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France Travel Guide
Get all your France travel needs, including tips on hotels in France, things to do in France, where to eat in France, and more.

10 Reasons to visit France in winter
Planning a trip to France in the winter? It's a great time to visit, so here's what to expect. All you need to know from cheap airfares to winter sports, festivals and Christmas fairs.

Guide to Major Train Stations in Paris
Six major train stations in Paris link to different destinations. Discover which station to travel from, how to get there and links with French cities

Gare du Nord - Guide to Major Paris Railway Stations
There are six major train stations in Paris spread across the city. Each links to different destinations. Discover which train station you are traveling from, how to get there and which service the TGV high-speed train links to other French cities. Paris Gare du Nord serves cities and countries to the north of Paris.

Paris Gare de Lyon - Guide to Paris Railway Stations
There are six major train stations in Paris spread across the city. Each links to different destinations. Discover which train station you are traveling from, how to get there and which service the TGV high-speed train links to other French cities. Paris Gare de Lyon serves cities and countries like Lyon, Marseille, Paris and Geneva, Milan in Italy.

Paris Gare Montparnasse - Paris Railway Stations
There are six major train stations in Paris spread across the city. Each links to different destinations. Discover which train station you are traveling from, how to get there and which service the TGV high-speed train links to other French cities. Paris Gare Montparnasse serves west and south-west France, southern Normandy, Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Tours, Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees and north-west Spain.

Paris Gare d'Austerlitz - Major Paris Railway Stations
There are six major train stations in Paris spread across the city. Each links to different destinations. Discover which train station you are traveling from, how to get there and which service the TGV high-speed train links to other French cities. Paris Gare d'Austerlitz has no TGV stations but serves man cities to the south and west of Paris.

Paris Gare Saint-Lazare - Paris Railway Stations
There are six major train stations in Paris spread across the city. Each links to different destinations. Discover which train station you are traveling from, how to get there and which service the TGV high-speed train links to other French cities. Paris Gare Montparnasse serves west and south-west France, southern Normandy, Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Tours, Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees and north-west Spain.

A Guide to Markets in Nice, France
One of Nice's most divine pleasures is wandering the outdoor markets along the Cours Selaya. Find out the hours, details and themes for the various markets throughout Nice.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
Picture gallery of Paris in the magical Christmas season, with streets decked with lights, skaters by the Hotel de Ville and Christmas markets

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery - Ice skating in Paris
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery - Christmas Market
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery - Champs Elysees in Lights
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery - Ralph Lauren Decorated Shop Window
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery - Church de la Madeleine
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery - A Fashionable Parisian Version of the Christmas Tree
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery - Hotel le Bristol Decorated for Holidays
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery - Galleries Lafayette Department Store in Lights
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

Christmas in Paris Picture Gallery
A gallery of pictures of Paris during the magical Christmas season, when boutiques are decked with lights, there is ice skating in front of town hall and the Christmas market bursts to life. Take a photo tour of Paris at Christmastime.

France Sights and Attractions - Things to do in France
Want to discover what to see and do in France? Here you’ll find all the information you need on the best French sights and attractions, including museums, castles, cathedrals, parks and gardens, tours and where to spend a weekend or take a short break.

France Historic Sights & Attractions - Historic Sights & Attractions in France
France was at the forefront of many of the world's great historical events. Discover more about Napoleon, the Bourbon Kings, Louis XIV and more in this guide to Historic Attractions in Fance.

The Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace) in Avignon
The Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace) in Avignon has dominated the beautiful city since it was built in the early 14th century. The warm stone buildings with its collection of towers and stone walls showed the power of the papacy in the Middle Ages. Walk through the ancient buildings of the palace and see how the popes lived and managed their catholic empire.

Top Ten Attractions in Provence in the South of France
Discover the top ten sites in Provence. See Roman marvels, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and national parks, river gorges and abbeys set in peaceful fields of lavender.

Vaison-la-Romaine
Named Vasio Vocontiorum by the Romans who founded the town along the river Ouvèse, Vaison-la-Romaine is delightful. But after the Romans left, it was buried under sand from the river. The Roman structures remained buried until 1907 when archeologists began to discover the treasures beneath the streets.

Mercantour National Park and the Vallee des Merveilles
The Mercantour National Park covers over 700 square kilometers (270 sq miiles) and is one of Europe's larges and most important parks. It's high peaks make an impressive site, a landscape which is home to rare species from ibex to golden eagles.

The vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape
One of the great pleasures of Provence is traveling through and sampling the wines. One of the great names is Chateauneuf-du-Pape, so take time to stop here and try a glass or two of the wonderful wine produced in this famous vineyard.

The Camargue cowboys, black bulls and white horses
The Camargue in the Bouches-du-Rhone is completely different from the rest of France with its cowboys, white horsess, black bulls and pink flamingos. These marshy flatlands are where the mighty Rhone river reaches the sea. It's remote and romantic and well worth a detour.

The Roman City of Nimes
Nimes is one of the great Roman cities of Provence. It's famous for the Roman arena of Les Arenes and the Maison Carree, a temple built in the 5th century. Nimes is also famous for the fabric it produced, called de Nimes or more usually denim, that was exported to the U.S.A.

The Abbaye de Senanque
The peaceful Abbey de Senanque is set in fields of lavender. It was founded in the 11th century and made wealthy during the 13th century from the produce of the local farms that it owned. You can walk through some of the buildings, from the cloisters to the dormitory where the monks of long ago sletp.

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is known for its antique shops that fill the town. It also has two great antiques markets a year that bring collectors from all over the world.

The Perched Village of Gordes
Perched village (villages perches) dot the landscape throughout Provence. Originally built for defence, they are now charming places with narrow cobbled streets, defensive walls, and often a gateway, a gently splashing fountain and a small church. Go in the summer to the most popular ones and you'll hit the crowds; go off season and it's easier to walk around, but as many of them now have second homes, you might find the bars and shops closed. So if you can, choose the spring or the autumn.

The Gorges du Verdon
The Gorges du Verdon, or the Grand Canyon of Verdon is spectacular and will take your breath away. It is in fact a series of gorges 25 kilometers (15 miles) long. Either drive around it, or if you're feeling adventurous, try rock climbing, white water rafting and hiking.

Avignon Festival and Events
Avignon is one of Provence's liveliest cities for events and festivals. The annual Avignon festival of theater, music and dance is internationally known, but there's much more.

