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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Cannes city and resort
Cannes (as well as Caen or Cannes) is one of the most popular and expensive resorts of the Cote d'Azur. It is located in the southeastern part of France, in…

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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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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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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.…

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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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(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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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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