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France Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Do You Need to Tip at Restaurants in France and...
When at a Paris cafe, to tip or not to tip? Here is a guide on tipping at restaurants, in taxis, at hotels and more in Paris and throughout France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Top Attractions in Provence
Discover the top ten sites in Provence from the mouth of the Rhone river to the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes that border Italy. See the Roman marvels of the area, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and the glorious national parks, river gorges and abbeys set in peaceful fields of lavender.
How to 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 10 Best Bistros in Nice
Top Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Stroll through the Wonderful Open-Air Markets in Antibes
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.
Vacation Packing Checklist for France:...
Consult this vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items.
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.
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.
The Best Christmas Markets in France
Christmas markets bring a wonderful sparkle to cities and towns of every size throughout France. The Colorful wooden stalls line the boulevards, streets and markets places. Here are dates for the top French Christmas Markets
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Worst 5 Rookie France Travel Mistakes
You're planning your first trip to France, and it's something you've dreamed of for years. But there are several rookie France travel mistakes that could make your visit less enjoyable, or even downright unpleasant. Hey, you don't have to look like a rookie. Here are some tips about mistakes to avoid on your first vacation in France.
Top Ten Museums in France -- Best Museums...
Paris has some of the top museums in the world like the Louvre, the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou, and the Musee d’Orsay. But the rest of France offers a treasure trove of museums which will fascinate and delight. Here is my list of the top ten museums outside Paris.
Stroll in Style with the Top 7 Travel Walking...
Whether you plan to window shop or sightsee, a comfortable pair of travel walking shoes is crucial. Here is a list of the top shoes for women.
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.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France
The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France cover Cathedrals and Sacred Sites, areas like the Loire Valley and whole towns. Here is a list of 12 from the 38 sites in France.
Do you know the main mountain ranges of France?...
The 7 main mountain ranges of France all offer both winter and summer playgrounds.
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.
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.
Winter Sightseeing in the Loire Valley
The magnificent castles or chateaux that line the mighty River Loire are a major attraction in summer. But happily, some stay open in the winter as well. And in winter, you have the rooms to yourselves so you feel the ghosts of the great figures of the past walking beside you through the echoing, empty rooms. Here are four of the most magnificent that remain open.
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.
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.
The Best Christmas Markets in North France in...
North France is famous for its Christmas Markets which are varied and exciting. Being so close to the U.K., they see many Brits traveling over the Channel to stock up on Christmas gifts, wine and food. Here is a guide to the top markets in northern France.
Paris and London to Lyon by Train, Car, Bus and...
How to get from Paris and London to Lyon by various forms of transport, by train, car, bus and flight.
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.
Getting to Le Mans, known for the 24-Hour Race
Details of how to get from the UK, London and Paris to Le Mans by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Paris to Blois by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from Paris to Blois by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
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.
Good, Cheap Restaurants in Nice
Cheap restaurants in Nice -- Eat like a local at Nice's cheap restaurants
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambresis - a visitor's guide to the Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambrésis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the most beautiful villages in France
The Most Beautiful Villages of France, Les Plus Beaux Villages de France classifies the most attractive villages in France. Check out some of them here.
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.
Guide to Reims, capital of Champagne
Reims, the capital of Champagne, makes a wonderful day or overnight trip from Paris. Discover what to see, where to stay, the best places to dine and where to try Champagne in this guide to Reims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Attractions and Must-See Sites in...
Ride the 82 ft high Great Elephant; swing around the Carousel in a Giant Crab; watch the Machines de l'ile makers create fantastic creatures in Nantes
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.
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.
Winter in France
Winter is the least popular season for tourism in France, but there are many wonderful reasons to visit France in winter. You can escape the typical madness of the tourist season crowds, save yourself lots of euros, and take your pick between cool winter sports and mild Mediterranean destinations.
France in the Off-Season
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Halloween In France
Some of the earliest Halloween traditions started in France, yet it was seen as primarily an American holiday with little or no fanfare with the French until recently. Now, Halloween is seeing a resurgence in popularity. Find out about France's halloween history, modern-day customs and how to plan a Halloween visit.
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.
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.
See April in France with This Guide to Spring...
