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The French landscape, towns and cities have entranced composers and inspired them to create superb classical works. To mark the Classic FM Full Works Concert's French Week, here is our own tour of the best French views and the music they inspired.
Douarnenez bay, in Brittany in north-western France, is the supposed location for the mythological sunken city of Ys. The story inspired Debussy's piano prelude, evoking a mysterious, ruined cathedral, submerged under the sea. The story of doomed lovers Tristan and Isolde is also set in the area.
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