Love at first sight: 10 cities in France that are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime
Toulouse Toulouse is one of the largest, most beautiful and original French cities. The pink city was erected on the ruins of a Roman settlement, beautiful with its amazing history…

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Parc Asterix is ​​a popular amusement park
Parc Asterix is ​​a popular amusement park, located north of Paris, near the A1 Paris-Lille motorway and not far from Charles de Gaulle airport. This theme park is dedicated to…

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Parisian five thousand meters (about Parisian cafes)
No one knows how many cafes there are here, but, they say, their number has long exceeded five thousand. What people sat in a Parisian cafe! What events unfolded in…

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Rhône-Alpes: the middle world

Halfway between Paris and the Cote d’Azur, among the plains, valleys, rivers, lakes and mountains, one of the most diverse regions of France, Rhone-Alpes, perfectly settled. Here is the center of France; and at the same time here is its land, because it is in the Rhone-Alps that the state border passes. Or rather, just two Alpine borders – France shares the local mountains with Italy and Switzerland. 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

Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris is one of the symbols of Paris and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on a global scale. He is shrouded in centuries-old secrets and legends, survived…

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Pierrefon, Senlis, Chantilly
In this part of the story a lot of historical facts have been mentioned, borrowed by me from various sources, but it’s impossible to manage without narrating about the places…

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Is Alsace another france?
My first encounter with the French police took place in Alsace. Leaving Colmar, I mistakenly took the left lane at the traffic lights, although I needed to go to the…

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Autotravel "French motives"
Excursion of the first day I called “Left Bank” - we met the southern part of the city, located below the Seine River. This day was planned to start from…

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