Photogallery: France, Nancy – Pearl of Lorraine
France, Nancy – Pearl of Lorraine
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 36 pictures
The following pictures will take you to the French city of Nancy, which offers beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, landscaped nature parks, pleasant climate, smiling people, good food, amazing sights and artwork that you will find in no other place. You can even enjoy three squares that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Beata Firicová
Today we take you to Lorraine region. Here we pay visit to the quiant city of Nancy, the capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle prefecture.
Old maritime and fishermen tradition, delicious vine, friendly French, beautiful weather, blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea… All of this lure in millions to rest from worries while getting some of the southern energy. The French Riviera is not the cheapest area in Europe yet it is worth it. You wont be disappointed.
We remain in France. It is a country combining amazing nature, landmarks, good food and wine.
We leave the Alps, concretely the city of Grenoble, for the region in the southeast of France close to Spanish borders.
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.
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.
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.
Upon a stop in Rennes, the capital of Brittany, we take a look at Nantes - the most populous city in Brittany and sixth largest city in France. TImes called Nantes the best European city to live in.
We continue in our walks across Brittany by stopping in Rennes. This city is situated in the heart of the region to which it is also the capital. Some often think that Nantes is the capital for it is the largest city in the region. Rennes is a great place to learn about the culture of northern France. The Canal d'Ille-et-Rance navigation channel links the Ille with the Rance. Rennes thus has river connection with Saint-Malo and the English Channel.
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.
Champagne is home to famous typie of wine - sparkling wine. This historic region is situated in the northwest of France. Unlike Gascony which we visited last week this region is more cold. The proximity to Paris generated Champagne's economic success. However, armies often marched through here to the French capital and they plundered anything standing in their way.
Once again, we visit sunny and beautiful France. We leave scenic town of Annecy and move 200 to the north to Departament Doubs and its capital of Besancon.
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