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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.
Beyond the Beach: 10 Fascinating Attractions in...
Nice itself is an attraction: the rich blue-green sea, diverse shopping, and splendid dining. Find out about the top attractions in Nice, 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.
The Best Reasons to Visit France in September
The days are warm but the air is fresher, the autumnal colors are beginning to show and there’s a wonderful feel of the last of the summer. France in September is one of the year’s best months to visit for its great festivals and events. Here is a guide to what to see, what to pack and what the weather might do. France in September ticks all the right boxes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vacation Packing Checklist for France:...
Consult this vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items.
Top 7 Daytrips from Nice
Nice, France's second-largest tourist center and a dignified queen of the Cote d'Azur, certainly has plenty to offer the tourist. Still, this area of France is filled with wonderful hilltop perched villages, upscale resort cities, an independent principality and neighboring Alps villages. Find out the best daytrips from Nice so you can maximize your vacation time.
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.
The 10 Best Bistros in Nice
Top Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking
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.
The Best Beaches in France from the French...
Where will you choose to go? The French Atlantic coast? Normandy? Brittany? Check the suggestions here to choose where to swim, sail, surf or just relax.
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.
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.
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.
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.
France in October
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.
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.
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
Try these top French seaside resorts
The top seaside resorts to check out around the French coast from Le Touquet and Deauville in the north of France to St Tropez, Antibes and Cannes on the sparkling French Riviera coast.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top attractions in the Loire Valley from Anjou...
The Loire Valley is one of France’s most popular regions to visit. Here is my choice of the top ten attractions including chateaux, gardens, vineyards, and great activities like cycling the Loire a velo route to enjoy. The whole Loire Valley is, quite rightly, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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.
Good, Cheap Restaurants in Nice
Cheap restaurants in Nice -- Eat like a local at Nice's cheap restaurants
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guide to Antibes on the French Riviera in the...
Guide to Antibes on the Cote d'Azur, part of Provence in the south of France
How to get from Paris to Reims, the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's the Weather Like in France? A Regional...
The average temperatures in France can be quite different from city to city, with Northern French cities and mountain areas much colder than the Southern France cities along the Mediterranean. Here are the average temperatures throughout France, showing which cities are warmest or coldest.
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.
What to See in North France
North France is full of top attractions and places to stop at. Too often, visitors drive past them on their journeys south, missing some wonderful attractions, fortified, walled cities, and great museums. So turn off the motorway and see some of my recommended sights. Some are well known; others are well-hidden secrets; all of these in Nord-Pas-de-Calais are worth the detour.
Top French Online Shops - Top Web Stores...
Even if you can't be in France, you can still find some of the nation's finest products through several online shops. Find out which ones offer the best French products and the best prices with these top picks.
France Travel in November
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.
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.
For peace and quiet, check out the 10 most...
Discover the top 10 most underrated destinations in France
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paris to Tours by train, bus and car
Details of how to get from Paris to Tours in the west Loire Valley by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Where to find the best beaches in Brittany
A Guide to the best beaches in Brittany, from the rocky headlands of the north where the cliffs plunge into the sea below, to the glorious surfing beaches of the west and the south. Brittany has it all.
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.
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.
Best Mediterranean Beaches from St Tropez to...
Sainte-Maxime may be the next resort on the Mediterranean to Saint-Tropez, but it's a world away, a place to relax and forget the need to be the most beautiful body on the beach.
Check out this Guide to Provence in southern...
Provence-Alpes-Cotes d’Azur – a visitor’s guide to the south of France
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 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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
France and Paris Travel 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.
Stay in a Castle: The Top 7 French Chateau Hotels
Live like true royalty during your next visit to France. This country, with its rich history of elegant architecture and magestic castles, features several great castles that are open for overnight guests. As elegant as that sounds, some of these chateau hotels aren't insanely expensive. All the chateaux on this list of top French castle hotels bring guests a taste of the good life in old fashioned style and atmosphere.
