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.
Written by Viator, August 2010
At the foot of the mighty, snowcapped Pyrenees Mountains, this is a city committed to its graceful past centuries, boasting fine medieval architecture such as the 11th century Basilica Saint Sernin ...
Written by Sherry C, August 2011
Definitely have a look at A La Carte rental apartments if you're staying for more than a couple of days. We stayed at one of their rental residences, and loved it, feeling more like a local than ...
If you’re in Provence and missing the café culture and sophistication of Paris , head straight to Aix-en-Provence , a little piece of heaven in the south of France . Editor’s
Note: This ...
Written by Vickie Tucker, October 2011
If you have never visited Paris and have the opportunity to go - GO! The educational
advantges are worth the trip along. Eating at the outside cafe's is such fun, you feel special and when watching ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2012
It might not have the biggest festival program but what the Avignon Blues Festival does have is quality – five great blues acts playing over two weekends from September 28 to October 6, 2012. ...
Avignon is famous as the City of the Popes and for the children’s song which describes folk dancing on the Saint Bénézet Bridge, “Sur le pont d’Avignon” (“On the bridge of Avignon”) over ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, October 2012
“On the bridge of Avignon, we all dance there, we all dance there. On the bridge of Avignon,
we all dance there in a ring.” Editor’s Note:
This recommendation was taken from our ...
Written by Susan, Ireland, May 2013
The Segway tour is a must its the best way to see Paris and the most fun, no matter what age you are. Our guide was Adrian who was great at giving us confidence to ride the segways. We stopped at ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
Paris is a city where you want to shop. Perhaps it’s the fashionable French people you see passing the café window as you sip your café au lait. Or perhaps it’s all those Audrey Hepburn, ...
Written by nag33m, Australia, June 2012
This is a fabulous little restaurant at 8 rue Pierre Semard which was just down the road from our accommodation. They have delicious french cuisine and it is reasonably priced. The staff are very ...
Written by Christine, USA, January 2013
Many people think of the French Riviera
as a glamorous place where movie stars come to see and be seen. But
it’s home to thousands of families, and is a much more family-friendly
region in ...
Written by Melissa G, USA, August 2012
Been to Paris on multiple visits and twice during the summer months. Never again! Even where there is much to see, the long lines are a real time constraint! I was in Paris during Feb (winter) and ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, June 2011
The city of Bordeaux is inevitably associated with vineyards and fine wine, so it's no surprise that the winning design of the Wine Culture and Tourism Center evokes the image of a wine tasting ...
Written by Viator, April 2011
What better than Boullabaisse, Pastis and Pétanque to define Marseilles – this quintessential trio is a must-try during your visit! Start your afternoon by playing Pétanque, a form of ...
Written by Christine, USA, March 2013
Just a day trip away from Paris is a whole other world – one of half-timbered homes, stately villages and one of the oldest wine regions in France. Let’s see just how much you can discover about ...
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