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MECA, in Bordeaux
This monumental arch installed on the banks of the Garonne, in Bordeaux, do not leave indifferent! The monument, which houses the regional contemporary art collection of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, can be visited both from the inside and from the outside and was designed as a place of life in the heart of the city. With its set of stairs and ramps and its asymmetry, the MECA is also a formidable playground for photographers, as evidenced by the more graphic photos than the others posted on Instagram. A little insider’s advice: don’t forget to take a portrait of the work “Un detail” by Benoît Maire, a bronze half-head of Hermès located on the stands and which seems to have been created to boost your Instagram feed!
The Pont du Gard, in Occitanie
From its 49 meters high and 50,000 tonnes, it imposes the Pont du Gard! Since 2000 and a vast operation of protection and development, we discover this stone colossus (over 11 million stone blocks according to the latest estimates) in its natural environment, namely 165 hectares of classified landscapes in the heart of the Mediterranean scrubland. . Enough to offer a wide variety of points of view on the monument. Without forgetting the most impressive, from the Gardon, by canoe . Magical !
Le Mucem, in Marseille
like a concrete mesh block. And it is precisely this fishnet that sets Instagram in turmoil. Hidden behind it, we observe the ballet of the sun and the shadows that stretch throughout the day from the roof terrace or along the architectural course of the Mucem, against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. Unless you prefer to strike a pose on the footbridge connecting Fort Saint-Jean to the building signed Rudy Ricciotti . We also take the opportunity to immortalize the Cathedral of the Major, recognizable among a thousand with its alternation of green and white stones.
The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, in Normandy
In the mist or under a bright sun, at high tide or at low tide, day or night, all situations seem to be going perfectly to this imperturbable lady observing the coast perched on her promontory. On Instagram, we see Mont Saint-Michel from every angle, from the mainland or the sky, in the grip of the waves or dry feet. But rest assured, you don’t need to invest in top-notch equipment to capture a magical snapshot, you just need to find yourself in the right place at the right time and let the magic surrounding this UNESCO World Heritage monument work.
The Palace of Versailles, in Ile-de-France
It is difficult to summarize the photogeny of the Palace of Versailles in a few lines. Between the gardens that cultivate the art of perspective and in which we meet silhouettes from another era; the park, its rectilinear alleys and its Grand Canal; the Domaine de Trianon and its country-style Queen’s Hamlet, and of course the castle – one of the finest achievements of French art in the 17th century – we don’t know where to turn with a smartphone! And yet, we do not even tell you about the Musical Fountains which illuminate the gardens and ponds to the sound of baroque music in summer, or even the interior of the castle …
The Hospices de Beaune, in Burgundy
The Hospices de Beaune are one of the most emblematic monuments of Burgundy with their roofs of glazed flat tiles drawing colorful patterns. And one of the most graphic too! From the main courtyard, one never tires of admiring the Hôtel-Dieu and the details of its remarkable flamboyant Gothic architecture. But its architecture is not the only originality of the place. Did you know that this medieval hospital foundation, built in the 15th century to accommodate the most disadvantaged, has owned a vineyard since its creation? Each year, the production of these vines, which contain 85% premier crus and grands crus, is sold during the famous Hospices de Beaune auction on the third Sunday in November.