The Way of Saint James in France
In order to reach Spain, pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela can ...choose from one of four routes that run through France. Many monuments have been built along these historical roads to welcome the pilgrims.
The basilica and hill at Vézelay
Vézelay is located in Burgundy, 39 km south-east of Auxerre and at the heart of ...the regional nature reserve of Morvan. The celebrated hill at Vézelay and its famous Roman basilica have been listed as world heritage sites by Unesco since 1979. More recently, the Via Lemovicensis or Vézelay Road, which forms part of the Way of St. James, was also listed in 1998.
The Abbey of Fontenay
The Burgundian Abbey of Fontenay (Côte d'Or), founded in 1119 by Bernard de ...Clairvaux, is the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey. It was registered as a historical monument in 1862 and listed as a Unesco world heritage site in 1981.
Gustave Eiffel (1832 – 1923)
Born in Dijon, Gustave Eiffel, an engineer, graduated from the École centrale ...des arts et manufactures in 1855. After several years in the South West, where he created the Bordeaux railway bridge, he set up on his own in 1864 as an entrepreneur specialised in metallic frameworks.