Category: France

Brittany - This is Quimper's cathedral and its curious "crooked" central nave

Needles of the gothic cathedral of Quimper in Brittany When you enter the interior of the gothic cathedral of Quimper do not be surprised if you notice that the central nave is "crooked." It is a peculiar characteristic of the great Gothic cathedral of this beautiful city that you find in the southwest of Brittany, in the west of France.
La Couvertoirade, the charm of a Templar village in southern France
La Couvertoirade, the charm of a Templar village in southern France
Templar village La Couvertoirade in the south of France Sometimes the reference to a town or a city "moves you to medieval times" is presented as a topic. In many cases it is a true statement, and I will only cite as an example medieval towns such as Najac or Cordes sur Ciel from the Occitania region in southern France.
Walk through Pont Aven, the painters town in Brittany France
Walk through Pont Aven, the painters town in Brittany France
Corner of the Pont Aven estuary in Brittany west of France There are villages that just by seeing some of its corners you can imagine them as an ideal setting to be painted by an artist. I already tell you that this is the case of Pont Aven, in the Cornish area, which I precisely arrived on the painters' route through Brittany, west of France.
La Roque Gageac, traditional barge ride in Pèrigord in France
La Roque Gageac, traditional barge ride in Pèrigord in France
La Roque Gageac in Perigord in France from a barge One of the attractions of my recent trip through the Dordogne region in France, and specifically in the region of Perigord, was to see some of the beautiful villages in this area. And that is precisely the characteristic of La Roque Gageac, a town that has become listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France after Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, and Rocamadour in Occitania.
Najac and its castle, one of the most beautiful villages in southern France
Najac and its castle, one of the most beautiful villages in southern France
Najac, a beautiful town in Occitania in the south of France I tell you that Najac is one of the most beautiful villages I have visited in recent years, which I could discover on my recent trip to southern France. Located in the department of Aveyron, in the region now known as Occitania, the town of Najac has an almost incredible location.
Rennes, medieval houses and university environment in the capital of Brittany
Rennes, medieval houses and university environment in the capital of Brittany
Half-timbered houses in the historic center of Rennes in Brittany France I was traveling to Rennes with the expectation of seeing the typical medieval houses with wooden facades that characterize the region of Brittany, west of France. I could see good examples of them on a trip made a while ago to Quimper.
Best places to see in Toulouse in a day south of France
Best places to see in Toulouse in a day south of France
Historic center of Toulouse in France Something that has always attracted my attention from most of the cities I have visited in France, except for the wonderful Paris and some other city especially with a university atmosphere, is the scarce atmosphere in the streets in how much the evening begins to fall, even in summer.
Cordes sur Ciel, beautiful medieval village in southern France
Cordes sur Ciel, beautiful medieval village in southern France
Cordes sur Ciel in Occitania in southern France One of the most pleasant surprises on my most recent trip through southern France has been, without a doubt, Cordes sur Ciel. The purpose of this trip was to continue discovering more beautiful villages than those that abound so much in the old Midi-Pyrenees region, now integrated into Occitania.
A walk through Belcastel, a charming town in southern France
A walk through Belcastel, a charming town in southern France
Medieval bridge of Belcastel in the south of France It is part of the select quality club of The most beautiful villages in France, some of which I have visited on my recent trip through the department of Aveyron located north of Toulouse, in the Occitania region. Well, you should know that in Aveyron there is one of the highest concentrations of these charming medieval towns.
Tips for visiting La Rochelle and its islands in western France
Tips for visiting La Rochelle and its islands in western France
Towers in the medieval port of La Rochelle in western France If you plan for this year a trip through the west of France, or head to Brittany, La Rochelle must be an essential stage in your route. This city of medieval origin, which you find in the Poitou-Charentes region, offers you some really charming corners, such as its port whose entrance is flanked by medieval towers, but also in its surroundings such paradisiacal places as the island of Ré.
Nature and charming villages on the island of Ré in western France
Nature and charming villages on the island of Ré in western France
Panoramic views from the Whale Lighthouse on the island of Ré Do you know that the island of Ré is known as the white one? As soon as you cross the long bridge between the historic city of La Rochelle and the island of Ré, on the Atlantic coast west of France, you will realize the reason for this popular denomination.
