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Four other places in France are listed in the Anglo-Saxon website.

France rewarded for the beauty of four of its sites. “The Var is the most beautiful part of Provence”, writes The Telegraph concerning the destination in pole position of its ranking of the thirty places “to see before dying”.

The comment is more than flattering for this part of southern France, whose site also evokes the beauty of the turquoise waters of the Gorges du Verdon, lavender fields, stone houses or hidden villages.

As for the castle of Chenonceau, it is ranked ninth of this list. Journalist Anthony Peregrine talks about the perfection of the place. “Chenonceau reminds you why you admire France,” he writes. Nicknamed the “Castle of the Ladies” because it was built by Katherine Briçonnet in the sixteenth century, then modified and enlarged by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici, it is part of the castles of the Loire. The richness of its decoration (especially its paintings of great masters such as Rubens or Poussin), its furniture and its collections makes it a unique site.

In the thirteenth place, the Saint-Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cité, in the center of Paris, has charmed by its aesthetics including stained glass windows that form a set of 1113 scenes. This masterpiece of the radiant Gothic, built in the thirteenth century by Saint Louis, celebrated, last May, seven years of restoration. TheTelegraph talks about his “kaleidoscopic splashes of magenta, emerald green and royal blue.”

By Aude Godfryd Updated on 01/09/2015 at 13:03 Published on 28/08/2015 at 16:59