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France Pharmacy Sign
The France pharmacy sign isn't simply handy information if you have a headache. French pharmacists can actually prescribe you medication, in a manner of speaking, by listening to your ailments and recommending one. The pharmacy is often a one-stop for any number of issues.

No Parking Sign in France
If you are driving a rental car in France, the last thing you want is to come back to find your car towed. There are some variations on this theme, but if you see a blue circle with a red line through it then it is a safe bet you shouldn't park there.

Tobacco Shop Sign in France
Even if you don't smoke, it is good to know the French tobacco shop sign. The small sign, which states tabac, indicates a shop that sells cigarettes. You will also, however, typically find these shops are helpful as they often also sell newspapers, phone cards or wireless prepaid cards.

Image of St. Tropez Sculpture Botera and Citadel
Image of St. Tropez Sculpture Botera and Citadel.

Image of Waterfall in Sillans la Cascade in Provence
Image of Waterfall in Sillans la Cascade in Provence.

Image of Mountain and Lake in the Var of Provence
Image of Mountain and Lake in the Var of Provence.

Image of La Croix Valmer's Beach in Provence
Image of La Croix Valmer's Beach in Provence

Image of Aix en Provence's Fountain de la Rotunde
See a gallery of images of Provence. This is an image of Aix en Provence's Fountain de la Rotunde.

Image of Aix en Provence Produce Market
Image of Aix en Provence produce market

Images of Provence - Provence, France Picture Gallery
Images of Provence show just how enchanting this region is for visitors. See this picture gallery for images of this gorgeous part of southern France.

Image of Cours Selaya in Nice, France
Here is an image of the Cours Selaya in Nice, home to the popular Flower Market.

Image of Col de Lautaret pass in the Hautes Alpes (High Alps).
Image of Col de Lautaret pass in the Hautes Alpes (High Alps) in Provence.

Image of Avignon's Palais des Papes
See an image of Avignon's Palais des Papes.

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Top Attractions, Events, Dining and Shopping in Strasbour
Strasbourg is one of France's greatest cities. Here is the guide to its major attractions, shopping, dining and events in Strasbourg.

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Top Theme Parks in France
France has great theme parks apart from Disneyland Paris. Start with the Puy du Fou, but don't miss out on Futurascope or Parc Asterix. Plus ideas of where to stay nearby.

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Christmas Markets in North France in 2015-2016
North France is famous for its Christmas Markets which are varied and exciting with plenty of Brits stocking up for the holiday season. Here are the region's top markets.

Paris and France in December - Calendar of Events
France in December is a magical time with Christmas markets, sparkling streets and outdoor skating rinks. The skiing seasons starts and New Years Eve is a party.

Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes in Champagne
Bargain shopping in France. Check out the outlet and discount shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France.

Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes - Troyes Shopping
Bargain shopping in France. Check out the outlet and discount shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France. Page 2.

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Saint-Omer Marshlands and the Maison du Marais
Secret marshlands lie in the regional park near Saint-Omer. Slip through the waterways on a boat tour and visit the Maison du Marais for a glimpse of a past life.

Saintes Sunday Market in Poitou-Charentes
Saintes in Poitou-Charentes on the French Atlantic Coast makes a great short break with markets, churches and small hotels. Check what's open Sunday and Monday

From Paris and London to Pau by train, car and flight
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Pau by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey to Pau.

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

Travel from London, the UK, Paris and the USA to Nîmes
How to get from London, the UK, Paris and the U.S.A. to Nimes by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

Picardy in North France
Picardy in north France is best remembered for the Battle of the Somme. But the region has palaces and cathedrals, wetlands and great cities to enjoy.

Saint Martin - French Island of Spirit, Freedom, and Nudity
Where do the French vacation when they want sun, romantic beaches and fabulous cuisine? If not the Riviera, you’re likely to find those in the know relaxing to the nth degree in the Caribbean’s St. Martin, in the French West Indies.

Saint Martin - French Island of Spirit and Freedom - Part 2
Where do the French vacation when they want sun, romantic beaches and fabulous cuisine? If not the Riviera, you’re likely to find those in the know relaxing to the nth degree in the Caribbean’s St. Martin, in the French West Indies. Page 2.

Saint Martin - French Island of Spirit and Freedom - Part 3
Where do the French vacation when they want sun, romantic beaches and fabulous cuisine? If not the Riviera, you’re likely to find those in the know relaxing to the nth degree in the Caribbean’s St. Martin, in the French West Indies. Page 3.

Saint Martin - French Island of Spirit and Freedom - Part 4
Where do the French vacation when they want sun, romantic beaches and fabulous cuisine? If not the Riviera, you’re likely to find those in the know relaxing to the nth degree in the Caribbean’s St. Martin, in the French West Indies. Page 4.

France and Paris in June Monthly Trip Planner
June is a wonderful time to visit France with fewer crowds, beautiful weather, and great events. Find out more about visiting France in June.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais in North France
Nord–Pas-de-Calais includes two departments and borders the English Channel, Belgium and Champagne. Historic attractions and war memories make for a great short break.

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France Border Travel from the North to Spain
France haas borders with six different countries. In these regions you'll find different cultural influences, cuisines and histories from the rest of France.

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Events Commemorating 60th Anniversary of D-Day
Normandy is pulling out all the stops for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, with a slew of events on June 6th. Make plans to attend a ceremony or other event with this calendar. Page 4.

Basque Country - Discover the Unique, Beautiful French Basque Country
French Basque Country is beautiful and different with white stone houses with painted woodwork, a gorgeous coast and a culture as Spanish as French.

What's Going On for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day?
Normandy is pulling out all the stops for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, with a slew of events on June 6th. Make plans to attend a ceremony or other event with this calendar. Page 2.

D-Day 60th Anniversary Events
Normandy is pulling out all the stops for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, with a slew of events on June 6th. Make plans to attend a ceremony or other event with this calendar. Page 3.

D-Day 60th Anniversary Events
Normandy is pulling out all the stops for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, with a slew of events on June 6th. Make plans to attend a ceremony or other event with this calendar.

Beaujolais Nouveau's Release - How to Enjoy the Much-Anticipated Release
Beaujolais Nouveau wine is released at midnight on the third Thursday of November. Discover where to celebrate the new wine, its origins and mystique.

French Tucson, Arizona - a France-Inspired Trek to Tucson's Hotels, Spas, Restaurants and Attractions
What? You don’t think there’s anything remotely French about Tucson, Arizona? Boy, are you wrong. For one thing, Tucson is a hauntingly beautiful city of extremes: sweeping desert on one hand and lush Southwest flora and fauna on the other. Hint: It’s a metaphor. For Paris. Not Hilton.

