France Travel Tips
The French wrote the book on la vie en rose and gave the world champagne and camembert, de Beauvoir and Debussy, the Tour de France and the Tour Eiffel. There's a term for their seductive lifestyle - Douce France (Sweet France) and you'll find yourself using it often.
Although the ubiquity of Levis and Le Big Mac flusters the country's cultural purists, a year in Provence or a weekend in Paris will explain why half the world grows dreamy over stalking Paris's streets or picnicking Manet-style sur l'herbe.
When the sun goes down, Paris is just getting started. After you’ve spent the day on your feet looking at artistic treasures, historic monuments, and elegant gardens, take a load off with a tour of ...
Spend your Christmas in Paris, and see how the fashionable French celebrate Christmas in style! Oozing with atmosphere, Paris has long been the destination of choice for stylish shoppers, romancing ...
Louis XIV, the Sun King, was not satisfied with ruling over the French people, or building the most magnificent palace in the world; at Versailles he was also determined to have mastery over water. ...
The River Seine is the lifeblood of Paris. Immerse yourself in romance, cruising under iconic bridges to see the architectural wonders and discover the daily life of this beautiful city from the ...
Written by Christine, USA, February 2013
Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc in the French Alps, is a world-renowned ski resort town and one of the top destinations in France for skiers. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your next ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, November 2011
France is full of top ski resorts and one of these is Chamonix. You can’t go wrong heading to a valley under Western Europe’s highest and most famous mountain, Mont Blanc. I am not a skier, I am ...
The Route Touristique du Champagne – the Champagne Route: could anything sound like a better holiday destination? Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our France Things to Do ...
Written by mozzoz60, Australia, December 2012
We had a lovely full day at the wineries and poking around in Reims. We thought the seperate tours were very alike and in parts repetitive. Perhaps replace Mumms with a small producer which would ...
It’s the birthplace of both Frenchman Napoleon Bonaparte and Italian
explorer Christopher Colombus who did most of his land-claiming under
the flag of the Spanish Empire. Confused? That’s Corsica ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012
If it sounds somehow ridiculous that one river valley can house
around one thousand chateaux you need to remember that the Loire River
is very long; this is the longest river in France
Trace the steps of Vincent Van Gogh through the streets and cafes of Arles. During his time in Provence he gave away paintings to pay for food, and couldn't sell a work to save his life, but since ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, October 2011
In a case of life mirroring television, not only is Blair Waldorf engaged to the fictional Prince of Monaco on the series Gossip Girl, featuring misbehaving Upper East Side New York teenagers; ...
Written by Christine, USA, March 2013
Tourists may cite Grenoble’s famous cable cars as the best thing to
do in town, but the Grenoble Jazz Festival has been bringing the hottest
jazz music to the Rhône-Alpes region of France ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
There are 120,000 miles (180,000 km) of hiking trails in France so what are you waiting for? Strap on those walking boots and let’s go.
Possibly the greatest challenge you’ll face is where to ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012
The Venice of the West , Nantes sits at the river delta of the Loire ,
the Sevre and Erdre Rivers, just inland from the Atlantic coast.
Originally settled by the Celts, then a major French port ...
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