Discover France away from Paris

Posted by on February 12, 2014

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Even if someone has not visited it yet, he has the feeling that he knows everything about Paris. Pictures, videos, movies, songs it’s everywhere. France has more than Paris to offer. We found beautiful cities, that deserve your attention and perhaps make you reconsider your love for Paris.

Normandy

On the northern coast of the country, Normandy resembles both worlds in one. Lush hinterland sloping down to the shore to meet the rough waters of the English Channel. The whole area has to offer from iconic attractions to history lessons and high gastronomy. At the top there’s the famous Abbey with gilded statue of the Archangel Michael at the top of the bell tower. Underneath, behind the walls that surround the abbey, is a small picturesque village with strimochta houses with gables. Taste shellfish and gourmet cheeses like Camembert or soft Neufchâtel heart shaped.

Normandy

Normandy

Lyon

Lyon is considered the world capital of gastronomy. In addition, Paris is the city of light but artificial, headlight, turn signal, the glittering shops. Lyon, however, is bathed in natural Mediterranean light. Red roofs, sensational architecture, two rivers and the stone streets of the old medieval city provide the backdrop to the city that loves the arts and each year in December bathed in colorful lights during the Festival des Lumières, the Festival of Lights.

Lyon

Lyon

Cannes

Cannes can seem built to satisfy the whims of the rich & famous and make the flash of photographers to shine. Not only the ten days that lasts the famous Film Festival but all year around. Confident diva walking on the red carpets winks and waiting to guide us in the glittering boulevard, the La Croisette, to our embarking on expensive yachts and fast cars, to enchant your palate at our restaurants awarded with Michelin stars and our suites sleep up to thumbnails palaces. Here the breeze coming off the Mediterranean is wrapped in perfumes Dior and Chanel, the sand is more golden, cocktails louder, their bodies blackened more.

Cannes

Cannes

Biarritz

For most, the seaside town in the southwestern edge of the French border with Spain is unknown. But insiders know that Biarritz is the new French Riviera attracts wealthy Europe and surfers, as is the European capital of surfing. The French entered the city on the map of the nobility for the first time when Napoleon III and Empress Eugenia to choose during the 19th century for their holidays. Awarded beaches, water baths, majestic buildings, Californian beaches and Basque flavors provide the backdrop to the famous town of Atlantic.

Biarritz

Biarritz

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By Nicole P.

France photos: Lambert Wolterbeek Muller, Akira Yamaguchi, Origami Be@r, kvsankar.

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