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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

The picturesque port cities of France

The picturesque port cities of France

France has a rich maritime history, and at some point in the past, French fleets could easily rival any one of the most powerful fleets in the world. The French built colonies across seas and oceans, fought battles on water, and developed a considerable fishing industry. But the bottom line is that there are quite a few port towns scattered over the coasts of France, some of them centuries and millennia old. If you've ever dreamed of sailing on the high seas, or if you're just fascinated by ... [ read more ]