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France is bordered by (clockwise from the north) by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Andorra.

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Events

July 14 Bastille Day
Février 13-19, 2017 Semaine du Voyage Responsable (Responsible Travel Week)

Weather

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Headlines

From Bordeaux to Brie, This Map Plots the Origin of Your Favorite French Food - Atlas Obscura
how-to-discover-the-real-france
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/breton-women
Langue bretonne. Spectaculaire action à la Cité de la voile de Lorient
France's aristocratic gardens weave a pathway from present to past
Budget_travel_in_france

Elections
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_presidential_election,_2017

Flickr

Bibliothèque de Toulouse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rugby_pioneers

Google+

Tendances et Prospective du tourisme

flickr groups

Flore de France
Ecotourism Europe Group
Freewheeling France Group

RSS



    Recommended listening

    The legacy of the Norman invasion - On the effects of French on English—and in particular on the upper and more formalized aspects of English society like the law, but also on the letter h—of the Norman invasion of England.

    Iconic Buildings: Chartres Cathedral - One of France's most famous buildings, the Chartres Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Construction started in 1193 and wasn't completed until 1220, and even today the cathedral retains a certain mystical power.

    http://www.litteratureaudio.com/livre-audio-gratuit-mp3/rousseau-jean-jacques-les-reveries-du-promeneur-solitaire.html

    http://tunein.com/search/?query=france
    http://tunein.com/radio/RTL-1043-s6617
    http://tunein.com/radio/Ch%C3%A9rie-FM-913-s3124

    Twitter

    @G_Cromer
    @ID_Tourisme
    @LovePaysLoire
    @Tourisme_Veille
    @Gaelle_Lac
    @Reseau_ATD
    @VA_Ecotourisme
    @Jmtr_tourisme
    @francediplo
    @LaTourEiffel
    https://twitter.com/EcotourismFR

    Slideshare





    Wikipedia

    France
    Marcel Marceau
    Blaise Pascal
    Government of France
    Metric system
    Maximilien Robespierre
    Winwaloe
    Point_Penmarc%27h
    Reveries_of_a_Solitary_Walker
    Impressionism
    Foie_gras
    Antoine_de_Saint-Exup%C3%A9ry
    Champagne

    YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/user/france24english
    Michel Sardou Mix
    Francelator

    Tourism Portals

    http://www.francetourism.com
    http://us.franceguide.com
    http://rendezvousenfrance.com -
    @RVenFrance

    Parks

    National parks of France - http://www.parcsnationaux.fr

    Tourism Industry

    http://www.veilleinfotourisme.fr - http://www.veilleinfotourisme.fr/taskforce - https://twitter.com/Tourisme_Veille
    http://www.ecotourisme-magazine.com
    http://www.lejournaldelecotourisme.com
    http://www.voyageons-autrement.com
    http://www.pacte-tourisme-durable.org
    http://www.tourisme-durable.org - https://twitter.com/ActeursTourisme
    International Coalition for Responsible Tourism - http://www.coalition-tourisme-responsable.org/ENGLISH/qui-sommes-nous.html

    Camping

    http://www.huttopia.com - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Huttopia/107121005988379
    http://www.ethicaltraveller.co.uk/2009/04/huttopia-campsites-france-2

    Accommodation

    French Youth Hostel Association hifrance.org
    Solarhotel.fr - First green hotel in Paris

    Web Conferences

    Le Web - https://twitter.com/leweb

    Geography

    The State of France (2008) (Video)

    Government

    Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning

    News

    http://www.lexpress.fr
    http://www.tv5.org

    Visas

    http://france.visahq.com

    Language

    Indecipherably rude - The meaning of the word 'rude', as it is used in English, does not translate into French. Sophia Waters has been figuring out the mismatch in the cultural conceptions behind the dictionary definitions of this word, in both languages.

    Tour de France

    http://www.letour.fr/us/index.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_de_France

    National Platforms and Booking portals

    http://www.voyageons-autrement.com

    France's most beautiful villages - Some 32,000 villages have shaped the French countryside over time and those of them that are members of the Association "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" (The Most Beautiful Villages of France) share the same passion and ambition: to make the exceptional quality of their heritage known and recognized and to invite you to encounter their history, their land, their culture and their inhabitants. Come and share an art of living, charm and authenticity in 156 places charged with emotions… http://www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/en

    Farm holidays: 5,200 farmers in the Bienvenue à la Ferme network. Savour farm produce, dine in a farmhouse inn, have your afternoon snack on the farm...Stay at a bed and breakfast or cottage, or even go camping on a farm. http://www.bienvenue-a-la-ferme.com/en/

    http://www.stationverte.com/ - Nature tourism and rural tourism classification scheme and information portal

    http://bistrotdepays.com/ - The objective of Bistrot de Pays is to contribute to the conservation and development of the economic and social fabric or rural areas through a local activity network, by maintaining, or recreating, the village cafe offering a variety of services in the locality including organisation of festivals and cultural activities, providing the main local tourism information documents, promoting local produce, offering restaurant service with a preponderance of local recipes and produce.

