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Top Historic City Breaks in France

Your guide to the top historic cities in France for a short holiday or weekend break. Discover centuries of history, and even pre-history, in the places where it happened...

– the country’s oldest and most beautiful cities.

Discover Orleans, with its tradition of learning, reveals the remarkable story of Joan of Arc. Carcassonne invites you to relive a succession of cultures, going back to the Romans. Amiens is a poignant base to discover the events of two world wars  while Avignon tells of the church’s power through its massive Palace of the Popes.