Budget eats in Nice

Budget eats in Nice

Visiting Nice on your holiday? It is the best choice, as there are numerous attractions and things to do in this wonderful and popular city. Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, also a beautiful coastal city. The city is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes department, having some spectacular attractions, such as museums, a theatre, concert halls, an opera house, beautiful squares, cathedrals and churches. Visiting a city doesn’t mean visiting only the attractions, you will also hav... [ read more ]

Elegant things you should do in France

Elegant things you should do in France

Ooh yes, I know France is pretty much a synonym for elegance, they have French cuisine, wines, some of the best fashion designers - my personal favorite, Dior among them - and so on and so forth. And the very best thing is that these things come naturally to them, it is just a part of French lifestyle. There are of course, more costly and luxurious things to do, it all depends of the budget you have at your disposition. Just to give you a taste of French lifestyle, here are a few elegan... [ read more ]

The unspoiled island of Noirmoutier-en-l’Ȋle

The unspoiled island of Noirmoutier-en-l’Ȋle

Noirmoutier-en-l’Ȋle is a commune, situated in the northern part of the island of Noirmoutier, off the coast, in the western part of France. The name “Noirmoutier” means “black monastery” in English, which was given to the island for the darkly clad monks who lived on the island in the seventh century. Noirmoutier-en-l’Ȋle has some spectacular attractions, peaceful and soft sandy beaches, not to mention the French cuisine. The commune contains three villages: Noirmoutier, L'Herba... [ read more ]

The traveler's guide to Marseille

The traveler’s guide to Marseille

Marseille is the second largest city in France, and the country's busiest port at the Mediterranean, but this is no seaside copy of the capital - Marseille has a personality of its own, and a very obvious one at that. Marseille has been a port for millennia: it was founded in 600 BC as a Greek colony, and it hasn't stopped being a port since then. Marseille is infused with a typically Mediterranean joy of living, French poise and sense of style, and the warmth of North Africa. From a tourist... [ 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 ]

Celebrating Mardi Gras in France

Celebrating Mardi Gras in France

Although Mardi Gras is more famous as the boisterous and debauched carnival celebrated in New Orleans and other places in the New World, its origins are much tamer, and they can be traced back to...France. Fat Tuesday celebrations were spread all over the world by French colonists, and as the centuries went by they stuck and morphed into something completely different. Visitors to France might be surprised by how different Mardi Gras is in France -it might as well be a completely different h... [ 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 ]

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 most glamorous restaurants in Lyon

The most glamorous restaurants in Lyon

Lyon is often overlooked by tourists who flock to the much more famous attractions and in-your-face charm of Paris, and this is why many people miss out on some of the best experiences you can have in France. Lyon is smaller than the capital, that's true, but it is also less crowded, has less tourist traps and is generally more concerned with pleasing itself than pleasing visitors. The riveting old town of Lyon is a treasure trove of historical and cultural attractions, and the city on the whole... [ read more ]