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Навигация по постам с фото. Посты по отпуску во Франции и Швейцарии на англ, так как мои коллеги тоже их смотрели. Но фото там на русском-))
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Actually we were going to Biarritz, but finally found ourselves in St-Jean-de-Luz.It is a famous resort on the Basque coast on the Bay of Biscay, just a few km from Spain.It is protected from the savagery of the Atlantic ocean. I was on the 'other' side of Atlantic -)).
The weather was bad, it was raining heavily all day long, but even under the grey, heavy, crying sky St-Jean-de-Luz looked gorgeous and sooo peaceful and beautiful.


St Jean de Luz and Pays Basque )

Lauzerte

Nov. 15th, 2011 10:14 pm
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As I mentioned in the Carcassonne part, on our way back we came across another medieval bastide founded in the 12th century by the Count of Toulouse. This village is situated in Midi-Pyrénées region on southern France. Lauzerte is listed in the Most Beautiful Villages of France (among other 155). It is beautiful, but seems to me it is abandoned as a lot of houses are uninhabited...But this village has its own character and medieval atmosphere....and I had the best tomato salad ever for dinner in the local resto.



St-Lauzerte, France )
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Today we'll visit Carcassonne - La Cité Médiévale.
It is a fortified town founded in the 5th century and restored in 1853. It is in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Maybe because this is a restored site we (I traveled with my friend and her children) didn't feel the atmosphere of ancient times..with the exception of the first view of the city on the hill. Later, on our way back to Bordeaux we saw (by chance) another Middle Age city which impressed us much more although it was not as majestic as Carcassonne. The photos will follow in the next post.


Carcassonne )


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Dear friends,
I would like to share some photos with you. I had wonderful vacations this year. It was that rare occasion when you enjoy every minute of your stay. Plus, this was my first experience with my new Canon; I did about 800 photos in 2 weeks .... but you are lucky, I didn’t post all of them.
 
I was in France and Switzerland, you can see separate ‘under the cut’ sections. Click and enjoy.

Bordeaux )

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