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Orléans : Part 2

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NORMANDY (Honfleur and Deauville)
NORMANDY (D Day Beaches and Bayeux)
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ORLEANS
FONTAINEBLEAU
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The towers of the west front, which culminate in a delicate stone pallisade, were only completed at the time of the revolution (left).

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Baroque decoration on the cathedral (right).

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Cathedral doorway (left).

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The Renaissance style Hôtel Groslot, a private mansion on the Place de l'Étape, was built in 1550-52 for the family Groslot. They continued to live here until 1790. After the revolution it was used as the town hall. The bedroom in which the 17 year old king of france, François II died in 1560 is now used for weddings.


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The skirt on the statue of Jeanne d'Arc in the forecourt suffered damage from bullets during WWII (left).

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Statue of Joan of Arc in the Place du Martoi (above).

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