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The French Riviera is famous for its chic, picturesque coastal towns, and June or September is the perfect time to visit Cannes. The Film Festival has wrapped up and the red carpets have been rolled ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, October 2012
A city this old with this much history will inevitably have its ghost
stories and hauntings. They call it the City of Lights, but Paris is just as exciting when the lights go out, and the city ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2011
Sometimes I am astounded by the sheer age of things in Europe; you can almost feel the weight of history – but in a good way. Bayeux, in Normandy, northern France, close to the coast of the English ...
One word: Metro. It’s efficient, inexpensive and there are stations
everywhere you’d want to go. That said there are a few different options
for travelling around Paris . Editor’s
Note: This ...
Because Paris is a major transportation hub in Europe, chances are you’ll be passing through the City of Light – and if you do a little finagling, you can spend one unforgettable day there before ...
Written by Viator, May 2013
The phrase 'Impressionist' was coined in late 19th-century Paris when an art critic used it to describe an exhibition showcasing Monet's Sunrise oil painting. The work's patchy textures, created ...
Paris is one of the
world’s top 5 favourite places in which to welcome in the new year. Not
really surprising – it’s gorgeous, it’s romantic, and it has wonderful
champagne. This is a city of ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
The D-Day landings at Normandy
on June 6, 1944 were the beginning of the end of World War II much due
to the heroic action by Allied troops including US and British forces,
to begin ...
Written by Chou Fleur, Australia, October 2010
The Notre Dame is an example of great French Gothic art. Check out the detail on the facade which displays stories from the Bible and from Christian history. The view from the top of the Notre Dame ...
France is the most romantic country on earth, and Champagne is the most romantic drink, so the next time you and your special someone are planning a vacation, why not combine the two with a weekend ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2012
It’s one of the most unspoiled places on the Mediterranean, a well-kept secret so don’t tell anyone but do head there as soon as you can! Editor’s
Note: This recommendation was taken from our ...
Written by Tighthead Prop, Australia, October 2010
If you want to see one of the best examples of a typical walled city in the south of France, then I can suggest heading to Carcassonne for the day. The old city sits atop a hill and is a great ...
You can’t go to the South of France without seeing the place of legends, of scandals and movies and royal playtime. But could I actually afford to go there? And then we found Saint Maxime, the ...
Was Napoleon III’s wife the Empress Eugenie a surfer? Is that why, in
the mid-19th century, she insisted he develop a royal seaside resort at Biarritz , facing one of Europe’s best surf breaks? On ...
Written by Christine, USA, February 2013
You may have forsaken the printed word for your iPad screen; perhaps the books in your home now serve as doorstops. But spend even a short amount of time in Paris, and you’ll see that reading books ...
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