Top 5 world famous restaurants in France

Top 5 world famous restaurants in France

French cuisine is famous worldwide, and it is considered to be one of the most sophisticated and mouth-watering culinary arts ever invented. Any larger city on the planet will most likely have a French restaurant or two, and French cuisine is one of the most widespread national cuisines around, so why would you want to eat at a French restaurant in France? Well, because this is how you can experience French cuisine in its purest, most authentic form. Not only the traditional dishes will be m... [ read more ]

The best places for off-piste skiing in France

The best places for off-piste skiing in France

The French Alps present countless opportunities for winter sports, and some of the best ski resorts in Europe are located in these impressive mountains. Plus, the typical French inclination for the chic manifests itself in ski resorts as well. What more could anyone wish for besides great ski slopes and charming French resorts in the mountains? If you prefer your ski experiences to be as adventurous and pulse-raising as possible, you can try off piste skiing in France, over rugged, all-natur... [ read more ]

10 free things to do in Paris

10 free things to do in Paris

Paris, the city of lovers, is not always the cheapest place for a holiday. Travelers of all budgets love Paris, from the luxury travelers who stay in bohemian boutique hotels overlooking Champs Elysees to backpackers on a shoestring come to Paris in search of art, culture and excitement. But the French capital can be hard on your budget, especially if you want to have a few typically Parisian experiences, like drinking a cafe au lait in a pavement cafe, seeing the city from the top of the Tour E... [ read more ]

Top 5 ice-skating rinks in France

Top 5 ice-skating rinks in France

In France, summer is the season when everyone leaves cities and retreats the countryside, but in winter, towns and cities turn into bustling, lively urban paradises, even when the temperature drops below zero. Whether or not there's a  blanket of snow covering France, ice skating rinks open all over the country in winter. Some outdoor rinks function only in winter, while the indoors rinks that operate all year round become more crowded than ever. Skating is quite a popular pastime among the... [ read more ]

Buying antiques in Versailles

Buying antiques in Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most popular landmarks in France, and one that people from all over the world come to see. The resplendent royal residence built by Louis XIV was built near  a very small village at the time, but thanks to the royalty and nobles who spent their time at the castle, Versailles became a whole city that eventually became part of the Ile de France metropolis. Versailles has quite a few historical and cultural attractions even outside the palace, and many ni... [ read more ]

5 road trip ideas in France

5 road trip ideas in France

The road trip often sounds like the typical American travel activity, and one of the most emblematic ones at that! Surely many travelers have grown up with and still love various road trip movies, most of which are set on the open highways of the US. But America is not the only place in the world where great road trips are to be had, and France is one of the best examples in this case. Although France won't give you months of driving (unless you're OK with driving in a loop!), there are many... [ read more ]

A guide to nightlife in Nice

A guide to nightlife in Nice

Nice, the most resplendent city on the French Riviera, is a favorite target of the tourist hordes that take the coast by storm in summer. Thousands of foreign and domestic tourists come to Nice to enjoy their summer holiday, because this city simply has it all. Some of the bluest waters and loveliest beaches on the Riviera are located near or in Nice, and the city has more than enough museums and historical attractions to keep your afternoons busy. With your daytime hours taken care of, you ... [ read more ]

The most beautiful abbeys in France

The most beautiful abbeys in France

When it comes to religious architecture, France wins by quality if not by quantity. Even the smallest and remotest village in France will have its tiny old stone church, and the larger cities and the capital are a vertiable paradise for those who are interested in religious architecture and art. That isn't to say that there's a church at every corner in France, just that its churches, chapels and cathedrals tend to be consistently beautiful. For a more rustic feel, monasteries and abbeys are... [ read more ]