What would locals like others know about France? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:
UNESCO to add France’s ‘king of lighthouses’ to world heritage list
France has passed a law protecting the sounds and smells of the countryside – CNN
Why the French love to say no – BBC
From Bordeaux to Brie, This Map Plots the Origin of Your Favorite French Food – Atlas Obscura
Langue bretonne. Spectaculaire action à la Cité de la voile de Lorient
France’s aristocratic gardens weave a pathway from present to past
Budget travel in France
July 14 Bastille Day
The legacy of the Norman invasion – On the effects of French on English—and in particular on the upper and more formalized aspects of English society like the law, but also on the letter h—of the Norman invasion of England.
Iconic Buildings: Chartres Cathedral – One of France’s most famous buildings, the Chartres Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Construction started in 1193 and wasn’t completed until 1220, and even today the cathedral retains a certain mystical power.
veilleinfotourisme.fr – veilleinfotourisme.fr/taskforce – https://twitter.com/Tourisme_Veille
tourisme-durable.org – https://twitter.com/ActeursTourisme
International Coalition for Responsible Tourism – http://www.coalition-tourisme-responsable.org/ENGLISH/qui-sommes-nous.html
The State of France (2008) (Video)
Indecipherably rude – The meaning of the word ‘rude’, as it is used in English, does not translate into French. Sophia Waters has been figuring out the mismatch in the cultural conceptions behind the dictionary definitions of this word, in both languages.
National Platforms and Booking portals
France’s most beautiful villages – 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. Come and share an art of living, charm and authenticity in 156 places charged with emotions… – les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/en
Farm holidays: 5,200 farmers in the Bienvenue à la Ferme network. Savour farm produce, dine in a farmhouse inn, have your afternoon snack on the farm…Stay at a bed and breakfast or cottage, or even go camping on a farm. bienvenue-a-la-ferme.com/en/
stationverte.com/ – Nature tourism and rural tourism classification scheme and information portal
bistrotdepays.com/ – The objective of Bistrot de Pays is to contribute to the conservation and development of the economic and social fabric or rural areas through a local activity network, by maintaining, or recreating, the village cafe offering a variety of services in the locality including organisation of festivals and cultural activities, providing the main local tourism information documents, promoting local produce, offering restaurant service with a preponderance of local recipes and produce.
cycling-loire.com/ Loire à Vélo is an 800-kilometre cycle tourism route along the banks of France’s longest river, the Loire. The Loire à Vélo forms the western end of Eurovelo 6.
eurovelo6.org/Eurovelo 6 is the great trans-European route connecting the Atlantic with the Black Sea.
Velorution France – velorution.org
Cycling and Wine Tasting in Bordeaux, France
Taking the cycle on the train – velo.sncf.com
Vins de Loire – vinsdeloire.fr
Viatao – Guides for a responsible tourism
Mont Blanc Ecotourism Association – montblanc-ecotourisme.asso-web.com
Eco Musee de Veron– situated in two traditional 19th century farmhouses, the museum informs about the local area and the Loire Valley from past to present
Chateau de Chenonceau
Montpellier’s international airport is served by regular or low-cost companies (Air France, Ryanair, Easyjet, Iberia, Air Arabia). Other international airport in cities like Barcelona, Gerona, Marseille…. are connected by train to Montpellier.
TAM (bus, tramway)
- ID-Tourism Consulting & Training in Sustainable Tourism Paris, France
Tectono-volcanic Ensemble of the Chaine des Puys and Limagne Fault
Election Présidentielle 2017
Communes of France
Government of France
Reveries of a Solitary Walker
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry