Yourself And Travel To France by Frank Johnson
No country embodies the grandeur
of European travel quite like France. From the international artistic reputation
of Cannes to the luxurious leisure of the Riviera, France has demonstrated
a remarkable capacity to overcome a tumultuous history by enriching the
quality of life with those experiences. The diversity of the country will
leave you stimulated, satiated and asking for more when you finally treat
yourself and travel to France!
France from Renaissance to
Revolution Throughout European history, France has been the undisputed
pioneer of social revolution and cultural renaissance. An enlightened society
with classic charm, France will guide your journey seamlessly through centuries
of power and progress, defeats and suffering, all of which possess an essence
of timelessness. Travel France in July and witness Bastille Day, a commemoration
of the destruction of the prison that King Louis XVI and his predecessors
used to quiet social disruption and censor or torture public irritants.
The day is symbolic of the value of social freedoms and democratic governance
to the French people. The main celebration takes place in Paris at the
former site of the Bastille.
Go further back in time and
explore the French countryside, which is rich with Roman Ruins dating up
until the 5th Century. Gréoux-les-Bains, in the south of France,
is known not only for its hot springs but also for the ruins of Roman bath
tubs and swimming pools that depended on these springs as a source for
hot water. Aix-en-Provence is a well known town central to France's wine
and art culture, but also shares a Roman past as an ancient city with two
aqueducts demonstrating the technological prowess of the Roman people.
For a more unique experience,
travel to the Loire Valley, a bastion of medieval castles, and have yourself
a true Châteaux experience. Many of the ancient and classical castles
have rooms available for rent, mainly during the summer season. There is
no better way to be immersed in French history; plus, the castles often
offer the best of the surrounding wine region.
French Travel: More Than
a History Lesson Not only is France a gateway into Europe's enchanting
history, the country that is world renowned for its irresistible food,
fabulous wines and sophisticated lifestyle does live up to its reputation.
Visit Nice to enjoy the coveted Riviera way of life while avoiding the
throngs of tourists that swarm to St. Tropez just up the coast. While in
Paris, make sure to enjoy a quiche lorraine in a local café somewhere
on the outskirts of town in addition to scaling the Eiffel Tower or getting
lost in the Louvre. However you choose to travel, there is no way to miss
the robust culture and resilient history of France.
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