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France.Town of Béziers (34) The Plateau des Poêtes (a sanctuary for birds) - Villa Antonine -*Béziers was a Languedoc stronghold of Catharism, which the Catholic Church condemned as heretical and exterminated in the Albigensian Crusade. The crusaders reached the town July 21,1209. Béziers' Catholics were given an ultimatum to hand over the heretics or leave before the crusaders besieged the city  to avoid sharing their fate by perishing with them. They refused, all lost their lives.

France.Town of Béziers (34) The Plateau des Poêtes (a sanctuary for birds) - Villa Antonine -*Béziers was a Languedoc stronghold of Catharism, which the Catholic Church condemned as heretical and exterminated in the Albigensian Crusade. The crusaders reached the town July 21,1209. Béziers' Catholics were given an ultimatum to hand over the heretics or leave before the crusaders besieged the city to avoid sharing their fate by perishing with them. They refused, all lost their lives.

Le Palais des Papes, Avignon

The Palais des Papes (residence of the Popes) is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.

Village de Najac en Aveyron

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St Raphael, France...I see this picture and almost forget how much I hated France

The Old Town district of Menton, which is the last town on the Côte d'Azur before the Italian frontier.

Glanum (Provence) / Glanum ruins of a ancient Roman site in southern France

Glanum (Provence) / Glanum ruins of a ancient Roman site in southern France

Un des châteaux bordant la Vallée de la Loire

Un des châteaux bordant la Vallée de la Loire

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