Tag Archives: France

VENDEE

16 Apr

The Vendée is a department in the Pays-de-la-Loire region in west-central France, on the Atlantic Ocean. The name Vendée is taken from the Vendée river which runs through the southeastern part of the department.

The department of Vendée has known important events in the history of France and has an exceptional heritage.

This diversity enriches the Vendée: sailing on the ocean, hiking in the groves or boat ride on the marsh …

For those who love adventure, the Puy-du-Fou immerses you in another era, and the Vendée Globe will open you the way to the open sea. plage vendeeLes Sables d’Olonne are well known of holidaymakers with its numerous beaches as Granges and Sauveterre. The hikes are numerous: the circuit of Conches or Bressaudières welcomes many walkers each year.

Make a Stop in La Roche sur Yon, Vendee capital town which is relatively a quiet place with Napoleon and the Municipal Museum of Art.

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Numerous activities are proposed for the whole family, park attractions, historical, cultural or boating activities…there is something for everyone and for every taste.

You can also discover the delicious local culinary specialties of the Vendee, tastings of local products are proposed and artisan producers take you to the discoveries of local flavors.

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Come discover one of the most beautiful regions of France !

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SAINT-TROPEZ

20 Feb

 

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Saint-Tropez, the famous fishing village in the South of France, combines the charm and friendliness of a Provencal village with its attractive places to international fame. Indeed, the famous city of the “French Riviera” Saint-Tropez is invested every summer by the jet-setters and celebrities around the world, becoming “the place to be” for the relaxation of his days and its nights fever.

Here is a list of things to do during your stay in St. Tropez…

Wandering in the old Saint-Tropez: Sink into the narrow streets of the old city centre to admire the earthy typically Provençal houses and play boules on the famous Place des Lices, or enjoy its typical market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. place des lices

Visit the Museum of the Annunciation: being originally a chapel, it is now an art gallery with works by Matisse and Signac, among others. This is one of the best galleries in France for the period neo-impressionist.

Enjoy a relaxing time on the beach: Saint-Tropez has many beautiful beaches, but the most famous is the sandy beach of the Bay of Pampelonne. pampelonne

The peninsula of Saint Tropez also offers a variety of water sports: swimming, sailing, jet ski rides, water skiing, parasailing, scuba diving for all levels… and there is also the possibility to play golf.

But also discover the nightlife of St. Tropez, from sunset at dawn Saint-Tropez, the capital of the night and the parties continues to dance, punctuated by its lively evenings.

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NORMANDY

12 Feb

Long beaches lined with cliffs, lush pastures, mansions, houseboats that glide in the mist … Normandy is all this, and much more …

It’s 600 kilometres of coastline make it the preferred destination for coast lovers.

A coastline with emblematic places such as Mont Saint Michel, the cliffs of Etretat, Deauville, Honfleur, the Cotentin and its long stretches of sand, the beaches of the Normandy landings…

Four sites are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO (the Mont Saint Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, the city of Le Havre and Vauban towers on the island of Tatihou).

Castles, manors and abbeys, beautiful parks and gardens, very charming towns and villages, not to mention the culinary essential steps such as Camembert, a village that gave its name to the famous cheese…, also characterize Normandy

Deauville and Trouville

Deauville and Trouville are reputed to be the most exclusive resort and glamour of France, which symbolizes elegance and sophistication.

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Honfleur

The city of Honfleur was built on the estuary of the Seine where they had many fishermen but also artists, painters and musicians.

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Caen Memorial and beaches landing

The Caen Memorial is a museum dedicated to peace representing the history from 1918 to today.

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You can also visit Omaha Beach, 8km beach where most of the 34,000 soldiers died on June 6, 1944.

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You can also go to the cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer  to honour the 9387 graves.

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Mont Saint Michel

The Mont Saint Michel is considered as marvel of modern world. The Mont Saint Michel forms a tower in the middle of an immense bay invaded by the highest tides in Europe.

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Etretat

Etretat is a city perched on top of cliffs. This coast was the abrupt and fascinating places of inspiration for many artists.

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Saint Malo

You can explore the streets and museums of Saint Malo who had a turbulent history due to its positioning.

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Normandy has got a lot of other things to visit. It’s a charming region and a very nice place to spend time with family or friends.

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PROVENCE

24 Jan

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Take a trip to Provence, visit this region of the Southern of France made of varied landscapes, bathed in Mediterranean culture.

You will find nearly 900km of beaches, coves and harbors, 27.000km2 forest with sun almost constant (around 3000 h / year on average!).

Provence is a multitude of small villages in the picturesque character.

Côte d’Azur, the famous French Riviera, which extends the departments of Var and Alpes-Maritimes welcomes tourism intense and rather luxurious.
This is the major festive events and social with its chic restaurants, beautiful shops, private beaches and prestigious residences.

The main cities that you can visit are Nice “la bella” with the Bay of Angels and its Promenade des Anglais, Cannes “Pearl of the Cote d’Azur” with the famous “Croisette”, Saint Tropez with its Place des Lices and its yellow clochet.

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But the sea is also the Camargue with Saintes-Maries-de-la-mer which is the beating heart of the Camargue. This is a popular resort of bathers for its miles of beaches for lovers of windsurfing, lovers of hiking or horseback.

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There is also Aigues-Mortes the city of St. Louis with its medieval city, Marseille and its old port, Nimes ” the beautiful Roman “with its arenas, Arles Roman city with its ancient theater or the palace of Avignon Pope.

The Southern Alps rise above 4000m altitude to Nice … Clean air, open spaces protected … It’s still the Provence with the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Hautes Alpes offering you the joys of hiking in summer.
Provence is of course olive trees and lavender, but they are the famous vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, Bandol and Côtes de Provence always with the cicadas.

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Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur is the beaches, mountains, villages, Provencal cuisine and year-round sunshine, a great time to spend an unforgettable vacation with family or friends.

Provence villas, 5 star luxury villa

31 Dec

Well would you rent out a villa of this standard if you had the money. You do not get many Provence luxury villas of this 5 star standard renting out their villa. Why would you?