Old Nice
Old Nice, also called Vieux Nice in French, is a beautiful and unique neighborhood in Nice. Old Nice is popular with tourists and locals alike, from its popular Cours Selaya daily markets and its historic architecture to boutique shopping and made-from-scratch Italian (with a French accent) favorites like gelato and ravioli. Find out all about visiting Vieux Nice, or Old Nice.
How to Get from Paris to Nice on the Cote d'Azur
Nice is the heart of the French Riviera. Here is a guide to the various available forms of transportation, including train, car, bus and flight.
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.
Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes for...
Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France.
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.
Travel Packing List
Make that next trip to France (or elsewhere in Europe) go as smoothly as possible. These are items that you simply must have before hitting France. Check this travel packing list of what to pack for a France trip.
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.
Best Beaches in Normandy
A Guide to the best beaches in Normandy, from the Cotentin Peninsula to the great cliffs of Falaise and beautiful Etretat plage. From the beaches which saw the Normandy D-Day landings to the smart beaches at Trouville-sur-Mer.
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.
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.
France in the Off-Season
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Paris to Marseille by Train, Car and Flight
How to get from Paris to Marseille by train, car and plane. This information resource will help you plan your journey through 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.
Visiting Champagne Cellars and Vineyards in...
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.
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.
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. Perhaps combine some of them into an overnight or longer stay.
London and Paris to Caen by train, car, bus,...
How to get to Caen in Normandy by train, car, bus, ferry and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
Visiting France with Babies and Toddlers
Visiting France with a baby or toddler can be a once in a lifetime experience as you see this stunning country through their wondrous eyes.
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.
Hotels in Burgundy from  Beaune to Dijon
Chateaus, former Abbeys and Manor houses make top hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation in Burgundy. Here is a list of my top 10 favorites – all interesting hotels in Burgundy in and around the main cities of Beaune and Dijon.
Paris and London to Aix-en-Provence by train,...
How to Get from Paris to Aix-en-Provence by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France
Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambresis - a visitor's guide to the Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Guide to Attractions in Tours and Tourist...
The City of Tours stands at the junction where the Loire and Cher rivers join. It’s the chief town of the Loire Valley and is less than an hour away from Paris by TGV. It’s particularly known for good food and wine, historic attractions, and is a bustling, lively city with an old center.
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.
Top 10 Hotels in Antibes
Top 10 Hotels in Antibes
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 shopping in the whole country. Here is my guide to the major markets in Provence, from fresh flowers to fish, from brocante to antiques.
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 Montparnasse serves west and south-west France, southern Normandy, Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Tours, Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees and north-west Spain.
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.
Top 5 Attractions in Cannes
Cannes, best known for its annual film festival, is a delightful city to visit any time of the year. While you're there, be sure to add a visit to Cannes' top attractions to your to-do list.
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 5 Free Things to Do in Paris
Paris is one of the world's most expensive cities. That doesn't mean a vacation there has to break the bank. There are numerous attractions, sights and things to do in Paris that don't cost a single dime. In fact, there are so many you could spend your whole trip devoted to free attractions. Here are some of the top free Paris attractions and sights.
Logis de France
Logis de France is an organization of smaller hotels, mostly akin to an American inn, which are almost always is connected to a fine restaurant. The Logis de France are a great option for those who want a true French lodging experience, but the assurance of certain standards.
Guide to Rouen in Normandy
Rouen is a lovely city and is the historic capital of Upper Normandy. It’s one of France’s lesser known cities, and well worth a visit. Walk through the old part of the city, visit the cathedral and make sure you see at least some of the museums. Everywhere you see symbols and reminders of Rouen's most famous historic charactr, Jeanne d'Arc.
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.
Paris to Bordeaux by train, bus and car
Details of how to get from Paris to Bordeaux in the Gironde on the Atlantic Coast by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Paris to Strasbourg by Train, Car and Flight
How to Get from Paris to Strasbourg, capital of Alsace, by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
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.
What Are the Longest Rivers in France?
