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Moving around in France - transportation

Take into account that in the capital, there is a special form of underground transportation. The metro serves not only the capital, but also the nearby suburbs. So far, there are 17 regular subway lines in the city. It is especially useful for tourists that there are quite clear maps and schemes at each station which makes it easy to take one’s bearing and get around. In addition to the main ones, there are five other regional branches in the metro that link the capital of France with the nearest cities. Trains also run strictly according to the schedule. During peak hours they run almost every fifteen minutes. However, the bus stops on their route are much less when compared to the underground intercity trains. … Open

Economy roadmap of France

Despite great achievements in the field of economics and the banking sector being regarded as most developed in the entire world, France still as of today records a huge public debt and has a deficit in the state budget. The ratings of GDP last year was about 1 trillion, 700 million Euros. GDP per capita of population is 41 000 dollars as of last year. Inflation is gradually decreasing, reaching an index of 1.7%. However, in spite of the successful economic structure, more than seven percent of the Country’s population still lives below the poverty lines. Unemployment rate accounts for about 7% and this index is seen to be slightly on the rise yearly. … Open
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Traveling in Norway: the Best Places to See During a Short Getaway

If you plan to stay in Norway only for several days, do not limit yourself to the capital. Hotels in Oslo are quite expensive but it is still better to book a hotel located close to the city center. Most tourists start their journey in Norway with Oslo as the biggest airport in the country is located in the capital. The capital’s major attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Munch Museum, Grand Hotel, Parliament building, and Karl Johaus Gate Road. Visit the Munch Museum to see famous “The Scream” painting and then move to Aker Brygge harbor – most tourists come here to take pictures of old ships. Finally, the Grünerløkka neighborhood is a trendy place for everyone who likes partying at night or visiting cute vintage shops in the daytime. Read this

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Traditions and mentality of Calais

The region has always been famous for its independent spirit and pride of local people: free-spirited and self-sufficient, the aristocracy of Calais once even wanted to separate from France and live independently. Long before this, the city was a mere small village. Everything changed when Count of Boulogne decided to build a massive coastal fortress here. The main purpose of the fortress was to protect the land … Open

Travel guide to Calais

One of the most magnificent architectural buildings of Calais is the Cathedral of Our Lady which was built in the 13th century. Until the 15th century, the cathedral was continuously reconstructed and supplemented with new elements. So now, it represents an amazing combination of different architectural styles. For hundreds of years, the cathedral managed to preserve a lot of old elements of finishing and … Open

Calais for children - what to visit

Another great place to relax in the fresh air will be Parc St Pierre. It is located in the heart of the city and in summer has a beautiful landscaping. In the warmer months, one can walk or ride a bicycle along the park. Children will certainly enjoy a large number of equipped paths and spacious green lawns where they can play. The park has many well-equipped areas with benches, beautiful fountains and interesting … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Boulevard Jacquard is one more interesting destination for fans of shopping. There are several shopping pavilions that offer locally produced lace. Royal Dentelle is one of the biggest shops that specialize in selling lace. Premium tablecloths, napkins, and home décor items attract numerous locals and tourists. There are also several lingerie shops on Boulevard Jacquard. They also sell items with exclusive lace, … Open

Advices for travellers

4. When using public transport, don’t throw your ticket until you reach your stop. There is ticket control on all public transport routes, and passengers without tickets are subject to fines. 5. It is better to refrain from taking a taxi on peak hours. The car will have a meter turned on even if it doesn’t move. There can also be traffic jams on rush hours, so it is better to walk or ride a bicycle … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Histoire ancienne is a very attractive dining facility that offers French cuisine. Nice romantic atmosphere, great choice of food and reasonable prices – these are the main advantages of this restaurant. Au Cote d'Argent is a family-friendly restaurant. The restaurant provides a separate menu for young visitors. Au Cote d'Argent is especially popular with fans of various fish dishes. The restaurant's menu is … Open
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