A great fall vacation in the Var department

A great fall vacation in the Var department

The Var department is situated in Southeast France, in Provence. The department was named after the river Var. The region is characterized by spectacular natural beauty. There are some magnificent natural attractions here, not to mention the cultural jewels of Var. The natural attractions of the department include among others the spectacular Canyon du Verdon, Massif de l’Esterel, magnificent vineyards and so on. The cultural attractions are the following: the Fréjus Cathedral, the Thoronet... [ read more ]

Travel guide to the best river- and canal cruises in France

Travel guide to the best river- and canal cruises in France

When it comes to France, people usually think about its magnificent cities, spectacular landscapes, the French Riviera, the Alps with ski resorts, its picturesque rural sites and gorgeous monuments and buildings. There is also another less popular attraction in France, more precisely the river- and canal cruises. The country is home to several beautiful rivers and canals. Thus, it is not surprising that this kind of tours have been developed here. During a one-week cruise passengers have the o... [ read more ]

Visitor’s guide to Provence’s natural heritage

Visitor’s guide to Provence’s natural heritage

Provence is one of the most popular regions in France. Being part of the administrative area of Provence-Alpes-Cȏte d’Azur, this region is located in the south eastern part of the country. It is contiguous with Italy to east and the Mediterranean Sea to south and south-east. It is not surprising that Provence is one of the most beautiful and also most visited regions of France. Provence offers a remarkable cultural heritage: some of the well-known cities that are located here are Avignon, M... [ 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 ]

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 ]

The most famous tours in France

The most famous tours in France

All major French cities, and even the smallest towns in France are worth exploring in details, getting to know their quirks and particularities, but unfortunately most travelers don't have enough time to lavish all their attention on one single place. Getting to know a country in only a few weeks is impossible, but at least you can get a taster of what it has to offer - all you need to do is take a tour. Whether you are planning on touring an entire region, or if you want to stick to short a... [ 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 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 ]

The best city tours in Paris

The best city tours in Paris

Paris is a big city, and unless you are particularly handy with a map and/or you have an insider's knowledge about the twists and turns of the city, self-guided tours can be a bit problematic. That's why it's a good idea to join a tour on your first visit to the French capital to get your feet wet and get used to navigating the labyrinthine layout of the city. It's easy to get lost in Paris, but since it's also easy to find your way again, simply navigating is usually not a problem. However, fin... [ read more ]

Hidden destinations on the French Riviera

Hidden destinations on the French Riviera

The Cote d'Azur, or the French Riviera, is the southeast coast of France at the Mediterranean Sea. The coast is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the country, what with its luxurious resorts, pretty coastal cities and pristine beaches. And while the beaches are definitely worth visiting for a couple of weeks, if you want to see more of the French Riviera's hidden side, you don't have to go far. Some secret (or simply underrated) destinations on the Cote d'Azur are a stone thro... [ read more ]