From the very beginning, water has played a central role in the building of the castle and gardens of Versailles. As you prepare your trip to visit the Sun King’s royal residence, don’t forget to include some time to see the musical water shows and witness the numerous fountains create a new landscape when jets […]
The third Thursday of November is the official date for the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau, the light, fruity drink produced in Beaujolais (Burgundy). A mix of regulations — the wine cannot legally be sold prior to that date– and some successful marketing has made the yearly introduction of “Beaujolais Nouveau” one of the francophile […]
If your travels bring you near Montpellier, or if you’re wanting to visit Camargue, do not miss the incredibly charming fortified city of Aigues-Mortes. It’s a great place to stay overnight or for a couple of nights.
Austin, TX. October 22, 2012. France.com was awarded the prize for the Most Diverse And Extensive Offer for travel websites to France during the 2012 edition of French Affairs. Organized by the French Government Tourist Office, this award was he fourth one won by France.com over the years. We’re honored that our rich and varied […]
It’s a love-it or hate-it proposition: not for everyone, but oh, so Parisian! OK, you need to be young, and hip, and wanting a place that reeks of fun, and that French “je ne sais quoi”. The hotel Amour is an exercise in style: Monsieur Andre is the appointed designer (decorator seems too bashful a […]
Our direct ancestor, the Cro-Magnon man -named after a site in the Perigord- testifies to human habitation of what is now Aquitaine going back thousands of years. The caves of Lascaux, in France, contain some of the earliest known representational art, dating to between 17,000 and 15,000 years before the present. Vercingetorix surrenders to Julius […]
Thanks to its moderate Atlantic climate and lush agricultural land, Normandy has long been Paris’ ood basket, supplying the richest dairy products, beef, seafood and apples. There’s an impressive range of seafood…