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
The Midi-Pyrénées region is a wealth of cultural, historical and natural heritage. As the name implies, it’s a mountain region in the Pyrenees, where at every step you can see the “bastides” – these are medieval villages with defensive fortifications, you can ride on quiet local roads on a mountain bike, ride fields on a horse, walk mountain trails on tourist routes. Basque traditions are strong in the Midi-Pyrénées region, giving a special charm to the wild and uniquely beautiful landscape. The tranquility of Gascony, the river valleys Lot attract lovers of outdoor recreation to this province. There are many rivers here – the Garonne, the Baize, the Lot, the many lakes and canals that connect the rivers – these are kilometers of water routes for lovers of water sports. 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