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Arts and Crafts Classes, Courses and Experiences in France
French art and craftsmanship is collected and admired around the globe. Here are classes, courses and experiences learning about arts and crafts in France.

Top France and Paris Travel and Expat Blogs
The Web is filled with numerous blogs related to life in France, ranging from Americans living in Paris who ponder life on that side of the pond to blogs devoted to traveling around France. Stay connected with the happenings in France through these links, which have RSS feeds, on my blogroll of the top France sites.

Cannes Travel Guide - Tips for Travel to Cannes, France
Cannes is a luxurious French Riviera City, home to the world-famous annual film festival. Stroll along the waterfront, sip cocktails on the beach or shop in this city's upscale boutiques.

Carcassonne
Carcassonne has an entire city that is a castle, in La Cite, the fortified upper city. Find out everything about one of Europe's most popular destinations, and how to best experience the medieval atmosphere here.

Franche-Comté Region of France
The Franche-Comté Region of France is a recreation-lovers' delight, whether you wish to mountain bike, ski, go horseback riding or skiing. Bordering Switzerland, this is an area blessed with beautiful scenery and charming cities and villages.

Limousin Region of France
Limousin is the least populated region of France, and much of it is well-preserved and a haven for tourists seeking respite. It is filled with natural resources like lakes, rivers and forests, and features lovely villages.

Lorraine Region of France
The Lorraine region of France is a place to discover art, fine cuisine, beautiful cities and villages, and the great outdoors.

Outside France & French Territories
Being right inside the French borders are not the only way to experience France. There are French territories throughout the world, as well as cities settled by the French. France may be closer than you thought!

Perpignan, France Travel Guide
Perpignan, France is a lovely, bustling city in Catalonia with more of a Spanish accent than French. It's central to several desirable European cities, and is situated on the Mediterranean. Here is the Perpignan, France Travel Guide.

Rhone-Alpes Region of France
The Rhone-Alpes region of France is the destination for winter sports and spa treatments. This is a great region for couples getaways and honeymoons, and features the stunning Alps. It borders both Italy and Switzerland.

Pictures of Paris - Paris Pictures
Paris is a beautiful city and one of the most photogenic in the world. Look at some of her marvels, and her hidden gems in these pictures galleries of Paris.

France Pictures
A great way to decide where to go in France is through pictures. Enjoy these galleries of some of the country's best destinations and sights with my France pictures.

France Regions
France is filled with wonderful regions, each with its own character. Find out details about France regions that are each diverse and a world unto themselves.

Picardy in North France
Picardy to the southeast of the Somme and west of Champagne is a lush wooden region with surprising treasures including the towns of Compiegne and Amiens.

Ardeche Region
The Ardeche is a great region for the sporting with river activities. It's also the place to discover prehistoric caves and art.

The Cannes Film Festival (Tourist Guide)
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the film world's great events. Check out this guide, with tips on how to get close to the celebs, what films you can see, and ideas of where to stay.

A Guide to the Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the film world's great events. Check out this guide, with tips on how to get close to the celebs, what films you can see, and ideas of where to stay. Page 2.

Logis Hotels in France with Description and Classification
Logis Hotels (formerly Logis de France) is a hotel organisation with different categories and great restaurants, good value and easy to book. Check them out.

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Top 10 Great Things to Do in France
Top 10 great things to do in France range from tasting authentic France to sampling bubbly, from walking the great trails with a donkey to visiting the Loire Valley

Historic Saint Pierre Quarter in Bordeaux
The Saint Pierre historic quarter is at the heart of Bordeaux. It's a lovely area full of bistros and shops, near the quays that made Bordeaux wealthy from trade.

Restaurant Tips in France and Paris
When at a Paris cafe, to tip or not to tip? Here's a guide on tipping at restaurants, in taxis, at hotels and more in Paris and France.

Jumieges is the Most Beautiful Ruined Abbey in France
Jumieges Abbey in Normandy is one of France's most romantic ruins. Originally a Benedictine Abbey it stands in a bend of the Lower Seine near Rouen.

Beautiful, Historic Sarlat-La-Caneda in the Dordogne
Sarlat, officially Sarlat-la-Caneda, is the capital of the Black Perigord in the Dordogne. It's known for its 15th and 16th-century houses and markets.

Guide to the surprisingly Interesting Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer
Boulogne-sur-Mer on the north French coast is a surprisingly charming town. Boulogne has good accommodation and restaurants and attractions ranging from Nausicaa to the old fortified city.

Guide to the Cathedral City of Bourges and its Attractions
The city of Bourges at the southern end of the Loire Valley has a world-famous cathedral, an old quarter at its heart and good restaurants. Plus nearby chateaux, gardens and vineyards.

The Canadian Museum at the Juno Beach Center, Normandy
Juno Beach was captured by a mix of British and Canadian troops. The Juno Beach Center is today run by Canadians and tells the story not just of Canadian involvement in World War II and the Normandy D-Day Landings, but of the history of Canada before and after 1945.

Open Sky Museum -- Part of the Normandy D-Day Landing Sites
The Open Sky Museum around Ste-Mere Eglise and the Omaha Beaches is a self-drive tour around some of the smaller but very significant sites of the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches in World War II.

Utah Beach World War II D-Day Museum in Normandy
Utah Beach is one of the most significant places for Americans visiting the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches. It ws here that the first allied soldier came ashore, and here that one of the great battles of World War II was fought. Today the Utah Beach Museum stands on the dunes, telling the story of the longest day.

American World War II Cemetery in Normandy
The American World War II Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer looks down over the Normandy coastline. It is on the site of what was a temporary graveyard called St. Laurent, established tragically early on June 8th, 1944. Don't miss the Visitor Center where an exhibition takes you into the lives of many buried here.

D-Day Museum, Arromanches in Normandy
The D-Day Museum in the small seaside town of Arromanches-sur-Mer is all about the building of the Mulberry Harbors. It was an extraordinary feat of engineering, skill and sheer guts and absolutely vital in bringing troops and supplies to the Beaches after the main D-Day landings.

Arromanches Circular Cinema and D-Day
The completely circular 360degree cinema stands high on the hill overlooking Arromanches and the remains of the Mulberry Harbors. Stand in the center while the film unfolds around you.

