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The climate of Corsica: when to go to Corsica

The climate of Corsica is a typically Mediterranean climate. However, this climate varies according to altitude: along the coasts it is mild and humid in winter and hot and dry in summer. While in the rugged mountains of the interior, ...

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The climate of Brittany: when to go in Brittany

The climate of Brittany is purely oceanic. The influence of sea currents and winds from the ocean moderate the daily and seasonal variations in temperatures. The Breton climate is characterized by frequent and well distributed rains throughout the year, but ...

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Castles of the Loire: the castles of the aristocracy and kings

Located just two hours drive from Paris, the Loire Valley is the most historic region in France. This area of the country has a cultural landscape of great beauty containing cities and towns rich in history (Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, ...

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Alpe d’Huez: where skiing and cycling meet

Alpe d’Huez is an important alpine resort, a famous ski resort, and one of the best known climbs in the French Alps of the Tour de France. This alpine resort is located at 1,860 meters above sea level in Isère ...

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Itinerary in Provence: 4 days in Provence

<—- Go back to the itinerary in Paris. Read the itinerary in Provence. August 14 Itinerary in Provence: PARIS – VIENNE – AVIGNON 730 km We leave Paris at 8 am after having rested our car for four long days ...

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Itinerary in Paris: a 4 day trip to Paris

<—- Go back to the itinerary in Holland and Belgium. Read the itinerary in Paris. August 10 Itinerary in Paris: BRUSSELS – PARIS 300 km Today we moved to Paris, but before our priority was the search for a gas ...

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Lyon: ancient capital of Roman Gaul

Lyon is an important city in France, located at the confluence of the Saone with the Rhone, between the Massif Central and the Alps. Capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, it is the second largest urban area of the country by ...

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Grenoble: the ancient capital of the Dauphiné

Grenoble is an important city in the French Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The city is located in a vast plain crossed by the Isère river and not far from the Alpine chain. The point where the city is located is where the ...

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Chambery: the historical capital of Savoy

Chambery is a city of sixty thousand inhabitants of Savoie, in the French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The city is located in a valley at the confluence of the Leysse and Albanne rivers, about 270 meters high. Chambery is surrounded on ...

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Cannes: a renowned tourist center of the French Riviera

Cannes is a famous seaside resort on the French Riviera which is located 36 km from Nice, 55 km from Monaco and 60 km from the Italian border. The city has about 79,000 inhabitants that become 300,000 with the urban ...

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Verdon Canyon: the Grand Canyon of Provence

To the north of the famous beaches of the French Riviera is one of France’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon of Verdon. The Canyon is located inland, far from the coast, between the villages of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, about 90 ...

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Annecy: called the Venice of the Alps

Annecy, which has about fifty thousand inhabitants, is a beautiful town in Alpine France, in the Haute-Savoie department, not far from the borders with Switzerland and Italy. The city is located about 450 meters above sea level, along the northern ...

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The Ardeche Gorges: a spectacular canyon

In the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, between Orange and Montelimar, a few kilometers from Pont Saint Esprit, there is one of the natural wonders of France, the Ardeche Gorges (Gorges de l’Ardeche). Ardeche is a river that flows impetuously in an uncontaminated ...

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Vienne: the remains of an ancient Roman city

The town of Vienne is located along the Rhone river about 30 km south of Lyon. This city was founded by the Romans and is today an important archaeological center and is in fact classified as a city of art ...

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Rhône Alpes: from the river plains to the Alps

The French region of Rhône Alpes comprises a large area of south-eastern France which extends from the Alps – on the border with Switzerland and Italy – to the Rhône and Saône valley. The main center is the city of ...

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The climate of Tournus: when to go to Tournus

The town of Tournus is located in a flat area along the banks of the Saone river (Saône) and has a type of continental-temperate climate. In practice, the Tournus climate is influenced by both Atlantic and continental influences. Rain as ...

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The climate of the Loire Valley: when to go

The climate of the Loire Valley is an oceanic-continental climate, therefore rather cool and with average minimum winter temperatures close to zero. Winter and autumn are the rainiest seasons, but the rain is practically well distributed in every month of ...

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The climate of Bourges: when to go to Bourges

The city of Bourges is located in the center of France and because of its location, Bourges has a mixed climate that is subject to both continental influences and influences from the Atlantic ocean. These climatic characteristics make the city’s ...

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The climate of Chartres: when to go to Chartres

Chartres is located in the transition climate zone between the oceanic and continental climates. This makes the city’s climate relatively cool, not too hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The variations between the seasonal temperatures are not ...

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The climate of Nimes: when to go to Nimes

The city of Nimes is located in the southern section of the Rhone valley in southern France, its climate is Mediterranean, characterized by hot and relatively dry summers, rainy but mild autumns, dry and relatively cold winters, while spring it ...

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The climate of Carcassonne: when to go to Carcassonne

Carcassonne is located in the south of France not far from the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea. This ancient medieval city benefits from a transitional Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures throughout the year, but with frequent and sometimes strong winds. ...

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The climate of Mont Saint Michel: when to go

The abbey of Mont Saint-Michel is located along the Normandy coast, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The climate of the area where the Mont Saint-Michel abbey stands is oceanic, mitigated by the influence of the sea, but particularly variable. Summer never ...

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The climate of Arles: when to go to Arles

The city of Arles benefits from a Mediterranean climate favored by a long hot and dry summer period with mild temperatures throughout the year. In winter, however, temperatures can sometimes drop even several degrees below zero. This is caused by ...

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The climate of Autun: when to go to Autun

The city of Autun is located in the Burgundy region in the central eastern part of France, about 300 meters above sea level. Its geographical position means that the climate of Autun is mainly continental, but also partly moderated by ...

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Avignon: the city of the Popes along the Rhone

Avignon is located in France along the Rhone valley on a rocky outcrop overlooking a bend in the river. Wonderful city of art. In the 14th century it was the residence of the popes who enriched it with splendid palaces. ...

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Arles: a city full of Roman and Romanesque monuments

Arles (about 55,000 inhabitants), a city in Provence, the capital of the region and the largest municipality in metropolitan France. The city located along the banks of the Rhone, is located 37 km from Avignon and 31 km from Nimes, ...

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Louvre Museum: a must for anyone visiting Paris

Once home to the kings of France, the Louvre Museum now houses one of the richest museums in the world. On the site of the current museum, a fortress was built between 1190 and 1202, at the behest of Philip ...

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Notre-Dame Cathedral: the most famous church in Paris

The famous and beautiful Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris is located in the eastern part of the Île de la Cité, in the center of the city. The cathedral was built, at the behest of Bishop Maurice de Sully, in ...

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Flights to Paris: How to get to Paris by plane

FLIGHTS TO PARIS The city of Paris has air flights arriving at the city’s three airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle GDG, Paris Orly and Paris Beauvais Tillé. PARIS AIRPORTS PARIS-CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is the most ...

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The Paris Metro: how to get around Paris

METRO OF PARIS Paris is well covered by a metro system, the Paris Metro. This efficient means of connection consists of 16 lines for a total length of 200 kilometers, with over 300 stations. The Metro network covers the entire ...

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