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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.
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.
Nice Carnival is one of the oldest in the world
Nice Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world. It's a glorious 12-day party taking over the Queen of the Riviera. Different days from February 13 to 28, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Order Coffee in France
The language barrier might 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.
St. Valentine - French or English?
France may have a village called St. Valentin in the Val de Loire region, but who first celebrated the saint of love, France or England? And who was he? Find out more here.
Did you know there really is a village called...
St. Valentin is a tiny village in Indres, France, which celebrates St. Valentine's Day annually with a Festival, marriages, renewals of vows and more.
What to Expect from France in March: Weather,...
March can be the last chance until fall to visit France on a budget. Here's a guide to weather, events and celebrations in March.
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.
See April in France with this tuide 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.
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.
Mardi Gras on the French Riviera
You can attend Mardi Gras on the French Riviera. The Carnaval in Nice is a festive 10-day celebration featuring daily parades, concerts, street theater and more. Dating back to the Middle Ages, people from around the globe have been descending on this gorgeous French Riviera city each year to cut loose. Find out how to plan your own visit for Nice Carnaval.
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 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.
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.
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.
Vacation Packing Checklist for France:...
Consult this vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items.
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.
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
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.
France has an astonishing variety of accommodat...
France has an astonishing range of accommodation from the top Palace hotels (just 16 of them) to family-run bed and breakfasts. Check out the options and choose the one that suits you best.
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.
You'll have favourites, but here are a few of...
France is a country of romantic cities for couples. Paris heads the list, but also visit Nice, Aix-en-Provence and Annecy for the good life.
France has some of the world's best carnivals
Carnivals in France: Information on the main carnivals including Nice, Menton and more. Also suggestions of where to stay.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pigalle Place: Paris's Risque Red Light District
Get naughty during your next visit to Paris; visit the notorious Pigalle Place, an epicenter of sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and the Moulin Rouge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is France safe? Here is some information on...
Is France safe after the November 2015 attacks in Paris. Here is information to help you decide if you will travel to France this year and how to keep safe.
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.
France is a country for lovers; discover where...
Most romantic places in France to kiss your lover start in Paris, the City of Love. But check out these other places, from a ruined abbey to a chic Provence village.
Pau, France
What Pau, France lacks in personality it makes up for with location. While the city is a bit drab, its surroundings are not. Much like nearby Tarbes in the Midi-Pyrenees, the city itself doesn’t have too much to offer and is a little dreary in spots. Its best features are some of its historic attractions such as the history-rich and impressive Chateau de Pau. But it is a short hour drive to the sea and the Spanish border. It is right at the doorstep of the mountains.
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.
The 9 Best Bistros in Nice
Top Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking
Check out this Guide to Provence in southern...
Provence-Alpes-Cotes d’Azur – a visitor’s guide to the south of France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Eurostar between London, Paris and Lille
A guide to Eurostar trains between London, Paris and Lille. Eurostar also goes to Brussels and connects to many other French cities as well as the most popular French ski resorts.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Strasbourg is a great city; check out the...
Strasbourg is one of France's greatest cities. Here is the guide to its major attractions, shopping, dining and events in Strasbourg.
Plan a cheap France vacation; it's easy, fun...
Travel France on a budget with these tricks and tactics. Here are top tips for cheap and good-value 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cost of Travel Hotels and Accommodations -...
Cost of Travel Accommodation - France Hotel Price Guide - Travel Accommodation Price Bands
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.
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.
Provence is a top place to visit in 2016. Here...
Provence is France's most popular region and with good reason. In 2016 it's the place to go for a packed year of festivals and events.
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.
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.
Paris needn't be expensive; see what great free...
Paris may be one of the world’s most expensive cities but you can have a wonderful time without spending much. Here is my selection of just some of the best free things to do.
You can't visit Nice without seeing the Cours...
The Cours Saleya daily flower and vegetable market is a cornucopia of ripe produce, cafes with terraces and gorgeous flowers. Here's the best way to enjoy it.
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.
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.
Top 20 Most Popular French Cities for...
Top 20 most popular French Cities for international visitors begins with Paris. The capital, the city of light, is one of the world's favorite destinations.
Here are the major jazz festivals in France in...
Top Summer French Jazz Festivals. It began in World War I with soldiers who were black musicians bringing their new music to Europe followed by the likes of Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong.
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.
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.
Where to get the best views over Paris
Paris has some beautiful views over its historic cityscape. Here's a list of the 5 most accessible for great photo opportunities
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.
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.
Book with Logis Hotels for great value and top...
Logis Hotels (formerly Logis de France) is a hotel organisation with different categories and great restaurants, good value and easy to book. Check them out.
Why August Is a Fine Time for Visiting France
August is a top vacation month, particularly for the French themselves. Traditionally taking the whole of August, many French now return home from holiday mid-month. So you may find some shops closed (particularly in the north), although this is less common than in the past. Attractions are open long hours and can be quieter than July. The South of France is at its busiest with northerners fleeing for the sun-drenched beaches. It’s a great time with many festivals and events as the French enjoy their holidays.
Top 10 Attractions and Must-See Sites in...
The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes is one of the city's main attractions. The white stone castle houses a top museum, ramparts and a walk.
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.
Check out the top sights and attractions in...
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen, Normandy, is one of France's greatest Gothic cathedrals, full of history and a chapel dedicated to Joan of Arc who was burned in the city in 1431. Set in the old part of the city, it's surrounded by little cobbled steets full of Renaissance, half-timbered buildings.
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.
Personality Quiz: Which French Region Are You?
Take the personality quiz, Which French Region Are You? and find out which area of France fits you best.
How to Make a France-Themed Gift Basket
If you know a francophile, delight him or her with a great France-themed gift basket. Here are step-by-step instructions, including links to compare prices on suggested items to use.
