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France Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Do You Need to Tip at Restaurants in France and...
When at a Paris cafe, to tip or not to tip? Here is a guide on tipping at restaurants, in taxis, at hotels and more in Paris and throughout France.
The Best Nudist Beaches and Naturist Resorts in...
France has the best smart and stylish naturist resorts. And France has the coastline and the weather. So it’s not surprising that some of the world’s most popular resorts as well as nudist beaches are in southern France. Discover France's best naked beaches and naturist resorts.
10 Reasons to visit France in Winter
Planning a trip to France in the winter? It’s a great time to visit, so here’s what to expect. Check out all you need to know from cheaper airfares to winter sports, fun, festivals and Christmas fairs during the French holiday season.
TGV Train Route Map and Destinations in France
Check the TGV route map for destinations and times to major cities in France. The TGV high-speed train serves most major cities of France. It also connects with express and local trains taking you on to all cities and towns in France, and has connections on to Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
Here's a guide to the 10 Top Attractions and...
Top 10 Nice attractions from the Promenade des Anglais to the Matisse Museum. Nice is a fabulous city to visit all year round.
Is Cap d'Agde the World Capital of Nudism?
Want to bank naked? Shop naked? Dine naked? Buy baguettes at a brasserie naked? Visit Cap d'Agde, the world's capital of nudism.
Top Attractions in Provence
Discover the top ten sites in Provence from the mouth of the Rhone river to the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes that border Italy. See the Roman marvels of the area, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and the glorious national parks, river gorges and abbeys set in peaceful fields of lavender.
How to Order Coffee in France
Language barrier could prevent you from ordering the right coffee on the menu. Find out how to order coffee in France, be it a cafe au lait or espresso.
Top 10 Things to Do on the French Riviera
The French Riviera on the Mediterranean Cote d'Azur coast is one of the most popular visitor destinations in France. It's easy to see why.
Great weather, festivals and the grape harvest...
A guide to visiting France and Paris in October. What to pack, what to look out for, what the weather might do and some highlights from a very busy French calendar.
10 Myths About the French (Hint: Not Everyone...
There are plenty of stereotypes about the French: they stink, women don't shave their underarms, they are rude, they hate Americans, they all go topless at the beach. Don't be fooled by these myths and urban legends. The truth is far more interesting. Here is some myth busting a la France with this list of top myths about France and the French people.
Cap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter: A Village with...
Cap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter is a nudist village unto itself, with its own grocery stores, bank, bakeries, nightclubs, yacht harbor and more.
The City of Strasbourg: A Little German, a...
Strasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavors of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries. It's picturesque
The Longest Rivers of France - all 5 of them
France has beautiful rivers flowing through its towns and villages. The longest rivers of France flow into the sea. Here are the top five.
The Top 6 Things to Do in Antibes in the South...
Guide to the top 6 things to do in Antibes from a walk through the old town to the Provencal market, from the Cap d'Antibes to Marineland and more.
What's the Weather Like in France? A Regional...
Weather in France can be crucial to planning a France vacation. Get detailed weather data on major French cities to help you plan your trip. For instance, find out whether Paris really is so rainy, or if Nice is so sunny, or just how much snow to expect in the Alps. Find out which months are rainiest in various cities, and what the average temperatures are throughout France. Here are details about weather and climate in France.
Do you know the main mountain ranges of France?...
The 7 main mountain ranges of France all offer both winter and summer playgrounds.
How to Take a 9-Stop Tour of the South of France
The South of France is an alluring, relaxing and beautiful place. It's an amazing mix of big cities, beach towns and hilltop villages. Here is a South of France tour itinerary to weave you through the best of the South of France.
French Etiquette: Dinner Party Dos and Don'ts
There are several differences between the French table manners and eating habits and American dinner etiquette. Here is a comparison.
Vacation Packing Checklist for France:...
Consult this vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items.
Guide to Antibes on the French Riviera in the...
Guide to Antibes on the Cote d'Azur in the south of France. It has everything: winding streets, a great market, beaches and restaurants.
How to Avoid Acting Like a Tourist
When in France, if you do as the French do you will probably have a much more enjoyable experience. Besides, is it really so bad to enjoy a long lunch? Or have your coffee in the cafe instead of rushing around with a to-go cup. Don't fight the French system, embrace the culture and you will look far less like a tourist.
The Ultimate Guide to Bargain Shopping in France
There are some great places to shop for bargains in France. Try the major outlet and discount malls dotted all round France.