    World Heritage

    http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/fr

    Cycling

    http://veloenfrance.fr
    http://www.cycling-loire.com/ Loire à Vélo is an 800-kilometre cycle tourism route along the banks of France’s longest river, the Loire. The Loire à Vélo forms the western end of Eurovelo 6.
    http://www.eurovelo6.org/Eurovelo 6 is the great trans-European route connecting the Atlantic with the Black Sea.
    Velorution France - http://velorution.org
    http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/travel/travel_for_pleasure/cycling_and_wine_tasting_in_bordeaux_france.shtml
    Taking the cycle on the train - http://www.velo.sncf.com

    Government

    http://www.service-public.fr
    http://www.gouvernement.fr

    Protected Areas

    Parc naturel régional Périgord-Limousin http://www.parc-naturel-perigord-limousin.fr
    http://www.parc-vosges-nord.fr
    http://www.biosphere-vosges-pfaelzerwald.org
    http://www.mab-france.org/eng/reserves/R_vosges.html

    Local Taste

    Vins de Loire - www.vinsdeloire.fr

    Guide Books

    Viatao - Guides for a responsible tourism

    Associations

    Mont Blanc Ecotourism Association - http://montblanc-ecotourisme.asso-web.com/

    Bastille Day (July 14)

    external image BastilleDay.png
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastille_Day
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23280120
    http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2013/jul/12/celebrating-bastille-day-las-vegas
    Hashtag:
    #BastilleDay

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    France
    Paris

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    Places


    Brest

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brest,_France
    http://www.mairie-brest.fr

    Bretagne = Brittany

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CE-pV06_mY
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany
    Best foot forward in Brittany
    http://twitter.com/#!/BrittanyFerries
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Penmarch/106382869398820
    http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:00000.1.07200?sp=LFRQ

    Club Bigouden
    http://www.leclubbigouden.com
    http://bigouden.weebly.com
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Club.Bigouden
    http://escuiller.wix.com/big-club

    Loire Valley

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire_Valley
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Chambord
    http://www.westernfrancetouristboard.com/loire.html
    http://www.loirevalleytourism.com
    http://www.loireavelo.fr/
    Eco Musee de Veron- situated in two traditional 19th century farmhouses, the museum informs about the local area and the Loire Valley from past to present
    Chateau de Chenonceau

    Lorraine

    http://www.tourisme-metz.com
    http://www.tourisme-lorraine.fr

    Lyon

    City walks Lyon Greeters http://www.lyoncitygreeter.com/EN/

    Marseille

    mp2 Marseille Airport
    http://colinbisset.com/2015/07/01/a-radiant-unity
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/le-corbusiers-unite-dhabitation/6428242
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marseille
    http://www.france.fr/en/regions-and-cities/marseille-mediterranean-capital.html

    Montpellier

    Montpellier’s international airport is served by 5 regular or low-cost companies (Air France, Ryanair, Easyjet, Iberia, Air Arabia). Other international airport in cities like Barcelona, Gerona, Marseille…. are connected by train to Montpellier.
    SNCF (Rail)
    Montpellier airport
    TAM (bus, tramway)

    Nantes

    Nantes Walking Tours - Nantes Greeters
    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/winning-cities/2013-nantes/index.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nantes
    June 2-5, 2015 http://www.velo-city2015.com - @Velocity2015 (Nantes, France)

    Le Grand Eléphant // The Great Elephant

    Nice

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nice
    http://www.nice.fr/index.html

    Normandy

    http://www.normandie-tourisme.fr

    Paris

    paris
    Parisien for a day - The Paris Greeters, walking tours in Paris

    Perigord

    http://www.perigord-vert.com/decouvrir.html

    Poitou Charentes

    http://www.poitou-charentes-vacances.com

    Toulon

    http://www.toulon.com
    http://www.toulontourisme.com
    http://www.rctoulon.com
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toulon
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RC_Toulonnais

    Toulouse

    http://www.bibliothequedetoulouse.fr
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibliothequedetoulouse
    http://www.toulouse.fr
    http://uk.toulouse-tourisme.com
    http://tourism-midi-pyrenees.co.uk
    The industrial hub with a creative heart

    Versailles

    Versailles

    Filing

    Tectono-volcanic Ensemble of the Chaine des Puys and Limagne Fault
    http://www.chainedespuys-limagnefault.com

    http://www.ffbsc.org

    World Heritage: Pont-d'Arc Cave


    http://www.culture.gouv.fr/fr/arcnat/chauvet/en
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauvet_Cave
    http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1426

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/12/141219-chauvet-paleolithic-cave-art-paintings-france-ancient-culture

    Recent Events

    June 2-5, 2015 http://www.velo-city2015.com - @Velocity2015 (Nantes)
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