France: Moulins

If you took the map of France and pinned it right in the center – that would be Moulins. Founded around 900AD, this was the seat of Dukes of Bourgogne for a long time and one of the most prominent cities in the medieval France. The town is dominated by the double-spired Moulins Cathedral (aka Cathedral of Notre-Dame et Sacre-Coeur) – a Gothic masterpiece loaded with whimsical gargoyles all over. At sunset, it feels like the gargoyles are gonna take off and fly. There are also interesting old half-timbered medieval houses in the town center, an ornate townhall, an atmospheric square, and Palace of Justice.