Category Archive: General

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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Artistic and Architectural Delight found in Historic French Churches


Upon your return from a trip to France, your friends will no doubt expect that you’ve visited the Notre-Dame de Paris. Indeed, a trip to France including Paris would almost […]

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The Myth of the Brasseries

Typical Paris Bar as can be seen in Paris wine tours

Paris and fine dining have long been associated with one another: Snails, frogs legs, goose liver… it can be daunting. [Y]ou don’t have to try all the crazy things the […]

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Off the Beaten Track: Simiane-la-Rotonde


If your travels ever take you to the beautiful and bustling city of Aix-en-Provence, in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, be sure to spend some time getting to know the […]

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Travel to Chamonix: Your Alpine Gateway to Adventure in France

Mont Blanc, Chamonix, part of the Rhone-Alpes region of France

Ah, France: the country of exquisite dining, luxury hotels, historical sites, fine wines, extravagant shopping, and… adventure sports? If you can’t imagine France topping the list of must-visit locations for […]

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Paris restaurants in unique settings

Historical Cafe Procope. It is the oldest restaurant of Paris in continuous operation - it was opened in 1686 by Sicilian Francesco Procopio

Some of the best places to eat in the world are located in Paris.  It is a city that is filled with fabulous cafes, brasseries and more.  Paris is also […]

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Detours worth taking: Places in France that celebrate imagination

Palais ideal du Facteur Cheval

France is blessed with many attractions that visitors from around the world line up to see. Sometimes it happens that within a few miles of a major monument, museum or […]

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Paris Passes

Make the best of your stay in Paris with these passes that will save you money and precious time. The following Paris passes are offered by our long-time partner […]

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