Markets and Special Shopping in Avignon
Avignon shopping has everything, from the daily food market to the weekly flea market. Plus specialist shops selling lavender, textiles and chocolates.

Musée Calvet
The Musee Calvet has collections from the ancient world to the 19th century, all housed in a lovely 18th-century palace.

Rocher des Doms Park
The Rocher des Doms Park to the north of the Pope's Palace offers outstanding views over the river and the city. Just the place for a picnic.

Walking Tours of the Old Town of Avignon
Wander through the Old Town of Avignon. With a map from the tourist office, stroll along the ramparts and around the

Top Attractions and Things to do in Avignon
Avignon is one of the jewels of southern France. The Pope's Palace is the star, but there's that famous bridge, great museums, markets and shopping and a host of events.

The Petit Palace Museum
The delightful Petit Palais in Avignon houses a superb collection of sculpture and Italian paintings showing the development of art to the Renaissance.

The Famous Pont St-Bénézet, Bridge of Avignon
The Pont St-Benezat inspired the children's song, Sur le Pont d'Avignon, and is one of the iconic buildings of Avignon in Provence.

Top 9 Bistros in Nice - a Visitor's Guide
Top Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking

Nice for Food Lovers
Nice for Food Lovers. If you're a foodie, Nice on the Mediterranean coast is for you. Here is a guide to market shopping, restaurants and a great cooking class.

Top French Champagnes and Sparkling Wines
Here's a list of the best authentic French champagnes for every budget. You'll be set for the holidays, New Year's Eve, celebrations or just for fun.

Bordeaux Travel Guide
Bordeaux is an absolute paradise for shopaholics and wine aficionados. Easily one of France’s most beautiful and interesting cities, Bordeaux’s pedestrian shopping zone is constantly filled with tourists and locals alike. Here are resources for planning a visit to wonderful Bordeaux, France.

South of France Tour Stop in Montpellier
Montpellier is the true Southern France lady. Its allure lies in its many inviting squares, and their sidewalk cafes. This is a gem of the south, sitting at the border of the adored Provence region and the underrated Languedoc region. This is an urban center with great shopping, dining, historic attractions and museums.

South of France Tour Itinerary for Travelers
The South of France is a relaxing and beautiful place, an amazing mix of large cities, coastal towns and hilltop villages. This tour itinerary takes you through the best of the region.

South of France Tour Stop in Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France goes relatively unnoticed by tourists, but they are missing out on a thriving city filled with shops, amazing historic attractions and nestled in the heart of wine country.

South of France Stop in Nice
Nice makes a grand introduction to the South of France, with its wonderful mix of the urban and the seaside atmosphere. You'll find everything from open air markets to contemporary art museums, from relaxing by the beach to sampling fine French (or Italian) cuisine.

South of France Stop in St. Paul de Vence
St. Paul de Vence is a charming and inviting small fortified hilltop village. It is not to be missed in an itinerary of Southern France highlights, particularly for those who like Provencal fabrics, handcrafted jewelry and gifts, and fine cuisine.

South of France Tour Stop in Avignon
Avignon is one of the most charming and quaint cities in the South of France. Avignon is bustling with tourists and locals, and features lovely side streets lined with cafes and boutiques. It's also rich in history and stunning architecture, including the palace dating back to when Avignon briefly was home of the papacy during the Middle Ages.

South of France Tour Stop in Rodez
Rodez is a true gem hidden away in the rural, mountainous Averyron. The route there, and indeed the surrounding area, is countryside and hillsides. Then, Rodez is revealed with its small city verve. It features lovely cafes, quaint shopping, and beautiful architecture. That's not to mention a breathtaking gothic cathedral.

South of France Tour Stop in Toulouse
Steeped in history, yet hip and lively, the enchanting Toulouse is one of France's most beautiful cities. The food here and in the rest of the Midi Pyrenees region, for which Toulouse serves as capital, could be among France's most memorable. The shopping options are vast. Toulouse is also one of France's best destinations for fabulous food.

South of France Tour Stop in Carcassonne
Carcassonne is a unique split personality of a city. The upper city, la cite, is the original medieval fortified village that remains intact and atmospheric to this day. The lower city is an urban grid of shops, restaurants and inviting squares.

South of France Tour Stop in St-Jean-de-Luz
Easily one of the most attractive cities in the Basque Country, from its cozy beach to its alluring downtown, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a jewel in the Basque Country. This pretty small beach city is just dripping with charm, from its port lined with colorful boats to its boutique shops selling surfing gear and lessons year-round.

Jardin du Plessis Sasnières in the Western Loire Valley Region
The Jardin du Plessis Sasnieres is on a domestic scale. Set in a secluded valley, the English-style gardens spread out from the grand house, watered by a small stream. It's north of Blois in the Loir-et-Cher department at the western end of the Loire Valley.

Parc Botanique de la Fosse in the Western Loire Valley
La Fosse Botanic Park is one of the oldest arboretums in France. It's very near the Jardins du Plessis Sasnieres, so combine these two in one day. They are both north of Blois in the Loir-et-Cher department at the western end of the Loire Valley.

Gardens of Leonardo da Vinci at Clos-Luce, Amboise
Clos-Luce is special. Located in Amboise which is between Blois and Tours, Clos-Luce was the last home of Leonardo da Vinci. The gardens bring the man and his genius to life.

Hotels and Accommodation in Indre-et-Loire in the Loire Valley
Delightful hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation and chateaux to stay in when you visit the superb gardens in the Indre-et-Loire at the eastern end of the Loire Valley region.

Gardens and Chateaux in the Western Loire Valley
The gardens in the western part of the Loire Valley run from glorious Chaumont and its famous annual festival to the huge gardens of Villandry. Plus recommended places to stay.

Chaumont Chateau and Gardens in the Western Loire Valley
The western end of the Loire Valley region is centered around Blois and Tours and takes in the Loir-et-Cher and Indre-et-Loire departments. Here you'll find gracious chateaux and some wonderful gardens. Chaumont is famous both for its beautiful white chateau overlooking the river, and for its gardens and annual international garden festival which takes place from April to October.

Chateau du Rivau Garden in the Western Loire Valley
The Chateau du Rivau is a medieval castle with 14 different gardens from a Garguantua kitchen garden to an Alice in Wonderland-style maze. Rivau is near Chinon in the south west part of Indre-et-Loire in the Loire Valley Region.

Villandry Chateau Gardens in Indre-et-Loire in the Loire Valley Region
Villandry is one of the Loire Valley's blockbusters with a series of different terrace gardens surrounding the impressive chateau from a water garden to a Renaissance kitchen garden. Villandry is south west of Tours in Indre-et-Loire.