Museum of the British 6th Airborne Division, Pegasus Bridge
Pegasus Bridge is the name given to the operation of taking two vital bridges during the Normandy D-Day Landings. It was undertaken by a mix of British and Canadian troops. It's also known for one of the iconic scenes in The Longest Day when a piper walks over the bridge playing bagpipes with Lord Lovat.

Merville Gun Battery on the Normandy Beaches
The Merville Gun Battery is a series of bunkers originally a formidable part of the Atlantic Wall built by the Germans to protect Normandy and Europe.

Ste-Mère Eglise – The Airborne Museum and American Sector in world war ii
Ste-Mère Eglise played a big part in the Normandy D-Day Landings. The small town, where the gliders brought in parachutists on June 6, 1944, was vital for protecting the Normandy landings. Today you can see the church and visit the Airborne Museum which tells the story of the battle.

Caen Memorial in Normandy
Memorials and sites of World War II are dotted throughout Normandy, though the D-Day Landing Beaches are the most famous. Running along the glorious sandy beaches of Normandy, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword each have their own story in the events of the last part of World War II. If you can, start at the Memorial de Caen to get an overview of the 20th century and its major world wars.

Paris Hotels - France Hotels - Four Steps to Choosing the Best Hotel
The official French hotel rating system is strict and reliable. Read this guide to the star system, what to expect and tips on choosing your hotel. Page 2.

Understand the Official Hotel Star Ratings in France
The official French hotel rating system is strict and reliable. Read this guide to the star system, what to expect and tips on choosing your hotel.

From Paris to Lourdes by Trains, Car and Flight
How to Get from Paris and London to Lourdes in the Midi-Pyrenees by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

San Francisco's French Accent
San Francisco's soulful, urban oasis surrounded by water and postcard views offers not only delectable international cuisine, friendly ethnic neighborhoods, world-class museums and cathedrals reminiscent of Montmartre, it also has superb lodging, spas and fitness activities to please the most discerning Parisian or francophile.

San Francisco's French Accent - San Francisco Hotels and Spas
San Francisco's soulful, urban oasis surrounded by water and postcard views offers not only delectable international cuisine, friendly ethnic neighborhoods, world-class museums and cathedrals reminiscent of Montmartre, it also has superb lodging, spas and fitness activities to please the most discerning Parisian or francophile. Page 2.

October Events in France
A Guide to the best October events in France, including exhibitions, festivals and other special events in 2012.

Nice, France Travel Guide
Nice is a wonderful French Riviera city, and a popular destination for couples,honeymooners and sun-worshipers.Learn the basics of a Nice vacation.

Paris and France in January
Visit France in Januarywhen half the country celebrates the ski season in the glorious, snow-covered Alps and the other half enjoys the semi-annual sales.

Road Trip around the Gorges du Verdon in Provence
This road trip is a fabulous drive, a switchback of a journey that takes you all around the Gorges du Verdon in Provence, the French Grand Canyon.

Cowboys and Bulls of the Camargue
Read about the traditional French cowboys herding the semi-wild bulls and learn about a traditional French game where bulls are the stars and have long well fed lives. This is Rodeo with a French accent

Lively Bulls of the French "Rodeo" - The Course Camarguaise Has Ancient Roots in Animal Games
Read about the playful bulls of the Course Camarguaise, a rodeo the French way. In the South of France only the best bulls become stars in traditional, rodeo-like games. Page 2.

Top Roman Cities and Ancient Sites in France
Roman France or Gaul was vitally important to the ancient Roman Empire. The ancient Romans built magnificent cities and left superb engineering works. Here is my list of the top Roman sites.

The roma City of Saintes in Poitou-Charentes
Sainte in Poitou-charentes is another of France's less well known Roman sites. It has a remarkable amphitheater and a triumphal arch.

The Roman city of Bavay in Nord
Bavay, located east of Valenciennes and north of Le Cateu-Cambresis, is a small town known for its Roman remains.

The Roman city of Arles in the Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence
Arles in the Bouches-du-Rhone, is one of Europe’s best preserved Gallo-Roman cities. At an important crossroads, it became rich and imprtant through trade and industry.

The Roman City of Orange in the Vaucluse, Provence
The Roman City of Arles was founded in 35 BC. It has a superb Roman theater, oneof the best preserved from ancient times. The Roman buildings were classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

Vaison-la-Romaine in the Vaucluse, Provence
Vaison-la-Romaine is a delightful Provencal town on the banks of the river Ouveze. It has two parts, the old medieval city and the area where the Romans settled.

The Roman City of Nimes in Languedoc
Nimes, on the border between Languedoc and Provence, is a delightful city. Apectacular roman remains include Les Arenes amphitheater, a roman temple and gardens.

Pont du Gard in Gard, Languedoc
Roman France or Gaul was vitally important to the ancient Roman Empire. The ancient Romans built magnificent cities and left marvelous engineering works. Here is my list of the top Roman sites.

The Roman City of Lyon in the Rhone Valley
Lyon in the Rhone Valley is known for great food, wonderful sightseeing and a large Roman amphitheater now used for summer concerts.

The Roman city of St. Romain-en-Gal, Rhône-Alpes
The Roman city of St.-Romain-en-Gal was just half of the huge complex that now is divided between St.-Romain and Vienne on the opposite bank of the Rhone river.

Vienne, Isere, Rhone Valley
Vienne forms the other part of this vast Roman site with St-Romain-en-Gal. Vienne has a wonderful Roman Theater, used today for concerts and the Jazz a Vienne festival.

La Piscine, Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, Roubaix, Lille
La Piscine, Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, Roubaix, Lille is one of France's top art museums. It's housed in an old Art Deco swimming pool.

La Piscine Museum at Roubaix, Lille, one of France's top art museums at La Piscine Museum, Roubaix
La Piscine Museum at Roubaix -- one of France's top art museums at La Piscine Museum, Roubaix. Page 2.

Guide to charming Cassel in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Charming little Cassel is perched on the top of Mount Cassel, looking out over the flat surrounding landscape of Flanders. There is much to recommend it and unusually for such a small town, has good hotels and a delightful local estaminet to eat in.

Six Art Museums in and Around Nice, France
A visitor's guide to the top artists museums in and around Nice from Renoir to Chagall, plus suggestions of nearby restaurants.

Foix, France History, Sightseeing, Shopping
Foix is a small city with a big personality. Surrounded by mountains and criss-crossed by rivers, this is a true gateway to the Pyrenees.

