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 ]

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 ]

A foodie's guide to Paris

A foodie’s guide to Paris

The French know their way around a kitchen, and French cuisine is acknowledged as one  of the most mouth-watering national cuisines in the world. There is a world of French dishes that can instantly send a passionate foodie into fits of glee, even if some of them might seem a bit strange to people who like their cooking a bit more tame. French dishes are daring, imaginative and full of the most interesting flavors, and one of the best places to experience the world of French cuisine is the Fren... [ 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 ]

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 ]

How to act like a local in France

How to act like a local in France

France is one of the most visited countries on the planet, and as those travelers who have homes in popular tourist destinations can testify, there is such a thing as too many tourists. That is not to say that the French hate the tourists who come to their country, but acting too much like a foreigner will definitely put an invisible wall between you and the locals. And even if no one raises an eyebrow at your blatant foreignness, why shouldn't you try blending in with the local crowd? After... [ read more ]

The best Christmas traditions in France

The best Christmas traditions in France

Christmas is approaching fast, and in only a few months you can say "Joyeux Noël", or Merry Christmas in French. Celebrating Christmas in France is an important affair, with shopping for presents and decorating taking up much of the time of the French, but with much energy dedicated to following Christmas traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation. You can ind various Christmas customs from bustling Paris to the sleepy countryside. Some traditions are common all over ... [ read more ]

Why visit Provence in autumn

Why visit Provence in autumn

Provence is known mainly for its verdant hills, fragrant fields of lavender, vineyards and small rustic farms. But the Provençal outdoors can be enjoyed just as much after the lavenders had wilted and the grapes had been harvested. If anything, Provence becomes even more magical in autumn, when the light is softer and the colors turn from greens to golds and reds. Life does not stop in Provence once the summer is over, and there are plenty of reasons why you should consider spending the fal... [ read more ]