BY-SA

The plague wreaked havoc in Fréjus in the 15th century. But fortunately, saint François de Paule arrived! In 1482, he turned in the city and the same day, the plague ended... In memory of this...

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A majestic church Do you see this huge bell-tower (16th c) with its spire 65 metres high? Also, do you see this gorgeous High Gothic porch? We have funny animals' gargoyles... even a pig! Completed...

N.-D.-de-Bonsecours, 16th c - ©Cédric Amey / CC-BY-SA N.-D.-de-Bonsecours, 16th c - ©Cédric Amey / CC-BY-SA

Lost souls? Notre-Dame was raised where the Burgundians killed during the battle of Nancy in 1477 were buried, in a common grave. Poor bodies, lost soul condemned to roam for eternity, who knows...

The façade - ©Lsmpascal / CC-BY-SA The façade - ©Lsmpascal / CC-BY-SA

Skeletons! Hey, do you know they found something amazing, under the house’s soil? The scene took place in 1892: workers, who made a restoration in the house’s hall, found... 4 skeletons! Pretty well...

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What’s this? Created in 1960 by chocolate-maker Voisin, the cushion (cousin in French) is a speciality made in chocolate and almond paste. But not only... yum, come on, crunch in the lovely green...

Calissons - ©jean-louis Zimmermann / CC-BY Calissons - ©jean-louis Zimmermann / CC-BY

What’s this? Now, this is one of the most famous French speciality: calissons, oblong candies from Aix-en-Provence, with a shiny white coating made of unleavened bread and icing sugar, a candied...


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