10 places to see on your sightseeing trip to Mulhouse in Alsace France
10 places to see on your sightseeing trip to Mulhouse in Alsace France
Christmas Market in Mulhouse in Alscacia On the recent trip to the French region of Alsace to see Christmas markets, I not only visited the city of Strasbourg, but also had the opportunity to meet Mulhouse, another city that has interesting attractions. Located south of this border region with Germany, it is a city that has about 125.
Orleans, the historical charm of the city of Joan of Arc
Orleans, the historical charm of the city of Joan of Arc
Monument to Joan of Arc in Orleans. Photo: Angel Martínez Bermejo Orleans is one of the oldest cities in France, which for the traveler is a guarantee of history, well-preserved cultural heritage and opportunities to discover the French savoir vivre. It is located on the banks of the Loire River, just at the northernmost point of its course and, therefore, the closest to Paris.
14 sites worth visiting in Orleans in the Loire Valley
14 sites worth visiting in Orleans in the Loire Valley
Equestrian statue of Joan of Arc in the Martroi square in Orleans A trip to the Loire Valley, in central France, has a visit to the city of Orleans as a must. This is what was the capital of France in the 10th century and is now the capital of the Loire Valley Center Region.
The best places to see and visit in Tours in the Loire Valley
The best places to see and visit in Tours in the Loire Valley
Plumareau Square in Tours in Loire Valley in France There are two reasons why Spanish tourists go to the French city of Tours, and to the point that this year Spain has become the first country of origin of tourists that the visit First, Tours is a stage of the route through the Loire Valley to see its famous castles, and there are many visitors who stay in the city by taking it as a base on this trip.
The most beautiful villages of the Pèrigord in Dordogne in southern France
The most beautiful villages of the Pèrigord in Dordogne in southern France
Corner of Terrason Lavilledieu in Perigord in France One of the attractions of the trip we have recently made to the territory of the Pèrigord, in the department of the Dordogne, in the south of France, is the possibility of visiting some of its medieval villages. With the name of Pèrigord an old French province was known, and its territory now forms part of the departments of Dordogne and Lot and Garonne.
Brittany - Walk between half-timbered houses by the medieval Quimper
Brittany - Walk between half-timbered houses by the medieval Quimper
Half-timbered houses in Quimper in Brittany I recognize that I've always been fascinated by the half-timbered houses you find in some cities or towns during your travels in Spain or Europe. The half-timbered houses are a type of architecture that, from my point of view, give a special attraction to the places where you can see them.
Paris - Discover what the Seine river cruises are like
Paris - Discover what the Seine river cruises are like
Cruise on the Seine river in Paris One of the tourist activities that is essential to do if you go to Paris is a cruise on the Seine. On the one hand, this tour will show you a different perspective of the main monuments of the city, and on the other you will enjoy a pleasant boat ride through the heart of Paris.
How to climb the Eiffel Tower and see the best views of Paris
How to climb the Eiffel Tower and see the best views of Paris
Eiffel Tower in Paris It is the fifth time I have traveled to Paris and if there is a monument that, no matter how many times I go, it never ceases to amaze me, that is the Eiffel Tower. Day or night, from above or below, you will definitely always be caught watching her. As curious data I will tell you that this impressive mecano is made up of more than 18.
The best attractions and news 2018 at Futuroscope in France
The best attractions and news 2018 at Futuroscope in France
The Extraordinary Trip in Futuroscope in France For years, when I travel by car to Paris or western France, when passing near Poitiers I have always said the same thing: I have to make a trip just to know Futuroscope. Perhaps this is the year, especially considering that this theme park, currently the second amusement park in the neighboring country for the number of visitors received, in 2017 has exceeded the 2 million visitor barrier.
A walk along the bastide of Lauzerte in Occitania in southern France
A walk along the bastide of Lauzerte in Occitania in southern France
Plaza des Cornieres in Lauzerte in Occitania in the south of France As I have commented on the previous occasion, one of the great traveler discoveries since I published this blog is the south of France, especially for the many beautiful medieval villages that you can visit on a route By car in the area.