April is a wonderful month to visit France. Waking after the winter, the countryside is beginning to come to life with blossoms on the trees, lush fields and flowers everywhere. This is a great time for activity holidays: hiking, walking, and horseback riding. In town, the cafes are spilling onto the pavements. Easter brings wonderful displays in patisseries and chocolatiers. And for the romantic, April is ideal for a Springtime Paris visit.
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.
For peace and quiet, check out the 10 most...
Discover the top 10 most underrated destinations in France
Visit Caen, one of Normandy's great cities
Plan a visit to Caen, Normandy. Caen is a delightful town, rebuilt after World War II, and famous for William the Conqueror, hero of the Battle of Hastings of 1066, and for the D-Day Normandy Landings in 1944.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this Guide to Provence in southern...
Provence-Alpes-Cotes d’Azur – a visitor’s guide to the south of France
Paris and France Travel in February
February in France can be whatever you choose it to be. In the Pyrennees and the Alps, the slopes beckon as this is peak ski season. It may be cold in the north, but it’s pleasant on the Mediterranean. This is bargain time to fly to France, with airfares, hotel and package deals all on offer. The sales are still on and there's the fabulous Carnival celebrations. And as February is synomymous with romance, visit St. Valentin in Indres, or spend the time in the most romantic city in the world - Paris.
Thanksgiving In France
Celebrating Thanksgiving in France can be a bit of a challenge, since it is an American (or Canadian) holiday. But if are an ex-pat living in France or will visit during that time, here are tips for indulging in turkey day.
La Piscine Museum, Roubaix, Lille
La Piscine Museum at Roubaix -- one of France's top art museums at La Piscine Museum, Roubaix. Page 2.
France Bashing
Bashing the French has always been popular. American tourists have critized them for being rude or just too cool. But with France's latest stance against the war on Iraq, this practice has developed heightened venom. It is hurting France's tourism industry.
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.
Visitor Guide to Calais in Nord Pas de Calais
Calais is mainly known as the gateway to Europe, the place you pass through quickly on your way to somewhere else. But that's a shame, and with the addition of the new Lace and Fashion Museum, some great new shops and good hotels and restaurants, this former fishing port deserves better. Whether you're staying the night or plan a longer stay, there's plenty on offer in Calais.
Top Attractions and Things to Do in Lyon in...
Lyon is a food lover's city. The gastronomic heart of France, Lyon is known for its restaurants and its food markets. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas in Paris Picture Tour
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes for...
Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, Languedoc
The new Toulouse Lautrec Museum, now completely renovated, re-opened to the public in April 2012. It’s housed in the stunning Palais de la Berbie, or Bishop’s Palace, beside the cathedral. It fits perfectly into the red-brick setting of Albi, a beautiful city in the Tarn, in Languedoc.
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.
From the U.K. and Paris to Saint-Malo by train,...
Details of how to get from the U.K. and from Paris to Saint-Malo on the north Brittany coast by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Christmas in France
Christmas in France or Paris is memorable and magical. Hit the enticing Christmas markets, sing at midnight mass in a stunning gothic cathedral or dive into a Reveillon feast. Find out all about planning a Christmas vacation in France.
A Tour of France's Best Cathedrals
In Nice, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral is like a glimpse of Moscow on the Mediterannean. Its onions stretch to the sky, poking up between tropical palm trees in a unique contrast.
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.
New Year's Eve in Paris and other French Cities
The French really know how to celebrate New Year's, whether it's clubbing in Paris or the sublime midnight grape-picking event in the Midi Pyrenees. Find out how to plan a New Year's Eve visit to France, and which events and festivals are planned for the turn of the new year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paris to Limoges by train, air and car
Details of how to get from Paris to Limoges in the Limousin, by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Paris and London to Poitiers by train, bus and...
Details of how to get from Paris and London to Poitiers and to Futuroscope in Poitou-Charentes by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris provides a great family vacation, while allowing the family to also enjoy the city of Paris a few minutes away. Get all the basics you need before visiting Disneyland Paris, Europe's #1 tourist destination.
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.
Pictures of Lyon
A photo gallery of lyon 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.
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.
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