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Do You Need to Tip at Restaurants in France and...
When at a Paris cafe, to tip or not to tip? Here is a guide on tipping at restaurants, in taxis, at hotels and more in Paris and throughout France.
The Best Nudist Beaches and Naturist Resorts in...
France has the best smart and stylish naturist resorts. And France has the coastline and the weather. So it’s not surprising that some of the world’s most popular resorts as well as nudist beaches are in southern France. Discover France's best naked beaches and naturist resorts.
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.
TGV Train Route Map and Destinations in France
Check the TGV route map for destinations and times to major cities in France. The TGV high-speed train serves most major cities of France. It also connects with express and local trains taking you on to all cities and towns in France, and has connections on to Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
Here's a guide to the 10 Top Attractions and...
Top 10 Nice attractions from the Promenade des Anglais to the Matisse Museum. Nice is a fabulous city to visit all year round.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you know the main mountain ranges of France?...
The 7 main mountain ranges of France all offer both winter and summer playgrounds.
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.
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 Top 6 Things to Do in Antibes in the South...
Stroll through the Wonderful Open-Air Markets in Antibes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 9 Best Bistros in Nice
Top Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking
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.
How to Get on French People's Good Side
People might claim the French are rude, but they are actually very pleasant, polite and helpful. Follow these tips for bringing out the nice side of the French.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 10 Movies Set In France
Here are Top Picks of movies set in France. Even if you can't hop a plane, you can experience the sights and sounds (even the tastes, with some imagination) of French destinations through movies shot or set in France.
Wearing Sneakers in France
American tourists are concerned about ‘not fitting in’ with inappropriate shoes. Find out what is and isn't appropriate for travelers when visiting France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good, Cheap Restaurants in Nice
Cheap restaurants in Nice -- Eat like a local at Nice's cheap restaurants
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.
Check out this Guide to Provence in southern...
Provence-Alpes-Cotes d’Azur – a visitor’s guide to the south of France.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
France Student Visa
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for their French visa. Find out whether you need one, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate. Page 2.
The Most Romantic Cities in France
If you are planning to honeymoon in France or a take special getaway with your sweetheart, use this list as your guide.
London, the UK and Paris to Tour by train, bus...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
TGV High-Speed Trains from Paris, France
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Lyon serves cities and countries like Lyon, Marseille, Paris and Geneva, Milan in Italy.
Travel from London or Paris to Nice in the...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Train Travel Guide to France
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top attractions in North France plus nearby...
North France is full of top attractions, from walled cities to great museums. Plus suggestions of where to stay nearby.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London and Paris to Monte Carlo by train, car,...
Details of how to get from Paris and London to Monaco Monte Carlo by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
Eiffel Tower Review
Think Paris, and you instantly think of the Eiffel Tower. Is this the best spot to visit in Paris, though? More than 6 million people do it in a year. Find out why it's so popular, and the pros and cons of adding it to your to-do list.
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.
Here are the major jazz festivals in France in...
Top Summer French Jazz Festivals. Calvi Jazz Festival takes place on the port on the gorgeous island of Corsica at the end of June.
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.
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.
Check out the 7 major Gothic cathedrals in...
The 7 Great Gothic Cathedrals of France. The Gothic style was born at Saint-Dennis in 1140 then spread rapidly through northern Europe.
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.
Cost of Travel Hotels and Accommodations -...
Cost of Travel Accommodation - France Hotel Price Guide - Travel Accommodation Price Bands
Check out Roen, a great historic city
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.
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.
Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes for...
Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France.
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.
Paris to Orleans by Train and Car
How to get from Paris to Orleans in the Loire Valley by train and car. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
Packing Clothes
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 3.
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.
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.
Avignon Travel Guide: Visit the Former Home of...
Few people realize that the pope's palace was relocated to France during the Middle Ages. In lovely Avignon, visitor's can still visit the former seat of the papacy in this lovely, thriving southern city.
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.
France in the Off-Season
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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.
Mother's Day in France
Think one Mother's Day a year simply isn't enough? American moms can get a second dose of attention by celebrating France's Fetes des Meres a few weeks later. A French tradition that was made official by Napoleon, a day honoring mothers dates back to Ancient Greece.
Cheat the Euro Exchange Rate
With the euro building strength, especially against the dollar, it can make a trip to France and other European countries too expensive. There are lots of ways to cheat that bad euro exchange rate, just by simply making euro-saving decisions on where to go, when to go, where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Here are tips on saving euros in a bad exchange rate.
Paris to Biarritz by train, air and car
Details of how to get from Paris to Biarritz on the Atlantic Coast by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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