Provins climate: when to go to Provins?

Provins is located a few tens of kilometers south-east of Paris and its climate is very similar to that of the French capital. The climate of Provins is continental-oceanic, with rainfall distributed regularly throughout the year. Summer temperatures are mild and rarely hot. In winter the average minimum temperatures are cold but never excessively. The average annual rainfall is 677 ...

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Provins: a medieval village completely surrounded by walls

Provins, a small town (about 12,000 inhabitants) located in the Ile de France, in the department of Seine-et-Marne, less than 100 km south-east from Paris, on a plateau at the confluence of the Voulzie and Durteint. Known as Pruvinum in Roman times, the first historical document attesting its importance dates back to 802 AD. In 996, where the lower city ...

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Strasbourg: border city with an important architectural heritage

Strasbourg (about 270,000 inhabitants, the urban area over 700,000), is the capital of Alsace, capital of the department of Lower Rhine, is located on the border with Germany along the banks of the Ill river and in the vicinity of the Rhine, between the two mountain massifs of the Vosges and Forêt-Noire. Strasbourg is one of the capitals of the ...

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Strasbourg climate: when to go to Strasbourg?

The climate of Strasbourg is continental with slight oceanic influences. This type of climate is characterized by wide variations in seasonal temperatures, by rather cold winters with the possibility of snow, by hot and humid summers, and by mild and pleasant intermediate seasons (autumn and spring). The city, being located between two mountain massifs, is little exposed to the winds. ...

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Colmar: the wine capital of Alsace

Colmar (about 75,000 inhabitants) is a beautiful town in Alsace, at the foot of the Vosges massif, near the border with Germany near the Rhine river, 64 km south of Strasbourg. The city is considered the wine capital of Alsace, it is in fact located along the Alsace Wine Route (Route des Vins d’Alsace), a 170 km long road that ...

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Colmar climate: when to go?

Colmar is a city in Alsace located in the northeastern part of France, along the Rhine valley at the foot of the Vosges massif. Colmar is located in the semi-continental climate area of the country, where the continental characteristics of the climate prevail over oceanic influences. Due to its position the city has a particular climate due to its proximity to the ...

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Lorraine climate: when to go to Lorraine?

Lorraine has a type of climate mixed between a continental climate and an oceanic climate characterized by well marked seasons, but with highly variable weather, depending on the prevailing winds, there may be, in short intervals of time, periods of rain followed by periods sunshine (ocean influence) or wide variations in temperature values (continental influence). The rainfall falls within the ...

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Lorraine: the places of the First World War and the manufacturing of glass and crystal

Lorraine is a region in northeastern France located near the borders with Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, and also borders the French regions of Franche-Comté, Alsace and Champagne-Ardenne. Like neighboring Alsace, it was repeatedly disputed between France and Germany, in 1871, part of the region became part of the German Empire, where fierce battles were fought during the First World War. ...

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Champagne-Ardenne climate: best time to go

This region of France is located in the north-eastern part of the country and therefore the climate of Champagne-Ardenne is a temperate transition climate between the oceanic climate and the continental climate, characterized by low but well distributed rainfall throughout the year, and relatively mild temperatures, this type of climate proves to be excellent for the cultivation of Champagne vineyards. However, ...

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Champagne-Ardenne: historic towns, vineyards and prestigious cellars

The Champagne-Ardenne region is located in the north-eastern part of France, the largest city in the region is Reims, but the capital is the city of Châlons-en-Champagne, administratively it is made up of 4 departments: Ardennes (08) with capital Charleville-Mézières; Aube (10) with capital Troyes; Marne (51) with capital Châlons-en-Champagne; and Haute-Marne (52) with Chaumont as its capital. Located in ...

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Rhône-Alpes climate: when to go?

The Rhône-Alpes region, due to its richness and diversity of landscapes, is characterized by a great variety of climatic types. The region is in fact subject to its southern end to the Mediterranean influence (part of the departments of Drôme and Ardèche), this causes mild winters, hot and relatively dry summers and a high number of hours of sunshine, rainfall ...

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Rhône-Alpes: mountains, lakes and river valleys

Rhône-Alpes is a region in south-eastern France, which represents the second economic region of France, after that of the capital Paris. The Rhône-Alpes is in second place among the French regions also in terms of surface area, it borders Italy and Switzerland to the east, the French regions of Franche-Comté and Burgundy to the north, and Auvergne to the west ...

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French cuisine

French cuisine is considered one of the most refined and elegant cuisines, it is characterized by its extreme diversity, and is known for the numerous sauces, which all derive from four mother sauces, namely the Spanish, the velvety, the béchamel and the tomato sauce, and for the variety and delicacy in the elaboration of the dishes. Characteristic of French cuisine ...

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Alsace climate: when to go to Alsace?

Alsace is the easternmost region of France. Due to its position, the region has two types of climate: in the flat central areas of the Rhine valley the climate is semi-continental, while in the heights of the Vosges the climate is typically mountain. The Vosges mountain range which is located to the west of the plain causes a sort of barrier ...

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Loire climate: when to go to the Loire?

The Loire region (Pays de la Loire) enjoys a mild temperate oceanic climate, with relatively dry summers and mild temperatures compared to the rest of France, while autumns and winters are generally not too cold, thanks to the influence of the ocean, but wet and windy. However, the climate varies slightly according to the areas, for example the temperatures are ...

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Alsace: a borderland between vineyards, woods and small villages

Alsace is the smallest region of metropolitan France, located along the border with Germany, to the south it also borders for a short distance with Switzerland. The capital of the region is Strasbourg which is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, and is also the main tourist destination in Alsace, thanks to its wonderful historic ...

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Alsace wine route (La route des vins d’Alsace)

Among the food and wine itineraries in the region, the most famous is the one that follows the Alsace wine road (La route des vins d’Alsace), which is the oldest wine road in all of France. The tourist route was inaugurated in 1953 and extends along 170 km and 67 municipalities, between Thann to the south and Marlenheim to the north, at the foot of ...

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Limousin: a region of natural parks and ancient villages

Limousin is a small region of central France, after Corsica it is the least populated region of metropolitan France, bordering the French regions of Aquitaine to the southwest, Midi-Pyrenees to the south, Auvergne to the east, of Center to the north, and of Poitou-Charentes to the north-west. The region, whose capital is the city of Limoges, is administratively made up ...

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Brittany Climate: When to go to Brittany?

Brittany has a humid oceanic climate characterized by small variations in temperature, considerable rainfall, cool and mild summers and rainy winters. The climate of Brittany is often very variable with sudden changes, it goes from rain to sun in a few hours. The influence of the Gulf Stream and the winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean means that the variations ...

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