La Ferme de la Ranconniere Hotel in Crepon, Normandy
La Ferme de la Rançonnière Hotel in Crepon, Normandy is the perfect hotel to stay when you're visiting the nearby Normandy Landing Beaches

La Ferme de la Ranconniere Luxury Hotel near Normandy Beaches
The restaurant at La Ferme de la Rançonnière Hotel in Crepon, Normandy is part of the perfect hotel to stay in when you're visiting the nearby Normandy Landing Beaches. Page 2.

How to Get from Paris to Limoges by train, air and car
Details of how to get from London, the UK and Paris to Limoges in the Limousin, by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.

Perfume Heaven at the Cour des Senteurs, Versailles
The Cour des Senteurs (courtyard of fragrances) is the newest attraction in Versailles. See the perfume exhibit and the fragrance garden and shop in luxury boutiques.

Avranches in Normandy
Avranches, one of Normandy's oldest towns is a pretty place near Mont St Michel just over the bay. General Patton began the advance which destroyed the German Panzer counter-offensive on July 31st, 1944 from here.

Where to Stay and Eat in Blois in the Loire Valley
Blois is a lovely town, dominated by the chateau which is open for visitors all year round. In a central position on the Loire River, it has plenty of variety for places to stay and restaurants. There's a hotel or bed and breakfast and a restaurant for every budget.

Guide to Provence in the south of France
Provence is a gorgeous region, and one of the most popular in France. Visit old abbeys in lavender fields, fortified villages on rocky hillsides, gorges, rivers and top castle hotels.

Bespoke Shopping in Paris for a luxury experience
Shopping in Paris is pure pleasure. But what if you want something made especially for you? Something nobody else will have? Here's a guide to bespoke shopping in Paris.

From London, the UK and Paris to Angers by Train, Bus and Car
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Angers in the western Loire Valley by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.

How to choose the best Bed and Breakfast in France
Staying in bed and breakfast accommodation (chambres d'hotes) makes a perfect alternative to a hotel. Here's what to expect from your bed and breakfast.

Cap Ferrat
Cap Ferrat is the playground of the rich, encapsulated at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a pink palace with spectacular gardens that you can visit.

The Gorges du Verdon
The Gorges du Verdon are spectacular. The deep gorges of the Verdon river have carved out a canyon to drive around, and enjoy water sports.

The Principality of Monaco
Monaco is a tiny principality that punches way above its weight. The favorite home of F1 drivers and the rich it has some suprisingly serious attractions. And the Casino.

Great Day Trips from Nice
Nice is the Queen of the Riviera. But if you have time, try these easy days out from Nice and explore this wonderful part of southern France a little more. Start with Antibes.

Cannes
Cannes is known for glitz and glamour and the famous annual Cannes Film Festival. But there's more to see and do in this former fishing village..

Isles de Lerins off the Cannes Coast
A short boat trip away from Cannes, the Isles de Lerin are a world away. The Main in the Iron Mask was imprisoned on Ste Marguerite; monks still run St Honorat.

St-Paul-de-Vence
Chic St-Paul-de-Vence is the place for a bit of star spotting. Matisse and Picasso were early visitors.

Top Bed and Breakfasts in France's Loire Valley
Book a charming bed and breakfast in the fabulous Loire Valley for great accommodation at good value prices. Here is a small selection of the best.

Food Shopping in Nice
Food shopping Nice is a real pleasure. Apart from the fresh produce in the open air market in Cours Saleya, there are olive, chocolate and speciality shops to explore.

Marseille Restaurants from top choices to small bistros
Marseille now has a reputation for excellent restaurants, with new places opening. Expect Michelin stars, small fish specialists, brasseries and cheap bistros.

Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in June 2015
Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in Summer 2015. June includes garden festivals, champion Arab horses and sailing events.

Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in July 2015
Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in Summer 2015. July is a great jazz and music month while Grasse holds its jasmine festival.

Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in August
Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in Summer 2015. In August there's music and some of the most spectacular fireworks over the Mediterranean.

Loire Valley's Secret Gardens - French Botanical Tour of the Loire Valley
The Loire Valley, more than most places in the world, personifies the good life. This garden region of France is nourished by the Loire, Eure, Cher and Loiret rivers, and it boasts well maintained and manicured outdoor spaces inspired by generations of talented gardeners, whose lives’ work it was to beautify the gardens of kings. Page 2.

Loire Valley Gardens, Chateaux, Monasteries and Wine
The Loire Valley personifies the good life. This garden region of France offers beautiful, manicured outdoor spaces created by generations of talented gardeners to make gardens for kings.

Events and Festivals in Provence in July
Events and Festivals in Provence in Summer. July runs from the famous music and theater festivals to medieval life in chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Events and Festivals in Provence in August
Events and Festivals in Provence in Summer. August sees a Lavender Festival, and Garlic in the Vaucluse. Don't miss Avignon's sound and light show.

Events and Festivals in Provence in June
Events and Festivals in Provence in Summer. June has the Luberon Jazz Festival, street festivals and music. Check this guide to the top things to do.

Attractions and Hotels in Lourdes, France
Lourdes, France is a bustling Pyreneean village, best known for famous Virgin Mary sightings. Check out what to see and where to stay.

Guide to Lille in North France -- Plan Your Trip to Lille
Lille in north France is an attractive, lively city. It makes a perfect short break if you’re coming from the U.K. on Eurostar or by ferry, and the city is just a couple of hours drive north of Paris, and only one hour by TGV. It has a good selection of restaurants, plenty of excellent accommodation, a lively nightlife, good shopping and many attractions.

Christmas in France - French Christmas Food
Christmas in France is all about the food. Check out the traditions and the special dishes the French cook and eat throughout the season.

Limoux: Home of Blanquette, the Real First Sparkling Wine
Most of the world credits the invention of sparkling wine to the Champagne region, and to Dom Perignon. The legend, and possible real story, is far more interesting. According to Limoux natives, it was really invented there when Blanquette was created. When the great dom passed through, he stole the idea, they allege. No matter who is right, Limoux is a lovely small town with a big heart in the Languedoc. It is home to one of Europe's most popular Carnavals.

Moissac in Tarn-et-Garonne
Moissac in Tarn-et-Garonne is a delightful small town with a big important abbey. On the pilgrim route from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Spain, the Abbey of St-Pierre is magnificent.

