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Spring in the mountains  

Spring in the mountains

Vignette from Vernet in the Pyrenees

June 20th 2011
Marseilles - our first landfall on this trip to France. The country's second city and capital of Provence, arguably the most beautiful region in France, Marseilles is very much a busy cosmopolitan centre which Lonely Planet suggests visitors either love or hate. We certainly enjoyed discovering Marseilles and its environs during our four day stopover. People have lived here since the 6th ce ... read more
Europe » France

French Flag Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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