The best French festivals in August

The best French festivals in August

If you think that the Tour de France is the only exciting event to take place in France in summer, think again. There are tons of festivals that await you in the summer months, and many of them are just as exciting as the famous Tour de France, and even more so if you are not interested in cycling to begin with. There's an eclectic selection of French festivals or you to choose from, ranging from opera music to gourmet cuisine and sports. So if you travel to France this summer, here are some... [ read more ]

A budget guide to Lyon

A budget guide to Lyon

There's much that can be said about Lyon: third largest city in France, gastronomic and historical center, the birthplace of the cinema. And most importantly, Lyon is a great, if sometimes overlooked destination which can be visited on a budget more easily than Paris, for example. If you want to experience big-city life in France for little money, Lyon is probably one of your best bets. So if you're prepared to see as much of this beautiful city as your time allows you, here's a budget guide to ... [ read more ]

Top 5 flea markets in France

Top 5 flea markets in France

For antiquarians, collectors of antiquities or people who like old things better than new ones, France is a genuine treasure trove. Flea markets, or march├ęs aux puces, are widespread throughout the country, and it's more difficult to find a town that doesn't regularly host one than a town which does. Some flea markets are weekly affairs, where locals and visitors gather usually on weekends to display their wares or browse through everything from forgotten treasures to ordinary junk. Whether you... [ read more ]

The best movie locations in France

The best movie locations in France

If there's a flick that you really like, then you've probably found yourself wanting to visit some of the places that you can see on the screen, knowing that the movie was filmed there. Visiting movie locations is not unusual at all, especially if we're talking about blockbusters, and France is a pretty good place to go if you're 'hunting' for movie filming locations. France's natural scenery and romantic cities have been the setting for many films, both blockbusters and indie movies. In any... [ read more ]

Top 5 theme parks in France

Top 5 theme parks in France

Theme parks are not exclusively for kids, and even as an adult you can enjoy them a great deal. But when you're traveling with kids, going to a theme park is the most surefire way to avoid them getting bored. France is a great place for culture and history, but if you want some lighter entertainment that even small kids will enjoy, then take a day off to visit a theme park, or even two. There are lots of exciting theme parks in France, some completely wacky, and others educational. Here are our ... [ read more ]