The Canal Barge Rosa, the Rooms. the Crew and Facilities
The canal barge Rosa has a sundeck with a large table and chairs, 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a pretty living room. Great comfort on the French canals.

Canal Barge Rosa and European Waterways Information
The canal barge Rosa and European Waterways information and booking. Plus more reactions and opinions from past vacationers.

Excursions from the Canal Barge Rosa in Gascony
On the Canal boat trip on Rosa you visit historic towns and villages, a chateau, duck farm, vineyard, Armagnac producer and a great market.

Canal Barge Trip on Rosa from Montauban to Agen in Gascony
The barge journey on Rosa takes you along the Canal de Garonne and onto the Tarn river. You can get out at the locks and cycle or walk along the banks.

A Slow Canal Barge Cruise through Gascony on board Rosa
A slow barge cruise along the canals of Gascony in south west France is one of the most relaxing vacations you can imagine. Check out the details.

A Gourmet Cruise on the Canal Barge Rosa in Gascony
Wine and dine on board Rosa as you slip through the canals of south west France on a barging holiday.

Jura Wine Tourism
The Jura wine growing area in Franche-Comté stretches over 80 kms (50 miles). The vineyards produce wonderful wines, with the vin jaune and the vin de paille being the best known. Here is a guide to the wine growing areas to explore.

Guide to Arras in northern France
Arras, capital of the Artois region of northern France, is best known for its spectacular Grand’Place and the smaller but delightful place des Heros. One of the prettiest towns in northern France, it was also vital in World War I, and contains the famous Wellington Quarry.

La Loire a Velo: The Loire Valley by Bicycle
Cycle along the Loire Valley Route (La Loire a Velo) from the east to the Atlantic taking in chateaux, gardens and vineyards. Read about the route, accommodation, restaurants and sites.

La Loire a Velo Cycle Route: The Loire Valley by Bicycle
Cycle along the Loire Valley Route (La Loire a Velo) from the east to the Atlantic taking in chateaux, gardens and vineyards. Read about the route, accommodation, restaurants and sites. Page 2.

Celebrate Thanksgiving In France
Celebrating Thanksgiving in France is a challenge as it's an American (or Canadian) holiday. But if you're an ex-pat or American visitor, here's where to get the turkey and the meals.

The Jura Region of France
The Jura is a delightful, undiscovered region in eastern France. It has beautiful scenery, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, vineyards and skiing.

Events and Festivals in France in August 2015
Events and Festivals in France in August. Check out these top events when planning your trip in France this summer.

Events and Festivals in France in August 2015
Events and Festivals in France in August from Berlioz to street theater; daring equestrian acts to a sea shanty festival.

Menton Lemon Festival 2016
Menton Lemon Festival is unique, celebrating citrus fruits with huge floats and constructions made up of oranges and lemons, transforming the elegant town into a vast garden.

Hotels in Lille -- Where to Stay in Lille, North France
Lille makes a wonderful short break. It's near Paris, the U.K. and Belgium, has a vibrant cultural, restaurant and cafe life, and has plenty of places to stay for all budgets. Here is my list of recommended hotels.

Mary Anne's France Travel News and Deals
France Travel news has the latest tours, hotel openings, discounts, deals and travel updates.

Budget Hotels and Acommodation in Antibes-Juan-les-Pins
Budget Hotels and Acommodation in Antibes-Juan-les-Pins

Medieval Villages Of Southern France
Revisit the Middle Ages with a trip to one of Southern France's medieval villages, filled with castles, moats, spires and more.

Guide to Beaune in the Burgundy Wine Region
Beaune, one of the glories of the Burgundy region, is a delightful city to visit. Within easy reach of Paris, Lyon and Dijon, it has historic buildings, shops and markets and is near great vineyards.

Wrecked Operation Dynamo Ships on the Beach at Zuydcoote
Significant Operation Dynamo sites show the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in May 1940. Start with the shipwrecks on the beach at Zuydcoote.

La Plaine au Bois at Esquelbecq, the most chilling 1940 event
The most chilling event of Operation Dynamo was the massacre of 100 British soldiers at Esquelbecq by the Waffen SS.

The Fort des Dunes at Leffrinckoucke outside Dunkirk
The Fort des Dunes is massive, hidden by the sandy dunes. Exhibitions in the fort explain more about Operation Dynamo and walks offer startling views.

France Visa Requirements - Long Stays in France
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for the France visa. Find out whether you need a visa to stay in France, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate.

France Student Visa - Standard Requirements
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for their French visa. Find out whether you need one, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate. Page 2.

France Long-Stay Visa
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for their French visa. Find out whether you need one, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate. Page 3.

France Work Visa
One of the first major steps - and brushes with French red tape - people encounter when planning to relocate to France is applying for their French visa. Find out whether you need one, which one is best, and how to improve your chances of being well-received at the consulate. Page 4.

How to Get From Paris or London to Beaune, France
How to get from Paris or London to Beaune by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

The Aurignacian Gallery Exhibition at Caverne du Pont d'Arc
The Aurignacian Gallery at the Caverne Pont d'Arc shows the life of Paleolithic man, from hunting and cooking (they even made broth) to religion.

Caverne du Pont d'Arc and La Grotte Chauvet in the Ardeche
La Caverne Pont d'Arc in the Ardeche is a replica of the prehistoric La Grotte Chauvet where the art of 36,000 years ago was discovered in 1994. History, details and the visit.

Visiting La Caverne du Pont d’Arc Cave in the Ardeche
Visiting the Caverne du Pont d'Arc takes you back 36,000 years to the world of Paleolithic man whose cave paintings on the walls depict 1,000 animals.

The Building of the Replica Caverne du Pont d'Arc
The replica Caverne du Pont d'Arc covers 70 acres on a rocky hillside. It took 17 years to build this impressive cave with its 36,000 year old art.

Practical Information on visiting the Caverne du Pont d'Arc
Information on visiting the replica Caverne du Pont d'Arc in the Ardeche which is open every day of the year.

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Top 7 Theme Parks in France
France has superb theme parks from the spectacles at Puy du Fou to ancient jokes at Asterix and modern technology at Futuroscope . Plus suggested hotels nearby.

Hours in France - Opening Times and Schedules
When in France, do as the French. If you know the hours of shops, museums, attractions and restaurants you won't be caught out. Use this guide to typical opening hours.

