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La Cité, the heart of Paris

  If you are planning a trip to Paris, start with visiting the Île de la Cité, the heart of Paris. All road distances in France are calculated from the 0 km point located in the Place du Parvis de Notre-Dame, in front of the cathedral. The Île de la …

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Paris: le métro

My dear blog readers, if you are not tired of traveling with me this summer, I would like to invite you to visit Paris. I still think that it is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. My first story about Paris is its métro: L’Exposition Universelle of 1900 …

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Operation Dragoon in southern France

Today is the right day to post this information. When you travel in southern France in the St. Raphael-Frejus area, you will find some information about Operation Dragoon which took place on August 15, 1944. This informative plaque is on the viaduct in the town of Antheor: It informs about …

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Massif de l’Esterel

Between Cannes and St. Raphael, there is a land of red rocks, called massif Esterel. The combination of the red mountains and the blue sea makes this part of the Cote d’Azur a magical place. The Esterel Massif is a Mediterranean coastal mountain range in south-eastern France. The soil and rocks of …

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L’île Saint- Honorat

You can take this boat from Cannes to the Île Saint-Honorat, second largest of the Lerins Islands, and you will find yourself in a completely different world: The island is very small, there are no cars, no roads on it. Saint Honorat island is a haven of peace, freshness and …

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Cannes: at the heart of the French Riviera

Cannes is a classy place to visit. It offers luxurious hotels, high fashion stores, glittering nightlife. As one of the tourist guides says: depending on your mood, and perhaps the thickness of your wallet, you may find it appalling or amusing, or just plain dizzy. The most elegant buildings are …

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