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Old 04-04-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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even if it was true, whats the problem ?
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:18 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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even if it was true, whats the problem ?
I think Pigeon is just blowing off steam.
It's okay.
Much of France is indeed of tremendous historical significance--but it's not as if the country is in a time warp and has not entered the 21st century.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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People think I'm insane when I say this, but my favorite region of France is the Nord-Pas de Calais, the land of beffrois, windmills, coal mines, beer, and abandoned factories. I also happen to like gray dreary weather. Plus, it's fairly flat so it's very easy to bicycle from town to town.

While I love all of France and have never met a Frenchman I didn't like, I've found the people from the Nord-Pas de Calais to be particularly accueillants.

The countryside is filled with hundreds of military cemeteries from WW1. It can be very moving.

In addition--and this is perhaps one of its biggest draws--the Nord-Pas de Calais is relatively unknown to tourists. While I LOVE Paris and the South of France, it can sometimes be annoying to be surrounded by other tourists. You'll never have that problem in the Nord-Pas de Calais.

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Old 04-06-2009, 05:09 AM
 
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Yikes!...but as someone said : "to each his own"
drab, grey, damp, cold,flat, with abandoned coal mines, it's all I hate.
But the "Ch'timis" are reputed to be good fellas though!
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Yikes!...but as someone said : "to each his own"
drab, grey, damp, cold,flat, with abandoned coal mines, it's all I hate.
But the "Ch'timis" are reputed to be good fellas though!
My kid sent me the movie: Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis
We're finishing up our trip in Lille.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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About JMT's perspective. Wherever I've traveled the non-tourist areas have also interested me. I prefer to see everything in any region, that way I know how they live and where they work. Most industrial areas aren't tourist destinations, but they are important for the local economy. And I get a much better idea of a certain region. It adds to the general knowledge of any nation.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Cairo - Egypt
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All of it ....Every little part of France is beautiful.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:25 AM
 
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All of it ....Every little part of France is beautiful.

I beg to disagree. It sucks (even the Mediterranean, more and more a concrete wall-to-wall). The oversea territories are beautiful though, but dangerous (insecurity, riots, passive-agressive attitudes towards white people)
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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My favorite area of France? Provence is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and has some of the best food and wine in the world. It's a very serene, relaxing place for a vacation.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Default Charente Maritime

We love the Charente Maritime region- Ocean, hills, sunflowers, mussels, seafood, the open air markets with food that smells wonderful and is fresh, L'ile d'Oleron, Cognac, Saintes. Ok we have a country house between Cognac and Saintes and lived 3 years there.
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