Photos: Fine views of France

Today is Bastille Day, the day the French call la fête nationale or simply le quatorze juillet. It marks the day during the French Revolution when ordinary citizens stormed the Bastille, a prison where people were arbitrarily jailed. Here are some photos of France to mark the occasion.

 

I keep on working on that very summer paunch of mine! #worklunch #france #creperie #rennes #terrace #cidre #cider #summer

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From the top of Pompidou see Paris. #paris #travel #pompidou #art

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Video: Europe interrail 2016


Nice little video of a couple’s travel adventures through Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands and, unlike most home-made travel videos, the music in this one was actually composed by the person who made the clip.

Photos: Patriotic views of Paris

This week’s terrorist attacks in Paris have some travellers rethinking their visit to the City of Light. Parisians are defiantly shrugging off the violence, saying they are même pas peur, not even afraid. You shouldn’t be either. Travel to Paris and show the terrorists that you aren’t afraid of them either.

Here are some recent photos from the world’s most-visited tourist destination to remind you why you should go.

#view #paris #parisview #eiffeltower #eiffeltowerview

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Finally, here’s a scene from the classic movie Casablanca that is as timely as ever:


Vive la France! Vive la démocratie!

Why is the Left Bank on the south side?

Why is the area of Paris known as the Left Bank, or Rive Gauche in French, if it is on the south side of the Seine River? It’s because when you look downstream, it is on the left side .

“Fuyez et Trouver” – A Week in Paris


Paris is the world’s most visited city. This video attempts to break away from some of the stereotypical tourist sights and succeeds at depicting the city in more intimate terms.

Photos: Fantastic views of France

A tiny piece of France will forever remain part of Canada – Vimy Ridge. On this day that marks the 98th anniversary of that famous First World War battle, here is a gallery of beautiful photos of France as it exists today:

󾓧 #france #pontdugard #holiday #summer #river #water #epic #sun #sunny #day #skyporn #sky

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#etretat #falaises #france #hautenormandie #seinemaritime #mer #paysage #ciel #sea #plage #jeudi09avril2015

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Colmar. #colmar #france #trip

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Video: Air France démonstration de sécurité


Only Air France can make the boring details of a pre-flight safety demonstration seem so chic.

Video: Paris en un jour


Most guidebooks state that you need several days to truly explore Paris. A pair of young Englishman set out to prove them wrong. They chronicle their whirlwind tour of the city’s highlights in a single day in this amusing video.