The most scenic cities in the French Alps

The most scenic cities in the French Alps

France's lavender fields and pleasant, gentle hill slopes are only one side of the coin, and despite their popularity with the lovers of the great outdoors, they are nowhere near as famous and visited as the mountains of the country. With craggy outcrops, proud cliffs, verdant forests and rivers that range from tame to the wildest on the planet, French mountains have the perfect combination of fun, novelty and excitement for travelers of all kinds. The French Alps in particular have drawn ho... [ read more ]

French ecomuseums to visit before you die

French ecomuseums to visit before you die

Ecomuseums are a curious thing that people wouldn't have even thought about a century ago. But as times change, our awareness of our environment and our need to save it and keep it healthy are becoming more and more urgent. This is how ecomuseums have come to be - places that focus on the identity and heritage of a particular place instead of specific exhibits, and whose purpose is the sustainable development of local communities. France was the first country in the world to open ecomuseums,... [ read more ]