France Things to Do

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France Things to Do

  • Louvre

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    Paris Things to Do

    Last visit May 2016 Although my favorite art museum in Paris (and perhaps the world) is the Musee d'Orsay, a visit to the Louvre, even for a short bit, is a must see in Paris. The Louvre is a very, very large place and it is quite useful to sit down with the map and figure out where you are going. The massive building now housing the art...

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  • Vieux Nice - Old Town

    Nice Things to Do

    We came in the fall which is rainy season but not as expensive or crowded ... and the kids are back in school. This was one of our last stops on our European Brendon Tour and unfortunately the weather had its rainy moments. But we got some less rainy time to walk around and explore the shops and markets. They really try to keep this place clean .....

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  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

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    Strasbourg Things to Do

    Observation platform is situated atop and between two bell towers of Strasbourg Cathedral. You will have to climb three hundred and twenty two steps along spiral staircase to get here. No elevator is available. So, always mind your present physical condition and watch your steps. If you get here then your reward will be wonderful panoramic view at...

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  • Vielle Bourse

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    Lille Things to Do

    It used to be an Old Stock Exchange Building located between La Grand 'Place and La Place du theater and is built from 1652 -1653 The building in Baroque style seems to be a whole however, it consists of 24 identical houses with the Mercury logo god of commerce the building was funded by 24 merchants and offered shelter to people in the trade and...

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  • Vieux-Port - Harbour

    Cannes Things to Do

    We walked past the old port of Cannes or Vieux Port as it is called in French. This is a pretty area filled with a whole assortment of different kinds of boats. Somewhere for the millionaire to moore his boat.

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  • Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

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    Marseille Things to Do

    When we had finished exploring the crypt and the interior of the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde we wanted to visit the museum but as we didn't had enough time we had taken a walk around the Basilica. The views are great from here as you can see the whole of Marseilles but at the rear of the Basilica there's is the look out which it was part of...

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  • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

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    Lyon Things to Do

    Looming above Lyon from its position on a hilltop on the right bank of the Saône, the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière can be seen from numerous places in the city. So it is certainly a prominent landmark, even for those of us who dislike the building and what it stands for. Like the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, which has a similarly dominating...

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  • Basilique St Nazaire

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    Carcassonne Things to Do

    The Cathedral in the Cite within the Castle walls is a wonderful church with lots of goth, stained glass, wild water spouts and fine sculptures. The cathedral as it stands dates from the 11th Century, however, there is evidence of a church on this spot as far back as the 6th-7th Century. Some of the tombs are dated as far back as 1266.

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  • Palais des Papes

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    Avignon Things to Do

    Built in the 14th century, this palace. now Unesco Heritage, is a very important remain of one of the most dramatic period of the catholic church. Escaping from the violence in Rome, the pope Clement V moved to Avignon, fixing there the pope's official residence, until their return to Rome in 1377. French didn't accept and elected a second pope,...

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  • St. Sernin Basilica

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    Toulouse Things to Do

    A nice and large square with elegant buildings around.--is in Place St Sernin Toulouse France.. Toulouse is on the river Garonne. Toulouse is 230 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Euro is the currency here.

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  • The Lake

    Annecy Things to Do

    For those with more energy than is necessary when you take a cruise, there are a number of water sports available. Or maybe you would prefer to sunbake on a deck chair on the pontoon. Water skiiing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding etc. They are all available, at a cost of course, but I am sure it would be worth the cost. You may prefer to...

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  • Cathedral Saint Andre

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    Bordeaux Things to Do

    Bordeaux’s city tourist office is quick to admit that the Cathédrale Saint André cannot compete with the ones in northern France like Amiens, Chartres or Reims, but they say its “heterogeneous appearance has something unexpected and endearing, in particular its separate bell tower.” This is where Anne of Austria (who despite her name was more...

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  • Aiguille Du Midi

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    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Things to Do

    This is the highest peak which can be reached by Areal Tramway. Because of the perpetual snow and the sheer walls, a normal tourist can't reach this point hiking. Take the elevator at the last tramway stop to the view point on top. If it's raining in the valley, you'll be "over the clouds" (litteraly) and in the sun, but in freezing...

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  • NOTREDAME CATHEDRAL

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    Rouen Things to Do

    The Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city. is a roman catholic gothic architecture cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Rouen And Normandy.. The building contains the tomb of Richard the Lionheart. Entrance is free to the cathedral..Paintings by Monet s are famous of the front of Rouen cathedral.

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  • The Palace of Versailles

    Versailles Things to Do

    Obviously the main attraction in Versailles is the royal palace. Try to go there early to beat some of the long lines. Upon our arrival at Versailles Rive Gauche train station we first visited the Tourist Information (across the street from the train station) and we bought our tickets there in less than 5’! There are different tickets depending...

