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As well as lavender, the soil of Provence is of course the source of some outstanding wines. Grape cultivation was big business around here even before the Roman Empire came along, and today ...
For wine lovers, Burgundy is a must-see destination, a place where wine-making techniques are the result of centuries of trial and error, producing a level of refinement and care all too rare in the ...
Heading out to the Palace of Versailles during a vacation to Paris is high up on every visitor's list. And so it should be. Not only does it give you a chance to head out of the city center, but it's ...
There is something endlessly alluring about a port town, the yearning to connect with far-away places is played out through ships coming and going in the harbour, while exotic spices and tastes ...
The 1,000 square-kilometers (62 square-miles) surrounding Bordeaux is one mighty big vineyard, divided into 60 appellations with 8,500 wine growing producers called chateaux. It's mind-blowing ...
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 ...
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 ...
Written by Christine, USA, February 2013
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 ...
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 ...
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 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. ...
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 Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
July 14 is an important day in Paris .
Every year the city celebrates La Fete National, or Bastille Day, the
day the French Revolution began in 1789 with the storming of the
medieval fortress ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
In a country such as France , where the cultural history is so rich, it’s easy to forget that art is still being made. There are artists working right now, today, as I write, and as you read this. ...
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