Metro Paris
The Paris Metro is the same age as the 20th century. The launch of the first line (“Vincennes Castle - Port Mayo”) was timed to coincide with the opening of…

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The best cabarets in Paris that most tourists don't know about
Paris cabarets are one of the symbols of the French capital. You can easily find bars, nightclubs and other similar establishments in any city in the world. But where else…

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Taxi in France
The rules and tariffs for taxis in France are reviewed every year. Last decision of February 15, 2018 (note: this article was updated in September 2018). There were a lot…

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Champs Elysees

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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. One of them is Lerinsky Abbey on the island of Sainte Honor (it is 3 km from Cannes). The abbey has a rich history, famous residents, later saints. The architecture of 86 buildings impresses not only with its unusualness, but also with its age. Millennial towers, fortresses, chapels became the decoration of the island. Silent monks cultivate the land, growing grapes, oranges, lavender. Many wanderers come to the island for monastic wine and liquor. An interesting episode of life on the island is the “festival of silence”, the participants of which can be only a couple of dozen present at the Cannes film festival. They share a vow of silence with the monks, retiring to Saint-Honor. Lerinsky Abbey is a national monument of France, which is visited by believers from all over the world and connoisseurs of ancient architectural structures. “The ferry is sailing, the water is singing …” (how to get there) Since the abbey is located Continue reading

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 main place for demonstrating diamonds and other attributes of the wealth of famous people of this world is the Croisette. The three-kilometer embankment is designed to show themselves and explore others. Incredibly beautiful yachts, ships, the sea coast on the one hand, and the glittering of famous hotels, casinos, palaces, expensive cars – on the other. Tall palms, flowers, street musicians and pantomimes, and, of course, recognizable faces complement the beauty. Local residents, and just vacationers, make evening and morning runs. Of Continue reading

Hotel Negresco in Nice

Nice. Cote d’Azur. Promenade des Anglais. Hotel in the neoclassical style “Negresco”. More than a century has passed since the opening of the institution, but, as in the old days, its popularity is very high. The halls in the styles of Madame Pompadour, Louis XVI, Napoleon III, Art Deco will be transferred to the time of luxury, sophistication and French charm. Do not be surprised if you meet celebrities in the corridors and halls of the hotel. The creams of society from different countries stop here. The business elite and government representatives conduct negotiations and business meetings in salons of antique furniture and antiques. Honestly, there are a lot of negative impressions on sites on the Internet about being in this famous historic building in Nice. Complaints concern dilapidated furniture, idle air conditioners, a musty smell, broken bathrooms. What can be countered by such arguments: the furniture is not old but old, the hotel is a museum Continue reading

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Cabaret Moulin Rouge in Paris
Dancing, luxury, celebration, the beauty of the female body is the Moulin Rouge. Who does not dream, while sitting on the couch, to enjoy expensive champagne, wine or cognac, while…

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Holidays in France
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…

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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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Notre Dame Cathedral
When we hear "Notre Dame de Paris", involuntarily in our minds emerge the heroes of the novel by Victor Hugo. The French writer wanted to draw the attention of his…

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