Castles & Chateaux Of France
France was once the stomping ground of kings, and there are still many chateaus (French for

Centre Region of France - Loire Valley
The Centre Region of France, France's eastern Loire Valley, was the epicenter of French royalty. It features amazing chateaux and cathedrals, including Notre Dame de Chartres (in the village known as the Stained Glass Capital of the World). Centre is also a wonderful destination to experience fine cuisine, wine and art.

Terra Botanica Angers Parc - Botanica Angers Parc
The botanical theme park, Terra Botanica in Anjou is inspired by the environment. It takes the visitor through all aspects of the plant world in a very entertaining way.

Guide to Angers in the Loire Valley
Angers in the western Loire Valley is a delightful town with its own hidden treasures, gardens and parks. Don't miss the frightening Apocalypse Tapestry.

The Loire Valley's Top Ten Attractions - French Tourism
The Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is rightly popular. The top ten attractions include chateaux, gardens, vineyards, food, wine and cycling the Loire route

Top Attractions in Angers in the Loire Valley
There's a lot to see in Angers, particularly the impressive Chateau displaying one of the great treasures of France, the frightening Tapestry of the Apocalypse

Top Attractions in Angers in the Loire Valley -- The Modern Tapestry of Jean-Lurcat
The modern tapestry by Jean Lurcat of The Song of the World was designed and woven between 1957 and 1966. the carnage of two world wars. It makes an impressive contrast to the medieval Apocalypse Tapestry in the Chateau of Angers.

Cathedral of St. Maurice
The Cathedral in Angers in the western Loire Valley dates from the 12th and 13th centuries. Approach it from the river if you can; you get an idea of what medieval peasants must have felt as they climbed up the steps on their way towards heaven.

Musee des Beaux-Arts
The Musee des Beaux-Arts in Angers im the western Loire Valley has a good collection of paintings and the history of the town.

Sculpture Gallery of David d'Angers in Angers, western Loire Valley
The David d'Angers is an extraordinary collection of monumental sculptures from the 19th century, many of them by David d'Angers himself.

Distillerie Cointreau in Angers, western Loire
Visit the distillery where Cointreau has been made for over 150 years. It's just outside the center of Angers in the western Loire Valley

Loire Valley France Guide - Pays-de-la-Loire Region of France
Visit the western Loire Valley, or Pays-de-la-Loire region. Chateau Country was the stomping grounds of kings and nobles during Medieval times. The grand castles of those days still stand and many offer tours (and even overnight lodging). The valley is also known for fine dining and delectable wines.

France Cities- Cities in France
France isn't just Paris. It is filled with wonderful cities, large and small, each with its own character. Find out details about France cities.

Nice Travel Guide - Travel Guide to Nice, France
Nice on the Mediterranean Cote d'Azur is a wonderful place, with its flower market, beautiful coastline, terrace restaurants and outdoor bars, great shopping and wonderful cultural experiences. Here is a comprehensive guide to travel in Nice, France.

Walking Tour of Nice's Cours Saleya Market
The Cours Saleya flower and vegetable market in the Old Town of Nice has wonderful fresh produce and pavement cafes. See all on this walking tour of the Cours Saleya.

Walking Tour of Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market - Step Two
One of Nice's lushest attractions is the Cours Saleya Flower Market, a cornucopia of ripe produce, sidewalk cafés, souvenir shops and, yes, flowers simply bursting with colors. Find out the best way to navigate through the mass of humanity that is the Nice Flower Market.

Walking Tour of Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market - Step Three
One of Nice's lushest attractions is the Cours Saleya Flower Market, a cornucopia of ripe produce, sidewalk cafés, souvenir shops and, yes, flowers simply bursting with colors. Find out the best way to navigate through the mass of humanity that is the Nice Flower Market.

Walking Tour of Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market - Step Four
One of Nice's lushest attractions is the Cours Saleya Flower Market, a cornucopia of ripe produce, sidewalk cafés, souvenir shops and, yes, flowers simply bursting with colors. Find out the best way to navigate through the mass of humanity that is the Nice Flower Market.

Walking Tour of Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market - Step Five
One of Nice's lushest attractions is the Cours Saleya Flower Market, a cornucopia of ripe produce, sidewalk cafés, souvenir shops and, yes, flowers simply bursting with colors. Find out the best way to navigate through the mass of humanity that is the Nice Flower Market.

Walking Tour of Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market - Step Five
One of Nice's lushest attractions is the Cours Saleya Flower Market, a cornucopia of ripe produce, sidewalk cafés, souvenir shops and, yes, flowers simply bursting with colors. Find out the best way to navigate through the mass of humanity that is the Nice Flower Market.

Walking Tour of Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market
One of Nice's lushest attractions is the Cours Saleya Flower Market, a cornucopia of ripe produce, sidewalk cafés, souvenir shops and, yes, flowers simply bursting with colors. Find out the best way to navigate through the mass of humanity that is the Nice Flower Market.

September Events and Festivals in France
A Guide to the best September events in France, including exhibitions, festivals and other special events.

Dordogne Region
The Dordogne Region in south west France has historic attractions, beautiful villages and the river Dordogne which makes its way through Correze, the Lot and the Dordogne.

Chateau de la Treyne hotel in the Dordogne
The Château de la Treyne is a fabulous castle hotel overlooking the slow-moving Dordogne river, and superb rooms. Great food, great sightseeing and a truly friendly welcome.

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Le Vieux Logis Hotel in the Dordogne
Le Vieux Logis is a charming old manor house, now a wonderful country hotel in a small village in the Dordogne Valley. Read the review and check out the nearby attractions.

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Provence Region of France
Provence is a delightful region of France, dotted by hilltop villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the most lush cities are in this region, including Cannes and Nice. It is known for its famous climate, cuisine and rich history (it was once the stomping grounds of the ancient Romans and even the home of the Papacy). Plan your trip to this enticing territory.

France Monthly Calendar
Trip Planner for France by Month

France in March - Weather, What to Pack, What to See
March can be the last chance until fall to visit France on a budget. Here's a guide to weather, events and celebrations in March.

A Guide to Visiting Cap d'Agde's Naturist Village
Cap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter is a nudist village unto itself, with its own grocery stores, bank, bakeries, nightclubs, yacht harbor and more.

