Top 10 best coastal towns in France

Top 10 best coastal towns in France

I am sure that everyone loves France…its culture, the historical and natural heritage, the French cuisine and also the locals’ hospitality. If you are about to visit this fantastic country, but you still don’t know what to do in France, I suggest you to spend a couple of days or even weeks in one of the top 10 coastal towns of France! The coastal line of the country is over 3200 km long. From the North Sea stretching down to the Mediterranean Sea, the beaches are of different sorts. If y... [ read more ]

Visitor’s guide to the attractions of Lyon

Visitor’s guide to the attractions of Lyon

Situated in the east-central part of France, in the Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon is well-known for its historical and architectural landmarks. It is not surprising that the wonderful city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon is also considered the capital of gastronomy in France. The city has a significant role in the history of cinema, as Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematographe in Lyon. The city is also known for its famous light festival called "Fete des Lumieres" which occurs o... [ read more ]

Top 5 interesting facts about Bretagne

Top 5 interesting facts about Bretagne

Bretagne, also named Brittany is a north-western region in France. The peninsula of Bretagne is bordered by the English Channel to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Bay of Biscay to the south. The province of Bretagne is divided in four administrative regions. This gorgeous cultural area has several tourist attractions, not to mention the spectacular natural resources. The attractions range from historical urban regions to megalithic monuments, from traditional festivals to bea... [ read more ]

How to get on top of the Eiffel Tower

How to get on top of the Eiffel Tower

Who wouldn’t know the “iron lady” of Paris, the fascinating 320 meters tall Eiffel Tower? Paris is one of France’s and also the world’s most romantic cities and holiday destinations. The capital of France is today one of the world’s most visited cities. As well known is the Eiffel Tower. When you think of Paris, probably the first thing you think of is this tower. Anyway, it had became the symbol of the city and also of France with its recognizable, unique structure. The tower is n... [ read more ]

Exploring the Old Port of Marseille

Exploring the Old Port of Marseille

Marseille is the oldest city in France, so for history hunters and lovers of old places, there is no better destination than Marseille. Of course, Marseille has its newer parts too (which can be quite interesting as well), but if you stick to the old port, you will be surrounded by all the historic charm you need. The Old Port has been the natural port of Marseille since the Antiquity, when the city was already an important port on the Mediterranean. This corner of the city is one of its mos... [ read more ]

Top 5 sights in Marseille

Top 5 sights in Marseille

Paris is touted as France's cultural melting pot, but in truth the title of the oldest and most diverse city in France can easily go to Marseille. Ever since the city was founded by Greeks in 600 BC, Massalia, or present day Marseille has been a mix and match of nationalities and cultures from all over Europe. Today, Marseille is strongly Provençal Popularity, but with many North African and other influences, as befitting a bustling port city where ships dock from all over the world. And in... [ 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 ]

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 ]

A short guide to Corsica

A short guide to Corsica

Throughout known history, Corsica has passed through more hands than many other luckier European regions. Corsica has belonged the Italian city states of Pisa and Genoa, and finally ended up under French rule in 1768, but although it was conquered repeatedly, it was never subdued, they say. The homeland of Napoleon Bonaparte is often called the Island of Beauty, and this nickname is by no means undeserved. Visiting Corsica is not like visiting any other French department, because as French a... [ read more ]