Holiday in France – reviews
Probably I will be one of the few who do not admire the city of lovers – Paris, the world-famous Louvre , the Champs Elysees and other attractions of France. After a week in France, in June, the only thing I can say is this.
Everyone has two homelands – his own and then France (Henri de Bornier).
My next trip to France, as always began with its capital, Paris. The main goal was just to wander the streets soaking up the atmosphere of the city, and of course to see the main sights, which personally.
Sightseeing in France, my best vacation (photos)
Good day! Today my review will be devoted to my favorite European country, which I just fell in love with. Today I will tell you about my vacation in France. I want to show you my favorite places and cities where I want to go.
We can talk about holidays here endlessly, however, as well as enjoy the beauty of the country.
Topic “Rest in France”, in my opinion, so vast that it is somehow afraid to take it. After all, you can rest in different ways. Someone likes to “seal” basking by the sea, someone (like our family) likes to combine this beach holiday with outdoor activities.
The Cote d’Azur, Provence, Marseille, Paris, the Castle of If. Lots of photos and impressions!
I will start my review about my vacation in France from the glorious city of Marseille in the South of France, on the Azure coast of the Mediterranean Sea. I spent the happiest two weeks of my life here and was left totally enthralled by the city, the.
It’s divine! France never ceases to please me!
Hello dear readers of my review! I wrote a lot of reviews about France and my experiences and today I would like to summarize all these topics and tell you all the nuances that may occur in an avid traveler.
Dreams come true here!
All of France is a huge plus. The historical and cultural attractions, the cuisine, the service – everything is top notch.
The goal of our trip to France was the castles of the Loire Valley. We, like many others, were impressed with the report on the Loire Chateaux in the first issue of Geo magazine and had long dreamed of this trip. And the moment has come.
May you dream of Palma de Mallorca, of the gentle surf in Cannes or Nice.
If you are going to France, I already congratulate you in advance, because there are many beautiful views, excursions, good shopping, gourmet food, cities with narrow streets and balconies with flowers or chic promenades with the most.
2.5 days, what a short time for Paris!
Hello! I already mentioned in one of my last reviews that during our short stay in France we managed to visit two cities, Paris and Reims. In this review, I want to go into more detail.
Land of love and lovers!
My first trip abroad was to Paris. And this city left an indelible impression. Then there were other cities in France – Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Grasse, Marseille, Lyon, Avignon. They are all different, and all have.
Was on the coast of France Nice 12 days, not counting other cities of the European Union. Without any travel agencies, on my own. Goal was to get maximum drive. Everyone has a different purpose of the trip, someone wants to pay money all inclusive, and.
Very cool, I recommend it to everyone.
We didn’t get to see much, but it was worth it. We went by the Eiffel Tower. It’s a super romantic place to go with your other half. There is a lawn where you can sit and lie down, no one.
Rest on the French Riviera from St. Petersburg at affordable prices.
A great place that seems out of reach, but when you decide everything becomes close and affordable. First enough to have a Schengen visa for any country. To get the maximum discounts on flights and apartments to buy in the winter. Direct flights from.
I liked France very much. We go there not for the first time, and each trip to discover new places and experiences. Paris, of course, takes first place. Very beautiful city, the architecture is just fascinating. So many sights.
It is just a bomb for a vacation.
Very nice French food, great perfume sold in the store at an inexpensive price.And I think that France must visit and see all its beauty.
It’s a beautiful city. Especially its surroundings, which I was able to see. There are very friendly and hospitable people in this country. They will always help or tell you where to go and what to see. The food is very tasty and they are wonderful.
It was just a great experience.
I want to tell you about how my girlfriend and I decided to go on vacation to France, Paris. The trip was spontaneous, we were just sitting at home, drinking tea, and we decided to fly to Paris for 2 days. It came out very well.
I would love to do it again.
For us the vacation in France started with a visit to the famous Disney Land with its unthinkable rides and lots of cartoon characters. The atmosphere there is unbelievable, children are squealing with joy. Then we went to see the Eiffel Tower, because.
The country is a mix.
Dreams have a tendency to come true. So my dream has partly come true – I went to France, to Paris. And the second part of that dream – not yet. I still want to see provincial France, castles, valleys, small.
France is a beautiful, European country, with its own glamour, but that’s not for me to come and say “Ah!) It was in the fall, Charles de Gaulle airport.
Amazing France, which is always beautiful.
Beautiful, beautiful architecture, sights, good food, chic stores, a wonderful time and an unforgettable vacation.
Remember the phrase: “See Paris and die? Not worth it, it’s easier to get to France and visit not only Paris but also other places, then you’ll understand that it is not worth dying, and life is beautiful. In France, you can relax.
France: What you need to know before your trip
It has everything an average tourist needs: azure sea, Gothic cathedrals of the 11th century, ski resorts in the Alps, garlic snails and wine. I lived in France for two years and discovered a lot. I will tell about the main cities, attractions, prices for housing and transport.
