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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Introduction

In the southern region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur you will discover a unique combination of nature and history walking through enchanting picturesque towns and large cultural cities such as Aix-en-Provence. Learn about the rich and often forgotten history of the region during WWII: after the iconic landing of June 6, 1944 in Normandy, a second front was opened in Provence and an Allied landing took place on August 15. Visit the Provence Landing Memorial, located at the Mont Faron in Toulon, a tribute to the French, African colonial troops, and American armies, in a stunning location. In Aix-en-Provence, explore the Camp des Milles Memorial which equally serves as a great educational centre about the Holocaust, and as a unique reflection site built on the site of a former camp. Find in Draguignan another place of remembrance at the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial.

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