Calanque de Sormiou, France

Calanque de Sormiou, France

A calanque is a word of Corsican origin that means inlet, a steep-walled cove or bay that is developed in limestone, dolomite or other carbonate strate, commonly found along the Mediterranean coast. The Calanque de Sormiou is located near Marseille, France, and it is famous for its climbing sports.

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Calanque de Sormiou, France

Château de Beynac, France

Château de Beynac, France

Château de Beynac is a castle in the department of Dordogne, France. It is one of the best preserved castles in the region. It is located on top of a limestone cliff, and was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac to close the valley. In 1944 it was registered as a historic monument by the Ministry of Culture. Parts of the 1999 movie, Jeanne d’Arc were filmed here. Thanks to Mylene.

Château de Beynac, France

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island in Normandy, it’s located one kilometer off the country’s northwestern coast. The island has a population of 44, as of 2009. Since the 8th AD century it has been the seat of the monastery of Saint-Michel. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is visited by more than 3 million tourists each year. Thanks to Marion for this one.

Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Paris’ most iconic landmark, the Eiffel Tower. It’s located in Champ de Mars, a large public greenspace. It was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair. It is the tallest structure in Paris, and until 1930 the tallest in the world with a height of 324 meters. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel. The tower has 2 restaurants in the first 2 floors. Thanks to Frederic.

World famous Moulin Rouge in Paris

World famous Moulin Rouge in Paris

Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris. It was built in 1889, it is widely known for its windmill on its roof. Today it is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club’s decor still contains much of the romance of turn-of-the-20th-century France. Thanks to my friend Nellita, who just returned from her trip through Australia!