Tag Archives: France

Walking Tours: Bordeaux – Southwest France (4K)

Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool. 

Profiles: Dutch Painter Vincent Van Gogh (Video)

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life.

French Views: Auvergne’s Volcanic Ensemble (Video)

Located in central #France​, the Regional Natural Park of the #Auvergne​, with its 400,000 hectares, is the largest volcanic ensemble in Europe. In July 2018, #UNESCO​ listed the Chaîne des Puys mountains range as a world heritage site. Since then, a whole population has been striving to preserve this priceless heritage. We meet the park wardens studying the minute creatures of these open spaces and the craftsmen producing enamelled lava from the dormant volcanoes.

Auvergne is a historical region in central France, and is now part of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The mostly rural, mountainous area is popular for hiking and skiing, with vast forests and dormant volcanoes such as Puy de Dôme. An abundance of natural hot springs has spawned spa towns such as Vichy, known for its mineral water. Clermont-Ferrand is a busy university city with a stately Romanesque church, Notre-Dame du Port. 

Travel & Photography: ‘Provence Glory’ – Life In The South Of France

From cities to quaint towns and everything in between, Provence has something for everyone. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Calanque de Sormiou in Marseille. Drive with the top down through fields of lavender in Valensole. Experience a bite of just-out-of-the-oven fougasse, a Provençal classic.

Stand in awe of the beautiful, white Camargue horses native to the area. Located in the South of France, Provence is uniquely positioned to be a cultural blend of the Mediterranean. Roman landmarks still prevail from the 1st century AD alongside châteaus from medieval times—a varied legacy brightened by the indigenous mimosas and cypresses.

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Walks: ‘Vincennes – Northern France’ (4K)

Vincennes is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.7 km from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. 

It took its name from the bois de Vincennes located to the south of the city, which has become the property of the Paris City Council. Vincennes is famous for its castle,long royal residence. It is the second most densely populated commune in France behind Levallois-Perret. Since 2011, the municipality has launched a major urban redevelopment plan, called the “city project”, targeting different districts of the city.

Views: Coastal Towns Of The Mediterranean (8K)

Some of the most beautiful and charming coastal towns along the Mediterranean sea in 8K resolution. You will see towns and resorts along French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Spanish coast, Greek islands, Croatian and Montenegro coastline.

Video timeline: 0:00​-0:14​ Intro 0:15​-0:45​ Corfu island, Greece 0:46​-1:02​ Kefalonia island, Greece 1:03​-1:32​ Saint Tropez, France 1:33​-1:53​ Collioure, France 1:54​-2:38​ Cap Ferrat, France 2:39​-3:19​ Menton, France 3:20​-3:28​ Cavalaire-sur-Mer, France 3:29​-4:11​ Marseille, France 4:12​-4:24​ Principality of Monaco 4:25​-4:52​ Eze, France 4:53​-5:04​ La Turbie, France 5:05​-5:17​ Carqueiranne, France 5:18​-5:32​ Palavas les Flots, France 5:33​-6:02​ Bonifacio, Corsica island, France 6:03​-6:24​ Venice, Italy 6:25​-6:57​ Manarola, Italy 6:58​-7:07​ Vernazza, Italy 7:08​-7:16​ Riomagiore, Italy 7:17​-7:53​ Rapallo, Italy 7:54​-8:07​ Portofino, Italy 8:08​-8:34​ Amalfi Coast, Italy 8:35​-8:59​ Taormina, Sicily, Italy 9:00​-9:11​ Cadiz, Spain 9:12​-9:26​ Tossa de Mar, Spain 9:27​-9:34​ Ibiza, Spain 9:35​-9:44​ Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain 9:45​-10:01​ Cape Palos, la Manga, Spain 10:02​-10:31​ Barcelona, Spain 10:32​-11:17​ Dubrovnik, Croatia 11:18​-11:26​ Antalya, Turkey 11:27​-12:00​ Boka Bay, Muntenegro

Hyperlapse Views: ‘Lille – Northern France’ (Video)

Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region in northern France, near the border with Belgium. A cultural hub and bustling university city today, it was once an important merchant center of French Flanders, and many Flemish influences remain. The historic center, Vieux Lille, is characterized by 17th-century brick town houses, cobbled pedestrian streets and the large central square, Grand Place.

Walks: ‘Montpellier – Southern France’ (4K)

Montpellier is a city in southern France, 10km inland from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The town’s stately Gothic Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, distinguished by conical towers, dates to 1364. The city’s Antigone district is a chic, modern development inspired by neoclassical motifs. Paintings from French and European Old Masters hang at the Musée Fabre.

Island Views: ‘Martinique – Caribbean Sea’ (Video)

Martinique is a rugged Caribbean island that’s part of the Lesser Antilles. An overseas region of France, its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian influences. Its largest town, Fort-de-France, features steep hills, narrow streets and La Savane, a garden bordered by shops and cafes. In the garden is a statue of island native Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Caribbean is a region of the Americas that comprises the Caribbean Sea, its surrounding coasts, and its islands. The region lies southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and of the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.