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Cannes, the glamorous city

Cannes, a renowned place, symbolic of the famous cinema festival attracts a lot of  tourists every year, foreigners but also french tourists amazed by this typical city of the French luxury. Originally, Cannes was just a Mediterranean village of fishermen and monks; it was in the 19th century when the city really has a development and started to prosper, becoming the great town we already know. This city of the Cote d’Azur offers wonderful landscapes we are not used to see every day, lovely beaches with great weather, ideal spots for swimming and walks over hot sand. Or you just can chill in front of this charming place, enjoying life! .......................... READ FULL ARTICLE


Nice is a French city, capital of the Cote d’Azur, full of a charm which directly reminds us parties, sun and beach. It is one of the most appreciated tourist destinations of the world. The city is very well situated; it is surrounded by the sea but also the mountain, and also it is close to the Italian frontiere. Nice lots of beaches with clear-blue sea and beautiful landscapes. It is a city for all the tastes!   However, if you go to Nice here are some places and activities not to be missed: In the heart of Old Nice; nobody can miss this opportunity! If you like walking and discovering, this activity is for you. Go to discove.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE


Synonym of sun and sea, Porto-Vecchio is a French city. Located at the department of South Corsica, it is also the most known sea resort of Corsica thanks to its paradisiac beaches.This town is valorated for the quiet ambience but also seduces for its dynamics and beautiful landscapes. This destination is the perfect place to enjoy with family or friends, if you are lucky to visit this city you have to enjoy all of these places! Jewels of Corsica One of the most famous beaches of South Corsica. In the South of the gulf of Porto-Vecchio: the bay of Santa Giulia. A beach with transparent sea water and white and fine sand near to the mo.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Centenary of the crossing of English Channel

On July 25 the fulfillment of a century since the French Louis Blériot crossed first achieved success with the English Channel aboard the Blériot XI, which has been restored for the exhibition opened in Paris in honor of the feat. Research, technical and technological innovations associated with the French pilot is the main theme of the shows until October 18th organized by the Museum of Arts et Métiers, which since October 1909 has enabled the Blériot XI make the gesture. Original objects related to the crossing and the industrial adventure of Louis Blériot (1872-1936), along with pictures and movies of the era, make up the exhibi.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Aviation pioneer, Louis Blériot

We speak of an apparatus French aviation pioneer, Louis Blériot was its builder and completed its factory in Neuilly near Paris, is a monoplane that his drive was equipped with a motor of 28 hp REP had their peaks at about 60 km / h speed and a height of close to 80 meters, which was released at the International Aerospace Exhibition in Paris in 1908, although in fact it received its baptism in the air for months February 1909. The English Daily Mail newspaper, in 1908 offered a prize of 500 pounds for the first aviator to reach across the English Channel (Calais) and in 1909 took up this offer and doubled their number, 1,000 pounds, whic.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

The first to fly a biplane powered motor: Wilbur and Orville Wright

In 1903 the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright were the first to fly a biplane powered motor, the stunt, originally a short flight takes in the U.S. December 17, Kitty Hawk (North Carolina) and mark the beginning of aviation. For the first time a mind heavier than air and an explosion engine achieves an ascent flight and controlled descent. The achievement was made possible after years of testing and over a thousand thanks to their inventive efforts and skills of mechanics. Was the result of matching a motor to achieve low power and low weight and experience to capitalize on the lift and aerodinamia tested during the last decade. [caption.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Bleriot XI a mythical plane

With a length of 8 meters, the fuselage of the Blériot XI was built in oak and poplar cross string piano. The wings of a scale of 7.80 meters, were structured by two massive beams. Each wing is secured by steel straps to a cabin in central steel tube, all the wings were covered with cloth. The landing gear wire gauge is equipped with shock absorbers to sandows resting on three wheels and steerable radio. The 3-cylinder engine developing 20 hp Anzani moved bladed wooden propeller Chauviére diameter of 2.08 meters In order to fly, with a weight of 300 kg, the device reached a speed of 58 km / h. Crossin.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Luois Blériot, history of an obsession

