What can and cannot be exported from France
The laws of France and the EU almost do not restrict the export of items for tourists, but we should not forget about restrictions on imports to Russia. In this…

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What can be brought from France
France is the country of Alexander Dumas and Victor Hugo, the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre, chic boutiques and the Cote d'Azur. The homeland of champagne and cognac is famous for…

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What can not be done in France
How to spend a vacation in France without trouble? What should tourists not do in order not to spoil the rest? Read the answers in this article. Do not throw…

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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

PROVENCE
The province that inspired Van Gogh and Cezanne, gave birth to a galaxy of famous artists, attracting more and more foreign tourists and the French themselves - this is Provence.…

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Cabaret Moulin Rouge in Paris
Dancing, luxury, celebration, the beauty of the female body is the Moulin Rouge. Who does not dream, while sitting on the couch, to enjoy expensive champagne, wine or cognac, while…

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What can and cannot be exported from France
The laws of France and the EU almost do not restrict the export of items for tourists, but we should not forget about restrictions on imports to Russia. In this…

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Taxi in France
The rules and tariffs for taxis in France are reviewed every year. Last decision of February 15, 2018 (note: this article was updated in September 2018). There were a lot…

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