Friday, January 18, 2019

Tourism in France

Country of art and history endowed with magnificent landscapes and a strong intellectual culture without forgetting the art of living, rich of castles, vineyards and villages of character, France is ideally located in the heart of Europe from West. From this beautiful country, you can easily travel by plane or train to other nearby European cities: London, Berlin, Madrid or Rome, among others. Cradle of Descartes and Molière, France inspired the world thanks to the writings of its intellectuals, its plays and its novels.
France is a must-see destination for history and architecture lovers. You can go back in time to the Stone Age discovering its prehistoric sites including the famous Lascaux cave or the megaliths of Brittany. If a dive in the Roman era tempts you, the country does not miss vestiges dating from the time when Gaul was part of the immense Roman empire.The Pont du Gard is a typical work of this period, just like the arenas of Nîmes and Arles. From the medieval fortresses to the Eiffel Tower or the Millau viaduct, to the palaces of the powerful courtiers of King Louis XIV, the French architectural heritage is very rich throughout the territory.
It is also the country of churches, abbeys, monasteries and especially cathedrals whose craftsmen have competed to erect buildings of higher and higher, adorned with multicolored stained glass windows.A variety of local culinary specialties is added a great variety in the landscapes depending on the region you visit: red rocks falling steeply into the emerald water in Corsica, peaks at 4000 meters in the Alps, forests as far as the eye can see in Sologne, Normandy meadows and groves, ancient volcanoes of Auvergne, islands and Atlantic shores ... invite the traveler to admire the beauty of nature while visiting the country treasures.Each region has the heart to preserve its history and its traditions, which gives the opportunity to the visitor to go from surprise to discovery by traversing the same country. France enjoys a temperate climate on the Atlantic coast, which borders the country to the west, from Brittany to the Spanish border. This softness gradually gives way to a harsher and continental climate as one approaches the eastern border with Germany and Switzerland. The south of the country, near the Mediterranean, enjoys a sunny climate.In winter, the peaks of the Alps are more suitable for winter sports while the other seasons are ideal for discovering the countless treasures scattered throughout the territory: castles of the Kings of France along the Loire, shores of the Côte d ' Azur or Breton gulfs.
Only during a stay in France can you meet as many castles of all styles, ages and sizes, from the huge royal estates with their acres of forest to the manor of a provincial lord. Each French region has a strong identity: Brittany, Corsica or the Basque Country are the most assertive, going as far as using a language (Basque) or dialects proper, which accentuates the change of scenery.From north to south, the culinary specialties, the cheeses change according to the terroirs, but the kitchen remains always delicious, which is another characteristic feature of the hexagon. Profusion of civil, military or religious monuments to visit. Castles of all ages, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Prehistoric and Roman remains. Thousands of museums to discover painters, homes of famous artists or local particularities. The variety of the landscapes and the richness of the gastronomy on a single territory.

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