I have spent the last few years travelling all over France to discover landscapes as varied as they are fabulous. I have thus accumulated a large number of shots revealing France in infrared.

Through this project, I invite you to a unique journey bringing together my most emblematic photos, highlighting the natural wealth of my country and presenting a richer heritage than the few tourist places generally visited by Instagramers.

North of France in infrared
Let's start our trip to the north of France in infrared with Paris. The heritage of this region is obviously marked by the emblematic Parisian monuments.
Paris also invites you to take more nature-oriented walks and has very beautiful parks, gardens and squares.
Contrary to this calm atmosphere, the direct neighbor of Paris is also the economic and financial center of France, I named La Défense.
Back to quieter surroundings, with a selection of cemeteries and religious monuments open to visitors all year round.
Around Paris extend successively Hauts-de-Seine, Yvelines and, further south, Seine-et-Marne. Each of these region offers sumptuous natural areas: the National Domain of Saint-Cloud, the Versailles Palace, the Old Castle of Chevreuse and Fontainebleau.
The north of France in infrared stretches as far as the eye can see along the Normandy coast and its white cliffs. Etretat, of course, is an exceptional place. The village of Veules-les-Roses is also worth it and gives you access to truly magnificent estates and gardens.
South of France in infrared
Perigord is, along with Brittany, my favorite region of France. Benefiting from a milder climate, but farther from the ocean, Perigord has an extremely varied natural wealth and heritage.
The main towns of Perigord retain a medieval charm through their bridges, cathedrals and castles. Just take a walk in Perigueux, Cubjac or Bourdeilles to realize this.
On the side of Provence, the Alpilles is also distinguished by a fortified town: Les Baux-de-Provence. This village overlooking the olive groves is a pearl of the region and offers an incredible panorama of landscapes with such special vegetation.
East of France in infrared
The Champagne countryside is distinguished by its many valleys and its Champagne vineyards. The views offered at the top of the valleys are impressive and reflect the agricultural and viticultural work necessary for the production of this precious wine.
The Champagne region is crossed by the Aube river, a relatively calm river on the surface of which houses and vegetation are reflected.
Who says East of France says mountains. The Massif des Alpes extends over six countries and culminates at more than 4800m in altitude with the famous Mont Blanc.
Among the many points of interest in the region, I can mention the Aravis mountains, the Confins and Pormenaz lakes... And simply Savoie!
West of France in infrared
Here we are: Brittany! A region recognized for its gastronomy, its landscapes and its folklore, Brittany offers multiple facets throughout its four departments.
The Breton countryside is very pleasant to explore, on foot or by bike. Fields of wheat or rapeseed alternate with meadows where cows graze.
Approaching the coast, the climate becomes harsher, but still ensures pleasant summers along the beaches of Dinard or Etel. The architecture is also characteristic of the region, with Breton houses with colored shutters and exposed stones.
If Brittany is not particularly known for its monuments, some places are worth a visit, such as the famous Lighthouse of the Petit Minou, the Manoir Saint-Pol Roux in Crozon or the Castle of Trévarez.
Some seaside is very steep, such as Cap Frehel, the pink granite coast and its Mean Ruz Lighthouse and the Quiberon peninsula. The coast then seems torn by the waves.
Finally, Brittany is also islands, in the forefront of which Belle-Île-en-Mer and its flora still preserved despite increasingly massive tourism.
Center of France in infrared
For those who love beautiful stones, a trip along the Castles Loire is a must. The wonder is constant there, so much the architectures plunge you into a fairy tale.
The gardens are not to be outdone: whether Chambord, Blois or Chaumont-sur-Loire, there is an explosion of flowers, trees and plants carefully maintained by teams of expert gardeners.
Last stage of the discovery of infrared France: Auvergne! Here, hiking reigns supreme, in summer and winter alike, and the panoramas are as varied as they are impressive.
Like any self-respecting mountainous region, Auvergne also gives pride of place to lakes and waterfalls, such as the Servières lake or the Perouse waterfall.
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Pierre-Louis Ferrer

France in Infrared

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