12 octombrie 2014
Kaysersberg is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.The inhabitants are called Kaysersbergeois. The name means Emperor’s Mountain in German.The high fortress that dominates the city serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. Together with the rest of Alsace-Lorraine, Kaysersberg was part of Germany during the period between the Franco-Prussian War and the First World War.Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine growing areas in Alsace. The first vines were brought here in the 16th century from Hungary, and wine production is still an important aspect of the town’s economy today. Wine produced from the Tokay variety is a local specialty.
12 octombrie 2014
Cassel is a commune in the Nord départment in northern France. Built on a prominent hill overlooking French Flanders, the town has existed since Roman times. It was developed by the Romans into an important urban centre and was the focus of a network of roads, which are still in use today, that converge on the hill. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Cassel became an important fortified stronghold for the rulers of Flanders which was repeatedly fought over before finally being annexed to France in the 17th century. It was the headquarters of Marshal Ferdinand Foch during part of the First World War. In 1940, during the German invasion of France, Cassel was the scene of a fierce three-day battle between British and German forces which resulted in much of the town being destroyed.
22 august 2014
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. It is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (“The most beautiful villages of France”) association. Its position, originally selected for defense, perched on a steep cliff 100 m above the river has helped make the town one of the most popular tourist destinations in the department, and the entire town is almost a museum. After it was “discovered” by the Post-Impressionist Henri Martin, it became popular with other artists and the home of the writer André Breton.
21 august 2014
The city of Colmar in France, considered the most beautiful city in Europe, it looks exactly like it was produced in fairy tales. This small town offers colourfulness which dominates the old city. Colmar with its environment is the second driest city in France, making it ideal for growing vines, so the city got the title “Capital of Alsatian wine.”
But unless this nickname, Colmar with its beautiful squares, fountains and canals is also called “Little Venice” (la Petite Venise). This multi-city is the hometown of Frederick Barthold, who designed the Statue of Liberty and the painter Martin Shongauer.
Everyone who wants to leave a few days away from reality , the big city noise and stress life we suggest to visit Colmar. Also if you want to explore some new unusual small town, thеn definitely you should go to Colmar. Below you can see 5 amazing photos of Colmar that will leave you without word. Also these magnificent photos gonna make you to visit this brilliant small town in France.
Photo via MorBCN /flickr, Francisco Antunes/flickr, youramazingplaces.
7 iulie 2014
Dordogne is a department in southwestern France, with its prefecture in Périgueux. The department is located in the region of Aquitaine between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees. and is named after the great Dordogne river that runs through it. It roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord.
5 iunie 2014
Caen is a commune in northwestern France. It is the prefecture of the Calvados department and the capital of the Basse-Normandie region.It is also the second largest municipality in all of Normandy after Le Havre and the third largest city proper in Normandy, after Rouen and Le Havre. The metropolitan area of Caen, in turn, is the second largest in Normandy after that of Rouen, the 21st largest in France.It is located 15 km inland from the English Channel, two hours north-west of Paris, and connected to the south of England by the Caen-(Ouistreham)-Portsmouth ferry route. Caen is located in the centre of its northern region, and it is a centre of political, economic and cultural power. Located a few miles from the coast, the landing beaches, the bustling resort of Deauville and Cabourg, Norman Switzerland or Pays d’Auge, Caen is often considered the archetype of Normandy.
Photo by Edgard.V
26 mai 2014
Rouen, in north-western France on the River Seine, is the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) region and the historic capital city of Normandy. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, it was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy in the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th to the 15th centuries. It was here that Joan of Arc was executed in 1431. People from Rouen are called Rouennais.