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  • The Abbey

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    Mont Saint Michel Things to Do

    Mont St. Michel was my nephew's pick and I think it was because someone recommended it to him. He said that he wanted to go to the very top and to do that you have to go inside the Abbey so we paid the admission fee (9€ for adults, 7€ for under 26s, free for under 26s from the EU). Audio guides are extra so we just used the paper leaflet to guide...

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  • Place de la Comedie

    Montpellier Things to Do

    The Three Graces fountain stands outside the front of the Opera House on Place de la Comedie. It wasbuilt by sculptor Étienne d'Antoine in 1790. During our visit this fountain was surrounded by floral tributes to those murdered in Paris by terrorists on November 13th 2015. One of the three graces had been blindfolded using a French flag.

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  • Cathédrale Saint Sauveur

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    Aix-en-Provence Things to Do

    The cloister of the church of St. Sauveur is one hindred years older than the church. It is Romanesque and was built between 1180 and the early years of the 13C at the same time as the cloister at Arles. It is rectangular and has bas relief statues at the corners. There are pairs of delicate columns between the ends that are topped by capitals that...

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  • Old Town

    Colmar Things to Do

    Fishmonger’s Quarter is situated in historical center of Colmar along Quai de la Poissonnerie and Rue de la Poissonnerie. Here you are going to find many half-timbered houses built mostly in XVII century. They are very colorful and contrasting with green water in the river. So, on sunny day here you are going to see that the sky is blue and water...

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  • The Grotto

    Lourdes Things to Do

    Expect masses of people there. I was overwhelmed, but the others in our group who had been in Lourdes very often told me it was actually a small crowd. Get in line to go to the grotto and - I don't think it's necessary to mention this to any VTer - be respectful and quiet. Watch out for wheelchairs. Where you can see a bike lane in other towns, you...

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  • La Cathedrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nantes Things to Do

    The cathedral of Nantes is one of the 2 main sites that tourists visit while visiting the city. It’s a nice gothic roman catholic cathedral that is dedicated to St.Peter and St.Paul. It was completed in 1891 but the construction begun 5 centuries earlier, in 1434! What’s more there was another cathedral on the same spot since 560. I liked the...

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  • Cathédrale Notre Dame

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Reims Things to Do

    The first French king to be crowned in the Reims Cathedral was Louis VIII in 1223. The twenty-fifth and last was Charles X in 1825. Charles’s predecessor Louis XVIII and his successor Louis Philippe both decided not to have elaborate coronation ceremonies so as not to stir up even more animosity between royalist and anti-royalist segments of French...

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  • Princess Grace Kelly Crash Site

    Villefranche-sur-Mer Things to Do

    we all know that the much loved former American Actress Grace Kelly who became the Princess of Monaco, died in a car crash On September 13, 1982, while driving her 1971 Rover along the cliff road of Nice near the boundary from Villafranch Sur Mer Town. of which she died but her daughter Princess Stephanie. They built a memorial to the actual car...

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  • Cathedrale Notre Dame

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bayeux Things to Do

    A Norman-Romanesque cathedral started in the 11th century but mainly built in the 13th, surprised us in Bayeux. We were so concentrated in WW2 remains, and so short in time, that we didn't even enter it. Later on, I read something about an important tapestry that... I knew! We must read before going anywhere!

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  • Biking

    Saint-Malo Things to Do

    It is very advisable to reach Saint-Malo by bike. Not for the city itself and its ramparts, but for exploring its surroundings. Minimum, you can do a nice tour around the bay of Saint-Malo. In addition, you can bike also along the northern shore and towards Fort National.

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  • La Bastille

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Grenoble Things to Do

    Most cities have their focal point, whether it be a main square or famous landmark and Grenoble is no exception. The Bastille is, or was, a military fortress overlooking the city, but it won’t be for the history that people really come up here for. It will almost certainly be for the views which are fantastic, so my first tip here is to try and get...

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  • Hospices de Beaune

    Beaune Things to Do

    The Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune is also referred to as the Hospices of Beaune and was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor. We actually missed it on our first trip to Beaune. The outside looks pretty plain and almost like a museum or church, gothic but not exciting. On our second trip, we walked down an...

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  • Churches

    Tours Things to Do

    Amateurs of the architecture of the end of the XIX century cannot pass by the extravagant pseudo-Byzantian basils. Sacred Martin's relics is based in a crypt. A legend tells us that he was a soldier of the Roman army who went in christianity when met a beggar in Amiens. You can watch my 3 min 15 sec Video Tours out of my Youtube channel.

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  • Claude Monet's Gardens - Clos Normand

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Giverny Things to Do

    I guess this is the most well known of Monet's garden. Just like many of us Photographer's, Monet, the Artist, was fascinated by the play of light and reflections of clouds on the water. He liked it so much, that in 1893 he acquired land at the bottom of the Clos Normand and created a Lake which then became his "water garden." He built a Japanese...