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France Travel Tips
Why do France the hard way? Get a little help with these France travel tips on getting around, choosing your area, city or seaside, packing checklists and more.

Halloween In France
Halloween in France is a low-key affair. Find out about France's Halloween history, modern-day customs and how to plan a Halloween visit.

Franck et Fils Boutique Department Store in Paris
Franck et Fils is one of Paris's best kept secrets. In the now fashionable Passy district in the 16th arrondissement, it's the place to go for chic shopping.

Medieval Troyes in Champagne
Troyes is a well-preserved medieval town with old streets of restored, colorful half-timbered houses. It's easy to get to and has small historic hotels.

Islands of France
France has wonderful islands all round its long coastline.

Corsica, France's largest island
Corsica is France's largest island, with a turbulent history. It's mountainous in the centre, with a coast of great beaches, tiny fishing ports and chic cities.

French Overseas Islands
The French overseas Departments and Territories run from South America and French Guiana to the Antarctic, covering almost as much land as France itself.

Islands in the Mediterranean
The islands off the Cote d'Azur are a far cry from the glitz of Cannes and the mainland. Take the short boat trip to another world, with one island owned by monks.

Islands off Marseille
The islands off Marseille are well worth a day trip. See where the Count of Monte Cristo and hundreds of other prisoners were kept, then go to pretty Frioul.

Islands off the French Poitou-Charentes Atlantic Coast
The French Atlantic Islands off Poitou-Charentes run from Noirmoutier, cut off at high tide, to chic Ile de Re and small Ile d'Aix where Napoleon spent his last days of freedom.

Islands off the Brittany coastline
Beautiful, remote and fabulous Brittany with its variety of islands remains one of France’s most popular coastal destinations for visitors.

Islands off the Normandy coastline
There are some lovely islands off the coast of Normandy from the Cotentin Peninsula to the sacred site of Mont-St-Michel.

The Islands of France
Islands are dotted all round the French coast from the rocky outcrops of Brittany and the sacred site of Mont-St-Michel in Normandy to the Mediterranean and Corsica.

Guide to Reims, The Capital of Champagne
Reims, the capital of Champagne, makes a great day or overnight trip from Paris. What to see, where to stay, the best places to dine and where to try Champagne.

The Village of St. Valentin in Indres, France
St. Valentin is a tiny village in Indres, France, which celebrates St. Valentine's Day annually with a Festival, marriages, renewals of vows and more.

How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Dijon by train, car, and flight
How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Dijon in Burgundy by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to help plan your journey.

How to Get From London and Paris to Nantes
Details of how to get from Paris to Nantes on the Atlantic coast by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.

The Wilfred Owen World War I Memorial in Ors, North France
The Wilfred Owen Memorial in Ors is the moving memorial to a great British war poet. Opened in October 2011, it's one of many World War I sites in the area.

The Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambresis
The Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambresis in north France is an unexpected pleasure, and easy to reach from Paris Check out this visitor's guide.

Top Paris Travel Guidebooks
There are dozens of Paris travel guidebooks out there of varying usefulness, but here are six we consider essential reading.

The French Atlantic Coast Islands
The French Atlantic coastline is dramatic and the islands are gorgeous with beaches, rocky inlets, sports, great places to stay, seafood and history.

Islands off Brittany on the French Atlantic Coast
The islands off Brittany on the French Atlantic coast run from Belle-ile, the beautiful island to uninhabited Gavrinis with its stone burial chamber.

Islands off Poitou-Charentes on the French Atlantic Coast
The islands off Poitou-Charentes on the French Atlantic Coast run from the very chic Ile de Re to the gentler charms of Noirmotier.

Top Road Maps of France
Driving around France can be complicated, but it doesn't need to be. Simplify things! One of the most useful tools to have is a good road map. Here are some that are sure to guide you on your way around France.

France Travel Guidebooks - Best Books on French Travel
The key to planning a great French trip is a great France travel guide book. Not only will it help you establish an itinerary, but you can also decide on lodging, dining and attractions for while you are there. I never travel without a couple in my bag to help me decide what to do. Here are the most indispensable travel guides.

Why visit chic Ile de Re Island off the Atlantic Coast
Ile de Ré is a very chic island off the Atlantic French coast. Why visit, how to get there and tourist information.

Stay in gorgeous Saint Martin de Re
Saint Martin is the biggest town on chic Ile de Re. Overlooking the harbour are hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. Behind stretch tiny streets of old houses.

Charming Villages on Ile de Re
Charming villages on the Ile de Re offer churches with strange spires, lighthouses, chic hotels and the chance to chill out, French Atlantic style.

Disgusting French Dishes to avoid unless you are French
10 French foods most of us consider disgusting but the French consider as delicacies. You should try them once; you might become very French in your tastes.

List of French Departments
French Departments, numbered from 01 to 95 are all-important. See the map of the French Departments and check out which department you're in.

Information and History of the Departments
Map of French Departments, all you need to know about them and history. Departments were instituted in 1790, are numbered 1 to 95 and are alphabetical.

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

Top Attractions in Avignon
The Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace) is Avignon's foremost attraction. Don't miss the famous bridge, wander the old cobbled streets and shop in the markets.

Why visit Avignon?
Avignon is a beautiful city, famous for the Palais des Papes. It's both a top south of France destination for a few days and a great base for exploring Provence and Languedoc.

Where to Eat in Avignon
Places to eat in Avignon run from bistros serving excellent Provencal dishes using local ingredients to top restaurants.

A Little History of Avignon
The history of Avignon stretches back to the Phoenicians, but its most famous time was when the Catholic church established the Papacy here rather than in Rome.

Where to Stay in Avignon
There are plenty of places to stay in Avignon from historic hotels to boutique accommodation. It's all found within the city walls.

Great Beaches in France
France has some of the best beaches in the world. Take your pick from the rocky inlets of Brittany and the pounding Atlantic surf to the sandy beaches of the Med.

World Class International Festivals and Events
France has a festival every day in high summer wherever you are. From the top jazz festivals in the world to the smaller street theater festivals, there's something to entertain you.

Great Large Cities and Small Towns
The top major cities of France all offer something different. Ride on the mechanical elephant in Nantes; walk through the cathedral in Rouen.

Great Outdoor Markets and Top Shopping
Street markets in every city and town in France fill the streets with the freshest fruit and vegetables, fabrics, fragrances, flowers, antiques and bric-a-brac.

