French Hiking Adventures

France is renowned for its glittering, culturally rich cities, but its countryside is equally breathtaking. Mountains, beaches, caverns, and forests are all waiting to be explored. This summer, why not avoid the tourist crowd and strike out on a new path? Here are some beautiful hiking trails for anyone who loves a little nature with their culture. The Grande traversée des Alpes françaises This massive trail connects Belgium to the shores of the Mediterranean with a series of 20 km […]

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Fantastic Free Paris Activities

A summer trip to Paris is a dream come true for many people, but a vacation there can certainly add up to a big expense. Have no fear—some of the best things in Paris, as in life, are free, so take advantage of these fantastic free activities to do in Paris while you visit the City of Lights. Notre Dame Cathedral This famous Gothic cathedral is surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, all of which is completely free to visit. […]

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Fairytale French Chateaux

Paris offers all the attractions of a modern metropolis, but it can also be an enchanting experience for a traveler weary of the city’s hustle and bustle to explore the majestic French countryside. A drive or railway trip through the country will allow you to experience all that France has to offer, and historic castles are some of the most popular attractions outside the capital. With dozens of these medieval structures still standing, a vacation in France can also be […]

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New experience: Sleep in a wine vat in Moulon

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Wine lovers, this one is for you: the people at the Château de la Mothe du Barry, a Bed and Breakfast  in the Entre-deux-Mer area of Aquitaine, have transformed 2 original wine vats into confortable, modern and stylish rooms. We’ve recently seen igloos and prisons transformed into contemporary hotel accommodations, but never before has this been attempted with wine vats. The owners are dedicated wine-makers and the location of this Bed and Breakfast makes it a good base for Bordeaux […]

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Dude, where’s my castle?

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Imagine that you have found the perfect castle to spend the rest of your life with your loved ones. The Château Bellevue is  a beautiful 18th Century castle that has seen better days, and it lies near Bordeaux, in the small town of Yvrac, close to the world’s most voluptuous wines. You have enough money and passion to bring it back to its glory days. You have the finest interior designer draw up plans on how to renovate with keeping […]

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