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
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 in France? Read the answers in this article. Calendar for 2019 and 2020 2019 2020 New Year January 1 January 1 Good Friday * April 19 April Easter ** April 21 April 12 Bright Monday April 22 April 13 Labor Day May 1 May 1 Victory Day in Europe May 8 May 8 Ascension Day May 30 21 May Pentecost 10 June 1 June Bastille Day 14 July 14 July Ascension Day Virgin Mary August 15 August 15 All Saints Day November 1 November 1 Reconciliation Day November 11 November 11 Christmas Eve *** December 24 December 24 Christmas December 25 December 25th St. Stephen’s Day * December 26th December 26th * – Day off only in Lorraine and Alsace Continue reading