The Skinny on Why the French Are So Thin
The French eat rich foods, drink lots of wine and smoke. So why are they so thin and fit? Find out about the French diet, and the secrets to why it works.
France Travel in November and Christmas Markets
A Guide to France in November, what to pack, what weather to expect and some of the exciting festivals and events to look out for.
Exchange Euros
If you visit France, one thing is certain: you will be spending money. Make sure you get the most bang for your euro by following these DOs and DON'Ts to exchange euros.
From Marseille to Montpellier - Top Mediterrane...
Perpignan, near the border of Spain in southern France, is also part of Catalonia, the region that takes in both France and Spain. And Perpignan still keeps its own identity, making it different from the other Mediterranean cities.
6 Simple Steps to Getting Naked in France: A...
France is filled with places where it is appropriate, even borderline compulsory, to get naked or go topless. One of the most indulgent pleasures in France is nudism. Find out what you need to know before you expose it all in this bare-skin-friendly country.
Paris Neighborhoods: Ile Saint Louis
Lots of tourists swarm THE island in Paris, home of Notre Dame Cathedral. But far too many overlook its little sister, the quaint Ile Saint Louis just a few steps away. This small island is like an oasis from the rush of the city. It is lined with adorable boutiques, cafes and is home to its own unique ice cream. There are historic attractions, and one of Paris' best hotels. Find out more about the enchanting Ile Saint Louis.
Nice Markets
One of Nice's most divine pleasures is wandering the outdoor markets along the Cours Selaya. Find out the hours, details and themes for the various markets throughout Nice.
Take in the French Countryside with the Top 6...
One of the best reasons to visit France is the wine. The world's largest wine producer, France's range of wine types, flavors and tastes is as diverse as the various wine regions in France. Here is a list of the best French wine tours to taste, tour and experience French wine and sightseeing.
Plan your trip to France and Paris in December...
December is a wonderfully magical time to visit France. Christmas markets sparkle in major cities and small villages. The streets are full of building lit up in gorgeous colors. The shops are full of tantalising gifts. It's snowing in the Alps and Pyrenees, drawing skiers to the exhilerating runs down some of the world's most famous mountains. And there are bargain flights to be had. The year comes to a spectacular end on December 31st when the French seriously party, not just in Paris but throughout the country.
Top 10 Underrated Destinations in France you...
You'll find your own remote, undiscovered places, but here's my selections of the most underrated destinations in France, starting with the Auvergne.
French Customs Regulations You Must Know before...
When entering France, there is a limit on items tourists can bring into the country without paying a duty. Here are some tips on customs regulations in France.
How To Use the Toilets in France
Using a toilet may sound like the simplest of tasks, but if you aren't used to France's plumbing it can be daunting. Find out what various forms the johns take here, how to flush, how much it will cost you and other secrets to using the restroom.
Pigalle Place: Paris's Risque Red Light District
Get naughty during your next visit to Paris by visiting the notorious Pigalle Place, an epicenter of sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and more.
How to Enjoy the Louve Museum without Getting...
The Louvre Museum in Paris is immense, and one could spend a week exploring its exhibits. Unfortunately, most of us don't have that kind of time. Find out how to get the most out of one of the world's top art museums, the Louvre Museum.
Top 6 French Champagnes and Sparkling Wines
Here is a list for every budget (from under $10 to $100-something) of the best authentic French Champagnes and sparkling wines for the holidays, New Year's Eve, wedding toasts and celebrations! If you plan to celebrate with some bubbly, you want to be sure you do it in style. You can get a crappy grocery store sparkling wine, but only vintages from the Champagne region are truly called Champagne. There is also a small village in France that claims it, in fact, invented sparkling wine first.
What Time Does Stuff Open in France, Anyway?
If you arrive in France, you might be coping with more than jet lag when it comes to timing. You will also discover that dining, shopping and sightseeing must bend to the French schedule. Instead of fighting it, surrender to the typical hours in France. Use this guide to ease the adjustment.
Check out the best Christmas Markets in France
Christmas markets bring a wonderful sparkle to cities and towns throughout France. Here are the 2015 dates for the top French Christmas Markets.
Discover the Best-Kept Secrets of Clothes...
