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The wines of Languedoc-Roussillon
Inviting landscapes, a generous terroir, wines with a unique Mediterranean ...accent, products and recipes full of the sun … Languedoc-Roussillon offers gourmets a sumptuous palette of temptations!
Geography of France
From the mainland to its overseas territories, France has an extraordinary ...natural heritage full of contrasts and a large variety of landscapes. Mountain ranges, plains, rivers, islands…All this and more to discover in our overview of the geography of France.
Geography: The French Alps and Pyrenees
In the south and the east, the landscapes of France become a lot steeper. The ...French Alps and Pyrenees are characterised by plains surrounding high mountains – massifs of powerfully folded and faulted rocks.
Geography: Hercynian France
The Paris and Aquitaine Basins, but also the Armorican Massif, the Massif ...Central, the Ardennes and the Vosges mountains are all part of “Hercynian” France, Europe’s ancient structures crossed by wide valleys (geological folds from the end of the primary era).
Museums in the regions
The leading country in cultural wealth, France’s artistic attractions extend ...far beyond Paris. Visit some of the biggest museums in the region through these slide shows.
As comedies were "made to be played", Molière, in turn comic actor, troupe ...leader, author then King's comedian, remained faithful to the stage until his death during a performance of The Imaginary Invalid on 17 February 1673.
The French mountains
The French mountains are characterised by the immensity of the ski area. But ...this is far from being the only quality since the mountains offer a huge range of different resorts, activities and landscapes to discover.
International Festival of ...Photojournalism
Founded in 1989, the year that marked photography's 150th anniversary, with the ...name Visa pour l'image, "the idea was to create a photography festival dedicated entirely to photojournalism, as there had never been one before" (J.-F. Leroy, founding director).
24th Visa pour l'image Festival
From 1 to 16 September, Visa pour l'image is celebrating its 24th anniversary. ...Striking reportages, projections and exhibitions await photography lovers.
The fortified city of Carcassonne
The City of Carcassonne, an exceptional example of a fortified medieval city, ...played a role of primary importance in the history of the Languedoc region and the south of France.