Top Sports in France
Summer and winter sports in France are the best in Europe. Cycle the hundreds of river routes, walk the well organised trains; ski in the Alps and hang glide off the mountains.

Top Gardens in France
The French have some beautiful top gardens, from the north coast down to the south. Chaumont International Annual Garden Festival lasts all summer.

Great Architecture and History
France's long history is visible in its great architecture from the amphitheaters of former Roman cities to the architecture of today.

Food and Dining in France
France and good food go hand-in-hand. Choose from starred restaurants to cosy bistros and bustling brasseries. Eat local dishes and try top-of-the-range choices.

The World's Top Wines Come from France
French wine is the best in the world. Take a wine tour in any of the main regions from Alsace to Bordeaux, Burgundy to Provence.

The Great and Varied Landscape of France
Reasons to visit France run from the the diverse landscape, great cities, hilltop villages and the best food and wine in the world to great shopping and top festivals.

Top Museums in France - Best Museums outside Paris
Paris has some of the top museums in the world like the Louvre. But the rest of France offers a treasure trove of museums. Here is my list of the top ten museums outside Paris.

Chateau de Balazuc Practical Information
The Chateau de Balazuc guest house practical information. Stay in this historic beautiful lace if you're in the Ardeche.

The fabulous Chateau de Balazuc Guest House in the Ardeche
The Chateau de Balazuc is a wonderful place to stay in. The castle, overlooking the Ardeche gorges, has been decorated in chic style.

A World War I tank discovered at Flesquières
The discovery of a World War I tank at Flesquières in northern France was due to the energy and enthusiasm of one man.

The Last Hours of World War I Poet Wilfred Owen at Ors
The World War I soldier-poet spent his last hours at Ors in a forester's hut, now a public memorial. He was shot 5 days before the end of the war.

The new World War I Cemetery of Fromelles (Pheasant Wood)
The new military cemetery of Fromelles was opened in 2013. The first military cemetery built in the last 50 years, it was for the bodies of the Australians defeated at Fromelles in World War I.

World War I Memorials in France
This tour takes you from the new military cemetery at Fromelles to a rediscovered tank from the Battle of Cambrai and Wilfred Owen's grave.

Visitor's Guide to Marseille
Marseille, France's oldest city, has everything from Roman remains to contemporary architecture. Check out this guide to a city which offers much more than the usual tourist attractions.

Marseille's ambitious Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Med
The Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseille is an ambtious project. The museum is housed in the old Fort Saint-Jean and in a superb modern building at the entrance to the Old Port.

Canal de Garonne in the south of France
Canal de Garonne goes between Toulouse and Castets-en-Dorthe on the Garonne river, part of the route on to Bordeaux.

Canal du Nivernais in central France
Canal du Nivernais goes from the eastern Loire Valley to Auxerre in Yonne. It passes by sites like Vezelay, one of the great abbeys of France.

Canal de la Somme in Picardy
Canal de la Somme runs from the English Channel at pretty St-Valery-sur-Somme and the Canal de St-Quentin.

Canal du Midi in the south is France's most famous canal
Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most well-known French canal. It's beautiful passing by sites like Carcassone.

Canal du Rhone a Sete in the south of France Canal du Rhone a Sete Canal du Rhone a Sete in the South of France
Canal du Rhone a Sete runs from the Rhone river in the Gard to Sete, the delightful port on the Mediterranean.

Canal de Bourgogne, the Burgundy Canal in central France
The important Burgundy Canal is part of the network connecting the Atlantic to the Med. It goes through glorious Burgundy countryside, past abbeys and vienyards.

Canal de Briare in central France
The Canal de Briare in central France is one of the oldest French canals. It connects three canals in the Loire Valley.

Loire Canal in central France
The Loire Canal bypasses the treacherous Loire river, known for its shifting sandbanks. Its western route passes great Loire vineyards like Sancerre.

The Canal de la Meuse in north-east France
Canal de la Meuse runs from the Ardennes in north France to the Canal de la Marne au Rhin at Troussey

Canal Nantes-Brest in Britany, West France
Canal Nantes-Brest runs from the west Brittany coast port of Brest to the Atlantic west coast port of Nantes.

Canal des Deux Mers is made up of different canals and rivers
Canal des Deux Mers is huge, running for 265 miles from the Gironde estuary on the Atlantic to the Mediterrean at Sete.

Canal Dunkerque-Escaut in North France
Canal Dunkerque-Escaut in North France runs from the English Channel at Dunkirk, the 3rd largest port in France, to the French/Belgian border.

Canal du Centre in central France
Canal du Centre is a short canal connecting the Loire Canal and the Roanne Canal with Chalon-sur-Saone in Burgundy.

The Major Canals of France are made for exploring
Canals in France run from north to south, east to west, forming a massive inland waterway system and linking up the main rivers. Many carry hotel barges.

Tour de France Sat July 4th to Sunday July 12th 2015 Week 2
Week 2 of the Tour de France 2015 from July 13 to 19 takes the riders from south west France through the Pyrenees and into the Ardeche region.

Tour de France Mon July 20th to Sun July 26th 2015 Final Week 3
The final week of the Tour de France 2015 on July 26th starts in Provence and ends in the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Tour de France 2016 and where it Starts
The 2016 Tour de France cycle race begins in Manche in Normandy at Mont Saint-Michel. The race goes past the D-Day Landing Beaches and other major attractions.

Tour de France Sat July 4th to Sunday July 12th 2015 Week 1
Follow the weekly route of the 2015 Tour de France Race. Information on where the race goes and which French cities and attractions it passes by.

Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is a must for families visiting France. Near Paris, it's easy to get to. Check out this practical guide to Disneyland Paris.

The Lace Museum in Calais - practical information
Practical Information on the wonderful Lace Museum, the Cite de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais. See elegant fashions from the past, how machines took over from hand-made lace, and how modern designers like Christian Dior have used lace.

Visit the Chateau of Blois in the Loire Valley
The Chateau at Blois is one of the Loire Valley's most magnificent castles. It stands high in the delightful town of Blois, which makes a perfect start for a tour of the other French castles and palaces in the Loire Valley.

Five centuries of history and art at Blois Chateau
You'll see five centuries of glorious architecture and history at Blois Chateau in the Loire Valley

Inside the Chateau at Blois in the Loire Valley
Grand designs, wonderful furniture and great art inside the Chateau of Blois in the Loire Valley

Events at Blois Chateau in the Loire Valley
There's plenty to do and see every day at the magnificent Blois Chateau in the Loire Valley. From swashbuckling swordfights to spectacular son et lumiere (sound and light) shows, there's always something new to enjoy.

