Passage du Gois connects to the Noirmoutier island (which translates as “Black Monastery”) with the department of Vendée, which refers to mainland France. In 830, the island castle to defend against the attacks of the Vikings was built in the XII century which has been completely renovated. In this form it is well preserved to our time, but not again subjected to raids by British and Spaniards. Now, this historic castle is included in the list of French historical monuments, and is used as a museum. Today the island is produced large amounts of salt and cultivated elite varieties, “La Bonnotte” potatoes, a kilo is worth 500 euros. Luxury villas, pine forest and numerous shrubs mimosas make the island a perfect place to relax.
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Gouffre de Padirac is also known as caves Padirac ( or chasm Padirac ), and it is located in the region of Midi-Pyrénées , in the south-west of France, in the vicinity of the pilgrimage center of Rocamadour. This is the most spectacular cave in France! Padirac Cave is a huge crater with a diameter of 35 m and a depth of 99 m, which was formed in the collapse of the cave. It was discovered in the late 19th century, although it is known that the cave had already existed in the 3rd century, and in the 15th and 16th centuries there were people here when mined potassium nitrate. This cave system considered one of the most remarkable phenomena in pirodnyh Massif Central. The length of the cave is more than 40 km, although only 2 km of galleries open to the public.
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