The best city break destinations in France

The best city break destinations in France

When you have only a few days to travel, it's more important than ever to pick the right destination. You will want something really exciting, otherwise you short break will feel like it was wasted, and you need a destination that it just the perfect size to be explored and taken advantage of in a day or two. If you are planning on escaping to France for a city break, there are hundreds of destinations you could choose - there is no one perfect destination, there are several of them! If you ... [ read more ]

The picturesque port cities of France

The picturesque port cities of France

France has a rich maritime history, and at some point in the past, French fleets could easily rival any one of the most powerful fleets in the world. The French built colonies across seas and oceans, fought battles on water, and developed a considerable fishing industry. But the bottom line is that there are quite a few port towns scattered over the coasts of France, some of them centuries and millennia old. If you've ever dreamed of sailing on the high seas, or if you're just fascinated by ... [ read more ]

Must-see landmarks in Paris

Must-see landmarks in Paris

As the capital of France, Paris is the place where you can find almost all the things that France is famous for. Some of the finest restaurants in the world can be found in Paris, and let's not even start with all the designer shops and boutiques. If you want to wine, dine, shop and sip cafe au laits at sidewalk cafes in a purely French style, then Paris can keep you busy for weeks. But another great feature of Paris are its landmarks, which you can see scattered around the city whether you ... [ read more ]

Top 5 sights in Strasbourg

Top 5 sights in Strasbourg

Multicultural and cosmopolitan Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, has been for centuries one of the cultural and financial capitals of France. Several important institutions of the European Union are located in Strasbourg, so there is no shortage of rich dignitaries and restaurants and shops to make them feel at home, and the hefty student population keeps the city vibrant all all hours of day and night. Strasbourg's dining scene and nightlife are definitely enough to attract holiday-makers,... [ read more ]

The best vineyards in southern France

The best vineyards in southern France

If one had to pick the things most associated with France, it would be the romance, the castles, the food and the wine. All of them are available anywhere you are in France, from the tiniest village to the great cities. But although you can pamper yourself with lovely French wine wherever you are, if you are a true fan of wines then you absolutely must visit a few wineries at least. Many wine regions in France have fashioned themselves into tourist magnets, but still, the south of France win... [ read more ]

A gourmet's guide to Nice

A gourmet’s guide to Nice

Nice, the beautiful jewel of the Azure Coast, has it all: beaches, nightlife, attractions history, and of course, cuisine. Nice is considered to be one of the gastronomy capitals of France, which says a lot considering that the French are masters of cuisine regardless whether you are in a big city or tiny village. If you are a gourmet in the south of France, you might as well never stop eating for even a second -the food of Provence and surrounding regions in so delicious and varied that you... [ read more ]

5 reasons to spend your summer in southern France

5 reasons to spend your summer in southern France

There is still time until summer, but many travelers who don't winter or the cold (especially if you live in a temperate region) are proebably already dreaming of their summer getaways. Since a lot of people who don't have much time on their hands during the year take time off work in summer, many of the more popular tourist destinations in France tend to be extremely crowded in summer. People from the city flock to the countryside and to the Azure Coast, and at the peak of the summer holida... [ read more ]

The best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

The best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

It's not difficult to find interesting places to visit while you're spending your holiday in France, any travel brochure has lots of good tips on the subject. Some travel attractions like the Louvre, Versailles or the Eiffel Tower are so famous that they don't even need an introduction, and even people who have never visited France know about them. But thirty seven sites are inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is more than enough proof that they are worth visiting. Mos... [ read more ]

The best day trips from Paris

The best day trips from Paris

Paris is the kind of city where you'd have to make an effort in order to get bored, but as all large cities after an extended stay anyone would feel the need to escape the urban bustle for a while. If you are spending a long vacation in Paris and you want a break from sightseeing and indulging in gourmet delights, why not take a short trip outside Paris? You don't need to go far, because there are lots of interesting destinations and attractions close enough to Paris so that you can go and r... [ read more ]