Californians are very proud of their "snowy mountain range". And for good reason. In the lands of California, this space of some 650 km long has nothing to envy to the beauty of the coast. Yosemite Park is one of the major attractions of this region, with its majestic mountains and metamorphic rocks. This is the favourite domain of hikers and climbers. The surroundings of the park remain just as impressive and the road that takes you from San Francisco to the heart of the Sierra Nevada will offer you many opportunities for beautiful photos. Lake Tahoe and the Mammoth Lakes region are also very much visited by tourists and locals alike, who like to rediscover the peace and quiet of nature, just a few hundred kilometres from the big cities.

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10 paysages incroyables qui ne semblent pas provenir de notre planète

The land offers landscapes of breathtaking beauty. And some of them look like they're straight out of a science fiction movie. Soils, rocks, mountains, volcanoes, sometimes associated with the ocean, can form unexpected and unsuspected panoramas. These landscapes take place in the four corners of the globe, in Asia, Africa, Australia or South America, and arouse the curiosity of many travellers. Le Petit Futé has selected 10 natural ...

Les incontournables du Parc national de Yosemite

Yosemite National Park is one of the most impressive glacial valleys to be found. In the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, it is the result of two tectonic plates that collided more than 120 million years ago, merging the rock that was then shaped by glaciers. Yosemite National Park is a concentrate of natural beauty: there is a huge variety of preserved biotopes representing five of the seven specific areas of the American ...

Les incontournables de la Californie

Passionate, fascinating, sometimes even revolting, California never leaves anyone indifferent. If the greatest have sung and filmed it, from the Eagles to the Red Hot Chili Pepper, the best thing is to live it to the fullest by exploring its territory as big as three quarters of France. Arid deserts, sprawling cities and authentic national parks: that's what awaits you on a road trip in the Golden State! Petit Futé takes you on a journey of ...

Top 10 des destinations où le soleil est le plus fort

When the winter points to the end of his nose, one idea comes to mind, you exile under the sun exactly! But it's better to beware of this good old solar asterisk that allocates its random heat to the Earth. Some parts of the globe are subjected to almost infernal temperatures that would quickly cause you to regret the winter mercury of the last few days. Several criteria come into play and some parts of the world, deserts and places that are ...

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