5 Sights in Metropolitan France, France (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Metropolitan France, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Metropolitan France, France.

List of cities in France Sightseeing Tours in Metropolitan France

1. Fort Louvois

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Fort Louvois, which is known locally as Fort Chapus or Fort du Chapus, is a fortification built between 1691 and 1694, during the reign of Louis XIV, on the Chapus islet, and is about 400 metres (1,300 ft) offshore in the town of Bourcefranc-le-Chapus in the department of Charente-Maritime, France. The fort sits opposite the citadel of Château d'Oléron on the island of Oléron. The fort was positioned so that a crossfire from the château and the fort would control the Pertuis de Maumusson and impede access to the Rochefort roads from the south. Fort Louvois only saw action towards the end of World War II when bombardment greatly damaged the fort, necessitating later restoration.

Wikipedia: Fort Louvois (EN), Website, Opening Hours

2. Lighthouse les Pierres Noires

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The Phare des Pierres Noires, is a seacoast lighthouse in the Finistère département of France, designed by the engineer Victor Fénoux and constructed between 1867 and 1871; it was inaugurated on 1 May 1872. Situated mostly on the Pointe Saint-Mathieu, it allows ships to pass through the Chenal du Four and avoid at night and during stormy weather the hazards of the Chaussée des Pierres Noires. It is part of the commune of Le Conquet and is owned by the French state.

Wikipedia: Pierres Noires lighthouse (EN)

3. Phare de la Banche

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La Banche Lighthouse is a lighthouse in the French sea located off La Baule, in the Loire-Atlantique department and the Pays de la Loire region. It was built by engineers Chatoney and Leferme southeast of a rocky plateau emerging a few decimeters during the lowest seas.

Wikipedia: Phare de la Banche (FR)

4. Vendémiaire

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Vendémiaire was a Pluviôse-class submarine built for the French Navy in the late 1900s. She was sunk with all hands when she was rammed by the pre-dreadnought battleship Saint Louis on 8 June 1912 while on maneuvers off the Casquets in the English Channel.

Wikipedia: French submarine Vendémiaire (EN)

5. Phare du Planier

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Planier Light is an active lighthouse on the small Île de Planier, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. At a height of 216 feet (66 m) it is the twelfth-tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world.

Wikipedia: Planier Light (EN)


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