France: leave to return
Even the French themselves, when they talk about France, often cannot resist epithets. And the main one is "belle"; "Ma belle France", "My beautiful France" ... It is really beautiful,…

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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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Corsica: the birthplace of Bonaparte and cheeses
Corsica, the island of beauty, as the French call it, can rightly be brought into the pantheon of the seven wonders of the world. Stormy water streams with multicolored pebbles,…

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8 budget hotels in the center of Paris

According to experts, Paris hotels of class 2 * and 3 * over the past six years have risen by a third. The British edition of the Telegraph offers its ten top-rated hotels, where no more than £ 120 must be paid for a double room per day.

It should be borne in mind that in French hotels, breakfast, as a rule, is not included in the price of the room. Its value at the hotel is about £ 10. Continue reading

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 the sound of swords, cannon volleys and long sieges. Therefore, when drawing up a route in France, I have long looked at everything I could find in guidebooks and the Internet using the phrase “Loire castles” for a long time and not without a certain amount of skepticism. Continue reading

Place de la Concorde in Paris
Place de la Concorde is called the heart of Paris for a reason. It is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris in France in a picturesque location next to…

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8 budget hotels in the center of Paris
According to experts, Paris hotels of class 2 * and 3 * over the past six years have risen by a third. The British edition of the Telegraph offers its…

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Christmas in Paris
Paris is often compared to an elegant and well-groomed lady who knows the price of her grace. To some, it may seem somewhat frivolous: trendy outfits, expensive perfume, and exquisite…

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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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