France

France Eiffel Tower by Tristan Nitot - WikipediaIn starting my exploration of France, I discovered that France and its worldwide territories encompass the largest economic zone in the world - with many islands and enclaves.

This expanse of land makes France rich with history, culture and amazing natural wonders.

I started my journey in the Alps region but planning to visit all the regions in the coming years.

For my readers in France and around the world, please feel free to tell me about your favorite places and your hometowns. I will be happy to post them here.

Chamonix Mon Blanc

Chamonix France - The Alps - Mon Blanc

Chamonix is the base camp for anyone wishing to explore the French Alps and the region in general. It sits at the base of Europe’s highest peak, Mon Blanc and at the intersection of France, Italy and Switzerland.

This unique location makes it a major tourist attraction with crowds swelling during the winter season and also in July and August. Read more here.

Annecy

Lake Annecy FranceWalking through the pedestrian-only streets or along the canals of this town, you get the feeling that you stepped back to medieval times. And as you follow some of the canals, you end up at a picturesque lake surrounded by mountains.

The city of Annecy started as a Roman settlement and later became home to the counts of Geneva in the 10th century. In 1400 it became home to the counts of Savoy and in 1860 it became the capital of  Haute-Savoie in France. Read more here.

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