Visiting Cap d'Agde's Naturist Village
Want to bank naked? Shop naked? Dine naked? Buy baguettes at a brasserie naked? Visit Cap d'Agde, the world's capital of nudism.

Best Nudist Beaches and Naturist Resorts in France
France has the best smart and stylish naturist resorts, and the coastline and weather. Discover the best naturist and nudism resorts in France.

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Hidden Treasures of Champagne
There's more to Champagne than bubbly and Reims. Take a tour around the Haute-Marne department of Champagne to some hidden treasures.

British War Cemetery, Bayeux, Normandy
The British War Cemetery in Bayeux is the largest British War Cemetery of World War II

The Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum, Bayeux, Normandy
The Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum tells the dramatic story of the strategic position of the Allies before the Normandy Landings under General Eisenhower. The story then moves onto the battle from June 7th to August 29th, 1944

Conservatory Workshop for Lace Designs in Bayeux, Normandy
The Conservatory Workshop for Bayeux lace produces new lace designs each year for the haute couture industry

Bayeux, Normandy in World War II
Visit the places in Bayeux that commemorate World War II and the Normandy Landings.

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux, Normandy
The beautiful old Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux, Normandy, belongs to the time of William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings. It is full of reminders of the close history between England and France.

Bayeux, Normandy - The Historic Center of Bayeux in Normandy
The old historic center of Bayeux, Normandy, is the perfect place to get a sense of the history of this old town.

Bayeux Attractions and Travel Information
Bayeux is a delightful city in Normandy. It's most famous for the Bayeux Tapestry, but it also has a great historic center and memories of World War II.

Bayeux Attractions and Travel Information
Bayeux is a delightful city in Normandy. It's most famous for the Bayeux Tapestry, but it also has a great historic center and memories of World War II.

Practical Information on Bayeux, Normandy
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The World Famous Tapestry at Bayeux, Normandy
The world-famous Bayeux Tapestry in Bayeux, Normandy, is one of the great works of art and a wonderful depiction of 1066 and the battle between William the Conqueror and King Harold of England

Best Budget Paris Hotels
Paris is one of the world's most expensive cities, but also one of the top tourist attractions. Check this list of budget, cheap Paris hotels to save you money.

France Events and Festivals - Events and Festivals in France
The French know how to live it up, with festivals or

France and Paris in August Monthly Travel Planner
August is a top vacation month for visitors and for the French. Hot lazy days, late opening hours for attractions, pavement cafes and events, fairs and festivals make August a great time to visit.

France has kept its traditions and festivals
Check out these French traditions and festivals. There's an event for every village, town and city to discover, from the downright eccentric to the very serious.

France and Paris in November - Monthly Travel Planner
A Guide to France in November, what to pack, what weather to expect and some of the exciting festivals and events to look out for.

Hotel Eve in Cap D'Agde's Naturist Quarter - Review
Hotel Eve is the only hotel in Cap d'Agde's popular naturist quarter. The hotel has renovated rooms and suites, heated pool, super-friendly staff, and a spa. Here are the pros and cons of this nudist lodging.

Guide to Cahors in the Lot Valley
Cahors is a lovely medieval city almost entirely surrounded by the charming river Lot. The city has an intriguing history and good attractions.

Champagne Ardenne Region of France
The Champagne Ardenne Region of France isn't just a destination for lovers of sparkling wine. It also features beautiful architecture like Reims Cathedral, 150 chateaux and numerous timbered buildings and churches.

How to Get From Paris to Reims, Champagne
How to Get from Paris to Reims, the capital city of Champagne in Champagne-Ardennes-Picardy by train and car. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Tours
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Tours in the west Loire Valley by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.

Normandy
The Normandy region of France is best known as the site of the D-Day landings during World II. It also is home to long stretches of Atlantic beaches.

How to get from London, UK and Paris to Rouen by train, car and bus
How to get from Paris to Rouen, the capital of Normandy, by rail, car, ferry and Eurolines. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Orleans
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Orleans in the Loire Valley by train and car. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

Guide to Aix-en-Provence in southern France
Aix-en-Provence is one of the most attractive cities in southern France. Check out all the essential information in this guide to Aix.

Shopping and Markets in Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence, the city of Paul Cezanne, is a shopper's delight. There are daily markets offering fruit and vegetables, breads and cheeses as well as weekly markets for gifts and antiques. The shops offer chic Provencal items as well as local specialties.

Follow in the Footsteps of Paul Cezanne in Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is the city of Paul Cezanne. You can take a walk following the places associated with the great Impressionist master.

Visit the Thermes Sextius Spa
Visit the Thermes Sextius Spa in Aix-en-Provence

Treasures in the Museums of Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence, the city of Paul Cezanne, has a good mix of museums, from the Tapestry Museum with its magnificent hangings, to the Old Masters in the Musee Granet.

Cathedral St-Sauveur
The cathedral of St-Sauveur stands at the top of the old town of Aix-en-Provence. It's a remarkable building with some extraordinary treasures.

Walk through the old town of Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence, the city most associated with Paul Cezanne, is one of the most attractive cities in the south of France with an old town, grand squares and boulevards.

Food and Dining
France has one of the world's great food cultures. Every region is rightly proud of its specialities and regional cooking. Here you'll find tips on what to eat and drink throughout France, plus reviews of restaurants and cafes, bistros and bakeries, food markets and gourmet events.

Good, cheap restaurants in Nice
Good, cheap restaurants in Nice. Try this guide to where you can eat great value food just like a local in the old town of Nice.

Toulouse Travel Guide
Toulouse is one of France's most beautiful cities, offering historic attractions, and great restaurants and cafes. The city's location offers a lot of excellent day trips outside the Pink City.

Things to Do in Paris - Paris Top Things to Do
Paris lays claim to some of the world's most famous attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Be sure you know which sites need to be on your must-visit list of things to do in Paris.

Paris Moulin Rouge Tickets, Packages and a little History
The Moulin Rouge cabaret show is easily one of Paris' most famous nightlife activities, but tickets can be hard to get. Here are various tickets and packages.

Picture Tour of Paris Markets
Paris markets are a way of life. They range from fresh fruit, veg and flowers to antique and flea markets, taking in local produce and artisan items.

Book Market at Parc George Brassens in Paris
Book Market at Parc George Brassens in Paris

Contemporary Art Market at Place de la Bastille in Paris
Contemporary Art Market at Place de la Bastille in Paris

Christmas Market at Paris Gare de l'Est
Christmas Market at Paris Gare de l'Est

Picture of Baudoyer Market in Paris
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Champagne Houses to Visit in Troyes in Champagne
Aube, to the south of Reims and Epernay is the second champagne-producing region in the area. Start your champagne visit at Troyes. Then drive out into the countryside, and south east to Urville just south of Bar-sur-Aube, for a visit to the Domaine of Drappier Champagne, in the Cote des Bars.

