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.
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 ...
Written by shamlakan a, February 2013
it was ok but to be honest could to it on my own
Written by Terrell H, November 2012
This tour is not worth the price I paid for it. The food was absolutely hourible. Even made me sick. They only give you one bottle of wine/champagne and they charge for coffee after the meal. ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
So, here are five top spots to hit the slopes in France this winter.
Chamonix. On the top of Europe, in sight of Mont Blanc, so you get views and some of the best options from beginner slopes to ...
It takes real vision and commitment to create something astoundingly
beautiful and that’s what the initiator of the abbey at Mont Saint
Michel had. It’s said that the abbey was built after a ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, September 2011
We all know that artists love wine, but last summer in Bordeaux wine loved the artists right back. The Artist Castle program
matched professional artists with the patronage of wine producers. ...
France is one of
those destinations where the visitor’s list of things to eat is often
just as long as the list of things to see. French cuisine is known
worldwide; in fact, most modern Western ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2012
The main reason people come to Calais is to leave. It’s a major ferry port and a huge transit zone for people entering France from England or heading across the English Channel to enter Britain. ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, June 2011
Arguably the most gruelling and prestigious sporting events in the cycling world, the Tour de France 3-week bicycle race can best be described in three words: Men in Lycra. Really hot men, and ...
Traveling throughout Europe by train is a dream for many travelers, but almost nowhere is it more convenient, comfortable and cost-efficient than in France. Let’s take a look at the basics of ...
Written by Christine, USA, March 2013
Visiting France with kids of any age is, simply, a no-brainer, especially if you’re looking for the perfect first-time trip to Europe for them. Let’s talk about some of the reasons why, and some ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
I am ashamed but willing to confess that for most of my life I thought that the city of Strasbourg was in Germany . It’s not. It’s in France . Far eastern France, only 1.8 miles (3 km) from the ...
Have you ever gone to a restaurant with a girlfriend, been given a
wine menu and sat reading through it as if it were in a foreign
language? Well, fair enough, sometimes it is, but it is still a ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, August 2011
Tour Montparnasse 56 Observatory gives the
most spectacular view of the city of lights, offering a restaurant and a
terrace on the top floor complete with a helipad for those special
visits. The ...
Beloved of both tourists in their hire-cars and boy-racers in their Ferraris and Maseratis, the Cote d’Azur’s Corniches are some of the most spectacular roads in the world. There are three roads ...
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