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La Ciotat

La Ciotat

La Ciotat  means The City in Occitan language. Situated at 26 Km east of Marseille (france),  this city has fabulous calanques and the highest maritime cliffs of Europe, with its highest point. All along the coast for more than 20 km La Ciotat and the sea have been closely linked since ancient times.

You should also take a walk in the Mugel Park and all along the trails admire the wonderful Mediterranean vegetation, and at the top the bird’s eye view of the city, the bay and the Green Islands.

 

The coast has meanly rocks and just little beach rarely with sand. The water could be very transparent. La Ciotat has an artificial sand beach because of its rocky location.

This Oliver tree has a trunc seperated in tree. It should be very old.

Poppy

Poppy

Papaver rhoeas or most commonly red poppy or simple poppy is a plant that comes to flower in may or june in Switzerland. You can find this plant in the northern hemisphere.

The plant can produce up to 400 flowers in a warm season, despite the flowers only lasting one day.

If you use less herbicid that flower comes.

 

Morges

Morges

 

Morges is situated in the western part of Switzerland between Lausanne and Geneva. The city was build by Louis de Savoie in 1286.

The castle in the south of the town square was built with a square floor plan and four round corner towers. It resembles the castle of Yverdon, which may have served as a model for Morges Castle.

 

On of the beautiful place to walk is the lake promenade. You can see the Mont Blanc

The city’s annual Tulip Festival celebrates the return of spring with 100,000 tulips in beds remarkable for their colour, in the 30,000m2 of the Parc de l’Indépendance.

 

 

Mulhouse

Mulhouse

Mulhouse is situated at the corner near Germany and Switzerland. You can read Germany by car in 30 mn and Switzerland (Basel) for the same period of time. This city count 112 000 inhabitants and the metropolitan area if you add suburb you have 280 000 people.

Mulhouse is famous for its museums particularly the automobile museum (Musée national de l’automobile) and the train museum (Musée du chemin de fer). The largest automobile and railway museum in the world.

Mulhouse is also an industrial city from the 19s century. Today you have automobile industry Peugeot who is still in activity.

The city center is interesting with colorfull houses.

This is the city house (hotel de ville) it is written that Mulhouse was attached to France in 1798. Before that date it was part of Switzerland. You still can see flag of swiss canton as decoration

Place Saint Etienne in the city Center

 

 

Colmar

Colmar

Colmar is a medieval city in the central Alsace at the east of France near Germany. It is a very touristic city. You can walk in the city center who has large zone of pedestrian street only. Traditionaly alsacian houses were white but recently they start to color them in green, dark red and flashy color.

Timber-framed houses, generally characterized by flat clay tiles and half-timbered building fronts, are found in both the cities and the countryside. Elegant bourgeois homes, their façades divided by ornamental banding, have many bay windows. Alsace, a region long accustomed to working with stone and wrought iron, also features fine examples of Romanesque, Gothic and Vaubanesque architecture. Villages typically feature a central square with a water fountain or a defensive wall and gate.

Do you know that the Statue of Liberty was offered by Bartoldy who was from Colmar to the United States ? You can see a little copy of this statue in rememberance of this gift.