Champagne Cellar Visits in Reims
Visit a Champagne house or a vineyard. Here is the guide to visiting Pommery and other champagne houses in Reims, in Epernay and Troyes..

Champagne Houses to Visit in Epernay
Epernay is totally devoted to champagne making. 26 kilometers (16 miles) south of Reims. Start on the avenue de Champagne. Called ‘the most drinkable street in the world’ by Winston Churchill, himself a famous champagne drinker, it’s an impressive place with the champagne houses inhabiting the grand 18th and 19th century houses.

More Champagne Houses to Visit and Practical Information
Here is a list of more champagne houses to visit in Champagne near both Epernay in the north and Aube in the south. Plus information on the Champagne Pass which will save you money on multiple visits.

Picture Tour of Paris Markets
Paris markets are a way of life in the capital. They range from fresh fruit, veg and flowers to antique and flea markets. Check out this Picture Tour

Design Flea Market at Passage du Grande Cerf
Design Flea Market at Passage du Grande Cerf

Flea Market at Place Saint Sulpice
Flea Market at Place Saint Sulpice

Flower Market at Quai de la Corse in Paris
Flower Market at Quai de la Corse in Paris

Stamp Market at Avenue de Marigny in Paris
Stamp Market at Avenue de Marigny in Paris

Free Paris Museums
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Père Lachaise Cemetery
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Stroll through the wonderful street markets
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Paris Parks and Gardens
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Top 10 Free Sites and Things to do in Paris
Paris may be one of the world';s most expensive cities but you can have a wonderful time without spending much. Here is my selection of just some of the best free things to do.

La Madeleine Church
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Galeries Lafayette Fashion Shows
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Canal St-Martin
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The Eiffel Tower
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Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral
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Shops in Calais - Hypermarkets, Markets, Wine & Food
Calais is the leading shopping centre in northern Europe with hypermarkets and malls. But there are also gems in Calais itself, from lace shops to specialised delis. Check out the best shopping in Calais.

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Bordeaux Cité du Vin is more than a great new Wine Museum
The iconic new Cité du Vin in Bordeaux is the world's first successful international wine experience with brilliant interactive exhibits, restaurants and wine tastings.

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10 Movies Set in France
Here are 10 great movies set in France taking you from Paris to the French Riviera. They span the years and include some real classics.

Puy du Fou Theme Park, Vendee
The Puy du Fou theme Park is my favorite in France. Plenty of historic fun: chariot racing, Vikings and knights in armor. And it's in the fabulous Atlantic region.

Chenonceau Château, Loire Valley
Chenonceau is the most visited chateau in the Loire Valley, beating Chambord. It's enchanting, built over the river Cher with original gardens.

Millau Viaduct, Midi-Pyrenees
The Millau Viaduct over the Tarn river valley is remarkable. Not only is it the tallest vehicle bridge in the world; it's also extremely elegant.

Mont St-Michel in Normandy
Mont St-Michel is one of the world's great sacred sites, so it's not surprising to find this monastery on its rocky island on France's most visited places.

Château de Versailles near Paris
Of all the 10 most visited sites in France outside Paris, the chateau of Versailles comes out top. Check all the other attractions on the list; some will surprise you.

Omaha Beach American Cemetery, Normandy
Omaha Beach American Cemetery sits on a hill overlooking the sea. It's a peaceful, moving place where 9,387 Americans are buried.

Domaine de Vizille, Museum of the French Revolution
For a really French attraction, visit the Museum of the French Revolution at Vizille, near Grenoble.

Château and Musem of the Dukes of Brittany, Nantes
The chateau of the Duke of Brittany houses a museum that tells the colorful story of this port on the Atlantic west coast of France.

Parc Asterix in Picardy
Parc Asterix in Picardy is inhabited by those pesky ancient Gauls and Romans, the likes of Asterix, Obelix, Gluteus Maximus et al. Great fun and for all the family.

Futuroscope Theme Park, Poitiers
Futuroscope in Poitiers has it all: fabulous rides and attractions and all scientifically researched.

France in April - Weather, What to Pack, What to See
April is a wonderful month to visit France. Check out this guide to the weather, what to pack, and what to see as Spring arrives in France.

The Geography of France
France is one of Europe's most varied countries. Discover more about the coastline, the mountains and the rivers of France.

Smart Deauville in Normandy
Smart Deauville has horse racing, polo, sailing, swimming and shrimping. It vies with Le Touqet as the top north resort, particularly for the British.

Nice, Queen of the Riviera
Nice, the capital of the Riviera has everything. Top museums and artists houses, great shopping, a legendary food and flower market and top events.

Top French seaside resorts from the north coast to the sandy Riviera
France has wonderful seaside resorts, from the sophisticated north coast to the glamorous Riviera, from Le Touquet to St Tropez, Nice and Cannes.

Charming Dinard in north Brittany
Dinard in north Brittany is opposite the walled city of Saint-Malo. Its Victorian villas stand on sloping hillsides. It's a great family resort.

Cap Ferret in Gironde on the Atlantic Coast
Cap Ferret in the Gironde on the Atlantic coast is charming. It's near the largest dune in Europe, the Dune du Pyla, and naturist resorts.

Grand Biarritz on the Atlantic coast
Biarritz was one of the first great French seaside resorts. Eclipsed bythe Cote d'Azur in the 1990s, it's now the chic place to surf.

St-Jean-de-Luz on the Atlantic coast
St-Jean-de-Lux, tucked down by the Spanish border, was a fishing port until the 1840s. Old houses and a long sandy bay make this an attractive resort.

Glitzy, Glamorous St Tropez
Glamorous, beloved by the stars in its heyday, St Tropez continues to excercise a sexy charm.

Cannes on the Cote d'Azur
Cannes is known for its annual May film festival when the stars descend on this chic resort. But it's a great place to visit all year round.

Antibes on the Cote d'Azur
Antibes has everything, from a chateau full of ceramics by Picasso to beaches, a top yachting marina, covered market, bars and restaurants.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region of France
The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France is the most northerly region in the country, and it borders Belgium. This is the place to enjoy beaches and countryside, fine cuisine and great shopping, local markets and unique architecture. This is a major port, and those traveling by ferry from the U.K. land here.

