France enjoys a varied
and mild climate.
The influence of the
Atlantic, dominates the weather in the North East, with winds from the
east which create a humid climate and a mild winter. The regions in
this area are: Normandy, Brittany and Poitou-Aquitaine.
In Nomandy, there are
lots of meadows where cows can graze and there are also a lot of fruit
gardens where apple trees grow. For this reason, there are lots of good
ciders and cheeses in France. The tides are very strong there, above
all around the famous Mt. St. Michel. It was in Normandy where the
famous evaculation tooks place on the 6th June 1944.
Brittany, known by the
Celts by the name of " Armorique " gets as in Normandy, wind from the
Atlantic. It is very famous for its famous "megalithic monuments" in
Carnac. Made from Menhir, dolmen and tumil. In the peninsula of
Quiberon, you can find Louison Bobet's water cure therapy centre.
known for its beautiful beaches and above all for its burgundy wine and
of course its Cognac. It is a very rich wine cultivating region.
The east of France
presents a more continental climate with cold winters and rainy summers
with storms. This region is made up of the following regions: Alsace,
Lorraine, Burgundy and the French Alpes.
Lorraine has caused many disputes over the last
centuries between France and Germany. Strasburg is the capital. The
region is known for its food, beer and white wines (Riesling et
is known internationally for its wines and food. Dijon is a splendid
city where mustard comes from. The region produces snails, Bresse
chicken and Charolais.
Alpes, thanks to its cold winters represent a
marvellous place to ski.
In the south, you can
find a mediterranean climate, with dry and hot summers and mild winters
but with strong winds. The following places can be found in this region:
Provence, Blue Coast and Languedoc-Roussillon.