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Albi – Palais de la Berbie

Albi was a wealthy and prospering time already in the 11th century, when a bridge, that still exists, was built, to cross the river Tarn. Albis´s fate changed dramatically, when in 1208 Pope Innocent III and Philip II of France decided to start the Albigensian Crusade to eliminate Catharism in the south of France. Albi…

Water Lilies and Bridge

The pond and water lillies at Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny near Paris are just as beautiful as the Monet paintings depict. It is a beautiful spot to walk around and see all those famous scenes that Monet painted. I would have loved to have spent more time here and seen what it looked it…

Lake Annecy – France

Talloires, Duingt, Lake Annecy and snowed mountains – France Also known as the “Blue Lake”, Lake Annecy (French: Lac d’Annecy), at the heart of the Savoy Alps, takes pride in being one of the cleanest and purest lakes in the world because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is the third largest…