France

Country number:
2
Territory number:
3
"… Should not this best garden of the world, our fertile France put up her lovely visage?"
William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1

Tales from France

France - Quaint Carcassonne - Europe in the Time of Covid - Part 7

Carcassonne castle has more witch hat topped towers than you can shake a stick at. I'm hoping for a view from the ramparts; you...
Carcassonne castle has more witch hat topped towers than you can shake a stick at. I'm hoping for a view from the ramparts; you have to buy a ticket for nine euros to see that.
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Andorra - The Ugliest Country in Europe? - Europe in the Time of Covid - Part 6

Andorra La Vella is chock full of boutiques and jewellers , not to mention several shopping centres. It’s not as ugly as Pasa...
Andorra La Vella is chock full of boutiques and jewellers , not to mention several shopping centres. It’s not as ugly as Pasa de la Casa but it’s certainly not La Bella.
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Mayotte - in a Nutshell

Mayotte is the newest of the five overseas departments, having changed from an overseas collectivity with OCT status on 31 March 2011. It...
Mayotte is the newest of the five overseas departments, having changed from an overseas collectivity with OCT status on 31 March 2011. It became an outermost region, and thus part of the EU, on 1 January 2014
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Mayotte - A Piece of France That's Still Very African - South Central Africa 7

Mayotte is a Moslem country and the women dress accordingly, but with ultimate style. The prints are bright and striking, the jewellery chic and...
Mayotte is a Moslem country and the women dress accordingly, but with ultimate style. The prints are bright and striking, the jewellery chic and the headdresses ornate and varied
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Réunion - in a Nutshell

Réunion is a huge culture shock after travelling in mainland Africa.
Réunion is a huge culture shock after travelling in mainland Africa.
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Réunion - A Slice of Europe in Africa - South Central Africa 6

Reunion is a riot of lush emerald vegetation covered peaks and plunging waterfalls. Absolutely beautiful
Reunion is a riot of lush emerald vegetation covered peaks and plunging waterfalls. Absolutely beautiful
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New Caledonia - French and Friendly at the Same Time - South Pacific 4

The first thing I see approaching the capital of New Caledonia, Noumea, in the darkness, is the golden arches of MacDonald’s. There are...
The first thing I see approaching the capital of New Caledonia, Noumea, in the darkness, is the golden arches of MacDonald’s. There are two lane highways, traffic jams and every sign of western civilisation.
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Wallis and Futuna - Gardens, Temples and Volcanoes - South Pacific 3

Highlights of Wallis Island are a fifteenth century Tongan fort, built out of volcanic boulders, and a giant crater lake with plunging walls. After...
Highlights of Wallis Island are a fifteenth century Tongan fort, built out of volcanic boulders, and a giant crater lake with plunging walls. After Kiribati and Marshall Islands this one is positively lofty surrounded by a lagoon that is spectacular when the tide goes out, iridescent turquoise swirls in ultramarine dotted with palm bedecked islets.
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France - Thelma and Louise in Gard and More...

Work colleague Kate has made a bold decision and emigrated to Gard and Tina and I are going to visit, it’s a first outing...
Work colleague Kate has made a bold decision and emigrated to Gard and Tina and I are going to visit, it’s a first outing for Thelma and Louise, a practice run for the Big Trip, in my mini convertible. We are going to be staying in the gite that Kate used to holiday in before she made The Decision
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