World War I Meuse-Argonne American Military Cemetery
The Meuse-Argonne Cemetery in Lorraine is the largest American Military Cemetery in Europe. A huge site in 130 acres, 14,246 soldiers are buried here.

Guide to the chic Mediterranean resort of St Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France.

The Old Port in Saint Tropez
Saint Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France that has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since the 19th century. Today it is as popular as ever.

Sightseeing in Saint Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France that has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since the 19th century. Today it is as popular as ever.

The Old Quarter of La Ponche in St Tropez
Saint Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France that has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since the 19th century. Today it is as popular as ever.

Shopping in Saint Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France that has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since the 19th century. Today it is as popular as ever.

Saint Tropez's Glorious Beaches
Saint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France that has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since the 19th century. Today it is as popular as ever.

Where to Stay in Saint Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France that has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since the 19th century. Today it is as popular as ever.

Getting to Saint Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France that has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since the 19th century. Today it is as popular as ever.

Ferries to France from the U.K.
Getting to France by Ferry from the U.K. Many ferry companies operate the lucrative and busy route across the English Channel. Guide to the routes and links to the companies.

Travel from the UK, London and Paris to Perigueux
How to Travel from the UK London and Paris to Perigueux in the Dordogne by train, car and plane. Detailed information on the different options and booking advice.

Cote Vermeille on the south west Mediterranean coast
The Cote Vermeille itinerary slices a winding and picturesque path from Argeles-sur-Mer, a lovely coastal resort city on the northern end, to Cerbere, a quaint seaside village.

Cote Vermeille on the south west Mediterranean coast
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Wine, Shopping and Hotels in Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux goes relatively unnoticed by tourists, but they are missing out on a thriving city filled with shops, amazing historic attractions and top surrounding wine country.

Restaurants in Reims in the Champagne Region
There are plenty of good places to eat in Reims; this is the capital of Champagne. This guide will give you an idea of where to celebrate in style, and where to catch a quick bite.

Easter in France
Easter in France is great fun. It's the season for chocolate treats, good food and a couple of days of relaxation. Here's a short guide to what to expect.

World War I Wellington Quarry Museum Information
The Wellington Quarry Museum is an exceptional place. In the tunnels under Arras, the museum tells the moving story of the World War I Arras Battle of April 9, 1917.

Guide to the Glamourous Ski Resort of Courchevel
Courchevel in the Savoie Region in the French Alps is one of France's most glamorous skiing resorts. Check out this guide.

Guide to Courchevel in the French Alps - France's most glamorous skiing resort
Courchevel in the Savoie Region in the French Alps is one of France's most glamorous skiing resorts. It's a delightful place, set in the saint-Bon Valley where the mountains provide great skiing and winter sports for the expert, the beginner and for children. Consisting of five separate villages, the highest and most glamorous is Courchevel 1850 which has a wide selection of five-star luxury hotels, and many top class chalets. Page 2.

Azay-le-Rideau Chateau in the Loire Valley
One of the most popular and beautiful chateaux in the Touraine region of the Loire Valley, the pretty chateau of Azay-le-Rideau is built on an island. It's surrounded by a delightful, English-inspired park.

Chinon Chateau in the Loire Valley
Now mainly a romantic ruin, Chinon is one of the oldest fortified châteaux in France. The ruins, some of them restored, look over the river. Walk around the old walls and imagine the knights of old lobbying boiling oil and rocks onto their enemies below.

Cha;teau of Sully-sur-Loire
The Château of Sully-sur-Loire is at the eastern end of the Loire Valley.

Cha;teau of Chambord in the Loire Valley
The Chateau of Chambord in the Loire Valley is the most spectacular, and largest, of all the castles that line the river banks.

Cha;teau of Blois in the Loire Valley
The Chateau of Blois stands right in the middle of the town. Built over the centuries, it's a wonderful chateau, known for events during the summer and its superb son-et-lumiere performances at night.

Chateau of Cheverny in the Loire Valley
Cheverny, still owned by the family that built it in 1634, is magnificent. But it has a more lived-in feel than other grand monuments, which makes this Loire Valley castle rather special.

Royal Chateau of Amboise
The Royal Château of Amboise was the center of power in the Renaissance under the Valois Kings of France.It's a beautiful castle and has plenty of history attached.

Leonardo da Vinci's Chateau de Clos-Luce
Clos-Luce chateau was just the summer cottage of the Kings and Queens who lived at Amboise. Its fame and attraction comes from the fact that it was where Leonardo da Vinci lived for the last three years of his life. It's delightful, and full of the wonderful machines, and art, from the great Renaissance genius.

Chenonceau Chateau in the Loire Valley
Chenonceau, known as the Ladies Chateau is built across the river Cher. The gracious, stately building was built by a woman, and used by Queens and royal mistresses. Chenonceau is one of the Loire Valley's most beautiful sites.

Top Ten Chateaux in the Loire Valley
The Loire Valley is a wonderful place to visit, with its chateaux and their gardens and parks the top attraction. From the Middle Ages French nobles and kings built glorious palaces along the river banks.

Chaumont-sur-Loire Chateau
Chaumont is famous for two things: its lovely chateau high above the Loire River, and the world-famous Garden Festival that runs from April to October, showcasing different gardens each year.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France
France has 41 very varied UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here's my top selection, but check out the complete list here and see which are your favorites.

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How to Get From Paris and the U.K. To Deauville, France
How to Get from Paris and from the U.K. to Deauville in Normandy by train, air, car and ferry. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

Paris and London to Mont St Michel in Normandy
Details of how to get from Paris and the U.K. to Mont St Michel on the Normandy coast by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.

Events in France in December 2015
France in December is magical with bright lights, sparkling shop windows and those famous Christmas markets. It's also the start of the skiing season.

Perpignan in the South of France
Perpignan, near the Spanish border, is also part of Catalonia, the region that takes in both France and Spain. With its distinct identity, Perpignan is different from the other Mediterranean cities.

Mediterranean Arles
Famous for its Roman Amphitheatre, Arles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An important town in Provence, it once rivalled Marseille for its trade routes. Today, its Saturday market brings in farmers from the surrounding countryside and visitors from abroad, while its winding streets where the artist Van Gogh wandered are full of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Cannes on the French Riviera
Cannes is about much more than the annual world-famous Film Festival. The smart Mediterranean resort has an old quarter, a multi-million pound yacht marine, restaurants and bars.

