The adventurer's guide to the Verdon Gorge

The adventurer’s guide to the Verdon Gorge

The Verdon Gorge, the canyon made by the River Verdon in south-east France, is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. This 25 kilometer long canyon, with its 700 meter deep slopes, makes for some of the best adventure opportunities in France. The Verdon Gorge is close to the French Riviera, and still it manages to draw a sizable crowd of visitors despite the allure of the French beaches. Whether your taste in adventures runs along the lines of hiking, rock climbing, rafting or... [ read more ]

Top 5 tourist attractions in Nice

Top 5 tourist attractions in Nice

The Côte d'Azur is one of the most glamorous beach destinations in Europe, and one that is not exclusively limited to those who are rich and famous, although many celebrities from France and beyond have been spotted sunbathing and frolicking on the French Riviera. And one of the urban gems of the riviera is nice, a city that has something for everyone, young and old. The famous waterfront, the mix of cultures, the cuisine and a ton of other attractions make Nice a great destination on the F... [ read more ]

5 French travel destination for bookworms

5 French travel destination for bookworms

It's difficult not to enjoy the historical adventure stories about musketeers, queens and kings written by Alexandre Dumas, the heartbreaking novels of Victor Hugo of the Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame fame, and many other exciting tales penned by French authors. And since the best writers write about what they know, various places in France are a huge part of these stories. Even non-French authors have chosen France as the settings of their novels, so for a bookworm traveler in... [ read more ]

Where to go clubbing in Strasbourg

Where to go clubbing in Strasbourg

Strasbourg is the cultural capital of Alsace, and a great place for travelers who are trying to soak in as much French art and culture as they can. But Strasbourg is not just  city filled to the brim with museums and galleries where only high-culture experts can feel in their element. You can enjoy a good museum and then head into the city for some more light-hearted fun that doesn't involve any thinking beyond what's necessary to move your feat to the beat or bring a glass to your lips. St... [ read more ]

The best New Year’s destinations in France

The best New Year’s destinations in France

Some say that your new year will be as good as the New Year's celebration you had, and while this is most likely superstitious nonsense, it does make sense how a good start can brighten your perspective for the following year. And if you want to make sure that you're going to spend an unforgettable New Year's night, then you can't go wrong with choosing France as your destination. La Saint-Sylvestre, as the French call New Year's Eve, is a time of lavish feasts, accompanied with celebrations... [ read more ]

Top 5 most romantic destinations in France

Top 5 most romantic destinations in France

It is a truth universally acknowledged that France is the homeland of romance, and if you're yearning for a truly romantic holiday à deux with your loved one, then there's no better destination for it then France. A romantic holiday can be had in mostly any French tourist destination, but there are are few places in France which are so eminently romantic that you can't possibly go wrong by visiting them. So if you want to surprise your significant other with a trip to l'hexagone, then here ... [ read more ]

Things to do in Versailles when you’re not sightseeing

Things to do in Versailles when you’re not sightseeing

Versailles is known chiefly for being one of the most popular attractions in France, and when hearing the word, most people automatically think of the eponymous palace that represents one of the biggest excesses of Louis XIV - lavish interiors, pure luxury wherever you look, and the elegance of French aristocracy. But Versailles is in fact an entire town rife with all manner of attractions, and you can easily forget yourself and spend hours and even days wandering through the classy streets. But... [ read more ]

The best souvenirs from France and where to buy them

The best souvenirs from France and where to buy them

Even if you're traveling on a tiny budget, if you're having fun you will most likely feel the urge to buy something to remind you of your trip - a souvenir. In French, souvenir means memory - a very fitting name for something that you buy to bring back memories of good old times. You can keep your souvenir for yourself and reminisce about faraway places and adventures, or maybe bring back to friends or family as a proof that you've seen interesting places and returned to tell the tale. So if... [ read more ]

The complete beginner’s guide to the Paris Metro

The complete beginner’s guide to the Paris Metro

The Paris Metro is not the oldest in the world, nor the largest, but it is without question one of the best. It's not just that other metro systems took it as a model, or that it has a fetchingly consistent art nouveau design. The Paris Metro has a life of its own, and it is in itself one of the most interesting attractions of the French capital. The metro is also a huge labyrinth of sixteen lines covering over 200 kilometers and serving almost 400 stations, and for the uninitiated it can be... [ read more ]