What can be brought from France
France is the country of Alexander Dumas and Victor Hugo, the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre, chic boutiques and the Cote d'Azur. The homeland of champagne and cognac is famous for…

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CHAMPAGNE
Which of us does not know from what word the name of the so-called Champagne drink was so beloved by all. Of course, from the name of the province where…

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Alsace Fashion
Fashion for Alsace Holidays in Alsace is in fashion with Russian tourists. Especially among those who love France and have more than once rested in this country. Having visited Paris,…

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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 buildings in the world for more than 40 years. Only in 1930 she lost the championship to Chrysler Building (New York). The architectural landmark bears the name of its author – designer Gustave Eiffel. During the creation of the metal structure, no one assumed that the entrance arch would become a world celebrity. More than 7 million people visit it annually. Unfortunately, a survey among tourists in 2007 showed that more than a quarter of them are disappointed with the attraction. The crowded inside the structure does not fully enjoy the views from the tower. Indescribable beauty lighting design: she wrapped herself in 40 km of wire. About 20 thousand light bulbs (it took 4.6 million euros) give the creation of the Eiffel a fabulous sparkle. In 2008, the tower sparkled with blue, strewn with stars (France was then the EU presidency and the radiance of the tower resembled the flag of Europe). You can visit the ice rink at the bottom of the structure. About two dozen times it was sold, several times – for scrap. This landmark of Paris survived the fires of 1956 and 2003. False mining reports and suicide cases have occurred in the history of the Iron Lady. We do not want to intimidate you, but we have no right to hide such facts. The Eiffel Tower is a place of Continue reading

French Riviera

Cote d’Azur (French Cote d’Azur) or French Riviera – a resort coast in the southeastern part of France. It stretched almost half the length of the Mediterranean coastline belonging to France, from the city of Toulon to the Italian border. The border separates the French Riviera from the Italian, a region of Italian coastal resorts between the shores of the Ligurian Sea and the mountain range formed by the Apennines and the Alps. The name Cote d’Azur appeared with the light hand of a writer unfamiliar to our contemporaries, Stephen Liege, who published the book “Cote d’Azur” in 1870. The new name of the riviera was to the taste of the French and foreigners and since then has not gone out of use. But the geographic filling of the term was not finally defined: if from the east the Continue reading

What sockets in France

Do the plugs of our electrical appliances plug into outlets in hotels in France? What is the voltage in the French networks, and will our devices work normally? Read the answers, as well as many interesting things – how much a kilowatt-hour costs in France, how the French get energy, what interesting “green” projects they came up with. Supply voltage in France France has a common European Union standard for power supply – 230 volts (+ 6 / -10%) of alternating current with a frequency of 50 hertz. Since 2014, in accordance with GOST 29322, a standard has been in force – 230 volts (+ -10%) of alternating current with a frequency of 50 hertz. There are no problems with voltage, all our devices work perfectly in French electrical networks. What type of sockets in France In France, they use their own format NF C 61-314, which is commonly called “Type E”. We will talk about it in detail Continue reading

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French cuisine for tourists
French national cuisine, like the cuisines of other countries, has for centuries evolved from the regional culinary traditions of various historical regions of the country. But there is another component…

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What can’t and can be imported into France
Customs regulations in the EU are complex, in addition, France has the right to tighten them. We will understand that it is impossible to bring to France a tourist, what…

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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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Louvre Museum in Paris
The Louvre is beautiful and huge. Everyone who comes into it will receive a shock (aesthetic, of course). Lost in the Louvre is a tricky business. We will help you…

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