Son et lumiere (sound and light) show at Blois Chateau
The son et lumiere (sound and light) show at the Chateau of Blois in the Loire Valley is

Blois Chateau Practical Details, Loire Valley
Practical Information for a visit to Blois Chateau in the Loire Valley

Le Grand Bornand in Savoie-Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train travel to the ski resort of Le Grand Bornand in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fastest way to travel.

La Plagne in Savoie-Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train Travel to the ski resort of La Plagne in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fastest way to travel.

ValloireValloire in Savoie Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train Travel to the ski resort of Valloire in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fast way to travel.

Courchevel in Savoie Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train Travel to the ski resort of Valloire in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fast way to travel.

Méribel in Savoie Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train Travel to the ski resort of Méribel in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fast way to travel.

Les Arcs in Savoie-Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train Travel to the ski resort of Les Arcs in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fast way to travel.

Serre Chevalier in Savoie-Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train Travel to the ski resort of Serre Chevalier in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. The easy and fast way to travel.

Megève in Savoie-Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train Travel to the ski resort of Megeve in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fast way to travel.

Ste. Foy in Savoie-Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train Travel to the ski resort of Ste. Foy in Savoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fastest way to travel.

Avoriaz, Savoie-Mont Blanc by Train from London
Train travel to the ski-in-ski-out car-free village of Avoriaz in Samoie-Mont Blanc from London. It's the easy and fastest way to travel.

Tour de France 2011 - a Guide to the Stages of the Greatest Cycle Race in the World
The Tour de France is the world's most famous and gruelling bicycle race. Followed by millions, it races through France every year in July. See where the different stages are on the race throughout France, from the Vendee to Paris, and find suggestions for accommodation.

Tour de France 2011 - a Guide to the Stages of the Greatest Cycle Race in the World
The Tour de France is the world's most famous and gruelling bicycle race. Followed by millions, it races through France every year in July. See where the different stages are on the race throughout France, from the Vendee to Paris, and find suggestions for accommodation.

Tour de France 2011 - a Guide to the Stages of the Greatest Cycle Race in the World
The Tour de France is the world's most famous and gruelling bicycle race. Followed by millions, it races through France every year in July. See where the different stages are on the race throughout France, from the Vendee to Paris, and find suggestions for accommodation.

Guide to the Palace of Compiegne in Picardy
The Palace of Compiegne is well worth a visit. This gracious, mellow stone, neo-classical building north of Paris and just far enough away from prying eyes, was where French Kings surrounded themselves in luxury, followed in almost indecent haste after the French Revolution of 1789, by Napoleon Bonaparte and his successors. It has three museums, the Historic Apartments, the Museum of the Second Empire, and the National Museum of Locomotion and Tourism.

The Historic Apartments in the Palace of Compiegne
The Historic Apartments in the Palace of Compiegne date from the 18th century. Gracious and classical in their design, they contain lovely furniture, grand rooms and a spectacular series of tapestries from the Gobelins factory in Paris.

The National Museum of Vehicles and Tourism in Compiegne Palace
The National Museum of Vehicles and Tourism (Musee de la Voiture et du Tourisme) was opened by the Touring-Club de France in 1927. It's a wonderful collection of all forms of vehicles, from 18th century carriages to steam-driven locomotives.

The Park of the Palace of Compiegne
Stretching out from the back of the Palace of Compiegne, the gardens are a delightful place to wander through. Designed to surprise and amuse, you get constant different vistas, flower beds and Greek and Roman statues.

Visit the Palace of Compiegne
Practical Information on Visiting the Palace of Compiegne in Northern France.

Christmas Tree Made of Sticks in Alsace
This interesting take on the Christmas tree provides a precious setting for a snow scene in front of a museum in France's Alsace region.

Ice Skating at Montparnasse Tower in Paris
Montparnasse Tower's ice skating rink is one lesser known by tourists, but you can ice skate and then go up the tower to see a bird's eye view of Paris.

Snow Shoeing in the Savoie-Alpes
The Savioe-Alpes sets a great scene for snow shoeing.

The Second Empire Museum in the Palace of Compiegne
Overstuffed, pompous and full of gilt, the rooms in the Second Empire Museum in Compiegne Palace were designed to show the world that Napoleon III (who proclaimed himself Emperor iin 1852) was a figure to be reckoned with, though the dynasty only lasted until 1870.

Gourrette Chalet Ski Resort
The lovely scenery in France's Aquitaine region becomes even more splendid in winter, and Gourrette Chalet's ski resort looks beautiful covered in a coating of snow.

Rappeling in the Snow in Corsica
The rugged landscape of Corsica makes it an ideal destination to rappel in the snow.

Snow Covered Village in Alsace
The Alsace region simply comes to life when winter strikes. This area, which borders Germany, is lovely when snow falls.

Eiffel Tower in the Snow
The Eiffel Tower is majestic enough any time of year, but it becomes downright captivating with a coating of snow to set the scene.

Ice Climbing in Parc National des Ecrins
Ice climbing is one of many activities in the vast Parc National des Ecrins, which spans both the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and Rhone-Alpes regions of southeastern France.

Children's Snow Garden for Skiing
In France, most ski resorts have jardins des niege, or snow gardens, a place where children can learn how to ski.

Midi Pyrenees Picture Gallery
A picture gallery of images from France's enchanting Midi Pyrenees region, featuring peaks of the Pyrenees mountains, some of France's finest cuisine, lovely villages and fabulous cities. This is a dream destination for outdoors enthusiasts and adventure travel. Take a photo tour of the Midi Pyrenees.

Paris or London to Toulouse by Train, Car and Flight
How to Get from Paris and London to Toulouse by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

Quick reference to South of France cities and travel
The main cities in southern France; Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, the French Riviera and Monaco and how to get there. Quick reference guide.

Catch up on Culture in the Museums of Lyon
Lyon has wonderful museums, with the Fine Arts Museum second only to the Louvre in Paris. Check out the fabulous Textile Museum and marvel at the Miniatures Museum.

Lyon is a Cinema Lover's City
Cinema lovers go to Lyon for the museum, the Institut Lumiere which shows the beginnings of film making. There's also an important annual Film Festival here every October.

Explore Lyon's Traboules
Explore the traboules of Lyon, secret alleyways and covered passageways between houses used by silk weavers to carry their silks safely then by the Resistance.

Lyon is a Food Lover's Paradise
Lyon is a food lover's city. The gastronomic heart of France, Lyon is known for its restaurants and its food markets.

Be Seduced by Silk and its History in Lyon
Lyon grew rich on silk. There's plenty of heritage to see at the Maison des Canuts museum where you can watch the Jacquard loom in action. Also check out the silk shops.

