Easter in France

Easter in France
Easter Alsace

Jump to: Alsace Strasbourg During spring of 2012, after a short rest and relaxation in the Baden-Baden baths in Germany, we decided that it would be nice to spend part of Easter in France; we decided to visit one of the most famous cities in the Alsace region, Colmar. Alsace Alsace is the fifth smallest of the 27 regions of France, at the same time one of the most populous - 220 people per square kilometre. By comparison, the population density in Latvia according to 2020 data is less than 30 inhabitants per square kilometre, while in the United Kingdom…

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Alps, Provence and Rocamadour

French Alps and Provence Everybody has some opinion about France. We have been in France many times, however most exciting was our three weeks long trip around the country in August of 2007. The first part of it was visiting French Alps and Provence, afterwards continuing trip to exceptionally nice town of Rocamadour. You can find first half of our route on the map. This part of the trip (especially before arrival to French Alps and Provence), apart of mountains, was mostly related to food and wine. The second part of the trip (Atlantic coast and Paris) was mostly relaxing.…

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Paris and Versailles

Basilica of Montmartre and the Palace of Versailles We reached Paris before midnight and luckily found our hotel in Montmartre with a little stumble. Many visitors of Paris choose this area because of its location. Although, after sunset the surrounding area does not look very safe and touristic. We had booked Hotel Montmartrois (6 Bis, Rue Du Chevalier-De-La-Barre) because it offered good price for double rooms (nothing special, but good enough to stay in convenient location). Nearest site of interest in a walking distance from the hotel we visited next morning is the Sacred-Heart Basilica of Montmartre (la Basilique du…

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Western France

This is the next part of travel notes about our „tour de France” trip in 2007 (read also other parts of travel notes about France, including those related to Burgundy and Saint-Emilion wine tasting). This part of the trip started on the Atlantic coast of France. Living on the Atlantic coast of France In the afternoon, we reached Cap Ferret what separates the Bay of Arcachon from the Atlantic Ocean. We had booked bungalow in Camping les Viviers to stay three nights there (this is a large and very busy high class 4-stars camping resort and should be booked in…

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