The country is divided into 18 regions. 13 of them are in the European part of the country, and 5 – on the islands of Guadeloupe, Guiana, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte. I will write only about mainland France.
What will you learn
It takes an average of 3.5 hours to travel from Moscow to Paris.
The difference with Moscow: -1 hour in summer, -2 hours in winter.
When is the season: In the south and central France in summer, in the Alps in winter, in Paris all year round.
Average temperature in the season: +22 ° C in summer, +10 ° C in spring, +14 ° C in fall, +7 ° C in winter. In the mountainous part, up to -10 °C.
Language : French, English is spoken in tourist spots.
Weather and climate
France has a comfortable climate. For example, in winter in Paris is -5 … +6 ° C, in summer +15 … 25 ° C.
In the north-east of France in Alsace and Lorraine winters are harsher, and summers are cooler. The average temperature is about 0 ° C in January, and +20 ° C in July.
It is warmest on the Mediterranean coast. Summer is hot there with rare rains, for example in July +22 … 35 ° C. The temperature is almost always plus in winter, in January it is +8 … 15 °С.
How to reach
Cities and attractions
Paris has hundreds of sights that need no introduction. In my opinion, in the capital you should definitely walk around Montmartre, walk up to the Sacré Coeur basilica, walk along the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe and take a bike ride along the banks of the Seine. Another option for the route is in the short T-G article.
You can also save on admission: in most museums of Paris tourists are allowed free of charge on certain days. For example, you can go to the Louvre on July 14, the first Saturday of each month and on Fridays after 18:00. Free days at the Orsay Museum and the Pompidou Center – the first Sunday of each month. Admission is always free for minors and people with disabilities. If you plan to visit the museum on a free day, be prepared for kilometer-long lines.
After the fire on April 15, 2019, Paris’ Notre Dame on the island of Cité is closed to the public. Pictured is the cathedral before the fire. According to the most optimistic forecasts, a full restoration will take 5 years
Marseille is a major Mediterranean port city, the second largest in terms of population after Paris. The main place in the city is the famous Old Port. There every day until 10:00 local fishermen sell their catch right from the boats.
The museum impressed me even before I entered the building: its facade is made of tinted glass and tracery concrete, which pierces the sunlight in clear weather. I suggest climbing up to the roof and taking in the picturesque views of the city and the port.
Local sunsets are the main attraction. This is an unprocessed photo that my friend took with his iPhone.
Also in Le Baux-de-Provence is the Carrieres des Lumieres multimedia gallery. In it, images of paintings are broadcast on high walls and all surfaces of the room are set in motion with three-dimensional sound. It’s like being inside a painting. You can see the canvases of Van Gogh in motion in the gallery until January 5, 2020.
During the exhibition, it seemed to me that only children could really enjoy it. While the adults rushed to take as many pictures as possible, the younger visitors tried to catch the tentacles of a giant octopus
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a town on the Côte d’Azur, where people go mainly for the sea. The main attraction of the city is considered a summer residence of the French presidents – the castle of Fort de Breganson. It was opened to tourists not so long ago.
The residence is divided into two wings: one for the president and his family, the other for guests and guards. At first glance, nothing unusual inside: many bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, living rooms, a hall of honor. But I like visiting such places more than the palaces of kings, whose faces I can vaguely imagine at best from history books. In this presidential residence, on the other hand, everything seems alive: all the objects and rooms are still being used for their intended purpose and have not yet managed to turn into museum exhibits. I particularly remember the presidential pavilion with the official gifts to President François Hollande, such as the mini oasis in gold from Saudi Arabia or the blown glass vase presented by Joe Biden.
Bordeaux is the center of Aquitaine and the wine capital of the world. You can walk around the historic center of the city in a day. I advise to visit the Gothic Cathedral Saint-André, walk along the waterfront and stay at the “Mirror of Water” – a large square made of granite slabs. Every 15 minutes it is filled with water for 2 cm, which then evaporates and creates a fog up to 2 m high.
Another must in Bordeaux is a walk along the pedestrian street St. Catherine, more than a kilometer long with many fashionable boutiques and cafes.
I love night walks along the Bordeaux Promenade, when the “Mirror of Water” reflects the beautiful buildings and the whole square in front of the Bourse across the street
The Romanesque sculpture room by contemporary Cuban artist Jorge Pardo at the Augustinian Museum features ancient Roman sculptures and bright lights
Strasbourg is called the parliamentary capital of Europe. Meetings of the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights are held there. Inside you can see interactive exhibitions about the impact of Parliament on people’s lives and, if you are lucky with the weather, climb to the observation deck on the roof. From there you have a beautiful view of the city.
Individual tourists are allowed on a first-come, first-served basis a couple of hours a day; the schedule is on the website. Admission is for the first 75 visitors only. Take your passport with you.
Another reason to visit Strasbourg is the Christmas Market in December. It is one of the oldest in Europe and has been there for four centuries. This is one of the oldest fairs in Europe and takes place every December.