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Department 64 - Pyrenees Atlantiques

 

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new : using metal in gothic cathedral construction illustrated

cathedral labyrinths and mazes in France illustrated

paying at the péage (toll station) .

Germans in France .
cathedral destruction during the French revolution, subsidiary page to Germans in France

click to return to the France Zone home page

on first arriving in France - driving
France is not England

Click for motorways and motorway aires in France.

Transbordeur bridges in France and the world 2: focus on Portugalete, Chicago, Rochefort-Martrou illustrated
Gustave Eiffel’s first work: the Eiffel passerelle, Bordeaux illustrated
a fifth bridge coming to Bordeaux: pont Chaban-Delmas, a new vertical lift bridge illustrated

France’s western isles: Ile de Ré
France’s western iles: Ile d’Oleron

Ile de France, Paris: in the context of Abelard and of French cathedralsillustrated
short biography of Pierre (Peter) Abelard

Marianne - a French national symbol, with French definitive stamps

la Belle Epoque illustrated
Grand Palais, Paris

Click to go to pages about Art Deco at abelard.org

Click to go to 'the highest, longest: the viaduct de Millau'

Pic du Midi - observing stars clearly, A64 illustrated
Carcassonne, A61: world heritage fortified city illustrated

Futuroscope
Vulcania
Space City, Toulouse

the French umbrella & Aurillac

50 years old: Citroën DS
the Citroën 2CV: a French motoring icon

the forest as seen by Francois Mauriac, and today illustrated
Les Landes, places and playtime illustrated
roundabout art of Les Landes

Hermès scarves

Hèrmes logo

bastide towns
mardi gras! carnival in Basque country
country life in France: the poultry fair

what a hair cut! m & french pop/rock

Tour de France route 2015
Le Tour de France: cycling tactics
illustrated

 

New translation, the Magna Carta

espelette - capital of piment

Espelette's main street, in Basque colours - red and white.
Espelette's main street, in Basque colours - red, white and green

La Poste (the Post Office) at Espelette, with piment garlands
La Poste (the Post Office) at Espelette, with piment garlands
The building is very typical of the Basque architectural style



Basque souvenirs at Espalette
Basque souvenirs at Espalette















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New translation, the Magna Carta


Piment-flavoured sauce
Piment-enhanced olive oil
Piment-enhanced olive oil

Saint Jean Pied de Port

Saint Jean Pied de Port, basque houses by the river
Saint Jean Pied de Port, basque houses by the river

Saint Jean Pied de Port - Notre-Dame church “at the end of the Bridge”
Saint Jean Pied de Port - Notre-Dame church “at the end of the Bridge”

the petit train of the rhune funicular railway

The little train of the Rhune approaching the passing point.
The little train of the Rhune approaching the passing point.

The view to the ocean with Saint Jean de Luz and its bay, 6.3 miles away as the crow flies.
The view to the ocean with Saint Jean de Luz and its bay,
6.3 miles away as the crow flies.

Painted tile scene in the bar at the top of the Rhune
Painted tile scenes in the bar at the top of the Rhune
above: playing pelote. below: Basque dancing.
Painted tile scene in the bar at the top of the Rhune

by the coast - from hendaye to bayonne

The Basque coast, looking south towards the Spanish north coast
The Basque coast, looking south towards the Spanish north coast

Looking north from the Hendaye coast.
Looking north from the Hendaye coast

The retable in the Eglise Saint 
        Jean-Baptiste at St Jean de Luz
The retable in the Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste at St Jean de Luz

The Grand Plage, the main beach, at Biarritz.
The Grand Plage, the main beach, at Biarritz.

Biarritz casino, which is also used as a festival and exhibition space.
Biarritz casino, which is also used as a festival and exhibition space.

Mansion at Biarritz used for European Union, and other, conferences
Mansion at Biarritz used for European Union, and other, conferences


The coast at Biarritz, with a distant Virgin of the Rock
[small white ‘post’ on a rock to the right of the building].

Bayonne pedestrianised shopping street, with banners in Basque colours (red and green)
Bayonne pedestrianised shopping street, with banners in
Basque colours (red and green)


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