Heritage: the favorite monument of the French soon to be chosen



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V. Gaget, A.-M. Baillarge, P. Julianne, C. Chabaud, A. Rouy, B. Bervas – France 2

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After choosing their favorite village, the French must now choose their favorite monument. Several emblems of the country’s heritage are in competition. The winner will be revealed in a program hosted by Stéphane Bern.

The Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower are world famous monuments, but others are less famous, and yet make the richness of the heritage. The Rochefort Transporter Bridge (Charente Maritime) is an example. It emerged at the end of the 19th century. Its usefulness is acclaimed by users, who cross the watercourse without impeding the operation of transport river crossing the ferry. It is one of the monuments in the race in the contest for the favorite monument of the French.

The Rochefort Transporter Bridge is not the only monument in the race, and in the Pyrenees, a very deemed is located in the massif of Canigou. Always busy, the place is legendary for its age and prestige. “You have all the traces of formwork from the time. You are before the year 1000, it is extraordinary”enthuses a nun. Everyone is trying to preserve this place. For example, the bell no longer rings to protect her.

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