Chic le Touquet Paris-Plage on the north French coast
If you think of Le Touquet as a stately old lady, think again. The north coast French resort that was the darling of the jet setters of the past is still a lively, sporting, all-year round seaside holiday town.

Museums and Galleries
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World War I Sites, Cemeteries, Museums, Memorials and Trails
Discover the sites, memorials, cemeteries, tanks and locations of World War I in France where the trench warfare destroyed not only a generation, but a whole part of the French countryside. With 2014 approaching, there are many new discoveries, new museums and tourist trails around the main battles and front lines in the Somme, Picardy and Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

Gardens in France to Visit
France has some glorious gardens, from the Chateaus of the Loire to the Atlantic, from the North to the Mediterranean. Check out the best here.

Western Mediterranean Coast and Beaches
The Western Mediterranean coast and beaches act like a magnet in summer months. But you can still get away fromthe crowds to your own small beach.

The Best Beaches and Coastline in France
The best beaches in France from the North to the naturist Atlantic resorts and the Mediterranean hotspots. The guide starts at the north coast.

Normandy Coast and Beaches
The Beaches in Normandy stretch from the D-Day Landing Beaches to the rocky Cotentin Peninsula and around to Mont-St-Michel.

Brittany Coast and Beaches
Brittany is the second most popular beach destination after the Mediterranean. A huge coastline, rocky cliffs and inlets and the surf of the Atlantic.

The French Atlantic Coast and Beaches
The French Atlantic Coast beaches are gloriousl; huge expanses of sand with dunes and pine forests behind. The first naturist and nudist resorts started here.

Eastern Mediterranean Coast and Beaches
The Cote d'Azur or French Riviera is one of the most sought after parts of France, with beaches and coves, small towns, large cities and a great life.

Montpellier, France - Visitor's Guide
Montpellier, France is a bustling and vibrant city in the South of France often overshadowed by neighbouring cities in Provence,but it is well worth a visit.

France Travel by Interest
Various things attract various people to France. Perhaps you love wine, maybe it's the cuisine, or perhaps you are a medieval history buff. Find out how to plan your trip by interest.

The Ceramics Museum, Rouen, Normandy
The Ceramics Museum in Rouen, Normandy, has an outstanding collection of faience made in Rouen from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

Six Best Sights and Attractions in Rouen, capital of Normandy
Rouen, the capital of Normandy, is a wonderful old city with one of France's greatest Gothic cathedrals and a history associated with Joan of Arc who was burned here in 1431.

Six Best Sights and Attractions in Rouen, capital of Normandy
Rouen, the capital of Normandy, is a wonderful old city with one of France's greatest Gothic cathedrals and a history associated with Joan of Arc who was burned here in 1431.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen, Normandy
The Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen, Normandy, has an impressive collection of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Sisley, Degas, Renoir and many more of the top artists.

The modern church of St Joan of Arc, Rouen, Normandy
The modern church of St. Joan of Arc in the heart of old Rouen in Normandy comes as a surprise among the medieval streets and old houses.

The Botanical Garden in Rouen, Normandy
Take time out to stroll through the beautiful grounds of the Botanical Garden in Rouen, Normandy

Practical Information on Rouen, Normandy
Rouen Practical Information: How to get there, and the Tourist Office.

Plan a Trip to France - France Travel-Planning Tips
Before you go to France, there are certain essentials you must know. Find out what to pack, which guide books are best, and other basic information for your trip with these France trip planning resources.

3-Day tour in and around fabulous Nice
This 3-day Nice itinerary starts in the Old Town at the colourful Cours Saleya market. Then stroll the famous Promenade des Anglais, explore artists' houses and museums and take a day trip out.

Day 2 of a 3-Day Nice tour - The Promenade des Anglais
On this Nice Itinerary, spend day 2 around the fabulous Promenade des Anglais, favorite boulevard of the rich and aristocratic Nice since the early 19th century. Don't miss sites like the gleaming Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Plus places to eat.

Extend your stay with short breaks from Nice.
Nice makes a wonderful base to explore the French Riviera along the Cote d'Azur as well as the hinterlands of Provence. Here are some suggestions for great day trips outside Nice.

Nice Itinerary and 3-Day Tour
Nice, the capital of the French Riviera and France's fifth largest city is a delightful place to visit. It's lively and exciting, with a historic old town centered around the famous Cours Saleya market, Roman remains, a vibrant night life and year-round events.

Day 3 in Nice - Matisse and Chagall Museums in Cimiez
On this Nice Itinerary, spend day 3 in the hills above Nice. Cimiez is full of gracious villas surrounded by gardens. Don't miss the Matisse Museum and the Chagall Museum. Plus restaurant suggestions.

Winter in France
Consider a winter vacation in France. If you're a skier, the variety and excitement of resorts is wonderful. Many sights and attractions are easy to visit without the crowds and at Christmas there are the famous Christmas markets.

Top French cities to Visit: Troyes in Champagne
With its medieval streets, its large square surrounded by cafes and restaurants, museums and outlet shopping, Troyes is a good city to visit.

Top French cities to Visit: Lyon in the Rhone Valley
Lyon has everything, from secret passageways to some of the best traditional cooking in France. Plus the Cinema Museum and the Confluences Museum and more.

Top French cities to Visit: Marseille
Marseille is a rapidly changing, exciting city. It has an Old Port, top attractions, great shopping and restaurants. Take a boat trip to the islands and rocky coast.

Top French cities to Visit: Strasbourg in Alsace
Strasbourg stands at the crossroads between France and Germany. Explore the old quarter with its wooden houses, and eat good Alsatian food.

Top French cities to Visit: Start with Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is one of France's most beautiful cities. Check out this guide to the top cities you should visit, both large and small.

Top French cities to Visit: Orleans in the Loire Valley
Orleans lies at the heart of the Loire Valley. It's the city of Joan of Arc is the place to feel like a local and it's near the best chateaux and gardens.

Top French cities to Visit: Nantes on the Atlantic Coast
Nantes on the Atlantic coast has a castle, cathedral and extraordinary machines like the great elephant. It's near other attractions like Puy du Fou theme park.

Top French cities to Visit: Amiens in Picardy
Amiens is well known for its huge Gothic cathedral. Amiens also has an old quarter, market gardens in the marshy wetlands and the biggest flea markets in north France.

Top French cities to Visit: Angers in the Loire Valley
Angers in the wwest Loire Valley is strangely overlooked. But go there for two fabulous tapestries, museums, markets and attractions.

