sites of historic interest


Every European country has its historical legacy, its patrimoine, as the French call it. France is no exception, and the country abounds in locations that have considerable historical interest from the early days of prehistory to the wars of the 20th century. All across France, those interested in history will find numerous places to visit and enjoy.


The following list is far from complete, and is continually being added to; the history of France is everywhere, but here are a few ideas of places that you might want to spend some time seeking out.

The bastide towns of Aveyron

The standing stones of Carnac

Oradour-sur-Glane

Palais du Tau, Reims

Somme battlefields

The Palace of Versailles

Vimy, Pas-de-Calais


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