Category Archive: France

Apr 01 2013

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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Apr 29 2007

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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Apr 28 2007

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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