Oh mon Dieu! Not all of us visiting Paris have the wherewithal to spend $1000 on this irresistible couture blouse, or the all-time favorite little black dress. Let us be realistic. Going on a shopping spree in Paris can be hard on our finances. Fashionistas of the world, let's sin no more, and shop smartly from now on! Here are three best-kept Paris shopping secrets.
Art Museums in Nice
A visitor's guide to the top artists museums in and around Nice from Renoir to Chagall, plus suggestions of nearby restaurants.
How to Get on French People's Good Side
People might claim the French are rude, but they are actually very pleasant, polite and helpful. Follow these tips for bringing out the nice side of the French.
The 6 Paris Attractions You Must See on Your Trip
Six attractions in Paris draw a whopping 23.5 million visitors yearly. With the hundreds of museums and monuments in the grand City of Light, take this short list to be sure you catch the best spots. After all, could millions of people be THAT wrong?
6 French Cities You'll Probably Never Visit...
Even if you are an urban addict, you don't need to confine your visit to the City of Lights for some action with these French cities.
Enjoy Nice then take a great day trip out
Nice is the Queen of the Riviera. But if you have time, try these easy days out from Nice and explore this wonderful part of southern France a little more. Start with Antibes
Saint Paul de Vence Travel Guide and City Guide
Saint Paul de Vence is a charming hilltop fortified village in Provence, filled with art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. Find out everything you need to know before visiting this beautiful village.
What to Expect from France in March: Weather,...
March can be the last chance until late fall to visit France on a budget. This is the time to fly to France for airfare, hotel and package deals. The ski season is having its last busy month. There will be the first of the wonderful, inventive Easter candy displays in patisseries and chocolateries. And finally, down in the south of France along the Riviera, the Nice Carnival is at its height, while other Mediterranean towns are celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of Spring.
North France Christmas Markets; easy to get to...
North France is famous for its Christmas Markets which are varied and exciting with plenty of Brits stocking up. Here are the region's top markets.
Have you visited these 9 French cities? They're...
Aix-en-Provence is one of France's most beautiful cities. Check out this guide to the top cities you should visit, both large and small.
Top 10 Movies Set In France
Here are Top Picks of movies set in France. Even if you can't hop a plane, you can experience the sights and sounds (even the tastes, with some imagination) of French destinations through movies shot or set in France.
Wearing Sneakers in France
American tourists are concerned about ‘not fitting in’ with inappropriate shoes. Find out what is and isn't appropriate for travelers when visiting France.
Worst 5 Rookie France Travel Mistakes
You're planning your first trip to France, and it's something you've dreamed of for years. But there are several rookie France travel mistakes that could make your visit less enjoyable, or even downright unpleasant. Hey, you don't have to look like a rookie. Here are some tips about mistakes to avoid on your first vacation in France.
Top attractions in the Loire Valley from Anjou...
The Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of France’s most popular regions. Here is my choice of the top ten attractions of chateaux, gardens, vineyards, and activities like cycling the Loire a velo route.
See April in France with This Guide to Spring...
April is a wonderful month to visit France. Check out this guide to the weather, what to pack, and what to see as Spring arrives in France.
London, the UK and Paris to Reims, Capital of...
How to Get from Paris to Reims, the capital city of Champagne in the Champagne-Ardennes Region by train and car. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
Visit Caen, one of Normandy's great cities
Plan a visit to Caen, Normandy. Caen is a delightful town, rebuilt after World War II, and famous for William the Conqueror, hero of the Battle of Hastings of 1066, and for the D-Day Normandy Landings in 1944.
Paris Train Stations Information
There are six major train stations in Paris spread across the city. Each links to different destinations. Discover which train station you are traveling from, how to get there and which service the TGV high-speed train links to other French cities. Paris Gare de l'Est serves cities and countries to the east of Paris.
Stroll in Style with the Top 7 Travel Walking...
Whether you plan to window shop or sightsee, a comfortable pair of travel walking shoes is crucial. Here is a list of the top shoes for women.
Good cheap local restaurants in Nice
Good, cheap restaurants in Nice. Try this guide to where you can eat great value food just like a local in the old town of Nice.
Top 6 Spa Resorts and Spa Villages in France
There are dozens of spas in France, ranging from upscale spa resort hotels to charming small spa villages that have relaxed visitors since the days of the Ancient Romans. Find out which spas are tops for your next ultra-relaxing vacation.
The 9 Best Bistros in Nice
Top Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking
France in January is for skiing, winter sales...
Visit France in Januarywhen half the country celebrates the ski season in the glorious, snow-covered Alps and the other half enjoys the semi-annual sales.
