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Moving around in France - transportation

The country’s road network is about 1,000,000 kilometers. It is worth noting that most of them have a good quality pavement. The road network is divided into motorways, national roads, and departmental roads. But, despite the fact that the quality of road in the country is at a very high level, it is often very difficult for tourists to travel by car, especially in large cities. This is due to the fact that in the country there is an acute shortage of parking spaces, and also during rush hour there are lots of unimaginable traffic jams. The country also has well-developed air transportation infrastructure. In Paris alone, there are two large airports operating simultaneously. They are located in the north and south of the city. The largest international airports operate in Bordeaux, Marseilles, Strasbourg, and Toulon. Nevertheless, there are some companies that conduct domestic flights. … Open

Economy roadmap of France

It should be noted that nuclear power plants have received special development in France. The Country’s use of atomic energy can be compared only with the energy potential of the United States of America. In Pierrelatte today, is located one of the largest plants dedicated to uranium enrichment, while in Normandy, a plant for the processing of radioactive waste successfully functions. On the basis of this, it is possible to draw the conclusion that France not only successfully uses atomic energy, but is also able to perfectly obtain its by-products, without hurting the environment. It is worth noting that France, despite its meager energy potential with regards to fossil fuels, has created an incredibly powerful system for generating electricity. This is why it produces much more energy than it consumes and actively exports its surplus to neighboring countries of the European Union, including Switzerland. … Open
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Hokkaido: The Japan’s Hidden Gem

As countries start reopening their borders for vaccinated travelers, it is time to think of new mesmerizing journeys to new locations. Moreover, as tourism is not back on track completely, today’s travelers can see even the most popular destinations without the usual hordes of tourists. While Tokyo is hosting the Olympics, let’s take a look at one of the most untouched and beautiful parts of Japan – Hokkaido. Read this

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4. Those planning to include a visit the Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon in their excursion program have to get a special ticket. It gives the right to inspect not only the permanent exhibition, but also timely ones, as the museum often has a variety of short-term exhibitions. 5. All local banks offer travelers currency exchange services, but it’s more profitable to make an exchange in your native country. … Open

Travel guide to Rhone-Alpes

However, the resort is popular all year round. In summer, the choice of entertainments is huge too. In summer, the visitors of the resort can walk here, admire fabulous landscapes, and see local nature attractions. In the mountains, there are several districts for mountaineering and paragliding. Courchevel is perfect for peaceful recreation, there are luxurious spa centers and resort hotels. The resort also offers … Open

Traditions and mentality of Rhone-Alpes

A good tradition was caught on and, since 1852, a symbolic event was held every year supported by local authorities. In early December, an incredibly beautiful illumination is installed in the city; scenic old buildings and landmarks are adorned with original lights. Lyon Festival of Lights announces the beginning of Christmas holidays, during which there are curious events in each city. Quatres Glorieuses … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Local cheese is widely used by chefs to cook national branded treats. One of the simplest examples of cheese dish is a Savoyard sandwich, tartine savoyarde. Besides flavored cheese, it consists of prunes and smoked brisket; sandwich turns to be incredibly tasty and hearty. Boiled potatoes in their skins are served with a special cheese dressing, called Berthoud. The dressing is cooked with addition of pepper, garlic … Open

Attractions and active leisure

The Rhone-Alpes province features two fabulously beautiful nature reserves, Vanoise and Ecrins. Hiking tours for holidaymakers are arranged all year round. Those who wouldn’t feel enough of these natural attractions are recommended to visit local scenic parks. The region is rich in awesome rivers and lakes, which are the most attractive places for recreation among the fans of beach activities. Annecy, Lehman, … Open

Cultural excursion through Rhone-Alpes - things to see

Lots of interesting sights can be found in the old town of Perouges; numerous craft shops represent one of its main distinguishing features. The excursion program has to include a visit to one of the local shops, as it will give no less impression than any museum. Vienne is rich in historical monuments too; there are also the ruins of the buildings dating back to the Roman Empire. Among other notable objects, … Open
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