Roads to Santiago de Compostela

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28 May 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  UNESCO , Tourism, Sports and leisure, Holidays

The paths of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle

We continue our list of French sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage with the paths of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle. You have surely already heard of the Ways of Compostela. Well, we'll learn more in this blog post. Created at the beginning of the 9th century, the pilgrimage to Compostela is one of the longest and most famous walks in Europe.

Villefrance-sur-Mer

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25 May 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism, Culture

Villefranche-sur-Mer and The Rolling Stones

Villefranche-sur-Mer is undoubtedly the prettiest and most charming of the smaller towns on the Cote dAzur. Falling from the hills to the seafront and its beautiful bay, Villefranche sits comfortably between Monaco and the Italian border. Like Cannes in the late 19th century and early 20th century, Villefranche was a poular winter destination for royalty and wealthy visitors. And then, in April 1971, the wealthy rock and roll royalty arrived - The Rolling Stones.

Grande Roue, Paris 1900

22 May 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism, Architecture

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue (The Big Wheel) of Paris was unveiled at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. It was the tallest wheel in the world at its opening. The passenger pods were so large that they were removed from the wheel and used as homes for French families during The First World War. Since 1900, the Grand Roue has become a spectacular site at Fetes Foraines throughout the summer in France.


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