Disneyland Paris
Disneyland near Paris is a country of childhood that every child wants to get into, and every adult dreams of returning to it. A planet inhabited by cartoon characters and…

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Internet in France is cheap
Almost all tourists want to stay in touch in instant messengers or social networks during a trip to France. But the tariffs for mobile Internet in Europe are scary for…

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What money is in France
France became the first country in the world in which euro cash was introduced. Until 2002, the country used the French franc, which consisted of 100 centimes. Interestingly, for the…

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architectural hymn

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

Lonschan Palace in Marseille

Lonshan Palace – an architectural hymn to fresh water in Marseille. It’s impossible not to be enthusiastic, a visit to the Lonshan Palace complex should be included in your program during a trip to Marseille. The decoration of the complex was a ten-meter cascading fountain in front of the Chateau d’Eau Palace. This is one of the ten most beautiful fountains in the world. In the castle park at the observatory, intergalactic spaces are explored by the largest telescopes in the world. Here you can see the collection of instruments of ancient astronomers. Museums occupy two parts of the building: on one side of the palace the Museum of Fine Arts receives visitors, the other side is occupied by the Museum of Natural History. The first introduces the works of Italian and French sculptors and painters of the 16-19th centuries. The second Continue reading

What money is in France
France became the first country in the world in which euro cash was introduced. Until 2002, the country used the French franc, which consisted of 100 centimes. Interestingly, for the…

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Cannes Film Festival
In 2017, Cannes will already meet 70 times famous actors on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals. The Cannes International Film Festival, which began in 1939, attracts everyone…

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St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Nice
St. Nicholas Cathedral is the center of the spiritual life of the Russian colony in southern France. This is an object of cultural heritage of the two powers. The interest…

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The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris, located on the Champ de Mars. Almost twice as high as the Cheops pyramid, the building has been leading among the tallest…

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