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A Translator and Art Historian active in Heritage Conservation. You can meet me also at : http://www.triond.com/users/Francois+Hagnere http://expertscolumn.com/user Thank you for your visit. more...

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The French Riviera is Provence's glittering showcase, but it is only one aspect of this sun-drenched region. Between the Riviera and the Rhône delta there is another Provence, less cosmopolitan and less hectic than the coast but just as beautiful and more deeply rooted in the soil. In the arrière-pays, in Summer, the scent of lavender wafts gently over the fields on gusts of warm wind. The calanques between Marseille and Cassis bite deep into the white cliffs and then extend inland in the ...
Published by Francois Hagnere 64 months ago in France | +18 votes | 6 comments
Arles is a truly exceptional town not only by virtue of its setting but through its history, its monuments of various periods and its atmosphere. Its many Roman remains include public baths, temples, a theatre, one of the most celebrated cemeteries of the Roman period, the Alyscamps (Elysii Campi), and a stone amphitheatre today regularly used in the summer for bullfights. The Musée de l'Arles Antique opened in 1995 is a real must-see.
Published by Francois Hagnere 64 months ago in France | +16 votes | 8 comments
It was long the abode of fabulous beasts and craggy-browed peasants. Auvergne was a lost land where muleteers could never quite suppress a shudder, for wolves prowled these sunken lanes, spine-chilling legends became shrouded in swirling twilight mists, while the maze-like forest was apt to devour those who ventured beyond its fringes. The rough-hewn yet subtle land also harbours some strangely sophisticated spots, such as the Château de La Bastie d'Urfé where in a rustic setting, Greek my...
Published by Francois Hagnere 64 months ago in France | +12 votes | 9 comments
Lascaux, that has had to be closed to visitors in order to protect the paintings from damages caused by bacteria, is the most beautiful link with prehistoric times in the world. The paintings are richer and more graceful than anywhere else. Their colours are brighter, their narrative thread is more powerful. Discover these paintings suffused with a sense of the divine mystery and why the Art of Lascaux had a definite function.
Published by Francois Hagnere 64 months ago in France | +14 votes | 5 comments
The scenery of the Dordogne has sometimes been compared with that of Greece. The Valley of Tempé, where Fénelon set his Télémaque, a treatise written for the education of of the Duke of Burgundy in which the adventures of Telemachus in search of Ulysses are told in the form of a political novel, is based on the Valley of Dordogne. Fénelon was born in Périgord and wrote Télémaque at the Abbey of Carennac, whose tympanum is a masterpiece of Romanesque sculpture.
Published by Francois Hagnere 64 months ago in France | +13 votes | 6 comments
Périgueux is renowned for its gastronomy, its truffes, its foie gras and its famous cathedral. Sarlat is a jumbled labyrinth of streets lined with houses from many periods, their façades with a lovely shade of light ochre. Roofs of volcanic stone or flat tile add to the charm of the city. Explore the winding streets of the old town. You will find a wonderfully preserved record of French urban architecture from the 14th to the 17th.
Published by Francois Hagnere 64 months ago in France | +13 votes | 5 comments
The 14th century saw the end of the tranquility in the region of Thierache. The Hundred Years War ravaged the plain and Flanders made some lethal incursions into Picardy. After the soldiers, came bands of robbers, deserters and rebels who took advantage of the disorder to seize castles and hold travellers to ransom. So the villages turned their churches into strongholds.
Published by Francois Hagnere 64 months ago in France | +21 votes | 6 comments
Discover the sumptuous coastal towns of Picardy's Opal Coast with fabulous sceneries. The climate is cool but bracing, and so rich in ozone that French doctors often recommend a stay here as a rest-cure for both children and adults. The Bay of Somme houses an important harbour seals rookery. Further north, along the pine-fringed sandy coast, between the river Canche and the Cap d'Alprech are the lovely resorts of Sainte-Cécile, Equihen-Plage and Hardelot, where the Boulonnais cliffs begin.
Published by Francois Hagnere 64 months ago in France | +13 votes | 6 comments
The Benedictine Abbey of Saint Foy in Conques was built from 1040 by Abbot Oldoric on the location where Dadon founded his hermitage in 819. The Christ in Majesty of the tympanum is famous and the Treasure Room contains magnificent Carolingian pieces, namely the precious reliquary-statue of Saint-Foy. The Abbey was listed a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1998.
Published by Francois Hagnere 65 months ago in France | +15 votes | 3 comments
Discover the beauty of this French coast that does deserve its name. The Coast of Beauty also has a number of small beaches, some, beaten by the violent breakers of the Atlantic Ocean, others well sheltered and surrounded by forests. The historic cities, such as La Rochelle, Rochefort or Brouage and the famous Ile d'Oléron and Ile de Ré are a must-see.
Published by Francois Hagnere 65 months ago in France | +15 votes | 4 comments
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