Sacré Coeur Basilica in Paris
The Sacré Coeur Basilica is visible from almost anywhere in Paris, as it is located on the highest point of the city - the top of Montmartre. Translated from the…

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Castle Aze-le-Rideau
I can not say that I am a fan of palace type locks. I prefer coarse, weathered stones of German fortresses, covered with wet moss, which keep the memory of…

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The system of the Grand Paris Boulevards
Boulevard des Capucines belongs to one of the links in the Grand Paris Boulevards, which have become the hallmark of the capital of France. It borders the boulevards: Madeleine 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

Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is a true symbol of Paris and the history of France. Located on the Place Charles de Gaulle (also called the Etoile Square or the Stars)…

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Other france
The main thing in Brittany is that it is not France. Well, not quite France. Okay, another France.More cities in the eastern part, Upper Brittany - Vitré, Fougeres, Dinan, Saint-Malo…

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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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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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