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
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 of tourists, believers, clergy, activists, officials and art historians does not diminish in him. Refined, proportional, of impressive size, the temple was built in the “old Russian” style. The colors of the church are in harmony with the climate of Nice: a pale shade of brick cladding, a majolica of green-blue tide, white stones. The decorative wealth of the twin towers is striking. The walls of the cathedral contain many events, tragic and vivid. Unique are the shrines of the sights. The icon of Nicholas the Wonderworker is honored to be entrusted to the lectern. In memory of P.A. Stolypin on the left side of the salt in the icon case installed the icon of the Apostle Peter. At the right side of the salt is the image of the Mother of God of “All Who Sorrow Joy.” For the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, the church received the original icon of the Archangel Michael from the sketch of the famous L.A. Pianovsky. The edges of the cathedral iconostasis are decorated with two icons of the Continue reading
The old port of Marseille is the most visited part of the city by tourists. Everyone who came here hurries to go from the Old Port on an excursion to If Castle. Gourmets do not miss the opportunity to taste the exquisite and world-famous sea delicacies in the port restaurants. For lovers of sea walks are offered sightseeing boats, yachts. Such a trip will reveal to you the beauty of the city from the sea. Very close to the port are the famous historical monuments of Marseille: the Town Hall, the abbey of Saint-Victor, the cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. From here you can continue your journey through the Mediterranean. The path to the heart of Marseille (how to get there) To get to the Old Port, take the metro. The station you need is called Vieux-Port Hotel de Ville. Taxis in France are expensive, but for the Continue reading