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Gisacum, Site archéologique
France
Copyright: Philippe Dutel
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Cloitre Des Capucins
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Jardin Botanique
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Notre Dame d'Evreux
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Eglise Saint Taurin
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Church of Fontaine Sous Jouy
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Fontaine Sous Jouy - Mairie
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Vernon Collegiale Notre Dame
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Monet's garden and house
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The Narrow Gorge of Mågålaupet
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
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Marcio Cabral
Pratinha Lake
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Panorámica aérea del pantano de Amadorio
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Panorámica aérea del Parque Natural de la Font Roja
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Venice - Piazzetta San Marco and the Doges Palace at night
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Refuge les Mottets
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Cahtédrale de Rouen - extérieur nuit
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Eglise Saint Taurin
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Market at Romans sur Isère
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Notre Dame d'Evreux
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Jardin Botanique
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Refuge La Balme
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Cathédrale de Rouen
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Church of Fontaine Sous Jouy
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Les Tufs
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