Fall Foliage Travel in France
Fall is an ideal time to visit France, and autumn leaf peeping is one of the finest activities here. As if France weren't charming enough, seeing this country's cities and villages blazing with autumn colors is simply breathtaking. This is also the grape harvest season, and there are numerous festivals and activities around the country.
Top French Seaside Resorts from the north coast...
France has wonderful seaside resorts, from the sophisticated north coast to the glamorous Riviera, from Le Touquet to St Tropez, Nice and Cannes.
Top Markets in the South of France from...
Shopping in a local market is one of the great pleasures of a French vacation and Provence has some of the best markets in the whole country. Here is my guide to the major markets in Provence, from fresh flowers to fish, from brocante to antiques.
Cell Phone in France
The cell phone you use every day at home just might work while you're visiting France. It has to fit various standards first, however, and the roaming fees might be insanely high. Or it's possible you can get onto a French network for far less money. Find out how and if you can use your cell phone in France.
Take this 3-day suggested itinerary in Nice to...
This Nice itinerary of a 3-day tour takes you into the old town with its colorful daily Cours Saleya market. Walk throuth the historic cobbled narrow streets and alleyways, visit som eof the fabulous sites and have lunch on a pavement terrace.
Christmas Markets of France
There are several Christmas markets throughout France, with wonderful handcrafted ornaments, gifts and food items. Find out how to plan a visit to France's Christmas markets.
The best French beaches from the north to the Med
The best beaches in France from the North to the naturist Atlantic resorts and the Mediterranean hotspots. The guide starts at the north coast.
France in May: Gorgeous Views, Weather, and So...
May is a wonderful month to visit France. Here is a guide to events, festivals and activities to keep visitors busy, including the Cannes Film Festival.
Walking Tour of Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market
One of Nice's lushest attractions is the Cours Saleya Flower Market, a cornucopia of ripe produce, sidewalk cafés, souvenir shops and, yes, flowers simply bursting with colors. Find out the best way to navigate through the mass of humanity that is the Nice Flower Market.
Nudism in Southwest France
There are few activities as adventurous and indulgent as nudism, and there are even fewer places with as many opportunities to explore nudism as Southwest France.
Visit a Champagne cellar in Reims, Epernay and...
Visiting a champagne house or a vineyard is one of the great pleasures of the region. You learn about the complex process that goes into producing champagne knowledgeable, English-speaking guides, and of course, taste the amber nectar at the end. Here is a guide to visiting Pommery and other champagne houses in Reims.
France: The Bad, Ugly and Smelly
Of course, there are wonderful things about France:people-watching at a cafe, glorious cathedrals, delicious food, historical attractions galore. But you should also be prepared for the bad, the ugly and the smelly before your visit. Find out all the gory details.
Find yourself a great beach from St Tropez to...
You'll find the best beaches on the eastern part of the Mediterranean between Saint-Tropez and Menton in this guide. Running along the Cote d'Azur, they range from small pebbled coves to sandy stretches.
France Student Visa
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for their French visa. Find out whether you need one, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate. Page 2.
The Most Romantic Cities in France
If you are planning to honeymoon in France or a take special getaway with your sweetheart, use this list as your guide.
France Itinerary of Major Cities
This France itinerary is ideal for those who seek out urban adventures, taking travelers along a route that hits some of France's major cities. Start your France itinerary in the French capital of Paris, then hit major cities east, south and west. Before your trip, consult this France Itinerary of Major Cities.
London, the UK and Paris to Tour by train, bus...
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Tours in the west Loire Valley by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Check out this Guide to Provence in southern...
Provence-Alpes-Cotes d’Azur – a visitor’s guide to the south of France.
Map of France
Consult this detailed map of France, which is ideal for planning your trips throughout France between the major French cities. The map displays travel times both by train and by road. Get help planning your France travel itinerary with this map of France travel times.
Bargain Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes...
Bargain shopping in France. Check out the outlet and discount shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France.
How to get from Paris and the UK to Lourdes in...
How to Get from Paris and London to Lourdes in the Midi-Pyrenees by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
Christmas in Paris Picture Tour
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.
Arc de Triomphe - A Guide to this Popular Paris...
The Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris' most visit attractions. This monument is devoted to one of France's most fearless leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte. A visit to the Arc de Triomphe gives visitors a chance to see this architectural wonder, as well as a fabulous view and photo vantage point on the Champs Elysees. Here is a guide to visiting Paris' Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile.
