Religious sites



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Religious sites
In France, 10,000 religious sites are listed and protected as ancient monuments and are open to visitors.
The cathedrals have the most visitors, pilgrims and tourists.
12 million people visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris every year.
Many religious sites also offer activities other than those linked with their primary vocation: short retreats, accommodation, museums and exhibitions, festivals of sacred music.