Antibes on the French Riviera
Antibes, with its old town, marina of multi-million dollar yachts, Provence feel and nearby Cap d'Antibes, is sometimes overshadowed by its big neighbor, Nice. But it's a lovely place to visit, offering beaches and history, museums and markets, and plenty of small local restaurants.

Nice on the French Mediterranean Riviera
Nice offers everything: one of the best open-air markets in the Cours Saleya, an old town of small winding streets full of tempting small shops and bistros, top-class museums and historic buildings.

Monte Carlo in Monaco on the Mediterranean
Monte Carlo is the capital of Monaco, known for its royal family, its casinos, hotels and as a tax-free haven for the very rich. It perches on the edge of the Mediterranean, a tiny spur of land once totally independent of France.

Montpellier in the South of France
Montpellier is one of the most attractive and popular cities in France to visit. Gracious streets lined with 17th and 18th century buildings; the old town is delightfully compact and its pedestrianised center makes it an easy city to get to know.

Marseille in southern France
Marseille is emerging as a major cultural city, preparing for its role as European City of Culture in 2013 with new projects along the waterfront, shops, restaurants and hotels.

Charming Beziers
Beziers in southern France is a delightful Mediterranean city in southern Languedoc

Mediterranean St. Tropez in southern France
St. Tropez has a reputation for glitz, glamor, partying and film stars. Whether St. Tropez deserves all the hype or not, it's a delightful place whether you want to sit in a cafe watching the world drift by, or take a long, solitary walk around the Cap.

Hotels and Restaurants Near the D-Day Landing Beaches
There’s a good choice of hotels, bed and breakfasts and restaurants in and around the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy. Here is a selection of the best and nearest to the World War II sites.

Get to Caen by Normandy by Train, Car, Ferry and Flight
How to get to Caen in Normandy by train, car, bus, ferry and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

Food Events and Specialist Food Festivals in ProvenceFood E
Food of Provence includes information on the major food markets, and special events during the year around food.

Food of Provence in Regional Foods of France
Food of Provence gives you the low-down on the different specialty ingredients and dishes of this rich region of France where olive groves dot the landscape.

Guide to Undiscovered Le Puy-en-Velay in the Auvergne
Visit delightful, unknown Le Puy-en-Velay in the Auvergne. The attractive town is associated with volcanoes and pilgrims, lentils and lace - and General Lafayette.

Normandy D-Day Events From June 5 to August 21, 2014
The 70th celebration of D-Day in Normandy is a huge event. Here is short summary of the major events taking place from June to August along the Landing Beaches.

Day 2 of a 4-day tour of the Dordogne
Day 2 of the 4-Day Dordogne tour takes in some of the most beautiful villages of France, the Gouffre de Padirac and the sacred site of Rocamadour

Day 4 of a 4-day tour of the Dordogne
Day 4 of the 4-day Dordogne tour takes in Sarlat's markets and the remarkable prehistoric caves of Lascaux.

Day 3 of a 4-day tour of the Dordogne
Day 3 of a 4-Day Dordogne Trip takes you on the river, to Marqueyssac gardens, weapons of war in a castle and Josephine Baker's chateau

Day 1 of a 4-day tour of the Dordogne
This 4-Day Dordogne tour starts at charming Brive-la-Gaillarde which has an old center, a museum with Mortlake tapestries and the Denoix distillery

The Old Port of Cassis near Marseille in the west Mediterranean
Cassis is a delightful old port near Marseille. It's relaxed and welcoming and very near the spectacular series of white cliffs cut through with deep sheltered inlets called the calanques.

Almanarre Beach near Giens
Almanarre beach lies just west of the Giens peninsula, a salt marsh between two long sand bars leading to the town of Giens at the southern tip. A long stretch of pale sand, the water starts shallow but shelves sharply further along. It's a short hop down to La Tour-Fondue to catch the boat out to the Ile de Porquerolles.

The Hyeres Islands in the west Mediterranean
The Hyeres Islands make up a group of three -- Ile de Porquerolles, Ile de Port-Cros and Ile du Levant. They offer wonderful beaches, spectacular diving, walking and cycling and on the Ile de Levant, the nudist colony of Heliapolis.

Mediterranean Beaches from the Pyrenees to Hyeres
Follow this guide to the western part of the Mediterranean to discover the top beaches on this gorgeous stretch of coastline. Running along the part of the Mediterranean known as the Golfe du Lion, they take in long sandy stretches, great windsurfing beaches and charming headlands.

Argeles Plage near Perpignan, western Mediterranean
Just a short drive north from Spain, you come to Argelès Plage. It’s near the well known resort of Perpignan, and offers a relaxing alternative to the city that ranks second in Catalonia after Barcelona.

Sete Beach near Montpellier, west Mediterranean
Sete is a delightful seaside resort town near Montpellier on the Bain de Thau with a network of canals including the famous Canal du Midi which offers some of the best barge cruising in France. To the south west lies Cap d'Agde with its world-famous naturist beach.

Serignan Plage near Beziers, west Mediterranean
Just near Beziers, the wild, 3.2 km (2-mile) long Serignan beach is backed by sand dunes. The town itself is a lively resort with a long tradition of flamenco and horse-riding.

Plage de l’Espiguette at Le Grau du Roi in the west Mediterranean
Get away from it all on the long windswept beach of l'Espiguette near Le Grau du Roi, stretching some 9.6 km (6 miles) away into the sandy horizon. Dunes, lagoons and scrub lie at your back; before you the sparkling Mediterranean.

Travel Packing List - What to Pack for a France Trip
Make that next trip to France (or elsewhere in Europe) go as smoothly as possible. These are items that you simply must have before hitting France. Check this travel packing list of what to pack for a France trip.

Gardens of Ainay-le-Vieil in the Eastern Loire Valley
The Eastern stretch of the Loire Valley stretches from Nevers up to Orleans. Here you'll find both the Cher and the Loiret departments with some wonderful gardens. Some come with a chateau, others are private. Ainay-le-Vieil is a stunning privately owned chateau with a series of gardens taking you through every mood and style.

Jardins de Drulon, Cher, Loire Valley
The Eastern stretch of the Loire Valley stretches from Nevers up to Orleans. Here you'll find both the Cher and the Loiret departments with some wonderful gardens. Some come with a chateau, others are private. The Jardins du Drulon, restored in the 1990s, present you with a series of 'outside rooms'.

