On March 4, 2021, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism, French Abroad and Francophonie reporting to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will hold a videoconference with members of the French communities living in Argentina, Chile, (…)
After a decade marked by prosperity driven by the price of raw materials, the implementation of ambitious social programs that have helped reduce poverty and the dynamism of integration projects, South America is entering a phase of recomposition and greater uncertainty. This juncture brings with it past challenges facing the region and offers new opportunities to further develop relations with France.
In multilateral fora, the countries of South America are for France partners with whom what brings them closer together (cultural proximity, democracy, rule of law, multilateralism) outweighs any disagreement on certain analyses. The role of the States of the region in the COP21 negotiations was a reminder of how precious this proximity is when it comes to meeting the major challenges of globalization. For the European Union, and thus for France, its weight in the United Nations (General Assembly, Security Council, institutions and programs, participation in peacekeeping operations) means maintaining a true political partnership with them.
The most summarized guide to travel to the so called “Queen of the Plata” and to know all its secrets. The Federal Capital of the Argentine Republic and Autonomous City of Buenos Aires is one of the great megalopolises of the world and comprises “several cities”, where each one responds to the architecture of the moment and the different lifestyles of its inhabitants. It is a large conglomerate in the form of concentric rings, reaching a radius of about 30 km, taking as its center the Congress, its km 0.
The best guide to move at our own pace in Patagonia, an extensive area that includes the southern part of two countries: Chile and Argentina. It is one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of the planet: wonderful fjords and glaciers, crystalline lakes, impenetrable forests, isolated cities, ice and snow covered peaks and a unique diversity of flora and fauna. Communications are still somewhat difficult but, for that very reason, Patagonia preserves intact all its attractiveness and its indomitable and unexplored character.
Chile is a fascinating destination that enchants all travelers who arrive there. It offers many adventure activities, diverse landscapes, an immense wine production and rich gastronomy. In addition, San Pedro de Atacama is considered by scientists as one of the best places on the planet to observe the stars.
If you decide to travel to Chile, you can also visit the houses of the poet Pablo Neruda, Easter Island or Rapa Nui, with its large stone statues or Moai, and taste, in addition to wine, the pisco sour, typical drink of the Chilean country.
Mexico is also one of the best countries to visit in Latin America. You will find a lot of history that will transport you to different times. You can, for example, visit colonial cities, such as Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Querétaro and Morelia. The country mixes different cultures with many colors and beauty that make Mexico a destination full of traditions, such as the well-known celebration of the Day of the Dead.
You can also visit the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, its many museums, especially in Mexico D.C., take advantage of its beaches, its food – already named Intangible Heritage of Humanity – the local handicrafts and its landscapes.
Thinking of traveling this beautiful continent? Don’t start traveling through South America without reading these tips, recommendations and curious facts. They will be very helpful when planning your trip.
Not everything that the media tells us about South America is like that Not everything that comes out in the mass media is as they want to make it look. It is sad to see how there are so many -so many- people who stop traveling to South America because of the preconceptions generated by the information we receive, what is true is that you have to take more precautions than when traveling in Europe, Asia or Oceania, so we recommend: Bon voyage!