Regions of France

The Enigmatic Pei Pyramids of Paris

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Arty, Paris
The Enigmatic Pei Pyramids of Paris

President Francois Mitterand of France was a great instigator of modern planning and architectural ideas for Paris. During his tenure, he was the originator of many post war features including the apparently dead straight ‘Triumphal Way’. This alignment of celebrated structural icons stretches from the Louvre as far as the Grand Arch, some 10 kilometres away, […]

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Exquisite Eze in the south of France

Written by on February 8, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Exquisite Eze in the south of France

If you want to enjoy a breath-taking view, it’s a good idea to visit the perched village of Eze. You’ll find it in the Alpes-Martime Department (Region: Provence-Alpes-Coted’Azur). It’s not far from the sunny city of Nice and is famous for its stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea, gorgeous gardens and pretty streets. It’s also […]

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Top 10 free things to do in Lyon

Written by on February 6, 2017 in Rhône Alpes
Top 10 free things to do in Lyon

Lyon is the third biggest city in France. This is a city with a rich history, authentic feel, and the best French food plus the friendliest people. Experience real France in Lyon – not in Paris, not in Nice, not in Cannes…but in Lyon (where I live)! And what is more important, you can do it […]

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Discover the picture-perfect poppy fields of Provence

Written by on January 30, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
Discover the picture-perfect poppy fields of Provence

Imagine the soft sun of late spring in Provence as it pours onto fields of bright red poppies. Their slender stems sway in a gentle breeze, their vivid petals contrast with the blue sky… this is Provence’s beautiful bounty in May. Looking like a painting come to life, the poppy fields of Provence are dazzling […]

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Visit the sensational town of Saint-Emilion Bordeaux

Written by on January 30, 2017 in Aquitaine
Visit the sensational town of Saint-Emilion Bordeaux

Saint-Émilion is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine region in southwest France. Perched on a limestone hilltop like a graceful balcony above the Dordogne Valley. In 1999, Saint Émilion became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, honored for its cultural landscape and historical vineyards. This medieval, fairytale town is a maze of curlicue ballast […]

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Beautiful Bormes-les-Mimosas south of France

Written by on January 27, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Beautiful Bormes-les-Mimosas south of France

Bormes-les-Mimosas is known as one of the most beautiful medieval villages in the Var, a department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Provence in south east France. The Var takes its name from the river Var, which used to flow along its eastern boundary, through the boundary was moved in 1860. There is much to […]

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5 fantastic things to do in Nice France

Written by on January 26, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
5 fantastic things to do in Nice France

From morning to night in this lovely lively city, here are 5 things you shouldn’t miss to make the most of your time in Nice whether it’s for a day or longer… 1. Lie in the sun Nice is one of the sunniest cities in France. There’s a long, long beach and if you don’t […]

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Join a stunning wine tour in Provence

Join a stunning wine tour in Provence

In September 2017 a totally unique, utterly wonderful wine tour in Provence will take place and you can join it! It includes a grape stomp, vineyard visits, wine tasting and the most delicious dishes you could ever hope to enjoy… A Wine Tour with a difference This is a wine tour in Provence that’s like […]

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Rue Picardy Home of Aviation Geniuses and Miracles

Written by on January 24, 2017 in Picardy
Rue Picardy Home of Aviation Geniuses and Miracles

The town of Rue in Nord pas de Calais, Picardy, bears a certain anonymous obscurity with cunning fortitude in the Somme River basin half way between Montreuil and Abbeville. Like so many French settlements, Rue has beauty, sophistication and a special place in the history of France. I stumbled across it when I was writing […]

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Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

Written by on January 23, 2017 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

‘You want us to be guinea pigs?’ I said. ‘Yes,’ said Kat and Stuart Pagram, young newly-weds, recently moved to France from the United Kingdom. ‘We need you to test our new chalet – the food, beds, bathroom, hot tub and sauna.’ Well, who could say no to an offer like that? So I drove […]

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