Travel agencies and information in Europe
In all European countries, more or less extensive networks of tourist offices have been operating for a long time. In them, tourists can get information about local attractions, hotels, sightseeing…

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Captain of the first rank
The future captain Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910 in Saint-André-de-Cube-zack, not far from Bordeaux, in the family of a lawyer. The Cousteau family moved a lot from place…

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Tin, White Valley
Selection of a resort: after visiting French Chamonix in February 2004, it was intended in 2005 to restrict myself to something like Dombai or Krasnaya Polyana. But having visited Elbrus…

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Culture

New life of old Beaubourg

When, in the old Parisian quarter of Beaubourg, a cultural center was opened to the wider public, the bewilderment was more than enough. At first, many Parisians could not get used to this strange structure, especially considering that it was intended as a repository of the most outstanding works from all fields of art. Very little time passed, and the Pompidou Center, which is otherwise simply called “Beaubourg,” literally became a hostage to its own popularity. The capacity planned by its creators could not be compared with the actual number of visitors. Continue reading

Walk through the French monuments
Each country has its own individual and unique cultural heritage, which includes its many monuments. In Russia, typical monuments of the Soviet era were figures of leaders and famous personalities,…

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Show them the money
Getting a visa to the Schengen countries is not an easy process. In addition to the standard package of documents (passport, photo, application form, certificate of employment) in some consulates…

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So warm Northern France
The sea and the rocks, Calvados and cider, the Vikings and Joan of Arc, Gothic cathedrals and Camembert - all this is Normandy, so cold in nature and warm in…

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Autumn of the Middle Ages
In theory, history is a continuous process. But in practice there are many gaps and gaping voids in it. In the National Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris, known…

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