Top French Chateau (Castle) Hotels in France
Stay in a French chateau hotel and live the life of royalty. Check this list of seven top chateau hotels throughout France.

Top Shopping in Paris boutiques and stores
Think of Paris and you think of luxury shopping. The City of Light has some of the best shopping in the world. Here is my short guide to the top luxury Paris shops from designer fashion to perfume.

Best Markets in Provence and the South of France
Shopping in a local market is one of the great pleasures of France and Provence has some of the best. Here's my guide to south France markets from cheese to antiques.

Top Markets in Provence and the Cote d'Azur
Shopping in a local market is one of the great pleasures of a French vacation and Provence has some of the best shopping in the whole country. Here is my guide to the major markets in Provence, from fresh flowers to fish, from brocante to antiques.

Aquitaine Region of France - Bordeaux, Basque Country and Parks
The Aquitaine Region of France is an amazing land of wine, fine cuisine, cosmopolitan cities like Bordeaux and miles and miles of protected parkland ideal for eco-tourism. There are vast expanses of sandy beaches and the peaks of the Pyrenees Mountains, as well as the unique architecture and culture of the Basque Country.

London, the UK and Paris to Marseille by Train, Car and Flight
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Marseille by train, car and plane. Or take the new service direct from London to Marseille without changing trains. Use this information to plan your journey.

France Hotels and Accommodation - Hotels and Accommodation in France
It can be a challenge to find the best lodging for you in France. Figure out how to get great bargains at budget hotels or live like a king at some of this country's most luxurious accomodations. Here are tips on finding France hotels and lodging.

Giverny and Monet's Inspired Garden
The gardens of Monet's house at Giverny inspired the great Impressionist painter. Read about the Clos Normand and the famous water gardens.

Top Gardens of France
The top gardens of France go from Versailles to a wonderful private garden, a series of outdoor rooms, in Pas de Calais. Check out this list.

Les Jardins Kerdalo, Tréderzac, Brittany
One of the top gardens of France, les jardins Kerdalo in Brittany were created in 1965. They have heathland, a vegetable garden, terraces and a lake.

Gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, Ile de France
Vaux-le-Vicomte gardens make a great day out from Paris. One of the top gardens in France, they have everything for the garden and plant lover.

Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Ile de France
Fontainebleau is a great garden around the splendid chateau which makes a great short day trip from Paris. It's near the Impressionist painters' villages.

Villandry, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
Just outside Paris and a great day out, Villandry in the Loire Valley has a wonderful vegetable garden as well as love gardens, a herb garden and more.

Séricourt, Pas de Calais
Sericourt has one of the top gardens of France. Conveniently located in Pas de Calais, they're worth a detour on your journey south.

Le Jardin du Mont des Recollets, Cassel, Pas de Calais
Visit the delightful Flemish garden in Cassel, with gardens themed like Old Master paintings. Cassel is well worth a visit.

Oriental Park of Maulévrier, Maine et Loire, Vendée, Atlantic Coast
One of France's top gardens, Maulevevrier in the Vendee on the Atlantic coast, is Japanese inspired. Go at night fand walk around with a lantern to see the wonderful lights.

Manoirs d’Eyrignac, Dordogne, Perigord
The 7 gardens of Eyrignac in the Dordogne make up one of the top gardens of France. They come with chapel and dovecote, formal beds and a white garden.

Tour de France 2015, The Jerseys, Prize Money and Past Winners
Tour de France 2015. Read about the jerseys and what the different colors mean; prizes and past winners of the greatest cycle race in the world.

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Tour de France 2016 Information
The Tour de France is the world's greatest cycling race. Check out the teams, the riders, the highlights and the new cities and cultural destinations in 2016.

Tour de France 2015 Teams and Riders
The Tour de France 2015; lists of the teams and the riders in the third geratest sporting event in the world after the Olympics and the Fifa World Cup.

France Trains - French Rail System Guide and Tips
France has an extensive and reliable rail system, allowing visitors to travel almost anywhere relatively cheap and easily. Making sense of the system, however, can be a bit daunting. Be sure you know the ins and outs before you hit the rails with these France trains resources.

Saint Paul de Vence in Provence Travel Guide
Saint Paul de Vence is a charming hilltop fortified village in Provence, filled with art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. Find out everything you need to know before visiting the village.

Nice Carnival Guide
Nice Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world. It's a glorious 12-day party taking over the Queen of the Riviera. Different days from February 11 to 26, 2017.

Muséee Marc Chagall
The Top 10 Attractions in Nice must include the Marc Chagall Museum in Cimiez, housing the world's most important Chagall collection in a light, airy building.

Top 10 Attractions in Nice, France
Top 10 Nice attractions from the Promenade des Anglais to the Matisse Museum. Nice is a fabulous city to visit all year round.

Events in Nice in 2015
Top 10 attractions in Nice. The Nice Carnival, Jazz Festival and plenty of sailing events make Nice a popular all-year round city.

The Old Town of Nice
Old Nice, Vieux Nice, is one of the city's 10 top attractions. The old town is full of winding streets, bars, shops and restaurants.

The Cours Saleya Market in Nice
The top 10 Attractions in Nice take in the Cours Saleya Market with its daily flower, fruit and vegetable market. Bars and cafes make this a perfect stop.

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicolas
The ornate Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St-Nicholas is one of the top 10 Attractions in Nice.

Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain
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Cimiez has everything from Roman remains to museums
Cimiez stands high above Nice. One of the top 10 attractions of Nice, the wealthy section has the Matisse musseum, roman remains and a monastery.

The Matisse Museum in Nice
The Matisse Museum in Nice is one of the top 10 attractions of Nice. In Cimiez above the city, it shows amatisse's life in the south of France.

The Parks and Gardens of Nice
The top 10 attractions in Nice include the wonderful parks and gardens that make the city one of the greenest and most pleasant on the French Riviera.

Weather in France - Climate of French Cities
Weather in France can be crucial to planning a France vacation. Get detailed weather data on major French cities to help you plan your trip. For instance, find out whether Paris really is so rainy, or if Nice is so sunny, or just how much snow to expect in the Alps. Find out which months are rainiest in various cities, and what the average temperatures are throughout France. Here are details about weather and climate in France.

Guide to Delightful Agen in Southwest France
Agen between Bordeaux and Toulouse, is known for its prunes. But explore this charming small city for its daily covered market, narrow medieval alleys, canal and river.

