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106 feet under

Advantages: Fascinating usage throughout the ages. Audio guide to show you all the main points of interest.
Disadvantages: Fails to bring history to life. Rather disappointing and quite short.

...La Cité Souterraine de Naours sounds rather more exotic than the Underground City of Naours, but whatever you call it, it certainly sounded like a rather intriguing place when we spotted it on the list of things to do in the Pas de Calais region of Fr ...

Bollinger28 15.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Underground City of Naours, France

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Diamond review  Dual heritage

Advantages: A castle fit for a king, a high king...
Disadvantages: ...or even a kaiser

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle perches atop a steep hill in the heart of Alsace. Behind it to the west rise the Vosges Mountains, while to the east it looks out across the flatlands of the upper Rhine valley towards the hills of the Black Forest on the river’s ...

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Review of Haut Koenigsbourg Castle, Orschwiller

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Canal du Midi

Advantages: architectural wonder
Disadvantages: cost many human lives to build

The Canal du Midi, is a man dug canal, situated in the south of France, and joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean sea, via the Canal Garonne. The water sources which allow the canal to be constantly navigable, come from the Montagne Noire, (situat ...

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Review of Canal du Midi, Languedoc

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Diamond review  Under iron mountain

Advantages: Fascinating testament to a strategic folly
Disadvantages: Limited viewing opportunities

Keep your eyes open as you travel across north-eastern France and you’ll see quite a few of them, like scabs on the landscape’s skin. Some, formed of rusty steel, masquerade as hummocks in the grassland, others formed of weathered concrete are half-hidd ...

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Review of Fort de Fermont, Fermont

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A load of old bulls?

Advantages: Startling amount of cave art; you don't have to walk
Disadvantages: None, unless you're claustrophobic or don't like the dark

Can I interest you ladies and gentlemen in prehistoric cave art? Not a patronising question, but one addressed to myself. Last summer we spent a couple of weeks in Les Eyzies in the Dordogne and visited seven world-class sites of palaeolithic paintin ...

Chouchinciao 24.01.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Grotte de Rouffignac

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