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The island is located about one kilometer off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The total surface of the commune is 988 acres. As of 2015, the island has a population of 33. A rocky tidal island, the Continue Reading

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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 Auguste Batholdi, who was born in Colmar and created the “Liberty lightening the world”. The Municipality of Colmar Continue Reading

One of the oldest French learned societies, founded in 1821 and recognized as a public utility since 1827 and the oldest geographic society in the world. The Geographical Society was founded at a meeting on 15 December 1821 in the Paris Hôtel de Ville. Among Continue Reading

In 1516 at aged 64 Leonardo da Vinci left Rome and traveled through France, armed with his sketchbooks and three of his most famous paintings: Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child, with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist. Leonardo was invited by King Francis Continue Reading

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