The Best Reasons to Visit France in September
France in September ticks all the right boxes. Here is a guide to what to see, what to pack and what the weather might do. Plus top festivals and events
Carcassonne Travel Guide
Here are all the basics for planning your trip to Carcassonne, Europe's largest fortified city still standing today and one of France's major tourist draws.
France Visa
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for the France visa. Find out whether you need a visa to stay in France, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate.
Montpellier, France
Montpellier, France is a bustling and vibrant city in the South of France often overshadowed by neighboring cities in Provence,but it is well worthy of a visit. The city is beautiful, filled with architecture and rich in history. It's lined with boutiques and sidewalk cafes, and dotted with magnificent squares. Here is a guide to the city of Montpellier, France.
Your Nifty Guide to Visiting Nice, France
Nice is a wonderful French Riviera city, and a popular destination for couples,honeymooners and sun-worshipers.Learn the basics of a Nice vacation.
Have an Enchanting Adventure Visiting the Top...
The Loire Valley is a wonderful place to visit, with its châteaux being the top attraction. From the Middle Ages on the French nobles and kings built their glorious palaces along the river banks. Here is my pick of the ten you should see along the banks of the Loire River.
Restaurants in France, which to choose, what to...
French cuisine has UNESCO World Heritage status. Check this guide to choosing a restaurant, dishes and drinks, restaurant etiquette, tipping and kids meals.
Top Roman Cities and Ancient Sites in France
Roman France or Gaul was vitally important to the ancient Roman Empire. The ancient Romans built magnificent cities and left marvelous engineering works. Here is my list of the top Roman sites.
St Tropez is as sexy as ever; check out this...
Saint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France that has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since the 19th century. Today it is as popular as ever.
How to Travel around France by Train
Information on train travel in France to plan your journeys. Find out about traveling by train from the six big stations in Paris to destinations all over the country and other European destinations, types of trains and how to buy tickets.
Fortified Medieval Villages of Southern France
Revisit the Middle Ages with a trip to one of Southern France's medieval villages, filled with castles, moats, spires and more.
TGV High-Speed Trains in France Information
All major French cities are connected by the TGV, the high-speed train that is the envy of Europe. Check out this guide to the destinations and tickets for traveling by TGV in France.
Disgusting to us, delicacies to the French. Try...
10 French foods most of us consider disgusting but the French consider as delicacies. You should try them once; you might become very French in your tastes.
Plan a trip to France in February and check out...
February in France can be whatever you choose it to be. In the Pyrennees and the Alps, the slopes beckon as this is peak ski season. It may be cold in the north, but it’s pleasant on the Mediterranean. This is bargain time to fly to France, with airfares, hotel and package deals all on offer. The sales are still on and there's the fabulous Carnival celebrations. And as February is synomymous with romance, visit St. Valentin in Indres, or spend the time in the most romantic city in the world - Paris.
France Regions
France's regions offer an immense variety of landscapes and experiences, from the urban Ile de France region that is home to Paris to rural mountain regions like the Midi Pyrenees. Here is a list of France regions, including a description of each France region and link to more information about each region of France.
Languedoc Roussillon Region of France
The Languedoc Roussillon Region of France is an undiscovered gem filled with breathtaking coastline, some of France's best cuisine, rich Medieval history and amazing architecture like chateaux (castles) and cathedrals. Find out the basics of visiting the Languedoc Roussillon Region of France.
France has beautiful islands around its coast,...
Islands are dotted all round the French coast from the rocky outcrops of Brittany and the sacred site of Mont-St-Michel in Normandy to the Mediterranean and Corsica.
France Long-Stay Visa
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for their French visa. Find out whether you need one, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate. Page 3.
The Top 5 Movies about D-Day
There are several movies that attempt to capture the intensity of the D-Day Invasion. Relive that day in history with these top films about D-Day.
Visiting Limoux, France
Most of the world credits the invention of sparkling wine to the Champagne region, and to Dom Perignon. The legend, and possible real story, is far more interesting. According to Limoux natives, it was really invented there when Blanquette was created. When the great dom passed through, he stole the idea, they allege. No matter who is right, Limoux is a lovely small town with a big heart in the Languedoc. It is home to one of Europe's most popular Carnavals.
Cost of Travel Hotels and Accommodations -...
