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Pictures by QT Luong

[Ile de France]
[Loire Valley]
[Mont Saint-Michel]
[St Malo and Cancale]
[Bourgogne (Burgundy)]
[Marseille and Calanques]
[Maritime Alps]
[Pont du Gard]

France is the country with the most diverse geography in Europe, with Northern and Mediterranean features. France has a long coastline bordering two seas and one ocean, and beautiful high mountain ranges. The architectural heritage of France, rich and well preserved, goes from two millenia-old Roman ruins to cutting-edge contemporary monuments, including castles, chateaux, churches and cathedrals, as well as quaint traditional villages where the livestyle hasn't changed that much in the last century. France's culture and national pride are as lively as the history is rich.

I lived in France for the first thirty years of my life, first in Paris, and then on the French Riviera, although most of the images here were taken on subsequent multiple return visits to France after I moved to California.

Themes: Belfries of Belgium and France, Countryside France, France Abbeys, France Architecture, France Basilicas, France Bridges, France Building Interiors, France Castles, France Cathedrals, France Cemeteries, France Churches, France Coblestone , France Food, France Fountains, France Gardens, France Gothic Architecture, France Landscape, France Medieval Architecture, France Monuments, France Mountains, France Night, France Palaces, France Public Markets, France Religious Buildings, France Cafes and Restaurants, France Rivers, France Streets, France Villages, France World Heritage Sites, Houses in France