Shopping vacations in France

Shopping vacations in France

France is the country of great food, rich museums, beautiful landscapes and other attractions - but at the same time, is the place where every shopping addict dreams of going. France practically invented haute-couture, and many of the world's leading designers and fashion houses are located in France. Want to go on a memorable shopping spree in the land of Coco Chanel or Gaultier, of antiques and art galleries? There are lots of places that you can visit, because France is, predictably enough, a... [ read more ]

The best luxury restaurants in France

The best luxury restaurants in France

France is a beautiful country with so much to see, but all that sightseeing and wonder can make you really hungry. And that's when  you can encounter another one of France's attractions: the cuisine. French cuisine can be enjoyed in many forms: at the market, sampling cheeses, mustards, wines and other tidbits, at a small eatery trying out the every-day food, and of course, at fancy restaurants, where the true haute cuisine comes to light. It will cost you, but you'll remember the taste and the... [ read more ]

Budget chateaus in France

Budget chateaus in France

Renting a small vacation house when you're visiting France, or even better, staying in a charming bed and breakfast, is the best kind of accommodation you can find in the country. And while enjoying the bourgeois chic of regular hotels is definitely one experience you shouldn't miss, advancing to the next level of luxury is not a bad idea either. Even more so if you stay at a genuine French chateau! If you're on a budget, don't worry, staying at a chateau is more affordable than you might th... [ read more ]

The most interesting museums in France

The most interesting museums in France

One of the things that most first-time visitors of France see is the Louvre, one of the most famous museums in the world. But as much fun as a trip to Louvre can be, don't forget that it isn't the only great museum in the country, and there are many more museums of every possible kind that entertain and delight tourists. So if you want to know more about France's exquisite art, culture, or maybe something more special, here's a list of the most interesting museums in France. Musée des Merveill... [ read more ]

The best festivals in France

The best festivals in France

The French are fond of their holidays, and they take every possible chance to have a celebration. You can practically point to any day in the calendar, and there's bound to be a festival in France somewhere, from saint feast days to official holidays, or less conventional celebrations. So if you want to make sure that you can attend at least one major French festival during your trip, check out this list of the best festivals in France. Fetes Medievales du Dauphin d'Auvergne, Montferrand T... [ read more ]

Top 5 family attractions in France

Top 5 family attractions in France

Visiting France with your family can be an awesome experience, but like with any family trip, you need to decide in advance where to go. Traveling with kids is more difficult than solo or couple travel, because they get bored easily, and unless you want to put up with their whining you had better make sure you're taking them someplace interesting. Fortunately, there is no lack of family-friendly destinations in France, so you can plan your itinerary before you go. Here are the top 5 family a... [ read more ]