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France is one my favourite countries in the world. Here I have found most of the things I ever wanted: great cheeses, delicious food, good wine, awesome scenery, a good education system, a helpful health care system charming men, outstanding architecture, history and much more.
I think that everyone should visit France at least once in their life to experience the beauty of the country and the friendliness of its people. Yes, I said the friendliness of its people, because I tell you, those who think that the French are snobby and unfriendly are completely wrong. You just need to come here once to be pleasantly surprised and debunk that cliché. The French are excellent hosts and the men are so romantic you wouldn't believe it.
For those of you who dare take the challenge, I have gathered here the best articles in HubPages about France. They are written by people who have either visited France, or like me, people who overtime fell madly in love with France and moved here to follow their love affair. They call us Francophiles, I call us bonne viveurs...
Find here the Best of Paris:
- Paris Hubtrail Capstone
Paris is one of my favourite European destinations. Here you will find all you need to know about Paris from the best writers at HubPages. From landmarks to how to use the Parisian public transport, to a special section on travelling with children.
Take a tour of France's Most Beautiful Villages : part of the World's Greatest Attractions
Tourism in france
- Castles in Central France
The Indre area : The department of Indre in Central France corresponds to the old province of Bas Berry. In this area the majority of castles were built during the XV century, although there are a few...
Chabenet Castle in Central France
Tourism in France : French Castles
Attractions in France
For me, one the main attractions in France is the abundance of castles, fortresses and lovely estate houses that one can find scattered around the country. I have visited many of them and I can say that each one has its own charm and magic. While Versailles is astonishing for its richness, size and history, there are other smaller castles like Chabenet in Central France which transports you to a fairy tale world with its princesses’ towers and awesome architecture. Even the ruined Crozant castle is magically beautiful as you walk along its shattered remains imagining how life was for the people who lived there.
I do not have a favourite castle, there are too many to choose from and I like each of them for very different reasons. The only thing I can be sure of is that the more castles I visit, the more I want to see. It doesn’t matter it they are medieval, recently restored, ruined, empty or lavishly furnished, each of them is magic!
Travel France : Tour of Amboise Chateau
The Most Beautiful Villages of France (Most Beautiful Villages)
Saint Gaultier, France
The Most Beautiful villages in Central France
- Some of The Most Beautiful villages in France by Princessa
France is a beautiful country. A country of contrast and diversity. Travelling through France is not just discovering cosmopolitan cities and mediaeval villages. Visiting France is also tasting its regional...
- Saint Gaultier, France
Saint Gaultier, a small village on the banks of the river Creuse, was one of many fortified villages in France. In the town centre, among relatively new buildings, the village has many ancient towers and streets dating back to 1500.
- La Souterraine and Fromental
La Souterraine is located North of the Limousin area in France. It is a small town with over 5000 habitants. We arrived there one day almost by accident, as it was a sunny, wintry day and we were looking...
If some villages are known for their beauty, there are several other villages which are well known and worth visiting for their annual festivals. Some of my favourite festivals in Central France are the Chestnut and apple fair, where you can taste the best freshly squeezed apple juice in the world and the Pumpkin festivals with their giant pumpkins and unusual vegetables. There is also la fete de Luma -snails festival- where you can take part in an unusual snail race! And of course my all time favourite, the witchcraft festival where anything is possible.
Villages known for their unusual annual festivities
- Chestnut and Apple Fair in Eguzon
FETE DE LA CHATAIGNE, Eguzon Every year at the end of October, the village of Eguzon in Central France celebrates the fair of the apple and chestnut. A fair that takes you back to village life in...
- Witchcraft festival at Bonnu
Chateau de Bonnu BONNU EN SORCELLERIE. Bonnu is a very small village in Indre. It is part of Cuzion, a bigger village situated in the middle of France in an area also known as Berry. Bonnu is usually a...
Chateau de Bonnu
The French Basque Country
- The French Basque Coast : Hendaye In Pictures
A photo Gallery of my walk discovering the beautiful town of Hendaye on the French Basque country. Be ready to find everything from a medieval looking castle, wild animals, surfers on the most unexpected shores, cliffs, creeks and bays to ancient fru
- French Castles: The Observatory Castle Of Abbadia
Discover one the most important examples of French gothic revival architecture. Let your imagination work wild with this virtual visit of The Château d’Abbadia in France.
The Château Observatoire Abbadia
The Languedoc Area
The province of Languedoc coveres an area of approximately 42,700 km² (16,490 sq. miles) in the central part of southern France, roughly the region between the Rhône River (border with Provence) and the Garonne River (border with Gascony), extending northwards to the Cévennes and the Massif Central (border with Auvergne).
Languedoc Roussillon is becoming a very popular tourist destination as people discover the splendour of the area, Montpellier is the capital of the region and is a lovely city to visit.
If you decide to head for the mountains you can choose to visit some of the Cathar fortresses that are scattered around the region, some of the famous ones are Rennes le Chateau, Puivert, Montsegur and Peyrepertuse. In fact the whole area is steeped in history going as far back as the 12th century and beyond.
BrianS shares his expertise on Languedoc
The Languedoc area covered by BrianS. First hand information plus lots of beautiful pictures.
- Holiday in Languedoc Roussillon - South of France
Self catering accommodation in France Le Moulin de l"Argentouire is a former water mill that dates from the 18th century and resides just outside the small village of Issel which is in the 'Pays de Cathar' region of...
- Issel - Languedoc Roussillon, South of France
The village pond near to the 'Porte d'Aval once a part of the moat for the medieval castle. An example of a piece of pottery from the village, this design can be found all around the village indicating the...
- Rennes le Chateau - South of France
Rennes le Chteau sits at the top of a hill above Couiza in the Aude department of France and looks south towards the Mediterranean, you can't actually see the sea but you do get some fantastic views...
- A Day Out in Toulouse - South of France
Thinking of day out in a major city in the South of France. This hub is to give you a little bit of an insight into what you can find in Toulouse, the city which is famous for being the city de espace,the centre of technology and home of Air Bus, Fra
Outdoor Activities in France
- Skydiving in Royan the French Atlantic coast
Last year while visiting the resort town of Royan on the French Atlantic coast I made several friends from Royans school of parachuting. They invited me to see them skydiving and it was great to see them performing all sorts of acrobatics in the air
- Skiing in Lioran, the Cantal Mountains by Princessa
Last week I went skiing in the Auvergne. We choose the skiing resort of Lioran in the Cantal Mountains or as the French call it, the Massif Cantalien. The landscape there is awesome; the ski resort of Lioran is amidst a pine forest in the biggest vol
- Cycling in France for fun and fitness
I live in France, in an area where almost everybody practices some kind of sport. The most common sports are cycling, hiking, walking, hunting, fishing, horse riding and swimming.
Skiing in France
Tourism in france : The French Atlantic coast.
Less glamorous than its southern neighbours -Biarritz and St. Jean de Luz- Capbreton is a charming and quiet retreat. The town faces the Landes forest in the east and the sea in the west, and best of all, it is easily accessible from the main ...