Category: France

Les Calanques de Marseille

I wanted to visit les Calanques de Marseille since longtime so when T. from the hiking group proposed to explore that area as possible activity for the long WE of Easter  I jumped at the chance to come join. We all left Paris on Friday by train or plane and met up at the hotel …

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The walls of Carcassonne

Carcassonne is one of the most beautiful and well kept medieval villages in all Europe. It dues its “pointed towers appearance” to Viollet le Duc, a French architect from the XIXth century who wrongly restored it following the patterns of the medieval villages in North of France. Carcassonne is very touristy, crowded village and for some …

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The Pyrénées (from another point of view)

Most of the posts on the web related to Pyrénées talk about wonderful landscapes, mountains, lakes, blue sky . . . Let me write here about the Pyrénées from another point of view. The Pyrenées, instead of being a natural border, were land of communication of cultures through the deep valleys that cross these mountains in all directions. The Cathars …

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