You have to visit Paris for the first time in your life, and you are already looking forward to romantic walks and unforgettable experiences? We hasten to disappoint you – many Paris disappoints. And that’s why.
1. Parisians speak French
There is a phrase that sounds something like this: “Paris would be great if not for the Parisians.” This is partly true. Alas, but apparently this property of many residents of tourist cities is not to love foreigners. No, Parisians are not arrogant, and they are not snobs. They are just comfortable in an environment of their own kind. In order to gain the friendship of a Frenchman, you must perfectly speak his language Continue reading
France is very different from what we fantasized about it, reading The Three Musketeers and Angelique. Listening to Charles Aznavour and Vanessa Paradis, watching Asterix and Obelix and Amelie. It is all the more interesting to face the realities of French life and French views on life.
The main vital concern of the French is to be true French.
To all other representatives of the human race, the French are condescending, because people are just unlucky that they were not born French. The French consider themselves to be true experts in everything Continue reading
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