The most exciting ski resorts in France

The most exciting ski resorts in France

France is in the lucky position to have more than a few mountain ranges, which means that no one in France, be they inhabitants of tourists, can't say that there isn't a ski resort within a day's travel. With mountains like the French Alpes or the Pyrenees, there are more than enough ski resorts in France to accommodate the throngs of ski and other winter sports lovers, but still, some resorts are just better than others. If you can't settle for anything less then the best, then the most exc... [ read more ]

Tips for getting around in France

Tips for getting around in France

France is an amazing country, but it is also pretty big, it's major cities are pretty big, and the bottom line is that you can't escape using some form of motorized transport unless you don't mind cycling for hours on end through sometimes hectic traffic. A first-time visitor to France can easily be confused by the many types of tickets for public transport, the different trains and buses that can be found in cities (the situation is much simpler in small towns, obviously) and how to get hol... [ read more ]

The most glamorous restaurants in Lyon

The most glamorous restaurants in Lyon

Lyon is often overlooked by tourists who flock to the much more famous attractions and in-your-face charm of Paris, and this is why many people miss out on some of the best experiences you can have in France. Lyon is smaller than the capital, that's true, but it is also less crowded, has less tourist traps and is generally more concerned with pleasing itself than pleasing visitors. The riveting old town of Lyon is a treasure trove of historical and cultural attractions, and the city on the whole... [ read more ]

The most fascinating prehistoric sites in France

The most fascinating prehistoric sites in France

France may be one of the most chic and hip places on the planet, but let it never be said that it doesn't cherish its past. French history makes for an exciting read, and French prehistory is not far behind, even if we know less about it. And since the dawn of history, the French (and their various ancestors) had no qualms about immortalizing their victories, defeats, celebrations, heroes or mythical figures. Prehistoric sites abound in France, and whoever wants to boast of a well-rounded kn... [ read more ]

The most unusual foods in France and where to eat them

The most unusual foods in France and where to eat them

France has a world-famous cuisine, and dishes like quiche lorraine, ratatouille or bouillabaisse have become popular all over the world, and even the slightly weirder variety, like the escargot, has gained some serious ground outside of France. But French cuisine is incredibly varied, and there are loads of regional dishes that would sound plain strange to anyone who hasn't encountered them before. So if you travel outside of Paris, it is worth checking out what bizarre foods are traditional... [ read more ]

The best of the Champagne Tourist Trail

The best of the Champagne Tourist Trail

Champagne is probably the most widely known drink from France, and synonym to luxury, style and elegance. You can drink wine every day, but champagne is a drink for lavish celebrations, and unless you're filthy rich, you probably don't drink it every day. Genuine champagne has to be produced in the region where it was invented, in the historic province of Champagne. If you travel about a hundred miles east of Paris, you will enter Champagne, and while this doesn't mean that you'll be greeted by ... [ read more ]

Exploring the Jewish Quarter of Paris

Exploring the Jewish Quarter of Paris

Le Pletzl,  located in the 4th arrondissement, is the most famous Jewish quarter in Paris, dating back to the 13th century. This little corner of Paris is an endless source of fascination, thanks to its cultural variety and its historical richness, and also one of the quaintest and most unusual shopping spots in the city. While Le Pletzl is not usually part of the major tourist routes, those visitors who want to know Paris intimately shouldn't miss a visit to this area. So if you're plannin... [ read more ]