Is it Safe to Travel to France?
Is France safe after the Bastille Day attack in Nice. Here is information to help you decide if you will travel to France this year and how to keep safe.

Map of TGV Train Routes and Destinations in France
Check the TGV route map for destinations and times to major cities in France. The TGV high-speed train serves most major cities of France. It also connects with express and local trains and connects to other European countries.

Map of TGV Train Routes and Destinations in France
Check the TGV route map for destinations and times to major cities in France. The TGV high-speed train serves most major cities of France. It also connects with express and local trains taking you on to all cities and towns in France, and has connections on to Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

French Sports and Outdoor Activities - Sports in France
France is a wonderful country for sports and sporting holdiays from skiing to hiking, sailing to cycling. Here you'll find the best activities to enjoy.

Best Beaches in France on the Mediterranean Coast
You'll find the best beaches on the eastern part of the Mediterranean between Saint-Tropez and Menton in this guide. Running along the Cote d'Azur, they range from small pebbled coves to sandy stretches.

Beaches at Saint-Tropez for the jet set and the normal
Saint-Topez might have stiff competition, but it has always been -- and will always be -- a glamorous, popular spot where the rich and the aspiring gather. Beach life gives away to nightlife as the jet set descends on this famous Mediterranean resort.

Beaches at Sainte-Maxime, near Saint-Tropez.
Sainte-Maxime may be the next resort on the Mediterranean to Saint-Tropez, but it's a world away, a place to relax and forget the need to be the most beautiful body on the beach.

L’Estagnol Beach at Bormes les Mimosas
Bormes les Mimosas is as pretty as the name suggests. For the beach, go out of town.

La Garoupe Beach, Cap d’Antibes in the Mediterranean
The delightful beach just outside the old town of Antibes, the plage de la Garoupe, gets pretty busy in the summer months. But it stretches quite a long way, so you can always find somewhere to get away.

Beaches at Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean
Charming Villefranche-sur-Mer clings to the coastline. Rocky and sandy beaches are on offer here and all have stunning views of the headlands that curve around beside the sparkling, azure-blue Mediterranean.

Paloma Beach, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the Mediterranean
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the poshest small resorts along the Mediterranean coast. It's kept its exclusivity and style and is a good place to go to escape the crowds. If you want the beach, make for Paloma plage.

Menton on the Cote d'Azur overlooks the Mediterranean
Menton which nestles up against the Italian border at the far east part of Mediterranean France, is a delightful town. It's known mainly for its luxuriant gardens and its annual festivals. Like every town and village along the coast, it does have a beach.

The North French Coast
The North French coast is a great place with long sweeping beaches, walled towns, and plentyof history from Henry VIII to the two world wars.

The Jura Region in East France
The Jura Region in east France is a hidden gem. Known for overland skiing in winter and in summer for walks, historic sites and old town, as well as wine.

Lyon in Rhone-Alpes
Lyon is France's gastronomic capital outside Paris. It has Roman history, a famous cinema museum, winding cobbled streets, secret passages and great restaurants.

Nantes on the west coast of France
Nantes on the west coast of France is wacky, innovative and historic - all at once running from the castle of the Dukes of Brittany to huge machines.

Le Puy-en-Velay in the Auvergne
Le Puy-en-Velay was one of the major starting points for pilgrims to Santiago in Spain. Today it's a delightful small city where time seems to stand still.

Top 10 Most Underrated Destinations in France
You'll find your own remote, undiscovered places, but here's my selections of the most underrated destinations in France, starting with the Auvergne.

Dijon in Burgundy
Dijon has a lot going for it apart from its mustard. Check out the great Ducal Palace, great museums, classic architecture, bars and restaurants.

Albi in the Tarn Region
Albi is famous as the birthplace of Toulous-Lautrec. Visit the museum and the huge cathedral, decorated inside with a maze of images, including death and destruction.

Troyes in Champagne
Troyes, the old capital of Champagne, is a wonderful maze of old streets and half-timbered houses, churches and museums, and historic hotels.

Colmar in Alsace
Colmar in Alsace is a delightful town with old cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings. It's known mainly for the glorious Isenheim altarpiece.

The Longest Rivers in France
France has beautiful rivers flowing through its towns and villages. The longest rivers flow into the sea. Here are the top five, plus a few more.

The Loire is France's longest river
The Loire is the longest river in France at 630 miles. It rises in central France in the Massif Central and flows into the Atlantic at St. Nazaire.

The Seine is the second longest river in France
The Seine is the 2nd longest river in France, rising in Burgundy and flowing through Paris where it forms the greatest element of the capital's cityscape.

The Garonne is the third longest river in France
The Garonne, the 3rd longest river in France, rises in the Spanish Pyrenees, goes through Tourouse and Bordeaux then forms the huge Gironde Estuary.

The Rhone is the fourth longest river in France
The Rhone, France's 4th longest river, pases through gourmet Lyon then down through Vienne, Avignon and Arles to where it divides forming the Camargue.

The Dordogne is the fifth longest river in France
The Dordogne, the 5th longest river in France, flows thorough the Dordogne and Perigord. It's a region of chateaux, gardens and long lazy days on the river.

Four More Long Rivers of France
The next largest rivers in France flowing into the sea include the Charente, the Adour, the Somme, the Vilaine and the Aude.

Top Things to Do in Antibes
Guide to the top 6 things to do in Antibes from a walk through the old town to the Provencal market, from the Cap d'Antibes to Marineland and more.

Visit the Musée Picasso in Antibes, France
The Musée Picasso is one of the most delightful museums in the area. It houses a small but significant selection of art and ceramics by Picasso who lived here in 1946.

Cap D'Antibes Sights - Things to Do in Antibes, France
The Cap d'Antibes is a glorious promontory sticking out into the Mediterranean and home to some of the most expensive real estate in France

Top Things to Do in Antibes -- Follow Past Artists
Follow the Trail of Past Artists to the Places where they set up their Easels

Open-Air Food Markets - Things to Do in Antibes, France
Stroll through the Wonderful Open-Air Markets in Antibes

Beaches and Marineland - Things to Do in Antibes, France
Chill out with the Family on Antibes' Beaches then visit Marineland

The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in St Jean Cap Ferrat
St Jean Cap Ferrat is one of the most exclusive communities on the French Riviera. It was home to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham and David Niven. It's glamorous but also remarkably unspoilt. Here you'll find the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, built for Beatrice of the famous banking family for her art collection. It has lovely gardens and a superb view over the Mediterranean.