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Saint-Ruf Abbey
In Avignon, it is worth to take a look at the ancient Saint-Ruf Abbey located on the Moulin Notre-Dame Street recognized as a historical monument back in 1887. The monks the Order of St. Augustine founded in the XI century lived in the Abbey. (True, now the building is not in the best condition, it is partially destroyed).





Musée International de la Parfumerie
In the small town of Grasse, which can rightly be called the «cradle» of the art of perfumery and a «showcase» of the French perfume industry, there are two Museums of Perfumery. (However, one of them, located in a former perfume factory, belongs to a single famous brand of perfume - Fragonard).




Cours Mirabeau
One of the main streets of the city of Aix-en-Provence is named after Count Honoré de Mirabeau (which is known as a political activist since the Great French Revolution), who was born here.




Cannes Exhibition Centre in (Palais des Festivals de Cannes)
There is hardly an adult in the world who does not know about the most renowned building of Palais des Festivals in famous Cannes.




Casino du Monte Carlo
The Casino du Monte Carlo is listed among the oldest gambling establishments in the world (this casino was the first in Europe). Of course, people have different attitudes to gambling, however, the country has managed to survive the economic crisis at the end of the last century with the income of «gambling» activities.




Prince’s Palace of Monaco
The residence of the governing Grimaldi family, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, is located in the Principality of Monaco. The Palace of Monaco, located in a beautiful location – close to the sea, on top of a cliff – is a home for members of the House of Grimaldi for over seven centuries! (The Princes of Monaco have not changed their residence, even once, during this period).




Epicurium Museum in Avignon
There are many museums in Avignon’s – of art, history, but the most unusual museum in the city is Epicurium. Its exposition is dedicated to Provencal vegetables, herbs and fruit, in short, that is of direct relevance to the cuisine. About this the museum visitors will learn much new and interesting!




Côte d’Azur Observatory
The night sky over the Côte d’Azur with bright sparkling stars attracts the eyes of ordinary people, and especially of the scientists-astronomers.




The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice
One of the most famous and spectacular attractions of Nice is the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice (French: Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice). (Also, this is the largest Catholic church in the city, built in the period between 1864 and 1868).




Église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur de Nice
Walking through the «labyrinth» of the narrow streets of Old Nice, the tourists eventually find a small square of Jesus, where there is a beautiful old Catholic Church of Église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur de Nice (also called the Church of Jesus).



Les Pennes-Mirabeau Les Pennes-Mirabeau
Les Pennes-Mirabeau - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence —...
Saint-Paul de Vence Saint-Paul de Vence
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a picturesque town of Alpes-Maritimes department which smoothly fits in the...
Nice Nice
Nice is the «capital» of the Cote d’Azur located not far from the border of Italy and France, and...
Cannes Cannes
Cannes is situated on the Mediterranean coast in the south of France, 36 km from Nice and 55 km...
Monte-Carlo Monte-Carlo
Monte-Carlo - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence — Alpes — Côte...
Sigonce Sigonce
Sigonce - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence — Alpes — Côte...
Céreste Céreste
Céreste - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence — Alpes — Côte...
Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues
Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence — Alpes...
Sainte-Tulle Sainte-Tulle
Sainte-Tulle - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence — Alpes —...
Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon
Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence —...

Monuments - Notre Provence Group

It is on the territory of modern France the most beautiful historical monuments that represent the cultural heritage of the country are located. They are assigned by the experts to different civilizations and eras. This is a mysterious and enchanted land of the true charm of the country in which the energy of the younger generation skilfully woven.

Historic Monument – from the French term «monument historique» – such a status in the country get the objects that could be honoured to become the monuments of architecture and history of France. A complex of buildings, a separate construction or a building, a garden, a monument and much more can become an object which can be included in the attractions of national importance. Public authorities may also refer the relevant documents from the archives, church items, an antique ensemble items and to the historical values.

At that, a historical monument can be both public and someone else's property.

To protect the historical monuments two levels of protection were introduced – state authorities register them in a special classifier or include in a supplementary list which has the official name Inventaire Supplementaire des Monuments Historiques, ISMH. In the case of the first variant it is commonly believed that the monument is classified as a historical monument - from the French term «classé». In the latter they say that it is entered into the list, that is ‘inscrit’ – translated from the French as «written».
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