Regions of France

Driving the Col du Mont-Cenis in the French Alps

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Driving in France, Rhône Alpes
Driving the Col du Mont-Cenis in the French Alps

If you’re into scenic routes, Mont-Cenis pass in Savoie should definitely be on your list. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps and it’s practically a line between the Cottian and Graian Alps. If you’re traveling to or from Italy, ditch the Frejus tunnel and go this way instead – you won’t […]

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What To See And Do In Historic Bordeaux France

Written by on September 20, 2016 in Aquitaine
What To See And Do In Historic Bordeaux France

Travel is like many other things in life – we get what we put into it. So much of the pleasure of travel is anticipation: plotting the route, learning about history and culture, imagining the sights, and stumbling into new discoveries. La Belle Bordeaux Bordeaux is often referred to as the “Port of the Moon” […]

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The Perfect Tour Of Avignon Provence

Written by on September 20, 2016 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
The Perfect Tour Of Avignon Provence

Avignon in Provence lures visitors year round and especially in the summer when the sun is shining and the fields around are filled with lavender and sunflowers. Local expert and tour guide Emily Durand shares her top tips for taking a stress-free visit taking in away-from-the-bustle secret spots, fabulous foodie places, seeing this lovely city […]

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5 Brilliant Free Museums in Paris

Written by on September 13, 2016 in Arty, Museums and Châteaux, Paris, Romantic
5 Brilliant Free Museums in Paris

Most museums are free in Paris on the first Sunday of the month (except during summer months when some of them charge) but there are few that are free all year round.  You may have to pay for access to temporary exhibitions but here are 5 great free museums in Paris that are well worth […]

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Three Stunning Towns To Visit In France In Autumn

Written by on September 12, 2016 in Champagne-Ardenne, Midi-Pyrénées, Nord-Pas de Calais
Three Stunning Towns To Visit In France In Autumn

Autumn in France, is one of the best times for a visit, whether it is to the south, the north, east or west.  The temperature is usually mild everywhere, the sun still shines, nights are cooler and crowds are thinner. After the long, lazy, languorous days of summer, there is an air of anticipation, of […]

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5 officially best places to visit in France

5 officially best places to visit in France

Ask any Frenchman or woman about going on holiday and you’ll find that an astonishingly large number of them will tell you they stay in France. It’s estimated that more than 60% of all French people don’t leave France for their holidays despite the proximity to neighbouring European countries. The reason for the happiness to […]

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5 Off the beaten tourist track things to see in Paris

Written by on September 5, 2016 in Paris, Quirky
5 Off the beaten tourist track things to see in Paris

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, welcoming approximately 16 million annual visitors. For many  travelling to the City of Light, it isn’t their first visit, but whether it’s your second or fifty-second trip, Paris has so much to offer and there’s always something new to discover. Get off the beaten […]

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The Old Town Cannes

Written by on September 4, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
The Old Town Cannes

Cannes is best known for glitz and glamor and the famous film festival that’s held here in May each year. But, away from the hubbub, it also has a beautiful old district, called le Suquet. Le Suquet was an old fishing village. The fishermen’s’ houses in the narrow winding streets are more than a hundred years old. This area became […]

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Villa Cavrois – An Art Deco Jewel In France

Written by on September 4, 2016 in French Icons, Nord-Pas de Calais
Villa Cavrois – An Art Deco Jewel In France

Just outside Lille, the lovely capital city of northern France, lies Villa Cavrois, an extraordinary mansion that has been restored meticulously by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux. This place is a like a time capsule of an era when money bought true style, and for fans of art deco this place is an absolute gem. […]

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Reasons To Visit Mesmerising Menton France

Written by on August 29, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
Reasons To Visit Mesmerising Menton France

Years ago, when I first vacationed in Menton, I was instantly smitten with my new discovery.  I had found a place with luminous light, a shimmering sea, ancient villas and flower-filled terraces, all washed in dreamy pastel watercolors.   Who wouldn’t be enchanted by this magical place? Menton sits in the southeastern corner of the Cote […]

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