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Today we take you to Lorraine region. Here we pay visit to the quiant city of Nancy, the capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle prefecture.
Do you have some secret gourmet passion, some guilty pleasure you enjoy during Chirstmas markets? Do you have the feeling as if you have already tried everything sold on Christmas market in large European cities? So you think you know pretty much well what regional specialties they sell there? Well, maybe you are wrong. Let's join us and discover the unknown of the gourmet world. Do make experiments and try knew tastes and smells. Make yourselves ready for Christmas markets even if it is only September.
This Friday we are headed to another famous French resort. This time on the French Riviera. The region is rich on sunny days and sand beaches. However, this place is not just beaches, swimming or celebrities frequenting this place. Yet tourism is only a part of what supports its economy – local economy also thrives from flower production (mostly roses and carnations). There are many interesting sights in the city and around to explore. Today, we are going to take a closer look.
Today, we remain in France but differently. Situated in the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Martinique is about 8 hours of flight from Paris. The island is a combination of amazing beaches and tropical gardens. The island's capital Fort-de-France charms visitors with its architecture. It also features great exhibitions of colonial and pre-Colombian history.
This Friday we will be in nature, concretely in Mont Blanc dubbed the roof of Europe. Our goal today is the alpine town of Chamonix and its surroundings.
On this day, we take a look almost to Spain for we visit Biarritz, a seaside resort situated near the borders with Spain in the Bay of Biscai. This legendary and quiant resort used to be a small fishing village. In the 19th century, this area became sought after by French higher classes. Empress Eugenia, the wife of Napoleon III, ordered to build a grandiose palace here. Now it is a hotel with a Michelin-grade restaurant.
La Rochelle is situated between Nantes and Bordeaux. It sits in an idyllic bay on the Atlantic coastline. The heart of the city is crowded with many sights from the Middle-Ages until the 18th century.
Beautiful burgher houses, elegant buildings from the era of Louis XV and beautiful cathedral reaching for the sky. You will like to roam around in Strasbourg. No, you will love it. The city sits on many important merchant routes which helped it to become the richest city in the Holy Roman Empire. Art flourished here. It is no different in the present day. Strasbourg is home to many art museums, archeological museums &c.
Have you read Lust for Life by Irving Stone? Do you know details of van Gogh's life? Arles is a city closely linked to the life of the famous painter. Van Gogh spent his last years here. You can follow his footsteps.
We remain in the beautiful Normandy even today. Rouen is an amazing town. Walking down its narrow medieval streets is like traveling back in time. You can feel its rich and long history everywhere. Especially numerous are sacral structures most of which are the best examples of Gothic architecture. If you know at least some bits of France in the Middle-Ages then you perhaps know that Joan d’Arc was trialed and executed here.
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