Cost of Travel Accommodation - France Hotel Price Guide - Travel Accommodation Price Bands
Suggestions for easy to organise great day...
If you want a short trip outside Paris, try any of these suggestions. You can go for a day trip, or stay overnight for easy sightseeing outside the capital.
Food Shopping in Nice
Food Shopping in Nice - A visitor's guide to food shops in Nice
Nice for Food Lovers
Nice for Food Lovers. If you're a foodie, Nice on the Mediterranean coast is for you. Here is a guide to market shopping, dining and a great cooking class.
Top Luxury Shopping in Paris
Think of Paris and you think of luxury shopping. The City of Light has some of the best shopping in the world. Here is my short guide to the top luxury Paris shops from designer fashion to perfume.
France in the Off-Season
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The 10 Most Romantic Paris Hotels: A Guide for...
Paris is filled with cozy, intimate romantic hotels and accomodations. Be sure you get the best with this list of top romantic Paris hotels.
The Château de Ligny Hotel in Northern...
Book at the Château de Ligny hotel in Northern France and Live Like a Prince
Why Lourdes Is France's Second-Biggest Tourist...
Lourdes, France is a bustling Pyrenees village, best known for famous Virgin Mary sightings, that is central to several other great cities and attractions. Lourdes is second only to Paris in the number of hotel rooms available in a single city in France.
Are Americans Safe Traveling to France?
With the tense relations between the U.S. and France in recent months, coupled by terrorist attacks worldwide, anyone longing to visit France may wonder if it is safe. Find out if there are any State Department warnings against visiting France.
Get from Paris or the UK to Rouen for a...
How to get from Paris to Rouen, the capital of Normandy, by rail, car, ferry and Eurolines. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
Peugeot Open Europe Buyback Lease Program
If you will be renting a car in France for 17 days or more, you can save money, drive a brand-new car, rent even if you're under age 25, and get free, included, no-deductible car rental insurance with the Peugeot Buyback Lease program. Here are the pros and cons of the car rental program, and an explanation of how it works and why it can be cheaper than traditional car rentals in Europe.
A vastly renovated Marseille has some great...
Marseille, France's oldest city, has everything from Roman remains to contemporary architecture. Check out this guide to a city which offers much more than the usual tourist attractions.
The Must-See French Town You've Overlooked
Bordeaux, France goes relatively unnoticed by tourists, but they are missing out on a thriving city filled with shops, amazing historic attractions and nestled in the heart of wine country. Bordeaux, France boasts vinotherapie (wine therapy) spas. It has a large and charming pedestrian zone. Find out more about visiting luscious and lovely Bordeaux, France.
Hotel Eve Review
Hotel Eve is the only hotel in Cap d'Agde's popular naturist quarter. The hotel features a heated pool, a super-friendly staff, a sauna and a 24-hour lounge. Find out all the pros and cons of this nudist lodging.
Euro vs. Dollar
As the U.S. dollar dips in value and is worth less in euros, American travelers will have to fork over more cash for hotels, dining and shopping while in France and other European nations. Any trip to France means considering the issue of euro vs. dollar for American travelers.
Herb Mixture to Make - Make Your Own Herbes de...
Herbs de Provence -Make your own Herbes de Provence and bring home a taste of France. Herbes de Provence is an easy to make mixture using dried herbs and brings a real European taste to barbecued meats.
Aquitaine on the French Atlantic Coast has...
Aquaitaine on the French Atlantic Coast has everything, from romantic castle to sweeping sandy beaches, from beautiful villages to market towns. Plus top food and wine.
Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain
Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain. Page 3.
Budget France Travel
There are plenty of tricks and tactics to make France travel fit within a budget and be affordable. Here are secrets to budget France travel.
Why France in June is a Great Time to Visit
June is a wonderful time to visit France with fewer crowds, beautiful weather, and great events. Find out more about visiting France in June.
Renault Eurodrive Buy Back Car Leasing
If you want to rent a car in France or Europe for at least three weeks (minimum 21 days), you’ll find the Renault Eurodrive lease buy-back program an excellent way to save money and hassle. Here is a short guide to the pros and cons of the car rental program, an explanation of how it works and why it can be cheaper than traditional car rentals in Europe, plus a list of locations.
Arles by Train, Car and Flight from Paris and...
How to Get from Paris to Arles by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
Antique hunters flock to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue...
Thepretty town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Provence is a well known haunt for antique hunters with many shops and Easter and August antiques weekends.
