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    Weekend, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    Finally my dream to visit Rhone-Alpes region and to walk in the French Alpes came true! Here are a few details about the trip. Day 1. We decided to stay in a hotel “Les Balcons d’Anaite” in les Houches, a village that is located 10 min drive from Chamonix. It is a very peaceful place and less expensive in terms of accommodation than its fashionable neighbor. Unfortunately, it was rainy outside but we were determined to discover the Alpes and rented bikes for a day. Exciting journey started in the site de Balme. In the evening we decided to taste local cuisine in the restaurant “Crémerie du Glacier d’Argentière” that you will never find without a GPS. They have a very good choice…

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    Welcome to Saint Tropez

    Le plus chic de tous les villages français, Saint-Tropez est un lieu incontournable pour les riches, pour ceux qui aiment les riches, pour ceux qui veulent prendre des photos des riches ou tout simplement qui sont curieux pourquoi Saint-Tropez a cette réputation et comment il est en réalité (c’est mon cas).  Voila, regardez-vous !               I am sure you have heard a lot about this small village of glamour which is located in French Riviera. Saint Tropez is the place where you can easily meet celebrities, rent a luxury yacht and villa, and drive a red Lamborghini…because everyone does it there… Well, none of the things mentioned above was in…

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    Château de Périgny

    Si vous cherchez un lieu romantique bien éloignée du bruit des villes, ce château sera un choix magnifique. Regardez vous-même ! « Looking for a nice place to stay while travelling around France? What about French Château of the 19th century located in breathtaking surroundings with flowering shrubs and a hundred year old trees near Poitiers? », says the advertisement of Château de Périgny. Having checked their web site and inspired by beautiful photos published there, I booked a Superior room for a weekend!  Location: 86190 Vouillé, about 20 km from Poitiers Facilities: outdoor swimming-pool, tennis courts, restaurant Room: a superior room on the 3d floor in the 19th century Château View: a…

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    Le Mont Saint-Michel: historic monument or tourist attraction?

    Le Mont Saint-Michel with 3 millions of visitors per year is sure to be one the most popular destination in France after Paris and Disneyland. It’s difficult to imagine that during summer the number of tourists visiting this place can go up to 20000 per day.  Being there once, I can’t believe that this number is real since the whole island is just 100 hectares in size and the streets are so narrow, but well let’s follow statistics.I visited le Mont Saint-Michel during my trip to Normandy and liked a lot this place.  It was a pleasure to walk around the streets full of history, and to admire the sunset…

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    A lovely place to visit: Chateau of Rambouillet

    What:  Chateau of Rambouillet Where: Ile-de-France region, 50 km from Paris How to get there: car, train About: Chateau of Rambouillet used to be a property of Louis XVI, Napoleon I, Napoleon III, a place where the first summit G6 was held. It was also a residence of French Presidents till 2009 and now it’s the one of the French Prime Minister. Apart from a long history that the chateau can boast of, it is also famous for its beautiful garden. Sure, it isn’t as exquisite as Chateau de Versailles but still it’s a nice place to visit, less crowded and ideal for those who enjoy riding a bike or…