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Corsica Climate: When to go?

The climate of Corsica is Mediterranean, characterized by mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers, but this is due to the mountainous conformation of the island, which in several points exceeds two thousand meters in height. The Mediterranean climate characterizes the coastal strip of the island, while inland the climate varies with increasing altitude, up to alpine-type microclimates in the ...

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Corsica: mountainous island with a wild coast and beautiful beaches

Corsica – with an area of 8,680 km², 180 km long and 80 km wide – is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the largest island in metropolitan France. The island is located north of Sardinia and west of Tuscany, and is surrounded by the waters of the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas, the Bocche di Bonifacio separate ...

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Esterel: one of the most beautiful coastal routes on the Côte d’Azur

The Esterel massif is a relief of volcanic origin located near the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the towns of Saint-Raphaël and Mandelieu-la-Napoule, near Cannes. Mount Vinaigre, 618 meters high, is the culminating point of the massif, the Esterel is formed by porphyry, volcanic rocks, which give it its typical and suggestive reddish colour. Esterel is a very beautiful ...

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Camargue: a naturalistic oasis for flora and fauna

The Camargue is a natural region of southern France, it is located in the Rhone delta and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, it is a flat area of about 1,000 km² for about a third formed by lakes, marshes, ponds and marshy areas (Étang de Vaccarès, Le Salin-de-Giraud) and for the rest from areas suitable for pastures or for the cultivation ...

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Ile-de-France climate: when to go?

Île-de-France, located in the north of France, is a region characterized by a temperate climate mitigated by the influences coming from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The climate of the Paris region is often variable, with cool summers and mild winters, this is caused by the preponderance of the effects of the oceanic climate on the semi-continental one, both types of ...

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Île-de-France: Paris and the palaces of the French kings

The Île-de-France is the region of the capital of France, Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the territory, which extends over the alluvial plain where the Seine flows, is largely occupied by Paris and the towns of the its urban belt. The remaining non-urbanized part, almost half of the territory, is heavily exploited from an agricultural ...

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Andalusia tourist attractions: what to visit in Andalusia

Alhambra, Granada, Andalucía, España. Author and Copyright Liliana Ramerini

The region, one of the most characteristic of Spain, is an important tourist destination, thanks to its beaches, cities of art, and beautiful landscapes. Among the most beautiful and interesting cities are Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Antequera, Ronda, Baeza, Ubeda, Cadiz, Carmona, Jaén, Jerez de la Frontera. Among the smaller towns worth visiting are those of Priego de Cordoba, Alcalá la ...

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Burgundy climate: when to go?

Burgundy is located in the central eastern part of France in an area quite distant from the sea, the region is almost equidistant between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The climate of Burgundy is therefore of the semi-continental oceanic type. Continentality manifests itself with rather cold temperatures during the winter period, while the influence of the ocean translates into ...

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The climate of the Loire Valley: when to go to the Loire Castles

The Center region, where most of the famous castles of the Loire Valley are located, is characterized by a temperate, often variable, mixed type of climate between continental and oceanic, which in the western part of the region is dominated by oceanic influences while in the eastern one the continental influence predominates. The temperatures are mild with average minimum temperatures ...

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The Center of France: the Châteaux de la Loire Valley

The Center is a region of central-northern France, formed by the ancient historical regions of Touraine, Anjou, Berry and Orléanais. The current region, whose capital is the city of Orléans, is landlocked and administratively consists of 6 departments: Cher (18), Eure-et-Loir (28), Indre (36), Indre-et-Loire (37), Loir-et-Cher (41), Loiret (45). The region is crossed from east to west by the ...

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Paris climate: when to go to Paris?

The city of Paris has an intermediate climate between the oceanic climate and the semi-continental one, the effects of the oceanic climate are however preponderant, and this causes an often variable type of climate, with cool summers and mild winters. The annual average of the average minimum temperatures is 8.6°C, that of the average maximum temperatures is 15.5°C, the rains ...

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Paris Metro: how to move in Paris

Paris is an easy city to visit using the excellent public services that serve all areas of tourist interest in the French capital. The public transport system in Paris is one of the most efficient and cheapest in the world, over three billion trips are made every year. There are the Métro, the RER, an efficient bus network, and four ...

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Paris: the symbol of French culture

Located in northern France, along the Seine River, Paris, in addition to being its capital, is the economic engine of France, producing about a quarter of France’s gross domestic product, and together with London it is the main economic hub of the European continent. Paris is also one of the most populated cities in Europe, its metropolitan area has a ...

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Normandy climate: when to go to Normandy?

Normandy falls within the area of France with an oceanic climate, characterized by relatively mild winters along the coast, with temperatures varying between 6°C/8°C (average maximum in January) and 1°C/2°C (average minimum January), but colder inland. Summers are generally cool and humid, with average maximum temperatures between 22°C and 23°C in August, and average minimum temperatures of 12°C in July ...

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Normandy: the coasts of the tide and the landing of the allies

Normandy is a historical region of northern France, today divided between the two administrative regions of Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie) and Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie). The region that overlooks the English Channel to the north, and to which the Channel Islands also historically belong, today part of the United Kingdom, is bordered to the south-west by Brittany, to the south by the ...

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Gordes: one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Provence

Gordes (2,134 inhabitants) is a pretty medieval village located on a rock at an altitude of about 370 meters on the southern flank of the Vaucluse mountains, dominating the valley of the Calavon river, and facing the Luberon mountains. The village, considered one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Provence, is located about 38 km east of Avignon in ...

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Éze: a medieval village overlooking the Côte d’Azur

Located on the French Riviera, between Nice and Menton, the small medieval town of Éze (Esa) dominates the French Riviera from an altitude of over 400 metres, the town is famous for its wonderful views of the sea and the coast. Divided into two inhabited centres: Èze-Village and Èze-sur-Mer (Èze-Bord-de-Mer). The old and picturesque part, perched on a hill, is the ...

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Reims climate: when to go?

The climate of Reims is a mixed type climate between the continental climate and the oceanic climate. This position in an intermediate climatic zone makes the city characterized by a rather cool climate with a temperature that reaches rather low values during the winter, with average minimum temperatures close to zero in the months of January and February. In the ...

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Burgundy: a hilly area rich in vineyards with towns rich in art and history

Burgundy (Bourgogne) is a historical region of central France, in the Middle Ages the Duchy of Burgundy was an important state reality, which lost its independence in 1477 with the battle of Nancy. The current administrative region of Burgundy is larger than the area occupied by the old duchy. The region, whose capital is the city of Dijon is formed ...

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