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Along the Canal du Midi…

Work of 240 km in length, powered by a highly sophisticated system, the « Canal du Midi » presents the oldest inventions in terms of hydraulic control and works of art: almost 350 locks, bridges, aqueduct, outlets, some which haven’t been modified since their origin; a towpath lined with trees, allowing multiple outdoor activities such…

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The Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

France boasts 41 UNESCO sites, but many of them fly under the tourist radar. Here’s a peek at the country’s top World Heritage havens.  A medieval fortress town bordered by an impressive canal, Carcassonne offers two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the space of a few square miles. Fans of the knights-in-shining-armor era will find their…

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The cathar castle of Carcassonne

For all those history lovers out there, the Cathar Castles in the area of Carcassonne should definitely be one of the items on your Travel Bucket List. Having stood strong through the centuries, through wars and occupations, religions and politics, its massive and impressive walls survived both the test of time and humanity. They live…