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 ]

The most famous tours in France

The most famous tours in France

All major French cities, and even the smallest towns in France are worth exploring in details, getting to know their quirks and particularities, but unfortunately most travelers don't have enough time to lavish all their attention on one single place. Getting to know a country in only a few weeks is impossible, but at least you can get a taster of what it has to offer - all you need to do is take a tour. Whether you are planning on touring an entire region, or if you want to stick to short a... [ read more ]

5 French travel destination for bookworms

5 French travel destination for bookworms

It's difficult not to enjoy the historical adventure stories about musketeers, queens and kings written by Alexandre Dumas, the heartbreaking novels of Victor Hugo of the Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame fame, and many other exciting tales penned by French authors. And since the best writers write about what they know, various places in France are a huge part of these stories. Even non-French authors have chosen France as the settings of their novels, so for a bookworm traveler in... [ read more ]

The best New Year’s destinations in France

The best New Year’s destinations in France

Some say that your new year will be as good as the New Year's celebration you had, and while this is most likely superstitious nonsense, it does make sense how a good start can brighten your perspective for the following year. And if you want to make sure that you're going to spend an unforgettable New Year's night, then you can't go wrong with choosing France as your destination. La Saint-Sylvestre, as the French call New Year's Eve, is a time of lavish feasts, accompanied with celebrations... [ 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 ]

Why visit Provence in autumn

Why visit Provence in autumn

Provence is known mainly for its verdant hills, fragrant fields of lavender, vineyards and small rustic farms. But the Provençal outdoors can be enjoyed just as much after the lavenders had wilted and the grapes had been harvested. If anything, Provence becomes even more magical in autumn, when the light is softer and the colors turn from greens to golds and reds. Life does not stop in Provence once the summer is over, and there are plenty of reasons why you should consider spending the fal... [ read more ]

The best destinations for fall foliage in France

The best destinations for fall foliage in France

An autumn without any red and gold leafs is not exactly a great autumn, and anyone who has ever enjoyed the crunch of dry leaves under their feet will tell you so. Luckily, if you find yourself in France this autumn, you won't have to part with the traditional autumn atmosphere, because there are plenty of places in France where you can get as much fall foliage as you want. Besides, after the dead month of August, autumn is the season when France's cities and towns come to life again and res... [ read more ]

The best cycling destinations in France

The best cycling destinations in France

If one has to choose the biggest hotspot of cycling in Europe, then the winner can hardly be an other country than France, the country that made cycling one of the most exciting sports on the planet. The Tour de France is watched by millions of people in France and abroad every summer, and you'd have to be completely made of stone not to end up rooting for a cyclist and eagerly waiting for new developments in the tour. But you definitely don't have to be a professional cyclist in order to enjoy ... [ read more ]

The most interesting traditional French dishes

The most interesting traditional French dishes

French cuisine is famous worldwide, and countless upscale restaurants compete when it comes to producing the daintiest, tastiest, most exquisite French dishes. But traditional French cuisine can be quite different from what you find on your plate at an expensive restaurant. Instead of the small, intricate portions that you usually get in these restaurants, the traditional dishes served up by small, family restaurants or local eateries are heartier and sometimes even stranger than their upsca... [ read more ]

The most exciting canyoning destinations in France

The most exciting canyoning destinations in France

If you like walking, climbing outdoors, or simply scampering up to a high place that affords incredible views, then canyoning is definitely for you. Canyoning can imply serious activities that involve technical climbing and ropework, but no necessarily, and depending on the difficulty of the canyon that you're tackling, anyone can do it with the help of a mountain guide. France's mountains and gorges are excellent sites for canyoning, and there are plenty of tour agencies that offer canyonin... [ read more ]