Apremont Floral Park, Cher, Loire Valley
The Loire Valley has beautiful gardens to visit. Some come with a chateau, others are private gardens; some are historic; others are contemporary. The Apremont Flora Park in the Cher Department of the Loire Valley is in one of the most beautiful village of France.

Notre-Dame d'Orsan in the Western Loire Valley
The Loire Valley has beautiful gardens to visit. Some come with a chateau, others are private gardens; some are historic; others are contemporary. the former priory, Notre-Dame d'Orsan is both a stunning series of gardens around a former monastery and one of the best places to stay, particularly if you're a garden lover.

Chateau de La Bussiere Gardens in the Eastern Loire Valley
The Loire Valley has beautiful gardens to visit. Some come with a chateau, others are private gardens; some are historic; others are contemporary. The Chateau de la Bussiere garden was designed by Le Notre in the 17th century. Plus a suggested place to stay.

Parc Floral de La Source in Orleans in the Eastern Loire Valley
The Loire Valley has beautiful gardens to visit. Some come with a chateau, others are private gardens; some are historic; others are contemporary. The Floral Park in Orleans is large and perfect for families. Plus a suggested place to stay.

Jardins de Roquelin in the Eastern Loire Valley
The Loire Valley has beautiful gardens to visit. Some come with a chateau, others are private gardens; some are historic; others are contemporary.

Where to Stay in the Eastern Loire Valley
There is plenty of very good accommodation in the Loire Valley. Here is a small selection of places to choose.

Visit the Old Port of Sete on the Mediterranean
Sete is a lovely fishing city on the Mediterranean. It has history, fabulous views, top seafood restaurants and good water sports. Here is a guide to Sete.

Languedoc Roussillon Region of France
The Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France is an undiscovered gem with breathtaking coastline, some of France's best cuisine, rich medieval history and amazing architecture.

Savings Tips when you travel to France
Try these saving tips for a budget stay in France. Check out lodging options, dining options, City Passes and public transport.

Practical France Visitor Tips - What Not to Do in France
If you've not been to France before, your first trip can seem daunting. Even a regular makes mistakes. Here is a guide to help you through some of the ways of the French.

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Brittany Region of France
Brittany is a beautiful and varied region in west France. Check out this guide to the beaches, main towns, charming coastal villages, ports, food and, history.

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Top Reasons to Move to France - Consider Relocating
Moving to France is no easy decision, especially if you will need a visa to get permission. Despite the red tape, expense, and extensive effort involved, it really is worth it to move to France. Here are the top reasons to move to France.

Mende, France: History and Attractions
Mende, in the rural and mountainous Lozere, is a small city of about 12,000 people. This is a wonderful destination for anyone who wants to be in a town, but in the midst of nature at its finest, unique wildlife and outdoor activities like hang gliding, mountain climbing and canoeing.

Interesting Quotes about France and Paris
France quotes demonstrate how France has captivated the minds of many for centuries. Here are some of the profound France quotes about this remarkable nation and its intriguing people.

Nice Hotels Ranging from Affordable to Luxury
Nice hotels range wildly from budget to chic. Here is a list of the best hotels in Nice, France for those seeking a special and memorable stay in Nice.

Top Cannes Attractions All Year Round
Cannes, best known for its annual film festival, is a delightful city to visit any time of the year. While you're there, be sure to add a visit to Cannes' top attractions to your to-do list.

Romantic Paris: Destination for Lovers
Romantic Paris is one of the best cities in the world for couples and lovers. Find out the best spots to stay, eat, kiss and love your sweetheart.

Paris and France Monthly Events for Trip Planning
If you're planning a trip to France, take a quick look at this guide to each month in France. It will give you a brief idea of what to expect and links to more detailed information.

Fall Foliage Travel in France - Autumn Leaf Peeping
Fall is an ideal time to visit France when the trees are changing to their glorious autumn colours. This is also the grape harvest season with festivals around the country.

Maps of France and Paris: Road, Rail and Atlases
Maps of France and Paris are a must if you plan to visit. You can find rail and train maps, an interactive map of major French cities, online France country maps, lists of top road atlases and Paris city maps and more in this index of maps of France and Paris.

St. Jean de Luz in Basque Country
Saint-Jean-de-Luz close to the Spanish border has an old town, a bustling port, great history and top surfing. Also suggestions for hotels and restaurants.

Pau, France History and Sightseeing Details
What Pau, France lacks in personality it makes up for with location. While the city is a bit drab, its surroundings are not. Much like nearby Tarbes in the Midi-Pyrenees, the city itself doesn’t have too much to offer and is a little dreary in spots. Its best features are some of its historic attractions such as the history-rich and impressive Chateau de Pau. But it is a short hour drive to the sea and the Spanish border. It is right at the doorstep of the mountains.

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Normandy Region of France
Normandy in north France has glorious beaches, superb food, and a stirring history from the Middle Ages to the D-Day Landings in 1944. Plus castles, manor houses and Calvados.

Aquitaine on the French Atlantic Coast
Aquaitaine on the French Atlantic Coast has everything, from romantic castle to sweeping sandy beaches, from beautiful villages to market towns. Plus top food and wine.

Food and Wine of Aquitaine
Aquitaine has some of the best food and wine in France. It's the place for foie gras and truffles and has the best vineyards around Bordeaux. Armagnac is also produced here.

Major Cties in Aquitaine
The major cities of Aquitaine include Bordeaux, the most important city on the French Atlantic coast, as well as Perigueux, Biarritz, Agen, Pau and more.

Getting to Aquitaine
How to get to Aquitaine from London, the UK and Paris by air, train and car. Use this information resource to plan your trip.

The History of Aquitaine
The history of Aquitaine is tied up with the history of England. This glorious region was owned by the English for 300 years.

Unique Lodging in France
France has an astonishing range of accommodation from the top Palace hotels (just 16 of them) to family-run bed and breakfasts. Check out the options and choose the one that suits you best.

Saint Valentine's Day in France
France may have a village called St. Valentin in the Val de Loire region, but who first celebrated the saint of love, France or England? And who was he? Find out more here.

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An index of categories in the

Top Car Museums in France
France's top car museums include the Schlumpf collection, the largest in the world. Check out where to see treasures like Panhards, De Dions, Benzs.

