Hello! dear Travel mates. Here is the most simple & helpful Tourist Guide to France & before you travel to France, there are some important things you have to consider. Let’s dive in to the article.
History of the country
A Love story begins with a French kiss and French history with the Guillotine. Or do love stories end with the Guillotine? It became an apparatus designed for efficaciously carrying out executions via beheading. The France emerged from the fragmentation of the larger Carolingian empire when Hugh Capet has become King of West Francia in 987.
This state consolidated power and improved territorially, becoming referred to as “France”. Is this sufficient, please? Mais non (NO)! France has also played a highly significant role in international affairs, with former colonies in every corner of the globe and the most important Guerre de la Guerre (war of war) was the French Revolution, it is significant because during the French Revolution the people were fighting for democracy. They desired a government that gave each person identical power.
Many problems in France caused up to the Revolution: Under the Kings Louis XV and Louis XVI, France had fought in opposition to Prussia and the British Empire in the Seven Years’ War. The excessive rate of bread and low wages given to workers caused regular human beings to suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
Is it more interesting to speak about the three Musketeers, a historical adventure novel written in 1844 by French author Alexandre Dumas? Mais non! D’accord (OK). Good, there is another last story for today: The general population raided Invalides for its cache of weapons, and stormed the Bastille. Unrest observed, until Napoleon Bonaparte came to the power, and untied the French, becoming the maximum prominent emperor in French history. During the Great War, eight million French men have been called to arms. The official name of France is the French Republic (République Française). It have become a republic in 1792 because of the French Revolution. Fin (the end).
Traditions of the country
When can we party? La Fête Nationale or Bastille Day celebrated on July 14, is Independence Day. WOW (tres bien).To commemorate the finish of the awful lot-hated French Monarchy, parades and dancing within the streets are organized.
France is certainly one of the largest exporters of luxurious goods inside the world, with the pinnacle 4 companies Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton alone worth billions. Whenever you go to a party, never arrive precisely on time at a French dinner party. Being well timed is taken into consideration barely rude, because the hosts are frequently making very last touches. Arriving ten to fifteen mins after the stated time is considered well mannered–but do not arrive later than that.
The more you want to learn about French traditions and culture, the extra you must want to study. France has a long and varied statistics to attract upon, and infinite legends and customs have been passed from generation to generation. In addition, each region of France is unique and proudly boasts its own version of French culture. Learning about those cultural traditions is a richly rewarding undertaking and simply pure fun.
Bonjour mon amour (hello my love). The flag of France is a tricolor flag, so I change the topic now to the weather, very clever, Andrea because France has three climate zones and the flag nothing to do with the weather conditions. Anyway, the majority of the country has a temperate maritime climate, meaning cold in winter, mild in summer and rainfall throughout the year.
In the South West of France and along the Mediterranean sea (French Riviera) are usually mild winters and hot summers. Go to summer holidays there, it is the sunniest part of France, namely the Cote d’Azur, the eastern part of this coastal area. Very Jolie (beautiful), Madame.
Where do you go for the winter holidays? The French Alps, which are located inside the southeast of France, have an excessive mountain climate.
Lots of snowfalls in winter in the Mountainous regions like the Alps, Pyrenees, and Auvergne. Relatively high rainfall, chillier winters, and relatively cool summers characterize this weather. And you can enjoy some après ski a la French Fries (fries are looking like skis if you fall, you got the point?).
And where is the third climate zone? Along the Rhône Valley. Here, in July and August, it’s the peak of summer and many tourists from all over Europe invade France with caravans and tents. There is an occasional strong, cold, dry wind known as the mistral (highest more than 135km per hour). Your tent will be blown away. It will get more FKK naturist beach then. Merveilleux (wonderful).
What we have to explore there as a Traveler (Amazing Tourist Guide to France)
Have you been to France? It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and the world’s highest mountain is in the French Alps, the Mont Blanc, at 4,810m, takes an difficult 10 to 12 hours to climb to the summit.
As the largest country in the EU, it is known by its form and often referred to as Hexagon. Even if you can only speak some words such as Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir? I can give you some more words you might have heard before. It’s the national motto of France is Liberté, égalitié, fraternité, meaning liberty, equality and, fraternity (or brotherhood). What about Fashion? It is important, that’s why Camouflage was first used by the French army in 1915, the World War 2 and the French have produced several other world-renown inventions (for example, the Louis Braille blind writing system).
Hungry on your Tour de France (bicycle event)? Experts described the significance of French gastronomy as a social custom of bringing buddies and own family closer collectively and strengthening social ties. Let us eat snails, frog legs, Crepes, Coq au vin, Ratatouille, Baguettes, Croque Monsieur, Croissants, and Fromage (Cheese). Mmmmh, I am hungry (speak like French and it sounds like angry). To drink with all this delicious food, I offer wine, champagne, beer, and a pastis, an anise and licorice-flavored aperitif, created by Paul Ricard in 1932.
Please drive home by taxi and not with your Renault or Peugeot. Moreover, France was the first country in Europe to have high-speed trains (TGV) that network the country at speeds up to 320 km/hr and interconnect with all neighboring countries. It enables you to go from Calais in the north to Marseille in the south in just over 6 hours.
Five must-visit Places in France
I lived and worked in France 2005, I was a tour guide in Aveyron and during some trips, I discovered a lot of other territories in France. It is difficult to choose just 5 must-visit places, but here are some I really enjoyed and of course Paris, which is the capital city.
Paris: From Paris, there is a lot to see in the city and surroundings. From Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre, the Catacombs of Paris, Eiffel Tower, Sainte Chappelle, the Louvre Museum, Galleries Lafayette, the Sacre Coeur, the Cathedral Notre Dame, the Army Museum, La Seine (river) and les Champs Elysees to the Paris People, plan time to enjoy sightseeing. Discover the Latin Quarter, it is known for its student life, lively atmosphere, and bistros. Late-night Moulin Rouge Shows and Shopping or Disneyland Paris, all is in your reach.
Carcassonne: It is not only the name of a Board game, but it is also a French fortified city in the department of Aude, in the region of Occitanie. In 1997 The medieval fortress was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage. They also make wine there.
To prevent the attack (or the wine. ha-ha) the city consists of two outer walls with more than 50 towers. The castle is like in a TV film possessing its own drawbridge and barbicans (gateway), just imagine how the horses came in during Gallo-Roman times and you sitting on the horse walking through la cite of Carcassonne.
Bordeaux: Not only the vineyards are big, but also the metropolitan is the sixth-largest in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, and Lille. For children and water lovers, Bordeaux has something amazing in front of 18th-century facades: the Water Mirror, the most-photographed site in Bordeaux.
Cannes: The famous Cannes festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, which previews films and documentaries from all around the world. If you want a golden palm, the highest awarded prize, your name should be for example Quentin Tarantino and your story Pulp Fiction.
Cannes is also famous for its fine sandy beaches, with gorgeous views and calm Mediterranean waters ideal for bathing. Including the close by îles de Lérin and Estérel coastline, there are seven kilometers of beach belongings in Cannes.
Mont Saint Michel: Apart from monuments in and around Paris, One of the most visited tourist attraction in France is Mont Saint Michel. It isn’t just a church on a rock; it’s miles a whole medieval town and has to nowadays population, shops, restaurants, lodges, and narrow streets.
As part of Normandy, the Mount belonged to the successors of William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy who had conquered England in 1066 and set up his court there. One thrilling fact, at some point of periods of neap tides (when the tidal variant is least) the Mount, isn’t surrounded via water at all, even at excessive tide. On the other hand, during spring tides, the sea reaches the Mount but only after 4 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the rising tide, about every fortnight.