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[caption id="attachment_168017" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny Embankment and the Canal of La Peyrade from the Louis Pasteur Embankment© Christian Ferrer/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. Its inhabitants are called Sétois. Known as the Venice of Languedoc and the singular island (in Paul Valéry's words), it is a port and a seaside resort on the Mediterranea...

Porto, capital of the north

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French Market in New Orleans

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Theme Week India - Bangalore

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The Industrial Heritage Trail

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The volcanic island of Ischia

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