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Embark for a visit of stunning French monuments

You have always dreamed to enter the Renaissance castle of Azay-le-Rideau? You think that the Mont-St-Michel Abbey in Normandy is worth more than a postcard? You cannot choose between the majesty of the Arc de triomphe in Paris and the delicate splendour of the Sainte-Chapelle? Then the website of the "Centre des Monuments Nationaux" - the French official agency for the conservation and management of state owned monuments - is for you. Mapping dozens of prestigious French monuments, it is an essential tool to discover and understand the unique architectural heritage of France.

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    Available now! Culturethèque is the digital platform of your multimedia library.You can access hundreds of thousands of documentary resources for free, with a few clicks of your mouse, thanks to a powerful search engine.These include books, audio books, videos, newspapers, magazines and journals,… Read more
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    A website on Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, mysterious founder of the French Congo

    Since 1999, the French delegation for national commemorations has built a network of websites dedicated to specific anniversaries and commemorations. In this regard, an amazing website about Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, mysterious founder of the French Congo, was created for the centenary of his… Read more
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    A website dedicated to Henri the 4th, one of France greatest king

    A very rich website commemorates Henri the 4th of France, a key figure to understand the economic, military and cultural prowess of France during the 17th century. The country was ruined by a terrible war of religion between Catholic and Protestants when he ascended the throne of France in 1589.… Read more