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Places visited in Montpellier, France
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Chartres, France

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth.
Cheverny, France

Château de Cheverny

The opulent home that inspired Tintin's Marlinspike Hall and the adventures within.
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Oceanographic Museum

Museum celebrating the ocean, with the largest wunderkammer dedicated to sea exploration.
Nice, France

La Crypte Archéologique de Nice

The construction of a tram line unveiled hidden remnants of the old medieval city.
Nice, France

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

An Orthodox church built by the Royal Family for the Russian community exiled to the French Riviera.
Cannes, France

Île Sainte-Marguerite

A fortress on this island housed the mysterious prisoner known as the "Man in the Iron Mask" for more than a decade.
Théoule-sur-Mer, France

Pierre Cardin's Bubble House

Avant garde house of Pierre Cardin on the Cote d’Azur.
Gémenos, France

Parc de Saint-Pons

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

Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel

Sleep in a climate-controlled plastic bubble for the night.
Marseille, France

Monument Arthur Rimbaud

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

Notre-Dame de la Garde's Nautical Ex-Voto

Sky ships, planes, and portraits left as unique tokens of hope and thankfulness.
Marseille, France

Le Jardin des Vestiges

This garden houses the remains of the ancient Greek port of Marseille.
Marseille, France

Musee du Santon

This folk museum is devoted to small figurines of provincial village life.
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.
Salon-de-Provence, France

Maison de Nostradamus

The home where the famous astrologer wrote some of his most telling prophecies.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

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

Arles's Cryptoporticous

A unique underground structure dating back to the 1st century BC.
Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze, France

Carbonniere Tower

This historic stone gate tower is now just a lonely relic in the middle of a swamp.
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

Pont de Gau Ornithological Park

Thousands of flamingos and other bird species flourish in these Camargue wetlands.
Aigues-Mortes, France

Salin Aigues-Mortes

This salt marsh in Southern France is as pink as the flamingos that inhabit it.
Montpellier, France

Villa Des Cent Regards

100-windowed castle turned art gallery, built by one dedicated mason.
Montpellier, France

Promenade du Peyrou

This plaza is home to a number of works, including Montpellier‘s own Arc de Triomphe.
Montpellier, France

Musée d’Anatomie de Montpellier

This French anatomy museum greets guests with a skinless man, mid-shovel.