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Portraits of France by Postmen: Yann Arthus-Bertrand's crazy new project

ething a little crazy. After Home and Legacy, on September 6, 2021 he will launch a large-scale project in partnership with La Poste: Portraits of France by Postmen. As president of the GoodPlanet foundation, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is already working with La Poste on carbon offsetting actions of ...

31
Aug
2021

Cold snap in France: what causes the phenomenon?

you haven't already done so, it's time to get your scarves, hats and gloves out of the closet! At the beginning of next week, the cold will arrive in France. The drop in temperatures will first be seen on Sunday 21 November on the Channel coast and north of the Loire. This cold snap will then ...

19
Nov
2021

The biometric passport: presentation and formalities

Presentation Since June 28, 2009, the biometric passport has succeeded the electronic passport in France in order to make this document even more secure, to facilitate the procedures for users and to shorten the time it takes to issue it. This new passport complies with the European standards se ...

20
Jan
2010

2021, the polar summer: a cultural season throughout France

A great first in France For the first time in 2021, a national cultural and educational season is dedicated to the two clusters. For four months, a rich program of about 100 events is planned to raise awareness among the general public about the preservation of these endangered ecosystems. Th ...

06
Sep
2021

Covid: Is vaccination of children being considered in France?

Are children less affected by the virus? Contrary to what is sometimes imagined, the current upsurge in infections in France does not spare minors and children under 12. Since the start of the All Saints' Day holidays, the Covid virus and its delta variant (which is more contagious) have been sp ...

22
Nov
2021

Online public service: more than 200 administrative procedures are available

The digitisation of public services should also improve access for people with disabilities to essential procedures. A simplified connection with France Connect In addition, the government continues to roll out user identification via the France Connect procedure to facilitate all these online ...

18
Oct
2021

Glasses without borders: the association that collects your old glasses

ht has changed, don't throw away your old glasses! They can still be very useful to people who can't afford to buy glasses. An association born in France in 1974 The association Lunettes sans frontière was born in Hirsingue in 1974. It was created by a priest, Father François, following a trip ...

04
Nov
2021

The Eiffel Tower: presentation and history

The symbol of France The Eiffel Tower, which has become the symbol of France and its capital, is a puddled iron tower built by Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators for the 1889 World's Fair. Originally named the 300-metre tower, the monument was thought by Eiffel to be a 'summary of contemporary ...

01
Sep
2008

Climate: Météo-France acquires two new supercomputers

New tools for Météo-France In early 2021, Météo France acquired two new Bull supercomputers. The public sector body has invested €55 million in the project, with a total budget of €144 million over five years. These two machines, named Belenos (after the god of the sun in Gallic mytholo ...

05
July
2021

Beauty: how are cosmetics tested?

What are the regulations in Europe? Since the 2000s, European regulations on cosmetic testing have changed significantly. In France, as in all EU countries, animal testing for finished products has been banned since 2004. Animal testing for cosmetic ingredients has also been banned since 2013 ...

23
Sep
2021

Tourism: 3 gardens to discover in France

1- Les Jardins de la Fontaine in Nîmes Less well known than the park of the Château de Versailles or the gardens of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the Jardins de la Fontaine in Nîmes are nonetheless worth a visit! This 15-hectare green space located in the heart of the city of Nîmes has be ...

06
Oct
2021

The Night of the Castles: a magical event

eaux is for you! Every autumn for 3 years now, many heritage sites open their doors to you during an exceptional evening. In the four corners of France and Navarre but also in Spain, Switzerland and Belgium, castles welcome visitors for night visits off the beaten track. Don't miss this uni ...

14
Oct
2021

Unusual tourism: 5 haunted places in France

1- The castle of Commarque The château de Commarque is a medieval fortress located not far from Sarlat. According to legend, this castle was the setting for clandestine love affairs between the daughter of the Count of Commarque and the son of a rival family. Mad with rage, the Count of Comm ...

20
Oct
2021

Franche-Comté: 5 good reasons to visit Montbéliard in winter

ree colours (usually white, blue and madder red). Copyright : Pays de Montbéliard Tourisme 4- To visit one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in France Situated at the gateway to Alsace and Germany, Montbéliard perpetuates Christmas traditions and in particular the Germanic traditi ...

10
Nov
2021

Nutrition: 5 common misconceptions about undernutrition

1- It is a rare problem in France Contrary to what is often imagined, undernutrition does not only affect poor or famine-affected countries. In France too, nearly 2 million French people are affected by this health problem, sometimes without realizing it. We speak of 'undernutrition' as soon ...

16
Nov
2021

Gothic architecture: presentation and characteristics

nd tormented decorations - the 'late' gothic in the 16th century, characterized by an overload of decorations. The most famous gothic buildings In France, many buildings bear witness to Gothic architecture, notably Mont Saint-Michel and the cathedrals: - Notre-Dame de Chartres - Saint-Etienne d ...

25
Mar
2008

The commedia dell'arte: origins and characters

with singing, dancing and acrobatics. The popularity of commedia dell'arte, in Italy and abroad, was extraordinary. Henri III had a troupe come to France in 1576. In the 17th century, the governments of Spain and France sought to censor and regulate this theatrical form. In the 18th century, ...

23
Feb
2011

Christmas lights: the Montbéliard Christmas market

of the Christmas market welcome more than 180 craftsmen in the historic city centre, at the foot of the Temple Saint-Martin, the oldest Lutheran church in France. In 2019, the Pays de Savoie was the featured region. This year, the guest of honor of these festivities is Franche-Comté. Its land an ...

17
Dec
2015

Three misconceptions about tobacco

our cigarettes a day multiplies the risk of heart attack by three times. Read more The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Santé publique France agency will launch this campaign on 31 May 2016 to set the record straight on the risks of smoking. Received ideas about tobacco are not on ...

30
May
2016

Holidays in France: 5 destinations to go to the mountains in summer

urfing on the trend of summer holidays in the mountains, more and more tourism professionals, including Club Med, are offering all-inclusive holidays in France in the Alps and in particular in the Tarentaise valley. 2- The village of Valmorel At the entrance to the Tarentaise Valley, the picture ...

26
May
2021