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  • Fragonard Perfumerie

    Éze Things to Do

    part two of my tip with more pictures inside the factory the quaint Village of Eze' along the mountains if the French Riviera host a number of Perfume Factories of which the largest and most popular Perfume Factory to tour is the Fragonard Perfumerie, located along Avenue de Verdun (part of the Moyenne Corniche) and near the walled village of the...

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  • Musée des Beaux Arts

    Nancy Things to Do

    When I go to art museums I am always glad to see paintings on themes that I ‘know’ because they have also been made into operas. In Nancy I was especially glad to come across a large canvas entitled “The Destruction of the Palace of Armide”, which vividly illustrates a scene from the opera I had just seen (and would soon see again) at the opera...

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  • Gourmet Walking Tour

    5 out of 5 stars

    Sète Things to Do

    We were 2 couples visiting the Languedoc- Roussillon region and on our itinerary we get to see Sete which proved to be a big surprise as we didn't expect much of it...we arrived in the middle of the week ... everything was full of life, very nice canals with clean water , you can see the fish trough it ...boats of all sizes make it look ...

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  • Église Saint-Aignan de Chartres

    Chartres Things to Do

    Church at this place existed already around 400 A.D. Later this church was dedicated to Saint Aignan (385-453 A.D.) the Bishop of Chartres. This is one of the oldest or probably the oldest in Chartres. Unfortunately it was badly damaged several times by fire in XII, XIII and last time in XVI centuries. In fact present church is that what it became...

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  • Walk the Streets

    Yvoire Things to Do

    The last invasion of Yvoire is surely by the greenery. When stolling in the streets, you could enjoy many flowers and the famous Garden of the Fives Senses (entrance fee). Since many years Yvoire is elected among the most beautiful bloomed village of France.

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  • Accomodations

    Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Things to Do

    this famous town, together with Monaco, is the priziest piece of Real estate in the French Riviera. If you are a budget traveler, do not even try to find accomodations along this famous Luxe Resort town and there aren't any as the cheapest hotel rooms here cost 170 euros and up at Club Vacances Bleues Delcloy for the cheapest room and up to 1,000...

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  • Walking

    Vannes Things to Do

    It was a Sunday when we were in Vannes, and since the Tourism Office was closed, we simply spent a couple of hours wandering right around inside the walled old town and the gardens just outside of it. A most pleasant walk indeed, and since it was Mother's Day, there weren't many people out on the streets at all - almost deserted, actually.

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  • Galerie Elegance

    Mougins Things to Do

    It was great to visit this galery and we were warm welcomed by Severine. All paintings are tremendous and fully coloured. Some famous great painters in there. It was a perfect opportunity to visit this gallery after our amazing lunch not far from here.

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  • bullfight

    Istres Things to Do

    the now famous “Feria” of Istres bullfighting event has been taking place in the ultra modern arenas of Le Palio, which were inaugurated in 2001. Built in the same place where the former public arenas were originally located, this plaza welcomes today’s best bullfighters during the month of June for the remarkable bullfighting event. An excellent...

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  • Ramparts (walls) 2

    St-Paul-de-Vence Things to Do

    part two of my tips with more pictures of the walls and the small roads parallel to it the famous walls (ramparts) of this rustic town of Saint Paul De Vence was constructed in 1540 by Emperor Francois I of France as a means of defense of the town for sieges and piracy. The ramparts were constructed in a way that follows the contours of the rocky...

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  • Beaune

    Bourgogne Things to Do

    Beaune is a small town South of Dijon. The area is famous for it's vineards and excellent wines, such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault… The small villages around Beaune are like those in a fairy tale, and Beaune is no less. The main attractions in Beaune are the hotel Dieu, the old town center, the wine-vaults and the restaurants. Ever tasted...

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  • walk in the twon

    Eyzahut Things to Do

    see the marie, the old church, the land, the green park, the nature. His name's origin: "Aisia" meaning house and "uch" meaning high. Historically, the Romans have left traces of their passage, and the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem bound for the First Crusade.

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  • walk in the twon

    Marsanne Things to Do

    is the little French town Marsanne. We stayed for one day, is a typical French village, and the main road is right in the center of it. The small mountain were really nice and the cozy shops and coffe places.

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  • Sunset

    Saulce-sur-Rhône Things to Do

    France is overflowing with the visually stunning - and most of it looks even better with a setting sun in the background. Here in Saulce-sur-Rhône the best of the best when it comes to France's sunsets.

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  • Notre Dame de Paris

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Paris Things to Do

    Most recent visit May 2016 Although many of the figures that you can see from street level on the lower part of the cathedral are true gargoyles, decorative waterspouts used to preserve the building by diverting the rain water away from it, the more photographed figures on the upper levels are grotesques or chimères since they do not function as...

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  • Beach

    Nice Things to Do

    As you can Nice really does have a nice, or rather beautiful, beach! and it goes for miles....what a lovely view from this end of the beach looking over the main centre of town and the promenade that runs all the way down alongside called promenade des Anglais. Above or behind me is the cliff top park with excellent 360 degree views.

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