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Nîmes, France

Maison Carrée Reconstructed Inscription

The lost Latin words were reconstructed using the holes from the nails that once pinned them in place.
La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

Pont Basculant de la Seyne-sur-Mer

Former bridge turned into an observation tower.
La Ciotat, France

Gare de la Ciotat

This little train station is forever immortalized in film history.
Marseille, France

Monument Arthur Rimbaud

"Drunken ship" sculpture memorializing the French poet in the city where he died.
Saint-Cannat, France

Le Village des Automates

An often-shuddersome journey into a low-tech, robotic themepark.
Mialet, France

100,000 Soldiers of Trabuc Caves

This army of concretions is an unexplained geological phenomenon unlike anything else in the world.
La Teste-de-Buch, France

La Dune du Pyla

Bordered by forest on three sides and the ocean on the other, the Great Dune of Pyla is the highest sand dune in Europe.
Roquevaire, France

Maison de celle-qui-peint

Artist Danielle Jacqui decorates nearly every inch of her home inside and out with her work.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

This ancient theater was once the home of fierce gladiatorial battles.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Gémenos, France

Parc de Saint-Pons

A public park off the beaten path with a beautiful waterfall and 13th century Cistercian abbey.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Marseille, France

Cimetière Saint-Pierre

France's third-largest necropolis offers a peaceful respite from a busy port city.
Marseille, France

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

This modern museum of Mediterranean culture is surrounded by a surreal concrete honeycomb.
Marseille, France

Château d'If

This historic island prison holds one of the dungeons from the Count of Monte Cristo even though it is a work of fiction.
Lyon, France

Loyasse Cemetery

The first modern cemetery of Lyon is complete with more than 200 chapels and monuments.
Lyon, France

The Flower Tree

A colorful piece of contemporary art cheerfully clashes with Lyon's historical architecture.
Lyon, France

Astronomical Clock of Lyon

For hundreds of years, automatons moving to metallic music have been marking the passage of time.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.