Author: Franco

France

The Loire Valley

The Loire River is just over 1000 kilometers long and is the longest river in France. Along its course from its source in the Massif Central it first travels northwards, before turning westwards and eventually spilling into the Atlantic Ocean through its mouth at Saint-Nazaire, in the Bay of Biscay. […]

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The Region of Provence

Provence is a region in the south west of France. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and travels all the way eastwards towards the Italian border. Of all of the regions of France none has a more diverse landscape. There are the lowlands of the coast, […]

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The Bay of Biscay

The Bay of Biscay is found on the west coast of France, facing the Atlantic Ocean. It extends from the Spanish border in the south of the country all of the way up to Point Penmarc’h in the north. The sea conditions in the bay are totally different from those […]

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France’s largest Island, Corsica

Corsica is an Island in the Mediterranean Sea, counted as one of the 18 regions of France. It is the 4th largest Island in the Mediterranean and it is certainly the most mountainous one. It has an area of 8,680 square kms and is populated by around 330,000 people. The […]

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The Pyrenees

The Pyrenees Mountains are found in the south of the country and act as a border between Spain and France. They stretch from the Mediterranean coast to the Bay of Biscay on the Atlantic coastline, for a distance of almost 500 kms. The Pyrenees are unique and has a culture […]

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Normandy and Northern France

Normandy is in northern France and is located on the southern side of the English Channel. Its location over the years has resulted in many historic events and these incidents have resulted in the area being an interesting place for tourists to visit. It is one of the easiest places […]

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The Cote d’Azur, or the French Riviera

The French refer to the French Riviera as the Cote d’Azur, and it basically comprises of the south-east corner of the country that backs on to the Mediterranean coastline. This has for centuries been the playground of the rich and famous. The area spreads from the Italian border to Toulon […]

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Summer Tourism in the French Alps

The French Alps are seen as a major tourist destination in the winter for skiing holidays. While this is true, the region is also popular in the summer months for a wide range of activities. The mountains that provide perfect ski conditions in the winter, now provide the perfect environment […]

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Paris as a Tourist City

Paris is one of the most popular cities in the world. Its history has created an aura that many people seek to uncover. For many one visit is not enough, and the culture and the ambience that it has created sees many people returning to sample the delights it has […]

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The Winter in the French Alps

The French Alps are the portion of the Alps that stand in France. Some of the mountains lie entirely within the country, while others act as a border between France and either Switzerland or Italy. Usually the highest point of the mountain range with one side being located in one […]