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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The whole truth about the English Channel
The English Channel connects the two largest countries in Europe - France and the UK. The length of the strait is 578 km, and the width is from 32 km…

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Menhir - a long stone
Seeing us in the Breton small town Lokmariaker, friends instructed: - The town, of course, is small, but you will not be bored around some dolmens and menhirs. There will…

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France sports

The French, quite gambling and purposeful in nature, became the founders of many sports in Europe. It was in France at the end of the 19th century that the National Olympic Committee came into being under the leadership of the local nobleman Pierre Coubertin, who revived the ancient Olympiad in its new capacity under the unofficial motto: “Sport instead of war!”. Over the XX and XXI centuries, five Olympic Games took place in France – two Summer and three Winter. Continue reading

Secrets of the Parisian sky

The first two decades of the twentieth century, the French designers were the leaders in the production of aircraft, the aircraft they created differed not only in a variety of forms, but also in interesting engineering projects, as well as in quantity. The originality of the French aircraft industry was also manifested in the fact that the first factory in 1910 was created by a silk merchant, Armand Deperdussen. The name, consisting of the abbreviation of his name – SPAD, was retained by the next owner, the famous pilot Louis Bleriot, who supplied the new fighters not only in the French Air Force, but also in other European powers, including Russia. Continue reading

ABC of interesting facts about France

And – cars in France in the priority of domestic – brands Peugeot, Citroen and Renault.

B – Bastille, the day of the capture of this prison fortress built in 1370 – July 14, 1889 – is considered one of the most important national holidays. In fact, the main reason for the storming of the Bastille was the seizure of weapons stored there, and not the release of prisoners, who at the time were not more than ten people.

B – the street in each city is named after Victor Hugo in France. Continue reading

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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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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Fire at Notre-Dame de Paris: French symbol in the flames of the Belgian and local press
On Tuesday, the French press recalled with great sadness the tragedy of the fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. In the Belgian editions, editors are also located at…

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Exhibition of rare stones in Monaco
The World Institute of Minerals holds an exhibition of stones at the Grimaldi Forum of the Principality of Monaco. It was organized by a collector, for whom stones became the…

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