Lyon Information and Tourist Office
Quick Information on Lyon and the Lyon Tourist Office and how to get to Lyon from London and Paris.

Take a Stroll through Vieux Lyon
Stroll through Vieux Lyon on the banks of the Rhone River. Roman remains show where Lyon started; great museums uncover the history of Lyon.

Guide to Traveling in France by Train
Information on train travel in France to plan your journeys. Find out about traveling by train from the six big stations in Paris to destinations all over the country and other European destinations, types of trains and how to buy tickets.

TGV High-Speed Trains from Paris, France
All major French cities are connected by the TGV, the high-speed train that is the envy of Europe. Check out this guide to the destinations and tickets for traveling by TGV in France.

London to Marseille by Direct Train
The new London to Marseille Train Service is direct, with no changes and takes just 6 hours 27 minutes. It means that Marseille is a great short break.

Chateau d'If and the Count of Monte Cristo
The Chateau d'If is a must if you're visiting Marseille. A rocky island just outside the harbor, it was here that the Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned.

The Archipelago of Le Frioul
The Archipelago of Frioul is fabulous, with the two main islands the place for an afternoon of walking and bird watching or just looking out to sea.

La Côte Bleu
La Cote Bleu (Blue Coast) stretches west from Marseille. You can reach the tiny fishing villages and the Calanques by train, boat, bus or car.

Further afield to the Camargue
The Camargue is a land of bulls and flamingos, white horses and cowboys. It's a strange landscape, well worth a visit from Marseille.

Les Calanques just outside Marseille
Les Calanques is a beautiful part of the coast with crystal clear blue seas, and tiny rocky inlets with small beaches. It's an easy trip from Marseille.

Small boutiques and individual Marseille shops
Shopping in Marseille is a real pleasure. There's everything here from chic new shopping malls to small individual boutiques plus wonderful markets.

Exciting New Shopping Malls in Marseille
Exciting shopping malls in the revitalised docks include Les Terrasses du Port for fashion and restaurants, Les Docks and Les Voutes with a gourmet food hall.

Markets in Marseille
Markets in Marseille range from the daily fish market to the gourmet Le Halles de la Major, the daily Flea Market to the Christmas Santons Market.

The Prehistoric Cavern of Aven d'Orgnac
The Aven d'Orgnac cave deep underground is Nature's art gallery. In the Ardeche in south east France, it has extraordinary rock formations.

La Cité de la Préhistoire Gallery
La cite de la Prehistorie (City of Prehistory) at Aven d'Orgnac shows how primitive man lived with touch sceens. Outside see how to make fire.

Practical Information on Visiting Aven d'Orgnac
Practical information on visiting Aven d'Orgnac, a cave of stalagmites and stalactites dating back several millennia. Also La Cite de la Prehistory gallery.

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Tribute to Ingrid Bergman
The Cannes Film Festival 2015 includes a Tribute to Ingrid Bergman. From Fall 2015 a special tribute show tours Stockholm, Rome, Paris, London and New York.

The Cannes Film Festival 2015 and What the Public Can See
For the official Cannes Film Festival screenings you need a ticket. But you can see films on the beach, and catch the stars in the town.

The Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2015
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival from May 13 to 24 is the most famous film festival in the world, bringing the stars, directors, producers and more.

More Official Selections at the Cannes Film Festival 2015
The Cannes Film Festival 2015 has other sections. There are 2 competition selections (for short films and from film schools), plus Classics, Special Screenings and Out of Competition films.

Events in Dunkirk
Events in Dunkirk include the riotous Carnival in January, the Tour de France a la Voile (Sailing Tour de France) in July and the Christmas Market.

Where to Stay and Eat in Dunkirk
Dunkirk hotels and restaurants to check out. The town has good value accommodation and places to eat.

Where to Shop in Dunkirk
Dunkirk has good speciality shops, markets, and an annual huge brocante fair.

Dunkirk, its history and its famous local hero
Dunkirk has a distinguished history starting from the time of the local hero, Jean Bart, a successful pirate. Dunkirk played a vital role in World War II.

Top Attractions in Dunkirk
Dunkirk has top attractions. Visit the excellent Port Museum, climb the high belfry and walk to the major World War II Operation Dynamo Sites.

Guide to Dunkirk - Practical Information
Dunkirk is well worth stopping in. It has lots of attractions, long sandy beaches and World War II connections. Check this practical guide to Dunkirk.

Guines Museum is about Henry VIII and the French King
This short break to north France takes in Henry VIII and the Field of the Cloth of Gold, Agincourt and St-Omer. Plus great places to stay and eat.

Day 2 takes in Agincourt and local producers
On day 2 of this short break around historic north France, take in the Agincourt Museum and visit local producers of bread, cheese and liqueurs.

Visit St-Omer, a charming little town
On day 3 of this short break in historic north France, visit St-Omer. This attractive town has elegant houses, a great Saturday market and a marshland boat trip.

Operation Dynamo Sites of World War II in Dunkirk
Operation Dynamo from the beaches of Dunkirk in May 1940. Check out the different sites you can see in the town starting at Place Jean Bart.

Bassin de Commerce in Dunkirk, part of Operation Dynamo
The Bassin de Commerce in Dunkirk was used to evacuate allied soldiers during Operation Dynamo in May 1940.

The Operation Dynamo Museum in Dunkirk
The Operation Dynamo Museum in Dunkirk is a must for World War II and the evacuation of Allied soldiers in 1940. A good film and plenty of exhibits.

Memorial to the Allies in Dunkirk
The Memorial to the Allies in Dunkirk is at the west end of the Digues des Allies, the long seaside road lined with restaurants, villas and cafes.

Dunkirk Memorial and War Graves Cemetery
The Dunkirk Cemetery has war graves, and impressive memorial stones commemorating soldiers killed in World War II.

Story of Operation Dynamo and the Little Ships May 1940
The story of Operation Dynamo, the largest evacuation in military history at the time. From May 26 to June 4, 1940, 338,226 allied soldiers were rescued.

Operation Dynamo, the Little Ships and Dunkirk Commemoration 2015
Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British, French and Belgian soldiers from Dunkirk in 1940, is commemorated in May. 50 Little Ships will take part.

Normandy
Normandy in north France. France Travel.

La Coupole - Launch Pad for Hitler's V2 Rockets
La Coupole is where Hitler developed the V1 and V2 rockets. Now it's a great museum on World War II and the space race.

