To live well in Paris
All residents of France can be divided into two categories - Parisians and provincials. There is an opinion that in order to become a true Parisian, one must live in…

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Abbey of Mont Saint Michel
The abbey of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy is a medieval functioning monastery, as well as a fortress on the eponymous island. Located in the north-west of France, in the vast…

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Bougival Should Turgenev's house be near Paris?
And I went to Bougival. It was there that last summer I met Alexander Zvigilsky, who heads the "Association of Friends of Ivan Turgenev, Pauline Viardot and Maria Malibran". (In…

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and the uneasy landscapes

Who does not risk, he does not drink a proveno

When they say “the south of France”, usually the imagination rests on the Cote d’Azur. Of course, each of the towns of the French Riviera, sunk at least 300 days a year, is well known even to those who have never been there: Nice is the unofficial capital of the region, Cannes is the city of all sorts of festivals and architectural monuments, the center of social life of Saint Tropez, the most ancient city of the coast of Antibes – the ancient Roman Antipolis, which has become the youngest in our day – here is the world center of yachting … Continue reading

Bougival Should Turgenev’s house be near Paris?

And I went to Bougival. It was there that last summer I met Alexander Zvigilsky, who heads the “Association of Friends of Ivan Turgenev, Pauline Viardot and Maria Malibran”. (In parentheses, Maria Felicia Malibran, sister of Pauline Viardot, was a legendary singer, a woman of unprecedented beauty and talent, who died tragically in her heyday: she fell off her horse and died to death.) Continue reading

Bois de Boulogne
The Bois de Boulogne is a huge park within the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Because of its large territory, it is called the lungs of the capital of France. Now…

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Field of Mars in Paris
The Champ de Mars is a world-famous French park in the seventh arrondissement of Paris, and is a landmark place for national events and celebrations. The park is located on…

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Feast of Beaujolais Nouveau in France. What is his drink?
"Le Beaujolais Nouveau est est!" (“The time has come for the young Beaujolais!”) - With these words, the French annually greet one of the most cheerful and traditional holidays, the…

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French cuisine
Traveling, we expand our horizons, not only getting to know the beautiful nature and culture of different nations, but also trying the world to taste. In France, every tourist becomes…

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