"France is a movable feast !!!!!" France by gwened

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France is indeed a movable feast

Yes many if not all have heard read, that E Hemingway wrote a book posthumous that spoked tons about the beauty of Paris, and we all came to agree. However, I said , he was short, if he venture more into the country ,he will definitively write or had written a follow up book because France is a movable feast

See it for yourself to believe too.

France, is in the extremities of western Europe. It is bordered by the North Sea, Manche on the northwest, Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the Mediterranean sea in the n the southeast. The country has borders with Belgium and Luxembourg in the northeast, Germany and Switzerland in the east, Italy and Monaco in the southeast,and Spain and Andorra in the southwest.

It has possessions and territories such as Guyane in South America. Guadaloupe, Martinique, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthéllemy in the Caribbean. French polinesia(Tahiti etc), New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna and Cilpperton in the Pacific Ocean; La Reunion, Mayotte, Eparse Islands, Crozet islands,Kerguelen islands, and Saint Paul-etAmsterdam in the Indian Ocean. As well as Adelaide lands in the Antartique circle.

It has 552 000 sq km in land ,and it is the 41st biggest country in the world. It is the 3rd biggest in Europe, Second if include the outer territories, ,and the biggest in the European Union. Biggest cities are Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Lille ,Bordeaux,Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg,and Grenoble.

Its roots are in Gaullic celts that were conquered by Julius Cesar in the 1 BC, but it takes its name from the Germanic people of the Francs that came in the 5C AC precisely in 496 AC where king of the Francs Clovis defeated Lothar of the Alemanni over the Rhine.

In 2010, France rank 6th in immigrant population with 7,8% of foreign stock. It is ,also, the most visited country in the world with around 78-82 million visitor per year. Paris been the first city most visited in the world with about 27M of which 18M are foreigners. French is the official central language but there are estimated 19 other variations in the country.

Official site representing France to the world is at
http://www.france.fr/
ps main photo where I started it all with my wife

family trails of cathar country

lavaur is my wife's father side birthplace, so here in the middle of Cathar country is where deep France is the most beautiful

The best beaches are here too

the beaches of the Médoc, yes Bordeaux, has beaches on the Atlantic ocean side that can compare with the best in the world at the right time.
This one is at lacanau océan plage centrale

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  • Pros:France is a movable feast
  • Cons:none will ever be found
  • In a nutshell:The most beautiful country in the world
  • Last visit to France: Jun 2015
  • Intro Updated Jun 4, 2015
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Thanks a lot for your amazing description of the wonders of France! One day I would like to visit this country and enjoy its atmosphere....

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      Dec 9, 2015 at 12:02 PM

      Ah there you are again friend;;) yes and when that day comes you let me know ok Cheers

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    Dec 9, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Starting this Sunday Dec 6 the SNCF extends the offer of low-cost TGV train travel to 8 destinations in France including two in the region of Ile-de-France:Massy and Roissy CDG 2: the others are in Tourcoing and the station at « Haute-Picardie », between Amiens and Saint-Quentin ; also in Angers, Le Mans, Nantes ,and Rennes. See the trains blue and candy rose that were serving the south of France like Marseille, Montpellier ,and Lyon as well as Marne-la-Vallée (disneyland).Ouibus the new bus service has tickets from 10 €,available now for the period from December 13 to July 2 2016on sales at ouigo.com.The cars/bus have a bar and limited to one luggage per person. You will need to be at the gate or wharf 30 minutes before departure. Le Parisien.

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    Sep 4, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    The TGV low cost call Ouigo started in April 2013 with a sky blue and pink color that was only serving the south of France especially Marseille and Lyon will be increase starting first trimester 2016 with links in the North on stations of Tourcoing and the TGV Haute-Picardie, near Amiens (Somme),as well as those on the west such as Nantes, Rennes, Le Mans, and Angers. In the region of Ile-de-France,in addition to Marne-la-Vallée (Disneyland) it will be possible to get on a Ouigo at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle TGV ,and Massy-Palaiseau TGV.
    ventes.ouigo.com/search.aspx...

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    Aug 4, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    see tip new bus service in France isilines!!

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    Apr 19, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    L'Hermione the boat that took the Marquis de Lafayette to help the US independence in 1780 is rebuilt after 17 yrs of work and set sails for Yorktown again! Will stop first there by June 5 and then onwards to Baltimore, New York, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Newport, and Boston. At New York on July 4 there will be a big celebration overlooking the Statue of Liberty. leparisien.fr/poitou-charent...

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    Apr 12, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    Reported today in the French business journal Les Echos, the Caves of Chauvet will be reopen to the public.It is the biggest in the world with 3.000 square meters of space and 8.180 square meters of decorated walls. It has been re baptised as the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc, and has the most up to date technique on multimedia never seen at this scale. The public will be allowed to see it from April 25 2015.

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    Feb 27, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    New intervention starting in next Spring and according to the Le Parisien newspaper the A1 and A6a will have lanes for taxis and buses.

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    Dec 19, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    Early on in 2016 the new adminstrative map of France will come out after been approved by parliament (even if some political party have ask the constituonal council to vote against it) The new regions will be Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne-Ardenne, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, Midi-Pyrénées- Languedoc-Roussillon, Poitou-Charentes-Limousin-Aquitaine, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Rhône-Alpes- Auvergne,Haute-Baisse Normandie. The ones remaining intact will be Centre, Ile de France,Bretagne, Pays de la Loire, Corsica ,and PACA. The new total 13 (from 22 previous).

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    Dec 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    inter regional bus service is about to be improve in France. Hot off the press in tonite TV news, Transdev, a branch of Veolia and the Saving banks by its operation branch of Eurolines, will have available many bus lines as soon as the government authorise it. stay tune as to what the government says next.

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    Oct 23, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    New experiment to start by December 1 ,2014 will have your saliva tested to reduce driving under the influence of drugs here. The 6 departments chosen for the test will be Alpes Maritimes (06), Dordogne (24), Gironde (33), l'Ille-et-Vilaine (35), Loire-Atlantique (44), Moselle (57), Nord (59), Haute-Savoie (74), Yvelines (78) , and Paris (75).

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