Toulouse Travel Guide
Steeped in history, yet hip and lively, the enchanting Toulouse is one of France's most beautiful cities. The food here and in the rest of the Midi Pyrenees region could be among France's most memorable. The shopping options are vast. Some of France's best cities and attractions are mere minutes or a couple hours from Toulouse, blessed with a wonderful central location. Here is a travel guide and city guide to splendid Toulouse.
France is the best country for landscape,...
Reasons to visit France run from the the diverse landscape, great cities, hilltop villages and the best food and wine in the world to great shopping and top festivals.
A Tour of France's Best Cathedrals
France boasts some of the world's most ancient, stunning and captivating cathedrals. Each one is a work of art and has its own personality, marked by exquisite carvings and spires reaching to the sky. Follow this suggested itinerary for your own tour of France's best cathedrals. Along the way, you'll also see a blend of France's big cities and quaint villages. You'll get a chance to sample a variety of French regional cuisines. You'll get close to both Spain and Germany.
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.
Book a bed and breakfast in the Loire Valley
Book a charming bed and breakfast in the fabulous Loire Valley for great accommodation at good value prices. Here is a small selection of the best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and World...
Memorials and sites of World War II are dotted throughout Normandy, though the D-Day Landing Beaches are the most famous. Running along the glorious sandy beaches of Normandy, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword each have their own story in the events of the last part of World War II. If you can, start at the Memorial de Caen to get an overview of the 20th century and its major world wars.
Don't Go to France Without Some Good Men's...
When traveling, there is one packing item that is easily one of the most important: good travel walking shoes. Men, don't be fooled into thinking you can just toss a pair of sneakers or work shoes in your suitcase and be content. Traveling means heavy-duty walking, and comfort is key. It also means shoes that are prepared for anything, be it hiking the Alps, climbing hundreds of stairs to the top of Notre Dame or a fine dinner.
La Rochelle is full of history, old buildings,...
A Tour of La Rochelle, a maritime city on the west coast of France where the Museum of the New World shows the links to the Americas.
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.
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.
All you need to know about the Cannes Film...
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the film world's greatest events. Every year it attracts tourists, celebrities and the star-struck who come to this French Riviera resort to celebrate the film industry. Read about the Cannes Film Festival, or Festival de Cannes and the festival's history and discover more about visiting Cannes, the star of the Côte d'Azur.
France at Easter is a great time to visit
Easter in France is great fun. It's the season for chocolate treats, good food and a couple of days of relaxation. Here's a short guide to what to expect.
France Relocation Personality Quiz
Many people dream of living in Paris for a year, or retiring on the French Riviera. Making that dream a reality is not for the faint of heart. There are endless reems of red tape to endure, you must be fiscally prepared for living there (perhaps without a job), you need to be prepared to leave family behind, and you need to know precisely which hoops you must jump through. The end result is certainly rewarding, but find out first if you have what it takes with this personality quiz.
Provence is one of France's most beautiful...
Images of Provence show just how enchanting this region is for visitors. See this picture gallery for images of this gorgeous part of southern France.
Top Car Museums in France
France's top car museums include the Schlumpf collection, the largest in the world. Check out where to see treasures like Panhards, De Dions, Benzs.
The top abbeys of France are majestic places,...
France has some of the world's most beautiful Abbeys. All have a unique feeling of peace and fascinating histories, tied to the fortunes of their monastic orders.
Visit France in July for Lovely Weather,...
July is a popular vacation month in France both with the French and other Europeans as school is out and the weather is beautiful.
Top 7 Wall Maps of France
France wall maps are a great way to decorate your home while paying homage to France. It's also a great way to teach France's geography, to plan your next trip to France, or to show off where you've been during your own visits and tours of France. Here are the best wall maps of France and Paris.
Promenade des Anglais
Nice's Promenade des Anglais is part of the heart of this seaside French city. It's lined with cafes situated directly on the beach, and it's a bustling area active with cyclists, runners, walkers and rollerbladers. Find out more about the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.
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.
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.
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.
Top 6 France Travel Guidebooks
The key to planning a great French trip is a great France travel guide book. Not only will it help you establish an itinerary, but you can also decide on lodging, dining and attractions for while you are there. I never travel without a couple in my bag to help me decide what to do. Here are the most indispensable travel guides.
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 Mediterranean Beaches from the...
Follow this guide to the western part of the Mediterranean to discover the top beaches on this gorgeous stretch of coastline. Running along the part of the Mediterranean known as the Golfe du Lion, they take in long sandy stretches, great windsurfing beaches and charming headlands.
Blois in the Loire Valley
Blois, which is roughly half way between Orleans and Tours in the Loire Valley, makes a perfect center for exploring the gorgeous towns with their impressive chateaus (castles) nearby. Blois is a delightful city in its own right, dominated by the huge Chateau de Blois in the center of the town. From here the winding streets spread out, full of old houses, cafes, shops and restaurants, making Blois a lively city. This guide will tell you more about Blois and its top attractions.
You can't miss the Eiffel Tower, one of the...
The Eiffel Tower is one of the great iconic landmark of Paris. Find out why it's so popular, the pros and cons of visiting it, and practical information.
Check out Rouen, a great historic city
Rouen, the historic capital of Upper Normandy is a lovely city. Walk through the old part, visit the cathedral and museums. Everywhere you see symbols and reminders of Rouen's most famous historic character, Jeanne d'Arc.
Top Attractions in Deauville on the Normandy...
Top attractions in the chic seaside resort of Deauville on the Normandy Coast. Deauville, just 2 hours from Paris and with easy access to the U.K., makes the perfect short break destination.
The Other Mardi Gras Celebrations
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