La Coupole - Launch Pad for Hitler's V2 Rockets
La Coupole is where Hitler developed the V1 and V2 rockets. Now it's a great museum on World War II and the space race.

La Coupole - Launch Pad for Hitler's V2 Rockets
La Coupole is where Hitler developed the V1 and V2 rockets. Now it's a great museum on World War II and the space race.

La Coupole - Launch Pad for Hitler's V2 Rockets
La Coupole is where Hitler developed the V1 and V2 rockets. Now it's a great museum on World War II and the space race. Practical Information.

La Coupole - Launch Pad for Hitler's V2 Rockets
La Coupole is where Hitler developed the V1 and V2 rockets. Now it's a great museum on World War II and the space race.

La Coupole - Launch Pad for Hitler's V2 Rockets
La Coupole is where Hitler developed the V1 and V2 rockets. Now it's a great museum on World War II and the space race.

The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, Languedoc
The new Toulouse Lautrec Museum, now completely renovated, re-opened to the public in April 2012. It’s housed in the stunning Palais de la Berbie, or Bishop’s Palace, beside the cathedral. It fits perfectly into the red-brick setting of Albi, a beautiful city in the Tarn, in Languedoc.

Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes
The Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes is an impressive, broodingly thoughtful place as Nantes owed much of its wealth to the slave trade.

Inside the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes
When you reach the Memorial, you’re greeted with a wide, open-air staircase that descends to the underground passageway. You see the display of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the word ‘Freedom’ in 50 languages. Putting the experience into context is a map and a chronology that takes you from the slave trade itself through the fight against slavery up to today.

Background to the Nantes Slave Trade
The port of Nantes in western France owed much of its wealth to the slave trade. The Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery gives an insight into the trade.

The Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Cote d’Azur
The Impressionist painter, Pierre Auguste Renoir, spent his last years at Les Collettes, a charming farmhouse, now the Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

The Charles de Gaulle Memorial in Champagne
The Charles de Gaulle Memorial in Colombey-les-deux-eglises, Champagne

The Escoffier Museum is a top food museum in south France
The Escoffier Museum in Villeneuve-Loubet shows the life of the chef Auguste Escoffier. It's a great food museum in the house where he was born and makes an unusual visit on a vacation in the south of France.

Fall Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in September 2015
Fall Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur. September food festivals, yachts and jazz in the open air.

Fall Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in October
Fall Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur in October. Porsches, chocolates and brocante fairs are among the offerings.

November Events and Festivals in France 2015
November Events and Festivals in France to check out, from armistice day to animal and nature photography and the start of the Christmas markets.

Events and Festivals in France in July 2015
The best events and festivals in France in July. Some run through the summer, like Reims Music, and Balenciaga in Calais. Check out this diary.

Events and Festivals running through July in France in 2015
Events and Festivals in France in July. Catch the celebrations from the Breton Festival to Sting in Carcassone. Check out the busiest month of the year.

Top France Events and Festivals in May
May Events and Festivals in France include garden shows, wine festivals and medieval jousting. Check out this calendar to major events in May 2015

Eat and Drink in the old Quartier St-Leu in Amiens
Top attractions and things to do in Amiens. Eat and drink in the picturesque old Quartier St-Leu beside the canals.

A boat trip through the marshy Hortillonnages gardens
Top attractions and things to do in Amiens include taking a trip through the canals of the marshy Hortillonages market gardens; it's a different world.

Vist the house where Jules Verne lived
Visit the house where Jules Verne lives; it's one of the top attractions in Amiens in Picardy.

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Amiens and its summer light show
Amiens in Picardy is an attractive town with a great cathedral, Jules Verne's house and canals. It makes a great short break from Paris or the UK.

Don't miss the Musée de Picardie in Amiens
The Musee de Picardie, one of the top attractions in Amiens, is full of surprises, including a room created by American Sol Le Witt.

Great Festivals and Events in Amiens
Top attractions in Amiens continue throughout the year from a huge flea market in April to the largest Christmas market in north France.

Practical Information for Amiens and its top attractions
Practical information on Amiens in Picardy: Tourist Board, how to get to Amiens and suggestions of where to stay.

La Piscine Museum of Art and Industry in Roubaix
La Piscine Museum of Art and Industry in Lille is housed in a former swimming bath. Its interesting collections include Picasso ceramics.

The Museum of Flanders, a top North France attraction
The charming Museum of Flanders in Cassel shows the richness of Flanders' culture. The small hillside town of Cassel is well worth an overnight stay.

Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambresis
The Matisse Museum in Le Cateau-Cambresis, one of north France's top attractions, has a great collection, located in the town where he was born.

La Coupole near St-Omer
La Coupole is now a museum but was once the launch pad for Hitler's V2 rockets. It takes the story up to the space race, Russia and the USA.

Wilfred Owen Memorial at Ors
Wilfred Owen, the great British World War I poet, died 7 days before the Armistice. Inside the memorial listen to poems read by Kenneth Branagh.

The Palace of Compiegne in Picardy
Compiegne is a delightful small town in Picardy, where Louis XIV built a palace that Napolen enjoyed. It also has a Car Museum and a Miniature Museum

The Armistice Memorial in the heart of Compiegne Forest
The Armistice Memorial in the forest of Compiegne is housed in an old railway carriage. Nearby is a plaque recording the last train to Buchenwald in World War II.

The Louvre Lens near Lille
North France is full of top attractions, from walled cities to great museums. Plus suggestions of where to stay nearby.

Nausicaa Sea Center in Boulogne-sur-Mer
Nausicaa in Boulogne-sur-Mer is an excellent sealife center with species like sealions, jellyfish and sharks.

The Lace Museum in Calais, a top North France attraction
The Lace Museum in Calais is for all the family with fashion of the past to today; videos to show the process; machines to watch and history to learn.

The Great Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Rouen
Great Gothic Cathedrals of France - Notre-Dame in Rouen was painted by Monet, is covered in glorious carvings and has a chapel to Joan of Arc, burnt here in Rouen.

Great Gothic Cathedrals in North France
The 7 Great Gothic Cathedrals of France. The Gothic style was born at Saint-Dennis in 1140 then spread rapidly through northern Europe.

The Great Gothic Cathedrals of Notre-Dame in Paris
Great Gothic Cathedrals of France - Notre-Dame de Paris is one of France's great monuments and a real landmark in the French capital.

The Great Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Amiens
Great Gothic Cathedrals of France. Amiens is the largest Gothic cathedral in France, with the highest nave, great sound and light show and stone carvings.

The Great Gothic Cathedral of St-Etienne in Bourges
Great Gothic Cathedrals of France - St-Etienne Cathedral in Bourges stands at the heart of the fascinating medieval city. Visit for the stained-glass and clock.

