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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

http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:00000.1.07200?sp=LFRQ
http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:00000.37.07156

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

Election Présidentielle 2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_presidential_election,_2017
https://www.ft.com/content/35eb38fc-1e02-11e7-b7d3-163f5a7f229c
http://www.bbc.com/news/topics/f671cc6e-8cdd-4351-90d1-fcc3bae18534/france-presidential-election-2017
http://www.politico.eu/tag/french-elections-2017
http://www.francetvinfo.fr/elections

Flickr

Bibliothèque de Toulouse
Rugby pioneers

Google+

Tendances et Prospective du tourisme

flickr groups

Flore de France
Ecotourism Europe Group
Freewheeling France Group

RSS

france - Google News

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

Nature
http://espaceloisirs.ign.fr/fr - https://twitter.com/IGNloisirs


Camping

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

Tourism

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

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

planeta3.jpg

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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