Gooood morning, good afternoon, good evening friends, how are you in this lovely Sunday? Today’s the 19th, and…it’s the official launch of the Souvenirs From Across The World Project on all the blogosphere! Well, okay, on a few blogs that will, hopefully, participate. THANK YOU for your enthousiasm, and I’m looking forward to read ALL of your blog posts! No idea what I’m talking about? Before getting into it, here are some ground rules.
In my 22 years so far, I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot, with my family, and with my gorgeous sister. Obviously, we went almost everywhere in France, North, South, East and West, and I went some places on my own as well to study. Since this whole idea is about sharing things about our countries and hometowns, today, I decided to take you on a short trip across France, with pictures! I already talked about my hometown before, I talked about Paris as well, so…I’m NOT going to talk about Paris again, everyone knows the city, at least through pictures. So… let’s go someplace else with a random selection of cute places!
And we’ll start on the North of France, with a place I’ve learned to know for the last three years…Lille!
If there’s something I love about it, and all of France, to be honest, is the historical architecture of it all. I mean, isn’t it beautiful? And there are always great, peaceful places and surprises right in the heart of the city.
With those little almost river-like places, there’s always a place where you can feel like you’re still in nature, in the heart of the city.
Heading a little bit farther in the North, we’re getting close to the sea. It might be kind of cold to take a swim -before the summer, anyway-, but it’s still beautiful, don’t you think?
And down below, you can see part of the gorgeous, historical city of Boulogne-sur-Mer….
After a little visit to see what some places in the North of France have to offer, how about we cross the WHOLE country, down south, to discover more sun, beaches and places that make me crave for the summer even more?
For that, we’re going to head to a lovely city I visited just last year, Montpellier ! It’s very close to the Mediterranean sea, and so beautiful, a typical southern France city, if you ask me…And there are tons, tons of treasures to discover…
I mean, just look at this surreal place? (And that blue, BLUE sky?! No, that picture didn’t went through Photoshop at all. It was just THAT sunny. Doesn’t it make you want to go right there on holidays?)
Swarming with life, people, and all of these historical, typical French buildings (I’d say? I’m French, this is very subjective, obviously), this was such a lovely place to spend some holidays…
Okay, I couldn’t resist. I just really love home, and well, I love to look at the place, and at pictures, and realize that I’m kind of lucky to live in such a lovely place. I already talked about home before, so, for your sake, I will keep it short and sweet…or not.
Welcome!! To be honest I shouldn’t be this giddy whenever I’m talking about it, but I should be like, an ambassador for this beautiful place, I just love it ahah. Anyway. Typical half-timbering (colombage, in French) houses, COLORED houses…
If there’s something we have TONS of in my hometown, it’s, VINEYARDS. You know, the French cliché about people drinking wine? Well…it’s actually TRUE. But we’re not all wine-crazy, I promise at least I am not. But vineyards make a lovely landscape now, don’t they?
Taking you a little bit further than my hometown, in another lovely city, Mulhouse! This picture below was taken around Christmas time (I know. SO sunny, and no snow, crazy, right?!)
And heading back North again, to Strasbourg, European capital, one of the most beautiful city of the country, if you ask me. Seen from above, it’s gorgeous. This picture was taken by my lovely sister @nyxcorner.
Did any one of you ever visit France? Where did you go, what did you think about it? ANY Weird things French people do? 🐌
Would you like to go to France someday? Why, or why not? I’d LOVE to know: what image do you have of the French lives? 💬
For those of you participating in this blog post idea, it’s time to share your links in comments, and I’ll put it right there below! You can write a blog post about your city / country as a part of this project and share it with me until the 3rd of JULY.
Get to know each other’s countries, hometowns, cultures and more…UPDATE: You can also talk about BOOKS related to your country such as books set in your country, authors, etc etc!! Feel free to join and leave your link in comments for a tour across the world!
Fadwa @ Word Wonders is taking you to Morocco!
Lais @ harumansaebooks is taking you to Brazil!
Kat @ Life & Other Disasters is taking you to Vienna!
Cindy @ My book file is taking you to The Netherlands!
Sush @ Fervently Curious is taking you to India!
Jamie @ Watch Game Read is taking you to Malaysia!
Fernanda @ Mystery Date With A Book is taking you to Brazil AND Northern Ireland!
Icky @ A Home of Temperance is taking you to Birmingham, Alabama!
Tyra Anne @ Alice in Winterland is taking you to Canada !
Jesalin @ JBelkBooks is taking you to The Bay Area of California!
Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews is taking you to Western Australia! She’s also sharing some of her favorite Australian books!
Beth @ Reading Every Night is taking you to England!
Shoto @ Confessions of a Bibliophile is taking you to Mumbai, India!
Rivka @ The Orang Outan Librarian is taking you to a bookish tour of England!
Sammie @ Bookshelves & Biros is taking you to the United Kingdom!
Yarravy @ Hiraeth For The Pagesis taking you to Sydney, Australia!
Donna @ ChocolatenWaffles Blog is taking you to Bordeaux, France!
Kunaal @ kunaaldoshi is taking you to Malaysia!