The Great Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Chartres
Great Gothic Cathedrals of France - Notre-Dame in Chartres is one of the greatest with superb stained glass dating back to the 13th century.

The Great Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims
Great Gothic Cathedrals of France - Notre-Dame in Reims is where 26 Kings of France were crowned, from 815 to 1825.

The Great Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Strasbourg
Great Gothic Cathedrals of France - Notre-Dame in Strasbourg is a gorgeous pink stone with magnificent stained glass and a 16th-century astronomical clock

The Museum of Flanders in Cassel, Northern France
The Museum of Flanders, Cassel, Northern France -- France's new Museum of Flanders in Cassel

Normandy and William the Conqueror in Medieval France
Medieval France is famous for William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and the Bayeux Tapestry.

From breakfast to dinner in France, plus snacking
French cuisine has UNESCO World Heritage status. Check this guide to choosing a restaurant, dishes and drinks, restaurant etiquette, tipping and kids meals.

Choosing where to eat in France
Restaurant Etiquette and Dining in France. Tips for choosing a restaurant wherever you are, in a big city or a small town.

Restaurant Etiquette in France, the Dos and Donts of French dining
Tips on restaurant etiquette in France so you know exactly what to do and what not to do when dining in a French restaurant.

Taking Children to Restaurants in France
Children in French restaurants - the Dos and Dont's of eating with children.

Tipping in French Restaurants - What to tip
Tipping at the end of a meal in a French restaurant is easier than you think.

Restaurants in France: What to eat and drink
A guide to what to order in restaurants in France. How to recognise a restaurant serving home-made dishes and what to drink: cider in Normandy, beer in north France or wine.

Recommended Hotels in and near Tours, Loire Valley
Hotels in Tours range from boutique hotels to discount hotels. Choosing a hotel in the city of Tours makes a good central point for visiting the chateaux and gardens in the western part of the Loire Valley. Check out which hotel to choose in Tours from these recommendations, including chateaux hotels.

The machinery - how lace is made mechanically
At the International Centre of Lace and Fashion of Calais you can see how lace is made by machine. This wonderful place also attracts visitors for the fashion element and the future of lace. In a converted 19th-century lace factory, it makes a great visit.

The Lace Museum in Calais
The International Centre of Lace and Fashion of Calais is a super place, attracting visitors for the fashion element it has on show, the fascinating history of the lace making industry in Calais which goes back centuries, and the working machines. It’s in a converted 19th-century lace factory and makes a great 3-hour visit.

Fashion and the future of lace design and making
Look at fashion designers who have used lace in their haute-couture and ready-ti-wear clothes. All this, plus seeing how lace is made is on show at the International Centre of Lace and Fashion of Calais. In a converted 19th-century lace factory, it makes a great visit.

Glamorous photo booths in Paris from Studio Harcourt
It's now possible to get a really good photograph from a photo booth, courtesy of one of the great names in photographic portraiture. Studio Harcourt has used its technical expertise to produce a new, and different, style of cheap photography.

Lyon has everything from Roman remains to chic shopping
Lyon is one of France's most vibrant cities. It has Roman remains, great museums, parks, old winding streets and new quarters. And it is known as the gastronomic capital of France.

Paris and London to Poitiers and Futuroscope
Details of how to get from Paris and London to Poitiers and to Futuroscope in Poitou-Charentes by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.

The Carrieres de Lumieres Limestone Quarries
Les Baux de Provence is one of the most popular sites in the south of France. Now visitors can also visit the Carrières de Lumières, in the Vale of Hell just outside Les Baux. It’s a limestone quarry that is used for extraordinary sound and light installations that last for a year each. In 2013, it’s Monet, Renoir, Chagall...Journeys around the Mediterranean.

Winter Sightseeing in the Loire Valley Chateaux
The magnificent castles or chateaux that line the mighty River Loire are a major attraction in summer. But happily, some stay open in the winter as well. And in winter, you have the rooms to yourselves so you feel the ghosts of the great figures of the past walking beside you through the echoing, empty rooms. Here are four of the most magnificent that remain open.

From the London, the UK and Paris to Saint-Malo
Details of how to get from the U.K. and from Paris to Saint-Malo on the north Brittany coast by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.

How to Get from Paris to Toulon on the French Riviera
How to Get from Paris to Toulon by train, car and flight. Toulon is a good transport hub for the Cote d'Azur.

Tour Ile Ste Marguerite of the Lerins Isles near Cannes
Isle Ste. Marguerite, part of the Isles de Lerin near Cannes is where The Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned. Visit the beautiful, peaceful island.

The Secret Islands off Lerins in the Mediterranean
A quick guide to the Isles de Lerins. Ste. Marguerite and St. Honorat are a short ferry trip from Cannes, offering peace and The Man in the Iron Mask.

Visit St. Honorat of the Isles de Lerins near Cannes
St. Honorat, part of the Isles de Lerins, is famous for its monks and their own brew. Take a retreat and stay in the Abbey or visit for the day.

How to get to the Isles de Lérins off Cannes
Getting to the Isles de Lérin, Ste Marguerite and St Honorat from different ports from Cannes to La Napoule.

The Lille Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
The Lille Museum of Modern Art has one of the best collections of Modern, Contemporary and Art Brut in France, second only to the great art museums and galleries in Paris.

The Most Beautiful Villages in France
The Most Beautiful Villages of France, Les Plus Beaux Villages de France classifies the most attractive villages in France. Check out some of them here.

Reims Champagne Automobile Museum
Walk into the Automobile Museum in Reims, Champagne, and you walk into a different world where cars were a luxury. The collection spans the history of the automobile, with many rare examples. Every car enthusiast should have this on their list of must-sees

The Museum of Surrender in Reims, Champagne
The Museum of Surrender (Musee de la Reddition) in Reims, is where General Eisehnower accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany in 1945

Guide to Attractions in Reims, Capital of Champagne
There are plenty of attractions in Reims, capital of the Champagne Region from the gothic cathedral, one of France's finest, to the Automobile Museum, from ancient mellow abbey buildings to the room where General Eisenhower accepted Germany's unconditional surrender in May 1945

Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims, capital of the Champagne Region
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame dominates the city. It's a glorious Gothic building, full of stained glass windows, with a soaring nave and sculptures covering the west front telling stories.

Palais du Tau, Reims
The Palais du Tau, or the Bishop's Palace in Reims, stands right next to the cathedral. It's a stately stone building, with glorious tapestries and regalia of the French coronations that took place in the nearby Cathedral.

