Hotel Negresco in Nice
Nice. Cote d'Azur. Promenade des Anglais. Hotel in the neoclassical style "Negresco". More than a century has passed since the opening of the institution, but, as in the old days,…

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Holidays in France
What holidays are in France? How, what, and when do the French celebrate? What are some interesting traditions? Which holiday will be interesting for tourists, and which should not appear…

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What can’t and can be imported into France
Customs regulations in the EU are complex, in addition, France has the right to tighten them. We will understand that it is impossible to bring to France a tourist, what…

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Lerins Abbey in Cannes

France is rich in monuments of culture and architecture with ancient history. Catholics from all over the world come to the country in order to bow before the outstanding shrines. One of them is Lerinsky Abbey on the island of Sainte Honor (it is 3 km from Cannes). The abbey has a rich history, famous residents, later saints. The architecture of 86 buildings impresses not only with its unusualness, but also with its age. Millennial towers, fortresses, chapels became the decoration of the island. Silent monks cultivate the land, growing grapes, oranges, lavender. Many wanderers come to the island for monastic wine and liquor. An interesting episode of life on the island is the “festival of silence”, the participants of which can be only a couple of dozen present at the Cannes film festival. They share a vow of silence with the monks, retiring to Saint-Honor. Lerinsky Abbey is a national monument of France, which is visited by believers from all over the world and connoisseurs of ancient architectural structures. “The ferry is sailing, the water is singing …” (how to get there) Since the abbey is located Continue reading

If Castle in Marseille

One of the most popular places in Marseille is the If castle. The phenomenon of its popularity is based on characters, one of which has never been there – the Iron Mask, and the other was a fictional hero – Edmond Dantes (Alexander Dumas “Count of Monte Cristo”). Millions of tourists annually come to If Island to walk through the prison rooms, soak up the spirit of mystery and danger of the premises. Being originally a fort for defense against attacks from the sea, only once in its entire history were guns fired from If Castle. So King Francis I greeted Catherine de Medici who came to him. The tourist attraction Continue reading

Montmartre – a district, a hill and a street of artists in Paris

Montmartre is the highest hill in Paris, the name of the 18th municipal district. It has a reputation of a bohemian and relaxed area of ​​the capital of France. Tourists are attracted by the world famous attractions of the area. The Sacre Coeur Basilica – the symbol of Paris – is located at the very top of the hill. The Roman-Byzantine style of construction impresses with stained-glass windows, a monumental mosaic, the bell “Savoyar” of 19 tons. Here in the crypt stands the world-famous statue of the Savior of mankind with a flaming heart. Two more churches decorated the hill: Saint-Pierre and Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre. You can see the famous cancan in the Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret. Montmartre was Continue reading

Cannes city and resort
Cannes (as well as Caen or Cannes) is one of the most popular and expensive resorts of the Cote d'Azur. It is located in the southeastern part of France, in…

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Cannes Film Festival
In 2017, Cannes will already meet 70 times famous actors on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals. The Cannes International Film Festival, which began in 1939, attracts everyone…

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What to bring to France
What to put in a suitcase for holidays in France? What exactly is useful, and what to take is not necessary at all? What will help save valuable time? What…

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Lonschan Palace in Marseille
Lonshan Palace - an architectural hymn to fresh water in Marseille. It’s impossible not to be enthusiastic, a visit to the Lonshan Palace complex should be included in your program…

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