…in France

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…

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To France under the sound of modern wheels
As the press recently found out, in the very near future, Russian trains plying the route from Moscow to the capitals and cities of Europe and back will be significantly…

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Faces and Symbols of Saint-Genevieve-des-Bois
Much has been written about the "Russian churchyard" in Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois. Photos of many graves can be seen on the net, since the cemetery has become a place of pilgrimage for…

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The many faces of Provence

Contrary to popular expression, when you see Paris, you should not hurry to leave this world – if only because it still has Provence! It is like a novel, written by the hand of the great master: everyone will read in it what is in tune with the soul, but much will remain unsolved … The blooming haze of lavender fields, sonorous concerts of cigales, which became one of the symbols of the edge of proud seniors and romantic troubadours. Continue reading

Do not fall prey to translation difficulties

Do you know this picture: you are on holiday abroad, trying to explain to a local resident about a vital matter for you – for example, how many more kilometers to go under the scorching sun to the right store – and he looks at you, smiles broadly … and understands absolutely nothing ! Familiar? Congratulations! You have become the 100000537th victim of translation difficulties. And if you do not want to find yourself in such a situation again, you should think about a personal translator. Continue reading

See Paris and not die

There comes a quiet, warm summer night on some floor in a Parisian hotel. True, the hotel is not in the city center, but it is even for the better. Not far from the subway, there is air conditioning, but for some reason it is off. There are enough TV channels, though almost everything is in French: TF1, M6, TV5Monde, etc. Bed linen is changed daily. Morning breakfast … so you can not feed! More precisely, why so much? Continue reading

Faces and Symbols of Saint-Genevieve-des-Bois

Much has been written about the “Russian churchyard” in Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois. Photos of many graves can be seen on the net, since the cemetery has become a place of pilgrimage for Russians who come to France from a wide variety of regions, cities and cities. I want to show the cemetery from a slightly different side: through the faces and bits of the destinies of people buried here, through perceptible and not very symbols … Continue reading

How to severely save on food in Paris

I was pushed to write this post by several entries in this community that food is expensive in Paris.

In general, this post was thought of as a long-beautiful list of places to eat, without killing the budget, with addresses and photos, but until I reach my feet, hands, and camera … For now, rather a list of general recommendations: Continue reading

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Saint-Tropez: a resort renowned for the movies
What do we know about Saint-Tropez? Of course, that this is an expensive, beautiful and fashionable resort on the Mediterranean coast, located on the French Riviera. What else? Perhaps someone…

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Dungeons of the City of Light
The French capital is often called the City of Light. The facades of light-colored stone houses, wide avenues, the yellowish waters of the Seine, and now the beautiful night illumination…

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Portes du Soleil: Skiing without borders
So would Portes du Soleil be no one driven by a high mountain pass, some hundreds on the Franco-Swiss border, between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva, if his beautiful name,…

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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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