Friday, April 29, 2011

History of Provance

From 443 tribes of northern Provence najeżdżały Burgundians. From the sixth century, parts of Provence were in the hands of various Frankish kings. Following the Treaty of Verdun in 843, Provence was on the territory granted Lotarowi I. Since the year 879 under the rule of Boson V of Provence - in-law of Charles the Bald - Provence was part of the kingdom of Provence and Burgundy, also called the kingdom of Lower Burgundy. In the year 934 Lower Burgundy succeeded Rudolf II, King of Upper Burgundy, which was created as a result of the united kingdom of Burgundy. As a part of Provence has been a county.
After the termination of the line descendants of Rudolf II, since the year 1032 as the county already Burgundy became a part of the Roman Empire and the rulers of Provence Marquis wore titles, earls, dukes. As a result of dynastic mariaży, since the year 1112 Provence passed to the Catalan-Aragonese dynasty, and clashed on the territory of French and Spanish influences. After the death of the last independent ruler in the year 1481, combined with France Provence personal union. However, parts of medieval Provence and a few enclaves within its territory for a long time were outside the French domination.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sightseeing in Niece

In Nice, in the district Cimiez, there are preserved ruins of Roman thermal baths from the third century and the ruins of a Roman amphitheater.
Other structures:
remains of the castle and the Romanesque cathedral
churches (XIV-XVIII century)
Cathedral of Sainte-Réparate
Church of Saint-François-de-Paule (1736)
Church of Saint-Jacques
Church of Saint-Augustin
Senate Palace (Palais du Sénat, XVII century)
Lascaris Palace
The main thoroughfare of the city is famous Promenade des Anglais (Promenade des Anglais) from the early nineteenth century with garden Jardin Albert I.
Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts) from the works of the Impressionists (Degas, Renoir, Monet and Sisley);
Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art (Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain) (works of Warhol, Lichtenstein and Noland);
Musée Matisse (rich collection of works by painter);
Musée d'archéologie;
Musée national Marc Chagall (M. Chagall works.)

Friday, April 15, 2011

History of Nice

Nikaia Greek colony was founded around 300 BC. In Roman times was an important port of Nice. From the third century was the seat of a bishopric. From the fifth century Germanic invasions and frequent Saracens. In medieval times, threatened by Genoa, defended its independence in alliance with Pisa. In the thirteenth-fourteenth century several times under the rule of the Counts of Provence. In 1388, surrendered to the dukes of Savoy, who contributed to the development of the city. During the wars of Francis I, Emperor Charles V in 1543 Nice was plundered after the siege by the combined Franco-Turkish troops. In 1626, acquired a substantial privileges, during the reign of Louis XIV, many times it was under French occupation. France ceded by the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1860, 26 February 2001 signed the Treaty of Nice in Nice, the European Union Reform.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Facebook travel pages

Facebook can be a great travel guide. There are some many Facebook pages dedicated to travel, hotels, deals, cities, sight-seeing and more. Sometimes I just want to like them all at once:) Well, with this catalog of Facebook pages you can actually like as many pages as you want from one place. You can search for them by categories or by language. I think it's a cool site, so I'm recommending it:)