The best cultural city breaks in France

The best cultural city breaks in France

France is an excellent destination when it comes to cultural city breaks. The major cities of the country are filled with hundreds or even thousands of unique and famous cultural landmarks and tourist attractions. These French cities are some of the most visited and most famous tourist destinations of the entire continent. Paris, Marseille, Lille, Strasbourg and Lyon are just five of the most beautiful and most attractive French cities. Whether you are looking for a great sightseeing tour or... [ read more ]

Best museums in Lyon

Best museums in Lyon

Lyon is the second most populous city of France, after Paris. It is a very important tourist destination, being situated in the east-central part of the country. The city is famous for its architectural and historical landmarks, making part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It used to be a significant region for silk production and weaving. Today it is best-known as the capital of gastronomy in France. Lyon attracts thousands or even millions of tourists each year due to its gastronomical ... [ read more ]

The best attractions in the Rhone-Alpes region

The best attractions in the Rhone-Alpes region

France is one of the world’s top tourist destinations due to its unique resorts, fantastic visitor attractions and amazing landmarks. Whatever your preferences are, you will surely find at least one destination to suit your taste. In the previous guides I have alreadt presented you numerous destinations, attractions and regions of France. Below I will present you the best attractions in the Rhone-Alpes region. The large region of France, dominated by the Alps and the Rhone River, includes n... [ 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 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 ]

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 ]

A budget guide to Lyon

A budget guide to Lyon

There's much that can be said about Lyon: third largest city in France, gastronomic and historical center, the birthplace of the cinema. And most importantly, Lyon is a great, if sometimes overlooked destination which can be visited on a budget more easily than Paris, for example. If you want to experience big-city life in France for little money, Lyon is probably one of your best bets. So if you're prepared to see as much of this beautiful city as your time allows you, here's a budget guide to ... [ read more ]

Top 5 flea markets in France

Top 5 flea markets in France

For antiquarians, collectors of antiquities or people who like old things better than new ones, France is a genuine treasure trove. Flea markets, or marchés aux puces, are widespread throughout the country, and it's more difficult to find a town that doesn't regularly host one than a town which does. Some flea markets are weekly affairs, where locals and visitors gather usually on weekends to display their wares or browse through everything from forgotten treasures to ordinary junk. Whether you... [ read more ]

Shopping vacations in France

Shopping vacations in France

France is the country of great food, rich museums, beautiful landscapes and other attractions - but at the same time, is the place where every shopping addict dreams of going. France practically invented haute-couture, and many of the world's leading designers and fashion houses are located in France. Want to go on a memorable shopping spree in the land of Coco Chanel or Gaultier, of antiques and art galleries? There are lots of places that you can visit, because France is, predictably enough, a... [ read more ]

The best luxury restaurants in France

The best luxury restaurants in France

France is a beautiful country with so much to see, but all that sightseeing and wonder can make you really hungry. And that's when  you can encounter another one of France's attractions: the cuisine. French cuisine can be enjoyed in many forms: at the market, sampling cheeses, mustards, wines and other tidbits, at a small eatery trying out the every-day food, and of course, at fancy restaurants, where the true haute cuisine comes to light. It will cost you, but you'll remember the taste and the... [ read more ]