Blériot began his lifelong obsession with aviation when he visited a local exhibition and saw Clement Ader's early, bat-wing shaped plane. Inspired by the strange looking craft, he began to build, test, and crash numerous planes of his own over the next nine years. Rather than follow one type of design for his planes, Blériot worked by trial and error - working first with gliders, then box-kite biplanes, and finally with monoplanes. By 1909, with his finances drained, Blériot finally produced a plane which didn't immediately crash, the Blériot XI. In a marketing ploy to increase its circulation, the "Daily Mail" newspaper of London of.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Biography of Louis Blériot

(Cambrai, France, 1872-Paris, 1936) French Aviator and engineer. Engineer by profession, was amassing a small fortune to design and sell various car accessories such as lamps and other accessories. After experimenting with sliders in 1900 designed a first prototype of an apparatus equipped with motor with a power of two horses, which successfully removed, although flight only traveled a few meters. [caption id="attachment_108" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Bleriot V january 1907"][/caption] In 1906, in partnership with other pioneers and Levavasseur Voisin, Blériot IV built a biplane much more elaborate, however, failed to ris.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Louis Charles Joseph Bleriot

Our 1909 Louis Charles Joseph Blériot is a frail spindly looking monoplane, which has led a most adventurous life. The Bleriot in my life has flown the English Channel in both directions; the Catalina Channel; over the San Francisco-Oakland, Transbay Bridge; in England, Canada, France, and about half of the states in the United States. Over the years it has served me in much the same reliable way as our versatile present-day aircraft, although I am sure it is responsible for giving me more gray hairs than all the business planes in the alphabet, from Alpha to Zebra. Louis Bleriot was in many ways as interesting as the airplane. The .......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

video Fly Bleriot Replica

On July 25 th, 2009 The aircraft in the video you are going to see will attempt to duplicate the flight Louis Bleriot made 100 years ago on the same date. The first crossing of the English Channel by an aircraft. .......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

First Fly English Channel – Louis Blériot

Blog about First Fly English Channel - Louis Blériot Blériot had two rivals for the prize, both of whom failed to reach the goal. The first was Hubert Latham, a French national of English extraction. He was favored by both the United Kingdom and France to win. He had arrived first and attempted to fly across on 19 July of that year, but 10 km from the shore at Dover he developed engine trouble and was forced to make a sea landing. The other pilot, Charles de Lambert, was a Russian aristocrat with French ancestry, and one of Wilbur Wright's students. However, Lambert was injured in a major crash during a test, forcing him to quit the comp.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Genuine Bleriot to cross Channel

The collection owns a genuine Bleriot Type XI, built in 1909 by Louis Bleriot himself. The aircraft is in wholly original condition, aside from having been re-covered, and having a small main undercarriage modification; and has its original Anzani 3 cylinder motor. The aircraft has been in Shuttleworth hands since 1935 and has been maintained in flying condition since 1936, when it was flown by Richard Shuttleworth himself at the Royal Air Force Display. Since then it has appeared at many air displays both before and after the Second World War. Because of the low power and the uncertainty that the motor will continue to run for more than .......................... READ FULL ARTICLE

Louis Blériot

Louis Blériot Bleriot was the first to fly a heavier -than-air aircraft across the Channel. His pioneering flight was in 1909, only 6 years after the first powered flight by the Wright brothers in the USA. He flew his monoplane from the beach west of Calais, which was re-named 'Bleriot-plage'; and landed on a hillside meadow by Dover Castle, which has since become woodland. He was born in Cambrai, and later lived in Hardelot, where he was a director of the property company developing the resort, and a keen pioneer of sandyachting in Hardelot. He went on to design many successful aircraft. [.......................... READ FULL ARTICLE