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Les Espaces d’Abraxas – The incredible urban monument in Noisy-le-Grand

The large complex of 600 apartments was designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura in 1978 and completed in 1982. It consists of three buildings: Le Palacio

Jean-Paul Belmondo – The important figure of European cinema studied acting in Paris

A French actor, initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s and a major French film star for several decades. His best known credits include Breathless

Scuttling of the French fleet – The “suicide” of the big naval force in Toulon

  Most of the French fleet was scuttled by order of the Admiralty, in reaction to Operation Lila. The objective of operation was to capture the units

UEFA European Championship – The site of the first final in Paris

The 1960 European Nations’ Cup was the first edition of the European Championship, and organized by UEFA. The first tournament was held in France. The four teams

Talietumu fort – The ruins of the fortress in Wallis and Futuna

Sans Famille – Hector Malot writes the famous novel in Fontenay-sous-Bois

Hector-Henri Malot was a French writer born in La Bouille, Seine-Maritime. He studied law in Rouen and Paris, but eventually literature became his passion. In total Malot

Hugo · Zola · Dumas – The famous novelists together at the Panthéon in Paris

  Interment in the crypt of the monument is severely restricted and is allowed only by a parliamentary act for “National Heroes”. Among those buried in its

Statue de la Liberté – A faithful copy of the Statue of Liberty in Colmar

This statue made of resin is a 12-meter high replica of the Statue of Liberty. It was sculpted to commemorate the 100th death anniversary of the sculptor

Daft Punk – The unmasked men meet for the first time in Paris

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter met in 1987 while attending the Lycée Carnot secondary school. The two became friends and recorded demos. In 1992, they formed

Citadelle de Belfort – The reputedly impregnable fortifications in Belfort

Built in 1687 according to plans by French military engineer Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. It played an important role especially in 1870-71 during the siege of

Eiffel Tower – One of the world’s most recognisable structures in Paris

A wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. The design of

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