Category Archives: Tourism

Take a Walk around Paris

A walk around the city of Paris France.

Highlights include:

  • Louvre
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Bridges over the Seine
  • Le Metro
  • Notre Dame
  • Montmartre

and many more sights!

Over 50 minutes of Paris Landmarks

So visit for yourselves and experience all that Paris has to offer first hand. Bon Voyage!

Recommend taking a tour with ‘Sight Seekers Delight’ in Paris. Their various walking tours show you the best of Paris.
http://www.sightseekersdelight.com/

Tour de France 2014 Route

101th Tour de France runs from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014; this year there are 21 stages covering a total distance of 3,656 kilometres.

The teams will be battling it out over

  •     9 flat stages
  •     5 hill stages
  •     6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
  •     1 individual time-trial stage
  •     2 rest days

Last year’s winner Chris Froome is back to defend his title with the Sky team including Sir Bradley Wiggins.

The start of the race is in England – here is the British section start in Yorkshire

 

Discover Loire Valley Chateaux

On this video tour we are exploring the chateau in the Loire Valley of France.  The Loire Valley was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage sites in 2000, and consequently has become a centre of tourism. The accommodation in this area is very diverse from chateau rooms, to hotels and B&Bs.

Perhaps the most famous is the Chenonceau chateau but there are many splendid chateau to discover. See the map of Map of Loire Chateaux below.  Tourism is very important to the area, and there are sorts of tours – not just to the castles. There are bike tours, wine tours, balloon rides down the valley, and even tours by canoe – for more click here. Whilst in the area visit many famous Loire Valley towns: Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours.

Map of Loire Valley Chateaux

So where is the Loire Valley? The Loire Valley is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres. It is often referred to as the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards. This map shows the chateaux du Loire . You can scroll left and right to see other locations.

Key to Map

chateau-map

 Video Tours of Loire Valley Chateau – Top 3

1. Chateau de Chenonceau

2) Chambord

3) Villandry Chateau and Gardens

Explore the French Coast

Explore the Coast in video – France is lucky to have the Channel coast to the north, the Atlantic on the West coast, and the glorious Mediterranean to the South.

The Northern coast is approximately 1,130 km long from Brittany to Nord Pas de Calais. The western coastline of France stretches along the Atlantic coast from the Brittany peninsula to the Gironde. Irregular in shape, its is approximately 1,390 km in length. Finally you have the Mediterranean coast, which is about 620 km long and offers some of the best natural harbours.

Perhaps the most famous stretch of coast is the French Riviera or Cote d’Azur which extend from the Italian border in the east to Saint-Tropez, Hyères, Toulon, or Cassis in the west.

Glimpse the French coast in our video below:

By the Sea in France

More about the coast of France:
http://about-france.com/tourism/french-seaside-coast.htm
http://www.frenchconnections.co.uk/en/guide/miniguide/150686-coastlines-of-france

Beautiful Villages of France

France prides itself on its villages – in fact they have a dedicated association of Villages

Listed Beautiful Villages of France

Some 32,000 villages have shaped the French countryside over time and those of them that are members of the Association “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” (The Most Beautiful Villages of France) share the same passion and ambition: to make the exceptional quality of their heritage known and recognized and to invite you to encounter their history, their land, their culture and their inhabitants.

Here is a list of the top villages in France:
http://www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/en/the-most-beautiful-villages-of-france

Video Tour of some Beautiful Villages