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  Nice

Famous boulevard Promenade des Anglais (English Embankment) @@id=779; type=5$$ is, without a doubt, the most attractive and noteworthy part of Nice. The boulevard stretches for five kilometers, and keeps amazing visitors with its luxury hotels and a long beach. However, Nice can offer much more than just the promenade and the beach!

Old Town (Vieux Nice).
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  Paris

The city of love is not just a place where you will be able to enjoy an unforgettable romantic holiday. This beautiful city has prepared a myriad of attractions for its visitors. Numerous beautiful churches of different styles and periods will make you feel the genius of architects and builders. This is particularly true about the most famous cathedral in Paris, Notre Dame @@id=824; type=8$$....
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  Avignon

Avignon is located in the southern part of France. In past the city was a center of the Catholic world and the residence of the Pope. It’s clear, after many year of such a notable position Avignon is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of the country in both historical and cultural aspects. The Avignon City Wall is a symbol of the old part of this town. It was built in 14th-15th...
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  Albertville

Albertville is a small town located in mountains in the South-East of the country. This town is widely known as a high quality ski resort and a cultural center. It was founded by Charles Albert, the king of Scandinavia, in 1836. Earlier a small medieval village was located on the territory of modern Albertville. Nowadays only several ancient buildings remind of that fact. Albertville was founded...
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  Antibes

Antibes is a resort located not far away from Nice. This is an old and a beautiful town and a famous beach resort. Antibes combines medieval streets, azure seaside and an ancient fortress. These are also the first associations people name, when asked about this magnificent place. The main symbol of Antibes is Fort Carre, which is located in the western side of the city. The fort was built in...
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  Ajaccio

Ajaccio is a cozy and picturesque French town that is also known as the capital of Corsica. It is located in a small bay on the Mediterranean coast. This is not only a wonderful resort, but also a famous historical place as Ajaccio is a hometown of Napoleon. The central street of the city is created just along the coastal line. When you walk on it, you can enjoy not only wonderful views, but...
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  Bastia

Bastia is one of most beautiful ancient towns of Corsica. This is a famous economic and financial center of the island and an internationally famous resort. The center of the city is Saint-Nicolas Square, one of the most beloved places of rest of either local people or visitors. When you start sightseeing in Bastia, you should start it from this square. The southern part of this town is the...
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  Besancon

Ancient city Besancon is considered the historical capital of the Franche-Comté region. This is the motherland of such outstanding scientists and people of art as Lumiere brothers, Victor Hugo, Jean Baptiste Fourier and Proudhon. Here appeared first manufacturers of watches in France and Besancon was also the first Italian city that started making artificial silk. The city is generously...
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