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Rochechouart Crater

From the series “Largest Meteorite Craters on Earth”
France also has craters that deserve attention of those fond of unusual excursions. The most famous among them is the Rochechouart crater. The region of the same name began to attract the attention of scientists in the late 18th century. People showed interest to the obscure rocky formation, which was actively mined. That mine was used for the construction of castles. One of these castles, Rochechouart, has preserved to this day.

A few hundred years ago, scientists came to the conclusion that the unusual rocky structure is the result of the eruption of an ancient volcano. Only recently, scientists were able to prove that the studied area is a real meteorite crater and an unusual bowl is the result of an incredibly strong explosion that was accompanied by an enormous increase in … Read all

Maginot Line

From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
France still has a historical military object, which is worth seeing for all fans of exciting excursions. The complex of the fortifications under the generic name Maginot Line was built in the 30s of the last century and stretched along the borders with Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg. The decision to build a large military complex was made by the authorities of France, due to the experience of the First World War. In many respects it was due to the endeavor to secure the neutrality of Belgium in the event of war operations.

During the Second World War, the Maginot Line turned out to be absolutely useless from the strategic standpoint. The defense system had been stormed by the German troops from the rear, and was easily taken. Most interesting to the contemporaries are the ruins of … Read all
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Malaysia is not the only country that suffered from such a drastic drop in arrivals last year. According to the information published by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the decrease in arrivals in Asia and the Pacific reached 84% in 2020. ASEAN countries had a similar result. The arrivals in Singapore dropped by 85.7%, in Thailand – by 83.2%, in Vietnam and Indonesia - by 78.7% and 75% respectively. Read this

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Traditions and festivals in France

Paris
The cultural life of Paris can impress anyone with its richness and diversity. In this magical city, something interesting happens all the time. Once in the center of the metropolis, almost every hour you will be able to attend this or that event, moving from the art center to the concert hall, admiring the performances of street artists on the way. In early February, the city of Paris is full by amateurs and collectors of antique cars. The exhibition of retro cars is held in the center of Porte … Read more
Nice
The pearl of the Côte d'Azur - Nice attracts thousands of tourists. In the holiday season, which lasts from May to September, vacationers can not only enjoy the sea and attractions but also visit many cultural and sporting events of the city. If you are the fan of sports contests and events, then book your tickets to Nice. The Open de Nice Côte d'Azur tennis championship, which is the part of ATP series passes here in the middle of May. The venue of this sporting contest is the pleasant tennis … Read more
Cannes
Young tourists will find it interesting to visit Festival International des Jeux de Cannes that is held at the end of February. So, if you plan to visit the resort at this time of the year, don’t forget to take kids with you. The unique event traditionally takes place at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes. This festival attracts hundreds of authors, manufacturers, artists, and publishers of all kinds of games – computer, card, and board ones. The event’s visitors have one more … Read more
Lourdes
Try to learn at least a dozen simple phrases in French before you travel to Lourdes. Of course, many citizens speak English quite well. Almost everyone knows at least a little English but they just don't like to speak it here. The French are very patriotic. This is often expressed in a sense of superiority of the French nation over all others. So if you want to please the locals, it's better to try to speak their native language. By the way, if you urgently need to know something, you can ask … Read more
Lyon
Beers lover feel at home in the gastronomic capital of France - the latter prefer to visit the French city in late April when the Lyon Biere Festival is held here. At this time, hundreds of French, Belgian, and German brewing companies present their best products. Visitors to the festival can enjoy conferences, during which they learn a lot of new and interesting information about beers and their production. And, of course, the event wouldn't be complete without beer tastings so that festival … Read more
Toulouse
Toulouse is famous to many travelers because of the annual colorful event, the Toulouse Violet Festival. For many years, it remains the most recognized and most visited local celebration. The festival is held in the beginning of February. For two days the city hosts surprisingly interesting exhibitions and themed events. The festival brings together best florists of the country, as well as experts from other countries. They bring the most beautiful and unique varieties of flowers with them. … Read more
Marseille
Marseille is especially interesting for fans of colorful sights in the spring. The international boat and yacht exhibition Les Nauticales takes place at the end of March. It opens the season in the Mediterranean region. The large-scale event attracts hundreds of tourists and yacht owners. You can see the magnificent regatta and rowing competitions in the picturesque Vieux-Port de Marseille harbor. You should definitely visit the opening of the fair. You can buy not only a luxury boat but also … Read more
Nantes
In the past, Nantes was known as a large industrial city, and now it is a major tourist center and a venue for many interesting holidays and international festivals. The most unusual holiday in the calendar of Nantes is La Folle Journée, a classical music festival whose name is translated from French as "Crazy Day". This festival got its name in honor of Beaumarchais' famous play and was first held in 1995. Its founder was the renowned producer Rene Martin. In the mid-90s, he decided to draw … Read more

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