Which of us does not know from what word the name of the so-called Champagne drink was so beloved by all. Of course, from the name of the province where this amazing drink is made – Champagne. This region is located east of Paris. You will see medieval churches, timeless castles, villages on the banks of calm rivers, fortresses in the Ardennes and endless vineyards, stretching as far as the horizon, between Reims and Epernay.
If you decide to visit Champagne, then 80 km. from Paris you should drive through the city of La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, where the 7th-century Benedictine abbey is located. Not far from this abbey is Château-Thierry, and Continue reading
Normandy. For every Frenchman, this province is connected with the sea, idyllic village landscapes and rich history. If you want to feel the beauty of Normandy, look at the canvases of Corot, Pissarro and Claude Monet. It was Normandy who inspired their work, and you will now see the famous lilies from the paintings of Claude Monet in the pond near the artist’s house in Giverny. Thanks to Monet, the whole world learned about this small French village, where crowds of tourists from all over the world are now flocking, starting their acquaintance with the culture of France and Normandy. You can follow suit and are unlikely to be disappointed. From Giverny, you can continue on to Rouen by driving along the road to Les Andelys to the ruins of Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196. Feel the breath of that time, and, continuing the path, you will soon find yourself in Rouen. This city will remind you of Continue reading
St. Marguerite Island has been keeping the secrets of the Iron Mask for over 300 years. Tourists coming here will not be able to solve them, but they will have a unique opportunity to touch the mysterious history of a political prisoner. The walls of the cells of the royal prison are painted by Jean de Haque. This is a peculiar route from camera to camera, telling about this place and resembling the faces of prisoners. The corner of the sea breeze, eucalyptus rustle and clean air will conquer with its beauty everyone who sets foot on its shore. An 8 km walk trail provides picnic stops and leisurely contemplation of the surrounding landscape. International diving center is designed to help all lovers of underwater extreme sports. Diving into the clear coastal waters will be a journey into a sea tale. For fans of a ride on the waves of the Mediterranean, a sailing club has been created. Architectural monuments will be interesting to all lovers of antiquity. Fort Royal of the 18th century Continue reading