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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La Croisette in Cannes
Cannes is a city of luxury, wealth and chic. The popularity of this town holds a film festival. The world of celebrities, public figures will always attract mere mortals. The…

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(MIDI-PYRENEES
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…

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Eagle’s Nest (Le Bo de Provence)

On a barren weathered rock ridge nine hundred meters long and two hundred and eighty meters high – the ruins of the castle. On the mountain, rising to the foot of the rock massif – a living city, ivy greens, tiled roofs, solar heat comes even from the limestone walls of the houses, the streets smell like lavender – and growing in the surrounding fields, and sold in every shop.

Already at the end of the X century, the owners of the castle of Le Bo in Provence – Les Baux-de-Provence, arrogantly looking down on arable land and pastures, controlled a fairly vast surrounding land. By the middle of the next century, they were already among the strongest feudal families in the south of France. Senor Le Bo owned 79 towns and villages.

The owners of Le Bo, in their pride, built their genealogy to none other than the sorcerer Baltazar, awakened by a Christmas star, and wore a sixteen-rayed silver star on a black emblem as a sign of their genealogical claims. Who could compare with the owner of Le Bo? Who could dictate terms to him? Who could dare to offer him an alliance? “Raso d’eigloun, jamai vassalo” – “The eagle clan does not know vassality,” was the answer to anyone from the 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.

Provence is diverse: endless vineyards of the Gigondas, silver hills of olive groves Nyons, lavender valleys stretching from Valreas to Vaison-la-Romaine. The huge cliffs that open to your eyes in Les Baux, cypress trees and cedars under the scorching azure sky of Arles – this makes Provence a unique place to relax.

Mount Mont Ventoux is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Provence. At its foot is one of the largest natural springs in the world (fifth largest) – Fontaine de Vaucluse (Arles – Roman arenas)

Provencal roads are very picturesque – especially noteworthy are the roads through the Luberon massif and the journey to Arles, Saint-Remy and St-Remy and Avignon. Continue reading

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 to wear in the summer, autumn, winter and spring? Read the answers in our article. Before planning your luggage, we highly recommend reading our article “What you can’t bring to France”. It is possible that some items from the suitcase are banned. Cash – small bills If you plan to use cash on your trip, then stock up on small bills of 50 euros or less. The French prefer to pay with cards; large euro bills are rare here. They are often not accepted in stores, as there is no change or equipment for authentication. A banknote of 500 euros will have to be exchanged either in a bank or in a large supermarket. And who wants to Continue reading

What sockets in France
Do the plugs of our electrical appliances plug into outlets in hotels in France? What is the voltage in the French networks, and will our devices work normally? Read the…

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House-Museum of Henri Matisse in Nice
In Nice, on one of the hills of Cimiez, near the ancient Roman ruins in the 17th century Genoese mansion is the Matisse Museum. The building presents the artist’s work…

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Champs Elysees in Paris
The Champs Elysees is a place of unification of the French people into a single whole in the days of national fun or sorrow. Visiting this attraction of Paris is…

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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.…

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