It's hard to imagine many French cities or villages without envisioning a lovely, picturesque river winding through its heart. The longest rivers in France wind their way through both city and countryside, and are a key part of France's geography. Here is a list of the longest rivers in France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camping in France
Camping in France is an inexpensive and at times surprisingly comfortable accommodation. Quite popular with European tourists, there are campgrounds sprinkled throughout the country. Some of the four-star versions even offer wonderful amenities like pools, fine dining and on-site grocery stores. Find out more about camping in France.
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.
Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera
Juan-les-Pins - a guide to the French Riviera town of Juan-les-Pins on the Cote d'Azur in the South of France region.
France Travel Guide
Before you go to France, use this comprehensive online France travel guide to find out all the basics about customs requirements, the culture, weather, currency and more. Also, get tips on when to go and where to go in France.
Budget France
The euro seems to just keep getting stronger and stronger, especially against weakening currencies like the dollar. If you are planning a trip and don't want to take too big a hit, use these budget France tips to save a euro here and there.
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.
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.
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.
Paris to Montpellier by Train, Car and Flight
How to get from Paris to Montpellier by train, car and plane. Use this essential information resource to plan your journey in France.
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.
Page 2 - 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. Page 2.
Paris to Angers by train, bus and car
Details of how to get from Paris to Angers in the western Loire Valley by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
Brittany, France - Bretagne Region
Brittany, along France's northern shore, is a land of enchantment. It features rugged coastlines with some of the world's most breathtaking views. It features more than 4,000 chateaux, manors and medieval homes. It's an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts, lovers of fine cuisine and seafood, and anyone fascinated by legends and history. Find out how to plan a trip to France's region of Brittany.
London and Paris to Avignon by train, car and...
How to get from Paris to Avignon by various forms of transport, by train, car and flight.
Romantic Paris
Romantic Paris is one of the best cities in the world for couples. Find out the best spots to snuggle and smooch with your sweetheart.
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.
French Roads and Driving Advice
It's really important to know the rules and regulations of French roads when you're driving in France. Who has priority? How to find out more about traffic jams? You'll get all this and more information in this guide to French roads.
Top Theme Parks in France
France has a wonderful selection of different theme parks. Disneyland Paris might be the best known, but for sheer variety, try the cinemas and modern technology at Futuroscope; the fish and sea animals at Nausicaa; the plants at Terra Botanica, and the superb theatrical performances at Puy du Fou.
Paris and France Travel in January
Visit France in January and you’ll find half the country celebrating the ski season in the glorious, snow-covered Alps and the other half it seems, enjoying the semi-annual sales in Paris and other major cities.
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.
Great places to stay in Normandy near the D-Day...
There’s a good choice of hotels, bed and breakfasts and restaurants in and around the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy. Here is a selection of the best and nearest to the World War II sites.
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.
Take a road trip around the fabulous Gorges du...
This road trip is a fabulous drive, a switchback of a journey that takes you all around the Gorges du Verdon in Provence, the French Grand Canyon that challenges the Grand Canyon in the U.S.-- though on a smaller scale.
Packing Light
Packing light, especially if you will visit more than once city or taking the train, is an art. A light bag can make the difference between a pleasant or unpleasant experience. Use these tips and tricks to pack light.
What to See in France in September
September Events in Paris -- A Guide to the best September events in France, including exhibitions, festivals and other special events.
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.
Visit Orleans i nthe Loire Valley
Orleans, capital of the Loiret department, is the Loire’s most northern city. At the heart of the Loire Valley with its chateaux, gardens and historic attractions, Orleans is easy to reach by train and car from Paris. It makes the city perfect either for a short break from Paris or for the start of a longer Loire Valley tour. Check out this guide to all the attractions in and around Orleans.
Visit Compiegne - you'll be surprised how...
Compiegne is lovely little town off the beaten track with plenty going for it. There's Compiegne Palace with its outstanding parkland and formal gardens, an intriguing model museum, and nearby the evocative Armistice Museum, a reminder of World War I.
Perigueux and the Dordogne
Perigueux and the surrounding Dordogne is the place for anyone who loves historic attractions but hates the accompanying crowds. With the exception of Paris, there is nowhere else in all of France with so many historic monuments and attractions. Perigueux is also an ideal place to sample regional flavors and food.
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.
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.
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