Category Archive: General

The caves in the Vézère valley (Dordogne) contain the first known art

Cave de Rouffignac

France is well known as a country that has nurtured art throughout its history. A traveler can view and appreciate the art France has to offer in museums such as […]

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Four Small Music Venues to Visit in Paris

Autour de midi, Jazz club in Montmartre

If you want to experience the hottest local music when visiting Paris, France, but don’t want to pay a lot for tickets, the four venues below are a traveler’s must! […]

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3 ideas of things to do in France that might surprise you

Biarritz Seashore in the summer

Many people express a deep-rooted and fervent longing to travel to France when what they really mean is they dream of going to Paris. If you belong to this group, then you […]

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One of the first screens for nascent circa 1994 was registered 20 years ago today, preceding the births of Internet giants such as, Ebay, Google, Facebook and Twitter. Starting in 1994, was a pioneer in the […]

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A Foodie Trip Through France

Dog, Bret and Baguette

The next time you are thinking about taking a tour, maybe the best idea is to move off the beaten path of museums, palaces, and quaint sights.  Instead let your […]

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Six popular French holiday season desserts

Buche de Noel, a typical French X Mas dessert

People in France relish the holiday season, and in the weeks leading up to Christmas and following it, you’re apt to come across delicious seasonal desserts.  These include the following: […]

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The Art-Lover’s Tour of France

The Thinker Statue by the French Sculptor Rodin

Certainly, there’s enough fine art in France to cover many and many trips!  You may not consider yourself to be an expert in art, but in planning your next trip […]

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Gascony and the South West, Part 3: Into the Mountains

Prayer area just outside the Grotto in Lourdes

Along the border between France and Spain runs the Pyrenees Mountain range, acting as a natural barrier between the Iberian peninsula and the European continent. From the Bay of Biscay […]

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Gascony and the South West, Part 2: Wine and fine dining


There is nowhere better in the world to be wined and dined than in France. While it’s true that the country in general boasts high-quality fare, the southwest corner of […]

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Gascony and the South West, Part 1: Taking the Scenic Route


Cultural, gastronomical, and intellectual delights await you in the delightful southwest corner of France. Seemingly designed for lazy touring on back roads, this cozy pocket of France boasts multitude of […]

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