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Benedictine Palace in Fecamp, Normandy, France
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To house his precious liqueur, Alexandre Le Grand decided to have a palace-cum-factory built to represent the glory of his Bénédictine. To implement such a grandiose project, he called upon the architect Camille Albert, a rival of Viollet-le-Duc, whose record ranked him as one of the specialists in Gothic architecture.

Find more at official site of Benedictine Palace - http://www.benedictinedom.com

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