France - a history of everything
There are only a few countries in the world that can be truly described as “old” countries.
With a history stretching back into the depths of time, France has a lot that’s unique. A culture and a language that has stayed relatively intact for hundreds of years. This, despite being in the middle of Europe and being the tramping grounds for armies of many nations and "conquerors".
This rich history gives us fascinating country to visit. There are many layers of history to investigate. Iconic landmarks, ancient towns, a “unique” language and a people with a clearly recognizable culture. And yet, the country’s industry leads the world in technology. With companies like “Airbus” in Toulouse, near the Dordogne, in the South of France.
Fast trains travel at hundreds of kilometres an hour, linking France to London, Spain and the rest of Europe. Wine is possibly France’s most famous product. Champagne from the district of that name, can be found all over the world. The choice of millions for a special occasion, celebrating a win, a launch, a wedding or a birth. The district of Burgundy produces a world famous brand recognised in almost every restaurant in the western world. Many other towns produce their own wine. Enjoyed by the locals and celebrated by connoisseurs everywhere. The brands conjure up a feeling of sun baked vineyards, in rolling hills, rich in culture and history.
Cheese is also a worldwide favourite. Camembert, Roquefort and Brie to name a few. From New York to London, you will find at least some brands of French Cheese that carry the fame of this country to many corners of the world. If you are looking for a real experience in France, then travel the extensive canal network that travels the length and breadth of the country. Look for the local festivals, mark out the landmarks. Let time stand still, as you step onto your very own “time machine” and travel back to the "simple life".
Or maybe walk the Pyrenees Mountains separating France from Spain. Touch snow capped peaks and tramp sun baked hills. Volumes can be written about this area. Travel the "pilgrim trails" following millions of believers to the “stations of the cross”. Stay in monasteries and retreats that take you deep into religion and ancient "beliefs" If recent history is your passion visit the battlefields of the Great wars, see the cemeteries, discover the campaigns and beaches, famous in history books, everywhere.
France is also famous for its passion and its romance. The Eiffel tower in Paris, Sacre Coer Cathedral, Moonlight on the Seine, Grand hotels, Chateaus and Castles. Take your loved one for the experience of a lifetime. Renew your commitment and explore your passion.France offers some beautiful places and people for your “European Experience”. Enjoy!