5 famous monuments of France (excluding Paris)
5 famous monuments of France (excluding Paris) in French
To facilitate understanding, the video below presenting these 5 famous monuments of France, includes French subtitles:
The Château de Versailles
The Château de Chambord
Chambord is a Renaissance-type castle which is one of the Loire castles. It is located 164 km south of Paris, in the Loir-et-Cher department. It was François 1er who decided to build it and use it as a hunting lodge. It is a huge keep with four towers and two white buildings, adorned with magnificent sculptures. It is made up of 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces and 13 main staircases.
The Palais des Papes
The Palais des Papes is located in Avignon, in the Vaucluse department. It brings together a large fortress and a sumptuous palace. It is a symbol of the might and power of the popes at this time. It is made up of large ceremonial rooms, chapels with painted decorations, the Pope's private apartments and terraces which offer a magnificent panorama over the city of Avignon and the Rhône.
The medieval city of Carcassonne
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