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Unique places of interest in France

Chateau d If

From the series “The greatest France castles ”
Chateau d If is located on the island of the same name in the Mediterranean Sea. It can be called one of the most famous castles in the world today. The fortification was built for the defense of Marseille in 1531. King Francis I initiated the construction of the fortress. However, the fortress was transformed into a prison less than a hundred years later. Especially dangerous criminals were kept in it. Chateau d If retained this gloomy status until the 19th century. It was decided to open a museum in it after the prison closed.

The fortress received the status of a historical monument of national significance in 1926. The ancient castle owes much of its fame to its literary fame. Alexandre Dumas wrote about the castle in his novel “The Count of Monte Cristo”. This novel remains one … Read all

Chateau de Loches

From the series “The greatest France castles ”
Loches Castle is located in the Loire Valley. It was built in the early 9th century. It attracts attention with its unique architecture today. The oldest donjon tower in France is preserved in this castle. Count Fulk Nerra built the very first stone fortress in this place. He was a famous conqueror. The Count was famous for his cruel temper. The construction of the donjon was begun in 1005. It lasted more than 60 years. The tower's height was 38 meters after completion. The thickness of the walls of the tower reached 3 meters. It was considered almost impregnable.

The French monarch Philip Augustus was the owner of the castle in the early 13th century. The new building was attached to the castle by his order. Part of the large-scale construction was converted into a state prison. Loches … Read all
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Top European Cities Hold Their Positions Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

City tourism has always been an important part of the European economy. For years, major EU cities benefited from the constant flow of travelers but the pandemic changed the usual lifestyle of the region. Without a doubt, 2020 was not the best year for European tourism as the entire industry was stagnant. The impact of COVID-19 is truly dreadful – according to the data provided by ECM Benchmarking Report 2020-2021, the average decline in the industry was 60.9% in 2020. A year earlier, European tourism posted a growth of 4.3%. Read this

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Traditions in France

Paris
Parisians have always been distinguished by gallantry and enthusiasm. They are very generous and trusting. At the same time, many tourists notice such features of local people as cunning and calculation. They try to get the most from any situation. The culture of communication is well developed among the local people as they are taught to establish contact with others from early childhood. Here it is believed that a taciturn and modest person will never succeed, even if he/she is very talented … Read more
Nice
Nice attracts travelers not only by its unique sights, but also by unforgettable national holidays. Each May the residents of the city celebrate a holiday called "The Return of Spring". Every Sunday the main streets and squares of the city become the location of costume balls, musical concerts and performances. Carnival of colors is celebrated just before the beginning of the Catholic Lent. This is one of the most striking and fascinating holidays in the world. The Promenade des Anglais is the … Read more
Cannes
Without a doubt, the Cannes Film Festival has remained the most important event in the cultural life of the city for many years. The internationally famous festival attracts visitors from many different countries. Each year in late May the cozy resort town is visited by a huge number of modern cinema fans and celebrity guests. Palais des Festivals is the main place of the ceremonies. However, cultural life of the city is not limited to the festival. Festival d'art pyrotehnique de Cannes is also … 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
The Festival of Lights is considered the most striking cultural event in the Lyon. Festival takes place in mid-December and lasts for four days. Holiday attracts illumination experts from different countries. The festival is accompanied by a number of interesting events, including performances by musicians and acrobats, light shows and fairs. The most exciting and captivating performances are held in the evening, when the city's main sights are illuminated with hundreds of twinkling lights. It … 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
Many tourists identify Marseille with the novel by Alexandre Dumas as the city stands for the birth place of the world famous literature character Count of Monte-Cristo and the place of location of the legendary Chateau d’If. The ancient city with its rich history features plenty of original peculiarities. The destination hosts many bright festivals and attracts foreign tourists with its rich and impressive national fests. Music fans will love Marseille in April and August being the time of … 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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