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29 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Nature , Tourism

Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cote d'Azur

Nestled between Nice and Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer is a stopover point for many cruise ships with its picturesque fishing port. With its 16th century Citadel and its colorful facades, Villefranche-sur-Mer has also become a popular city for painters and artists.

© Herver Roussy

28 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  UNESCO

Cordouan Lighthouse

The Cordouan lighthouse stands on a shallow rocky plateau in the Atlantic Ocean located at the mouth of the Gironde estuary in New Aquitaine, in a dangerous and inhospitable environment. Built with white limestone blocks between the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century.

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27 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  UNESCO

Fontainbleu Palace, south-west Paris

The Château de Fontainebleau, located in Fontainebleau, south-west Paris is surrounded by magnificent gardens of nearly 130 hectares, it is renowned for its beauty, and its very well maintained gardens and its fountains. Its 130 hectare estate deploys various buildings between four main courtyards, three gardens and a park.

©Fabricio Cardenas

26 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Nature

Pyrenees-Orientales; between the sea and the mountains

The Pyrénées-Orientales, the southern jewel of France, offering an ideal getaway for lovers of nature, history and culture. Between the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean and the majestic peaks of the Pyrenees, this captivating region reveals a perfect balance of Mediterranean charm and mountainous splendor. In this article, let's discover the hidden treasures and unforgettable experiences of the Pyrénées-Orientales.

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25 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  UNESCO

Maison Carrée of Nîmes

The Maison Carrée in Nîmes is the best preserved Roman temple in the world. This building is dedicated to the cult of the imperial family, inspired by the temples of Apollo and Mars Utlor in Rome, the Maison Carrée impresses with the harmony of its proportions and the majesty that emerges from this exceptional monument.

Villefranche de Conflent

24 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, UNESCO

The charming villages of the Pyrenees-Orientales

The Pyrénées-Orientales, a region in the south of France which offers many picturesque villages, steeped in history, culture and Mediterranean charm. As you wander through these hidden gems, you will be transported to a world where cobbled lanes tell centuries-old stories and landscapes offer breathtaking vistas.

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21 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Théoule-sur-Mer on the Cote d'Azur

Nestled along the stunning French Riviera, Théoule-sur-Mer is a hidden gem that invites travelers to savor the perfect blend of Mediterranean charm, with its azure waters and picturesque landscapes. This picturesque town, located just a short drive from Cannes, offers a quiet escape for those looking for a holiday on the French Riviera.

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20 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Nature , Culture

Discover Roussillon, the colourful village in Provence !

Roussillon, a pretty village nestled in the heart of Provence. It is an explosion of colours, an ode to history and Mediterranean nature. Facing the Luberon, at the foot of the plateaus of the Monts de Vaucluse, the village of Roussillon is surrounded by sumptuous landscapes. Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Roussillon is one of the places to visit in the Luberon Regional Natural Park.

©Fabricio Cardenas

19 January 2024  |  Virginie Erre  |  Nature

Holidays in the mountains - Pic du Canigou

Mountain holidays in the south of France and the Pyrenees-Orientales; climbing the pIc du Canigou is an unforgettable adventure in the Eastern Pyrenees. The Eastern Pyrenees are home to one of the region's most iconic mountains, the majestic Pic du Canigou.

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16 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Nature

Discovering the Fort de Sainte Elme in Collioure

Le Four-de-Saint-Elme is perched majestically on the heights of Collioure. Fort Saint-Elme is much more than an imposing silhouette on the horizon - it is a living witness to the region's tumultuous history, offering visitors an immersive dive into the past. Let's discover together the secrets and charms of this historic site.

©Pure France

15 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Port Vendres, on the Mediterranean coast

Nestled along the Mediterranean coast, Port-Vendres attracts travelers with its authentic charm and breathtaking landscapes. This picturesque port town, accompanied by its neighbouring gems, offers a diverse range of activities, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a combination of history, natural beauty and culinary delights.

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10 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Culture

Discover the Chateau de Blois

The Château de Blois is a true architectural masterpiece, on which different eras have left their mark. A visual ballet of styles ranging from medieval Gothic to the flamboyant Renaissance unfolds across the different wings of the castle. Each facade tells a story, reflecting the tastes of the kings and queens who have resided here over the centuries.

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05 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Château de Montsoreau - Museum of Contemporary Art

The Château de Monstoreau - Museum of Contemporary Art houses the world's largest collection of works from the Art and Language movement. It is located in the Loire Valley, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO, in Maine-et-Loire in the town of Montsoreau between Angers and Tours.

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04 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture

Domme - a medieval treasure in the Dordogne

Located twelve kilometres from Sarlat, Domme is one of the most beautiful bastides in the southwest and one of the jewels of Périgord. In the 19th century, the Dordogne ceased to be a route of passage and trade and therefore of conflict. Domme remains away from major road and rail routes: a less flourishing but also calmer place which favors the preservation of an exceptional heritage.

© Florian Hulleu

03 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Sports and leisure

Olympic Games Paris 2024

From July 26th to August 11th, 2024, the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place throughout France. A global event long awaited by thousands of viewers. 2024 is the Games for all of France. The football tournament is played in six provincial stadiums: Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille. All handball matches are played in the European Metropolis of Lille and sailing sails on the Mediterranean, in Marseille.

© Florian Pépellin Wikipedia

01 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Festival of Lights in Lyon

At the beginning of December, Lyon is adorned with beautiful illuminations for the Festival of Lights. Each year, a new edition is offered for the Festival of Lights, with around thirty works offered throughout the city of Lyon. Let's find out where the Festival of Lights comes from...

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27 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Cornouaille Festival, Brittany

Cornouaille today concerns nearly four generations of festival-goers. Marked by its anchoring to a region, a city and the culture of which it has become over the decades, an unmissable meeting place. The festival has become a symbol: its history and its evolution are linked to those of Brittany and the Breton people.

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26 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

The Avignon Festival, the most prestigious festival

The Avignon Festival is one of the most prestigious and influential festivals in the world. It is a major event which takes place every year in July in the city of Avignon, in Provence in the South of France. It was founded in 1947 by the director Jean Vilar and aims to promote the performing arts, particularly theatre.

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