Basilique St-Remi, Reims, Champagne
The Basilique St-Remi in Reims is the burial place of many of the early French kings, who were crowned in nearby Notre-Dame Cathedral

Museum of Fine Arts, Reims
The Musee des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts Museum) in Reims, has a good collection of paintings and sculpture. Like many provincial French museums, it manages to rival its Parisian counterparts, here with 27 paintings by the French 19th-century artist, Corot.

Musee St-Remi, Reims, Champagne
The St-Remi Museum is housed in some of the abbey buildings around the Basilique St-Remi and with the basilica makes a detour some 15 minutes from the cathedral very well worth while.

Restaurants in Montreuil-sur-Mer
Like many small towns, there's plenty of choice for good meals in Montreuil-sur-Mer in Nord Pas-de-Calais. Taking advantage of the freshest fish from the North Sea, there's an abundance of excellent restaurants in the charming town, making this a favorite stop for those wanting a touch of the French good life.

The home of Charles de Gaulle at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises
The Village of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises in Champagne was where Charles de Gaulle lived from 1934 to 1970. It's also the place of the Charles de Gaulle Memorial, a Cross of Lorraine, and the church where he is buried.

La Boisserie, home of Charles de Gaulle
La Boisserie was the home of war hero and French President, Charles de Gaulle, from 1934 to his death in 1970. It's a modest, two-storey building in the French countryside of Champagne.

The Charles de Gaulle Memorial Museum in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, Champagne-Ardenne Region
The Charles de Gaulle Memorial Museum in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises in the Champagne-Ardenne Region is an insight into the man who was war hero, leader of the Free French, Prime Minister and President of France.

The Cross of Lorraine at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises in Champagne
The Cross of Lorraine stands high above Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises in the Champagne-Ardenne Region. It stands beside the Charles de Gaulle Memorial Museum.

Colombey-les-deux-Eglises church where Charles de Gaulle is buried
The little church in the village of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises is a modest setting for the grave of one of France's most famous man, Charles de Gaulle.

Where to stay and eat in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, Champagne
Where to stay and eat in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, Champagne-Ardenne if you're visiting the sites associated with Charles de Gaulle, President of France.

Bobsleigh - Winter Sports with a Difference in France
Winter Sports with a Difference in France. Try the Olympic game of bobsleighing in La Plagne.

Waterslide - Winter Sports with a Difference in France
Winter Sports with a Difference in France. Take to the water down a waterslide.

Ice Diving - Winter Sports with a Difference in France
Winter Sports with a Difference in France. Try Ice diving in Tignes.

Paragliding - Winter Sports with a Difference in France
Winter Sports with a Difference in France. Try Paragliding in Alpe d'Huez.

Ice Driving - Winter Sports with a Difference in France
Winter Sports with a Difference in France. Learn how to drive on ice at Val Thorens.

Heli-skiing - Winter Sports with a Difference in France
Winter Sports with a Difference in France. Heliski in the Tarentaise region.

Christmas Lights in French cities
Christmas Lights in France - Cities with Christmas Lights in France

Josephine Baker and her Dordogne Chateau des Milandes
The Chateau des Milandes in the Dordogne Valley was the home of Josephine Baker from 1937 to 1968. It shows the life and costumes of the black American performer.

Travel from the U.K. and Paris to Rennes in Brittany
From the U.K. and Paris to Rennes in Brittany by train, air and car. Use this resource to plan your journey to Brittany.

Tour de France 2014 Week 1 from the North to the Vosges mountains
Tour de France 2014, Follow Week 1 from Saturday July 5th in Yorkshire to the Vosges mountains in eastern France. Suggestions for sightseeing and where to stay.

Tour de France 2014 Final Week 3 July 20th to 27th
Tour de France Week 3 from Sunday July 20th to Sunday July 27th 2014. The route from the wine country in the Dordogne to the Champs-Elysees final in Paris

Tour de France 2014 July 13th to 19th
As the Tour de France enters week 2 from July 13th to Saturday 19th, plan a trip around the passes and pretty villages of the Vosges mountains and the Alps.

Fall Events in Provence - What to see and do in September
Fall Events and Festivals in Provence from September to October. There's plenty going on in this dynamic region from food festivals to medieval fairs.

Fall Events in Provence - What to see and do in October
Fall Events and Festivals in Provence from September to October. There's plenty going on in October from blues to food festivals.

Alternatives to New Orleans Mardi Gras - Mardi Gras Celebrations in France and Elsewhere
While everyone is familiar with New Orleans' famous Mardi Gras parades and wild celebrations, there are several other Mardi Gras celebrations around the world. In fact, the New Orleans festivities have strong roots in French celebrations before the arrival of Lent. Called

France Travel Deals
Planning a getaway to France? Why pay more than you have to? Here are some of the hottest deals on airfare, lodging, tours, you name it. Live like a king on a pauper's pay with these France travel deals.

France Rail Pass and Europe Rail Pass - Choosing the Right Rail Pass for Train Travel in France
Selecting the perfect Europe rail pass or train tickets for your trip can save you hundreds. There are many questions to ask yourself. Find out how to navigate the options available, and all the subtle nuances to picking the right Europe rail pass for your train travel.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is an important consideration before international (or even domestic) travel. France has been hit by storms, fires and a heat wave that killed thousands. It's enough to make a traveler a little nervous. As a visitor, it is important to determine whether you need travel medical insurance, and which plan is best, before you leave home. Here is a guide to travel insurance.

Start Your Itinerary in Paris
Your France itinerary of major cities begins, bien sur, in the French capital city of Paris.

Itinerary Stop: Strasbourg
Strasbourg is a little-known urban center that serves as the capital of all of Europe. It provides a unique blend of French and German influences, and this is one of the most divine food destinations in all of Europe.

France Itinerary of Major Cities
This France itinerary is ideal for those who seek out urban adventures, taking travelers along a route that hits some of France's major cities. Start your France itinerary in the French capital of Paris, then hit major cities east, south and west. Before your trip, consult this France Itinerary of Major Cities.

Itinerary Stop in Nice
Nice provides a sharp contrast to the northern stops at the beginning of this itinerary. This is the French Riviera, sipping wine and nibbling warm goat salad on the seaside. Beyond that, Nice is a large and bustling city packed with shopping and attractions.

France Cities Itinerary Stop: Montpellier
Montpellier is charming and alluring, and is a lesser-known French capital city (serving as capital of Languedoc). Right on the border of the Languedoc and Provence regions, this southern city is urban and rich in history. It's also blessed with sunshine almost every day of the year.