Pyrenees, Pau and Cesta Punta July 10th 2011 We continue to be intrigued by the regional differences in France. The western Pyrenees shares the spectacular mountain scenery of the eastern end but there are many distinct and intriguing cultural differences. This is the Basque area of France. As with the Catalan, in the east, there are many shared traditions with the Spanish side of the border.
The Basque language is quite unique and sound ... read more
Europe » France » Midi-Pyrénées 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