lundi 15 août 2016

BERRY - at the country - NOHANT - VALLEE DE LA CREUSE - CHATEAUX EN BERRY -

GARGILESSE When the traveller discovers the magnificent romanesque church, it's impossible for him to remain indifferent to the charm of this village rightly listed among the most beautiful villages in france. G. Sand lived there and set many of her novels there. The church crypt is decorated with splendid painted mural, a fine symbol for this village which has inspired numerous artists. « It's a little Switzerland, revealed in an area where nothing announces the beauty of the mountains... The houses are close together, around... [Lire la suite]
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dimanche 3 janvier 2016

NORMANDIE - DIEPPE - ETRETAT

aquarelle de LODYA - watercolour by LODYA VEULLES LES ROSES               ETRETAT is very well known for its famous cliffs. A beautiful landscape to admire for visitors. But we can see all the castle of Aygues, former summer residence fo the Queens of Spain, with furniture of the royal families of the royal 19th C.   The aquarium has been built in a tunnel and is populated by multicoloured species form the tropical seas and the waters of the channel.      At... [Lire la suite]
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mardi 29 décembre 2015

OLERON ISLAND - RE ISLAND - ROCHEFORT - LA ROCHELLE - FOURAS

SAINT DENIS - acrylic painting by LODYA - Saint Denis stands at the extreme northern end of the island, a point where the land is at the same time wild and yet tamed by man. The 54 meter high lighthouse, the Chassiron looks out over the vas open sea. RE ISLAND - watercolour by LODYA - It's undoubtnedly one of the jewels of the Charente-Maritime. The island is 35 km long and has been directly connected to the mainland by a bridget since 1988. There are many things here to enchant visitors : charming villages with their white... [Lire la suite]
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mardi 29 décembre 2015

BRETAGNE - BRITANNY - CARNAC

 Watercolour by LODYA In Carnac alone there are roughly 3000 menhirs. These alignments of stones were probably a place of workship. Carnac The alignements of Carnac, erected around 4500 B.C. Form the largest megalithic site in the world. More than 6000 artefacts selected for their scientific interest as well as their aesthetic qualities. These testimonies of the past allow to better know the everyday life to the inhabitants of Carnac who develt in the area a long time ago. The megaliths construction period lasted... [Lire la suite]
mardi 29 décembre 2015

LOIRET - FLORAL PARK - BEAUCE

  FLORAL PARK Welcome to another garden of eden  in this fine landscaped  park – the pride of the inhabitants of Orleans. 35 hectares of bucolic walks will allow you to ramble to your heart's content under the wooded spaces and among the flower beds. The “tableau d'Iris', the butterfly encolosure, the large aviary, the kitchen garden or the traditional floral garden have plenty of surprises in store, too. And if you should hear the murmur of running waters, remember that a mysterious spring rises up somewhere... [Lire la suite]
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dimanche 27 décembre 2015

CAMPAGNE ECOSSAISE

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dimanche 27 décembre 2015

CAUSSES - CEVENNES

CAUSSES The « Grands Causses' and their surroundings are abounding in many fossils, and the Millau Museum offers a complete collection of them. The grounds of the primary era gave us a big diversity of reptiles and amphibias prints. The marine deposits of the secondary era gave us many dinosaur prints and fossils (ammonites). From these different levels, comes the first complete plesiorus discovered in France. This spectacular marine reptile is 180 millions years ago, and is the only representative of the plesiorus tournemviensis... [Lire la suite]
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dimanche 27 décembre 2015

COTE D'AZUR - FRENCH RIVIERA

RIVIERA Famous for its outsanding climate, sea-shore edged with creeks, sandy beaches and red rocks sheer to the sea, it's a unique location in the heart of the RIVIERA.   SAINT RAPHAEL Famous for its outsanding climate, sea-shore edged with creeks, sandy beaches and red rocks sheer to the sea, it's a unique location in the heart of the RIVIERA. St Peter fishermen. The fishermen drive the effigy of St Peter up to « Lion de Mer' » in a procession rejoining 200 boats all decorated with flags and flowers. At 5,30 pm at the... [Lire la suite]
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dimanche 27 décembre 2015

ARDECHE

The landscape of Ardèche The Northern part of Ardèche has temperate summers with a fantastic green valley landscape. The southern part has a more Provencal climate and offers an area of many mountains located around the River Ardèche, a tributary to River Rhône which has some of the most beautiful ravines of France shaped by wind and weather through thousands of years.Vine fields and plantations with Spanish chestnuts characterise the landscape and make it very idyllic.
dimanche 27 décembre 2015

LES PYRENEES ORIENTALES - CERBERES

by LINA   BANYULS Between Perpignan and the Spanish border, at 10 minutes from Collioure and 20 min d' Argelès on Sea, nested between sea and mountains, soft climate all the  year (more than 300 days of sun per annum!), its inheritance and its picturesque charm, Banyuls is wonderful place to visit.   CASTELNOU   The castle of Castelnou was built around 998-990 to serve as military center and chief town of the viscountry of vallespir. CASTELNOU is the best exemple of a medieval fortress left in... [Lire la suite]