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Courthezon

 
Courthezon Located in the river Rhone valley between Orange and Avignon, Courthezon is a nice starting point for a wine journey towards Prairie du Rocher, Gigondas or Vacqueras. The village itself isn't a real cultural highlight if you compare it with Avignon or Carpentras, but it is worth a short stop (just 2 min away from the highway exit), especially for a delicious lunch break at eating out....
 

Grenoble

 
Grenoble Grenoble is a thriving melange of modern hustle and bustle on the one hand and historical treasures on the other hand. As many other towns in the region, such as Annecy, the city can be divided in the modern part, prepared for and meeting the demands of the visitor when it comes down to accommodation and entertainment facilities, and the historic Old Town. In the case of Grenoble, one can still see the remains of the city wall dating back to the third century altered with 17th century townhouses. The first action of the French Revolution in 1788 took also place in Grenoble. Grenoble has a rich cultural life which does not seem strange considering the fact that it is one of the large cities in France. Besides severa...
 

Moulins

 
Moulins Moulins is the capital of the Allier dpartement (postal code 03) in the Auvergne region. It is a fairly provincial town, surrounded by a very green landscape of hilly fields and woods. The town is build on the eastern bank of the Allier river. There are about 40 000 inhabitants and one of the main activities (on top of the various administrations) is tourism. The town is about one thousand years old and was the capital of the Bourbonnais Duchy, at the time of the kings. Its is the origin of the last French king dynasty. It features numerous historical monuments dating back to the Middle Ages. Most of them are concentrated in the medieval centre, around the Jacquemart (the clock tower with its automatons ringing ea...
 

Chamonix

 
Chamonix Chamonix has recently become a popular skiing resort. The location at the foot of the Mont Blanc makes it one of the most attractive places to go for a winter holiday. The best thing about Chamonix is that it really is a town. Many other French winter sport places are just a bunch of high rise buildings close to the skiing lifts, but here you find a cosy center with nice bars, restaurants and cafes. The slope of the Mont Blanc is very spectacular. You get a lovely view over the valley and the glacier is of extraterrestrial beauty. The bad thing about Chamonix is that the slopes are divide in three areas and you can't ski from one to the other. You need to take a bus which is a drag. There are 7 major glaciers and ...
 

Northern France

 
Northern France Just over the border from Belgium and a hop or a tunnel across the Channel from England lies the Nord region. This picturesque land consists of contrasting forests, gentle meadows, and rolling hills dotted with windmills. Sandy beaches and imposing cliffs make up the 150-mile stretch of coastline. Visitors can cruise the network of canals and rivers and explore the expansive countryside and nature reserve parks. Many battlefields including Flanders Fields are in the region. In Nord/Pas-de-Calais history and traditions are a significant part of daily life. There is almost always a fair, fete or festival going on; some dating back to the Middle Ages. The people of this region, eager to share their traditions, are warm ...
 

Disneyland Paris

 
Disneyland Paris Disneyland Paris is very popular with children all over Europe. It is a big theme park with many attractions. We will not describe all of them in detail - whatever we say about them, your children will have a better idea of what it is like, anyway. In Disneyland, there are 2 playgrounds, which are perfect for small children. They are Frontier land and Adventure land. There is also one indoor playground at Buzz Light year's Pizza Planet Restaurant in Discovery land. To make the most of your visit together with your children, it is useful to know which attractions are meant for what age category. How To Go By Car: A4 motorway Metz-Nancy, exit 14 Parcs Disney. For Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch, exit 13 Provins...
 

Fontainebleau

 
Fontainebleau Fontainebleau is a small village just south of Paris, surrounded by forests. Its a great place to get some fresh air and get out of the chaos Paris usually represents. Furthermore this is an excellent base of operations if youre seeking tranquility and culture more than the fast life in a megalopolis. History of Fontainebleau Fontainebleau is often called the capital of French history or as Napoleon III described: Here is the true residence of kings, the house of the centuries. Fontainebleau can claim with this title for, there is no other castle in France, which can praise itself to having accommodated 34 sovereigns from Louis VI to Napoleon III. All these French sovereigns came in Fontainebleau in autumn, whic...
 

La Teste de Buch

 
La Teste de Buch Small city near Arcachon (west coast of France), La Teste de Buch is ~10km from the see. ...
 

Poitiers

 
Poitiers Poitiers is a town on the Clain River in west central France. It is a commune and the capital (prefecture) of the Vienne department and of the Poitou-Charentes region. The town is picturesque; and its streets are interesting for their remains of ancient architecture, especially of the Romanesque period, and the memories of great historical events. Poitiers is strategically situated on the Seuil du Poitou, a shallow zone joining the Armorican to the Central Massif and connecting the Aquitaine Basin to the Paris Basin. The site of Poitiers is a vast promontory between the valleys of Boivre and Clain. The old town occupies the slopes and summit of a plateau which rises 130 feet (40 m) above the level of the streams by w...
 

Limousin

 
Limousin The Limousin is right in the heart of France. Located on the western slopes of the Massif Central the region attracts travelers in search of unspoiled countryside. The Correze, Creuse and Haute Vienne are all full of beautiful hills, gorges and lush green meadows. Numerous ancient village churches dot the landscape as well as more imposing abbey churches and fortresses. The Chateau de Val is one of the most beautiful chateux in the area - located just north of Tulle in the Correze. Limoges in the Haute Vienne is the most important city in the Limousin. Brive la Gaillarde and Tulle are the best starting points for exploring the Correze....
 

 

 

 

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