How to Order Coffee in a French Cafe
The language barrier might prevent you from ordering the right coffee on the menu. Find out how to order coffee in France, be it a cafe au lait or espresso.

Centre Georges Popmpidou and National Museum of Modern Art in Paris
Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris is a cultural hub taking in the National Museum of Modern Art and literature, theatre, film and music, a restaurant and design shop.

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Most Romantic Cities in France
France is a country of romantic cities for couples. Paris heads the list, but also visit Nice, Aix-en-Provence and Annecy for the good life.

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Best Romantic Places to Kiss in France
Most romantic places in France to kiss your lover start in Paris, the City of Love. But check out these other places, from a ruined abbey to a chic Provence village.

Visiting the Pigalle Place in Paris
Get naughty during your next visit to Paris; visit the notorious Pigalle Place, an epicenter of sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and the Moulin Rouge.

Southwest France Travel Guide
Southwest France is one of the country’s most beautiful regions. And compared to the Mediterranean on the southeast corner, it is peaceful and relaxed.

Albi France
Albi is a charming small city in southern France with a history of heresy and crusades. It has a remarkable cathedral and the Toulouse-Lautrec museum.

Carnivals in France take place all over the country.
Carnivals in France: Information on the main carnivals including Nice, Menton and more. Also suggestions of where to stay.

Dunkerque Carnival in the north of France
You may not associate the north of France with carnivals, but little Dunkirk holds one of the biggest and certainly, most odd, carnival celebrations in the country. It runs from the end of January to mid March.

Carnivals in France: South France Nice Carnival
Nice Carnival is one of the world’s oldest, the earliest reference dating back to 1294. Today it’s a glorious 12-day party running from mid February to the end of the first week of March. The city of Nice erupts daily and nightly with parades of floats night and day culminating with Mardi Gras on the last day.

Menton Lemon Festival
The Menton Lemon Festival runs on Sundays from mid February to the end of the first week in March, filling the streets and squares with huge constructions made of oranges and lemons. It’s like a carnival but known as a festival when the citrus fruits that bring Menton its wealth and reputation are celebrated.

Strasbourg Carnival in Alsace
On one weekend in March, Strasbourg celebrates the return of Spring with a huge carnival followed by live music. Alsace knows how to celebrate.

Mulhouse Carnival in Alsace
Mulhouse Carnival in Alsace takes place at the end of February over a weekend. It's fun, bursting with life and attracts participants and audiences from all over Europe.

Where to Stay in Bordeaux
Accommodation in Bordeaux, france - a guide to where to stay from hotels to apartments and good bed and breakfast stays.

Top Five Movies About the D-Day Invasion
There are several movies that attempt to capture the intensity of the D-Day Invasion. Relive that day in history with these top films about D-Day.

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Top 10 Abbeys of France
France has some of the world's most beautiful Abbeys. All have a unique feeling of peace and fascinating histories, tied to the fortunes of their monastic orders.

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Montsegur Photo Tour: A Perfect Close to the Day
After a tiring day climbing Mount Pog, dine and sleep at one of the local inns. L'Oustal is a charming chambre d'hote (bed and breakfast). Its hosts are endlessly friendly. Among their pets is the charismatic French bulldog, Oscar, which they call the

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Top Paris Views
Paris has some beautiful views over its historic cityscape. Here's a list of the 5 most accessible for great photo opportunities

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Montsegur Photo Tour: The Little Details
Montsegur may be a small village, but its personality is the size of a mountain. Everywhere you turn, you see another small, almost-overlooked detail that just beams. This cross on the side of a building casts a long and mesmerizing shadow.

Montsegur Photo Tour: Start Your Climb
As you climb Mount Pog, you should turn around and look below you. You will see a wonderful view of the village of Montsegur and the surrounding countryside. Be sure to take a water bottle with you.

Montsegur Photo Tour: Inside the Chateau
Just when it seems you can't stand to take another step, almost like magic Montsegur's magnificant chateau appears between the tree limbs. Once you step inside, the aura of the ruins are positively intense.

Montsegur Photo Tour: Mount Pog
Mount Pog, topped by the Chateau Montsegur, is a popular hiking spot for Europeans. While it doesn't take long to climb, it is challenging. Many travelers return again and again to conquer the beast that is Mount Pog.

Montsegur Photo Tour: Village Church
The small village church of Montsegur has an irresistible charm. Its burnt tan color easily reflects the southern France sunshine.

Photo Walking Tour of Montsegur where the Cathars died
Montsegur has almost a cult following with its chateau ruins and Mont Pog, attracting Cathar history enthusiasts, hikers and lovers of small charming villages.

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Top Hilltop Perched Villages in Provence
Hilltop villages or 'perched villages' are part of the Provence landscape. Clinging to the rocky hillsides, often with a castle at the top, they define the south of France.

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Old Nice
Old Nice, or Vieux Nice, is the place to wander around, taking in the fabulous Cours Saleya markets, the cobbled streets, baroque buildings and great restaurants and cafes.

Directional Street Signs in France
Driving in France can be confusing, as their street sign setup is not the same as some other countries' signs. Frequently, you will see a white pointed sign with the name of a destination to direct you on your way. They can direct you to neighborhoods, train stations, hotels, or even other cities.

Monte Carlo at Night Picture
Monte Carlo, Monaco is even more impressive at night, as the shore and city sparkle with lights.

Monaco Prince's Palace Picture
As one of the rare principalities in Europe, a visit to Monaco is a chance to see the stately Prince's Palace with its stunning architecture and mountain backdrop.

Monaco Changing of the Guard Picture
Witness the changing of the guard at the Monaco Prince's Palace.

Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monte Carlo Picture
The world-famous Formula 1 Grand Prix race in Monte Carlo, Monaco pits racecar drivers against each for a race right on the city's curving streets.

Monte Carlo Casino Picture
This luxurious Monte Carlo Casino is an attraction unto itself, and is a centerpiece of the upscale city.

Monte Carlo, Monaco Pictures
Take a picture tour of the regal, upscale Monaco principality, home to Monte Carlo, palaces, Grand Prix Formula 1 racing, and the Monte Carlo Casino.

French Street Signs
Here is a visual step-by-step tutorial on popular and common street signs in France which help guide you when visiting France.

France Hotel Rating Sign
The French hotel rating sign provides important information, especially if you're looking for a room on the fly. By recognizing and understanding this sign, you know how to tell the official government rating of a hotel.