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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a wonderful feel of the last of the summer. France in September is one of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vacation Packing Checklist for France:...
Consult this vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Do you know the main mountain ranges of France?...
The 7 main mountain ranges of France all offer both winter and summer playgrounds.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
The 9 Best Bistros in Nice
Top Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good, Cheap Restaurants in Nice
Cheap restaurants in Nice -- Eat like a local at Nice's cheap restaurants
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.
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.
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.
September is prime time to visit France with...
September Events in Paris -- A Guide to the best September events in France, including exhibitions, festivals and other special events.
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.
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.
Check out the best Christmas Markets in France
Christmas markets bring a wonderful sparkle to cities and towns of every size throughout France. Here are dates for 2014 top French Christmas Markets.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this Guide to Provence in southern...
Provence-Alpes-Cotes d’Azur – a visitor’s guide to the south of France.
20 most visited sites in France start with...
The 20 most visited sites in France start with Disneyland Paris and end with the Bois de Boulogne Zoo. How many have you been to?
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.
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.
The Château de Ligny Hotel in Northern...
Book at the Château de Ligny hotel in Northern France and Live Like a Prince
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel from London or Paris to Nice in the...
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Nice on the Cote d'Azur by train, car, flight and bus. Use this information resource to plan your journey.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Avignon is great; check out the top things to...
The imposing Pope's Palace in Avignon was the 14th century home of the papacy. Explore the courtyards and the rooms, and book for a spectacular summer light show.
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.
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.
Aix-en-Provence Top Attractions
Aix-en-Provence, the city most associated with Paul Cezanne, is one of the most attractive cities in the south of France and its old town is delightful with grand squares and boulevards sheltered from the hot sun by mature trees and splashing fountains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Normandy - Visiting Bayeux, one of Normandy's...
The Bayeux Tapestry has long been one of the world's great treasures. In a wonderful series of stories, like a medieval comic, it tells the story of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066.
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.
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.
Packing the Essentials
If you are visiting France, especially more than once city or taking the train, a light bag can make the difference between a pleasant or unpleasant experience. Use these tips and tricks to travel as lightly as possible. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pilgrimage Walking Routes in France
The ancient great pilgrim routes from France to the shrine of St. Jacques in Santiago de Compostela in Spain have become some of the most popular walking routes in France. See the description of the four routes.
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.
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.
Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes for...
Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France.
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.
Maps of France
Maps of France and Paris are a must if you plan to visit. You can find rail and train maps, an interactive map of major French cities, online France country maps, lists of top road atlases and Paris city maps and more in this index of maps of France and Paris.
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.
Take the train from London to Marseille without...
The new London to Marseille Train Service is direct, with no changes and takes just 6 hours 27 minutes. It means that Marseille is a great short break.
You'll be surprised by the top 10 most visited...
Of all the 10 most visited sites in France outside Paris, the chateau of Versailles comes out top. Check all the other attractions on the list; some will surprise you.
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.
Paris and London to Aix-en-Provence by train,...
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Aix-en-Provence by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
Top attractions and things to do in fabulous,...
Here are my top 10 attractions and things to do in Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage City. It's beautiful, historic and vibrant, great for a short visit.
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.
France Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is an important consideration before international (or even domestic) travel. France has been hit by storms, fires and a heat wave that killed thousands. It's enough to make a traveler a little nervous. As a visitor, it is important to determine whether you need travel medical insurance, and which plan is best, before you leave home. Here is a guide to travel insurance.
Medieval Troyes in Champagne
Troyes is one of France’s small gems, a well-preserved medieval town with old streets of restored half-timbered houses, their different colored facades creating a delightful patchwork of colors. Troyes is compact so it’s a good city to visit without a car. It’s easy to get to from Paris and the main sites are all within the small historic center.
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.
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.
Pictures of Lyon
A photo gallery of lyon france
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.
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.
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.
The 1918 Armistice Museum in a Railway Carriage...
The Armistice Museum and Memorial, Compiegne -- Guide to the Memorial in North France where the armistice was signed in 1918.
Top 5 Paris Views
Few people visit Paris without getting at least one amazing view, usually from a high point, of the beautiful city's panoramas. Here are the best spots to get Paris views, whether you want to scale the Eiffel Tower or simply gaze on the Seine River from a historic bridge.
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.
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.
Conques – A Perfect Medieval Village with...
Conques is a stunning medieval village with the world-famous abbey of Sainte Foy and a superb medieval gold reliquary. The setting of Conques is beautiful, perched on the slopes of a wooded gorge in the valley of the little river Dourdou, a tributary of the Lot.
Canals criss-cross France from the Atlantic to...
Canals in France run from north to south, east to west, forming a massive inland waterway system and linking up the main rivers. Many carry hotel barges.

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