Bastille Day

Photo: UN, Fireworks (Some rights reserved) July 14 Bastille Day in France. Hashtag: #BastilleDay Wikipedia: Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on …

Wild France = France Sauvage

Photo: Bruno Jargot, Village of Arvieux (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild France – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national …

France Links

France flag What would locals like others know about France? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesFrench election: Macron loses absolute majority in parliament in ‘democratic shock’UNESCO to add France’s ‘king of lighthouses’ to world heritage listFrance has passed a law protecting the sounds and smells of the countryside – CNNWhy the French …

Bretagne = Brittany

Photo: Royston Rascals, St Michel-en-Greve (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Bretagne (Brittany) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation. It became an independent kingdom and then a duchy before being united with the Kingdom of France in 1532 …

France

Photo: Campus France, Menhirs en Bretagne (Some rights reserved) France is bordered by (clockwise from the north) by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain, and Andorra. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/zBLX7yf8PGJqCtR29 Bikes Food Regions Cities Planeta.com

French

France Flag French = the Romance language of France, also used in parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada, in several countries of northern and western Africa and the Caribbean, and elsewhere CelebrationsMarch 20 is French Language Day. #FrenchLanguageDay Recommended Listening arteradio.com silenceradio.org Gender assignment in French – An explanation for why words are assigned either …

Marseille, France

Photo: Jeanne Menjoulet, Scenic View (Some rights reserved) Marseille is the second largest city in France. Capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/2fDKxKDJYdnqg9rW8 Key [email protected] Elsewhere on the WebMarseille Airport FeaturesA radiant unity – Colin BissetIconic Buildings: Le Corbusier’s Unite d’habitation WikipediaMarseille Events Planeta.com

Paris

Photo: The Climate Group (Some rights reserved) Paris is the capital city of France. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ToUHfLLYVJ4DCFSr9 GeographyParis is located on the Seine River. Cultural WorldThe city hosts numerous iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe among its many attractions, along with world famous institutions such as …