Monday, April 15, 2013

Fascination France

Here's a well-done little video I stumbled across the other day.  It only does a few of the regions of the country but it is inspiring and beautifully done.

(We had to laugh at his pronunciation of "Louis" in English as if this was a word that had to be translated!  His German roots are showing!)

Enjoy it—click here!

Youtube notes: France is a country with a long and dramatic history.  A country of unique flair and picturesque old towns, fortresses and castles and also a country of beautiful landscapes.

Today Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  First established by the Celts, next used strategically by the Romans and then the domain of the Sun King.  Les Champs Elysées is the French metropolis' magnificent avenue and surely one of the most beautiful in the world, with wide boulevards, shady corners and large volumes of traffic.

For more than a century the members of the French court languished in Versailles where incredible pageantry and opulence dominated and the king celebrated in majestic style.  A hundred hectares of ingenious garden design with a strict symmetry of wide star-shaped garden paths that seem to be without end.

With its historic buildings, the eighty metre high granite mound of Le Mont-Saint-Michel is like something from a fairy tale.  The Emerald Coast is a world of foaming white surf and dramatic cliffs.  Saint Malo is the proud and solemn "Town Of Corsairs" as the yacht harbour of today once contained pirate ships.

The historic centre of Nice, Vieille Ville, has maintained its charm and boasts the most well displayed fish market on the whole Cote D`Azur and a fruit and flower market that each day offers fresh produce and satisfies all the requirements of its most demanding customers.  This is a journey to many corners of France - a fascinating journey not to be missed!

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