Eiffel Tower Review
Think Paris, and you instantly think of the Eiffel Tower. Is this the best spot to visit in Paris, though? More than 6 million people do it in a year. Find out why it's so popular, and the pros and cons of adding it to your to-do list.
If you want the drama of the Atlantic, visit...
The French Atlantic coastline is dramatic and the islands are gorgeous with beaches, rocky inlets, sports, great places to stay, seafood and history.
Top 10 Budget Paris Hotels
Paris is one of the world's most expensive cities, but it's also one of the top tourist attractions. Find out how to conserve your cash for the finer thinks, like a fabulous dinner or incredible shopping, with this list of the best budget, cheap paris hotels. It features high-quality cheap places to stay in Paris.
Paris Travel Guide and City Guide
Paris, the city of light, is filled with thousands of hotels, attractions, shops and restaurants. Get help focusing on where to stay, where to eat, where to go and more basics before you go to Paris.
Paris Moulin Rouge Tickets and Packages
The Moulin Rouge cabaret show is easily one of Paris' most famous nightlife activities, but tickets can be hard to get once you arrive in the City of Light. Here are various tickets and packages.
Guide to Reims, capital of Champagne
Reims, the capital of Champagne, makes a great day or overnight trip from Paris. What to see, where to stay, the best places to dine and where to try Champagne.
Images of Provence - Provence, France Picture...
Images of Provence show just how enchanting and alluring this region in the South of France is for visitors. Provence is a blend of mountains and seaside, charming villages and bustling cities, fine cuisine and stunning art. See this picture gallery for images of Provence.
France Travel Planner
France travel is rewarding, but there are many key steps to planning and enjoying a trip to France. Use this step-by-step travel planner, which covers deciding where and when to go to France, where to stay, what to do, French culture, getting around France and more to assist you in France travel planning.
Troyes is romantic, medieval and has great...
Troyes is a well-preserved medieval town with old streets of restored, colorful half-timbered houses. It's easy to get to and has small historic hotels.
Paris Cafe Picture Gallery
Paris cafes are possibly the most well-known image of the City of Light. The Paris Cafe is more than a place to sip coffee. It is an institution in Paris, it is a magnet for tourists, it is a cultural phenomenon. No trip to Paris is complete without a relaxing, long sit with some fascinating people-watching at a Paris cafe. Here is a gallery is some of the best or most interesting Paris cafe pictures.
Paris and France Monthly Events Calendar,...
No matter when you will visit France, be prepared for the national holidays, typical weather, major events and more. The month-by-month calendar and trip planner discusses the pros and cons for each month, month-specific packing tips and more. This is also a great guide to choosing the timing of your next French vacation.
Rent that chateau in France with a group of...
Rent a villa, chateau, cottage, house of apartment in France. Here is a list of four reputable companies who have properties all over France in all price ranges with examples of properties you can rent.
Winter sightseeing in the Loire Valley chateaux
The magnificent castles or chateaux that line the mighty River Loire are a major attraction in summer. But happily, some stay open in the winter as well. And in winter, you have the rooms to yourselves so you feel the ghosts of the great figures of the past walking beside you through the echoing, empty rooms. Here are four of the most magnificent that remain open.
Top Attractions in and around Lille
Lille is one of north France’s most attractive cities to visit. When it became European capital of culture in 2004, it took on a new lease of life. Today the capital of French Flanders is full of attractions, both in the city and nearby. Here is my list of the top attractions in Lille.
Nice Carnival the Oldest in the World
Nice Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world. It's a glorious 12-day party running from mid February to the end of the first week of March.
Shopping in Calais
Shopping in Calais is big business, with huge hypermarkets at malls like Cite Europe. Calais is the leading shopping center in northern Europe. But there are also gems to be found in Calais itself, from lace shops to specialised delis. Check out this guide to the best shopping in Calais.
France Work Visa
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for their French visa. Find out whether you need one, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate. Page 4.
Pictures of Lyon
A photo gallery of lyon france
Largest French Cities
The largest French cities feature a wide variety of wonderful French destinations, from the most-visited Paris to the Mediterranean city of Nice to the German-influenced Strasbourg. Here is a list of the largest French cities.
What Not to Do in France
If you've not been to France before, then your first trip can seem daunting. And even if you're a regular visitor, there are always things to remember. So here is a guide to help you through some of the ways of the French and make your vacation relaxed and pleasant.

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