Les Deux Magots Quartier Latin or the Latin Quarter (5th Arrondissement) is the warren of steep, sloping streets[1] generally considered the refuge of Paris’ intellectuals, artists, and bohemians.[2] It has a reputation for having a small-town atmosphere and a hip and chic feel to it. Originally established by the Romans as the ancient city of […]

Pope Palace Avignon France Avignon is located at the heart of the Vaucluse region of France, most famous for its bridge sung by school children worldwide in the celebrated “Sur le pont d’Avignon”. There is a real medieval 14th century feel to Avignon – from the storied Palais des Papes where seven exiled popes settled […]

Lyon Part-Dieu Part Dieu is the district running parallel to Presqu’île except on the other side of the Rhône River. Part Dieu is Lyon’s business and office district. It is also the transportation hub of Lyon. Its high-speed railway station connects with many of France and Europe’s major cities, serving up to 80,000 passengers a […]

Sign Lisieux Houlgate Houlgate is a resort town in the Calvados region of French Normandy[1], situated in the valley of the Drochon, which is used mostly for grazing. The higher grounds of Houlgate are covered by the wood forests of Le Bois de Boulogne and Le Bois de la Butte de Caumont.[2] AttractionsToday, tourists come […]

IMG_5310 The Axe Historique or Historical Axis is the line of monuments, buildings, and thoroughfares that run from the center of Paris – from the Louvre and along Champs-Élysées and Avenue de la Grand Armée all the way to the outskirts of the city at La Défense. This axial line has been carefully maintained to […]

La baie des Anges (Nice) Vieux Nice is the city’s old historic center, the site of the original Greek port market of Nikaia. Framed by the hilltop château and Cours Saleya, Vieux Nice is the city’s most attractive quarters. It definitely has a medieval feel of slow-paced life to it with its grid of narrow […]

Normandy ’10: Day 1 – Isigny sur Mer Arromanches is a French town located near the heart of the D-Day Normandy landings in WWII. The town lies along the coastal stretch that was designated as Gold Beach on D-Day, which served as the landing site for the invasion of the British troops. [1] The sea […]

Marseille Cathedral Ceiling Marseille is the second largest city in France and is located along the Mediterranean coast. Its history dates back to 600 BC when it was founded by the Phoenicians. It is often seen as a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities and has accommodated a large population of immigrants from North […]

Beaumesnil is a French village located between the Orne and Eure river regions. It is part of an austere countryside, a land of opulent forests, dewy meadows, and scrubby woodlands.[1] Beaumesnil is perhaps most famous for the Beaumesnil Castle, which sits on a plateau[2] and encompasses close to 150 acres of grounds.[3] The castle is […]

Parc de Belleville Belleville is a neighborhood in the northeastern part of Paris. Perched on the city’s second highest hill, Belleville was originally a city of its own. In 1860, it was annexed by Paris. The neighborhood has historically been working class, home to alternative artists and musicians, and the breeding ground of leftist and […]


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