Category: France

France travel planning tips and photos

Walking tour of a medieval jewel at Perouges, France

Perouges, France is one of those beautiful places that make you come to Europe and to France in particular. A small medieval village perched up on top of a hill, Perouges is a perfectly preserved medieval jewel. Perouges is one of the places that make you stop and say: “This is why I love coming to Europe and visit. You would never find anything like this in America.” Read on to see what I loved about Perouges.

9 favorite cute and quaint country cottages

Houghton, England - Beautiful fairy tale country cottage For all of us who live in urban areas, we dream about living in a cozy country cottage surrounded by flowers and grape vines. Even though I can’t live in one of these beautiful cottages, in my travels I have found a few of them that look very idyllic. Read on to see my favorite cute and quaint country cottages from all over the world.

Chamonix, France – best tourist attractions recommended by local expert

Even though there is a lot of tourist information available online, it is still very difficult to know what is worth visiting when going to a new place. Over the years I had the privilege to ask people who know a particular area very well…what are your favorite things to see an do in a particular place. Recently I had the privilege to ask Olivia about her favorite things to do in Chamonix, France. In this short interview I ask Olivia what she likes about Chomonix, France. Read on to find out what to see and do in Chamonix, France.

3 essential day trips from Paris, France

Soissons, France - Old ruins thumbnailThere are plenty of things to do and see in Paris, France. So, most tourists do not have time to wander outside of Paris. However, I believe that traveling outside of Paris will give you a different view of France. Provincial France is beautifully diverse and filled with historical vestiges. In addition, doing a few day trips from Paris, will help you relax quite a bit by avoiding tourist crowds. Read on to find out about three great day trips from Paris.

Versailles, France surrounds you in history

The Palace of Versailles is the most popular tourist attraction in France. Some people say that Versailles is overrated, but I say that it is an amazing place to visit, especially for the first time. The combination of great history with beautiful gardens makes the place beautiful to visit. In the summer it is very crowded so make sure you stick with the main things that are worth your time. Read on to find out about the things that I think are worth visiting at Versailles.

How to get to the top of the Arch of Triumph in Paris, France

The Arch of Triumph in Paris France is one of the most famous attractions in Paris. Everyone who visits Paris wants to see it. However, once you get to see it and get close to it you’ll notice lots of people on top of the Arch. But how do they get there? There are no huge signs showing you how to and you can’t cross the huge and scary round about around the Arch. You just need to find the entry to the underground passageway that will lead you there. Read on to find out.

Reims, France – delight yourself with history and champagne

Sculpture on the outside of Notre Dame de Reims - thumbnailReims, France is filled with history and it is pretty close to Paris. This is why Reims makes for a great daytrip from Paris. In addition to old churches you can see old Roman ruins and you can also visit one or more of the major champagne houses that make the Champagne region famous worldwide. Once in Reims you can easily walk around to the main tourist destinations.

Soissons, France – Walking among great history

Saint Jean des Vignes Abbey - thumbnailEven though located only about 65 miles north of Paris, Soissons is relatively unknown as a tourist attraction in France. However, Soissons has a very rich heritage in French history being one of the oldest towns in all of France. In fact Soissons was the first capital of old France in 486 A.D. As a consequence you will find lots of historical buildings in Soissons today.

Chamonix, France – Fill your lungs and eyes with Mont Blanc

Panorama of French Alps - thumbnail.Chamonix, France is a very famous winter resort but it’s not popular only in the winter. We visited Chamonix at the beginning of October on a bright and sunny day. This great weather gave us awesome views of the Alps and made our one hour drive a breeze. We couldn’t resist stopping at one of the rest stops just to admire the mountains. It proved to be the perfect day trip from Geneva, Switzerland.

The essential tourist guide for Paris, France

Paris, France - Old house on Champs d'ElyseeI love Paris ! I think most everyone who visits this city will just love it! I’m not really sure about people living in Paris though, but I still think most people living there love the city. Being a large city, Paris offers everything to everyone in terms of entertainment, food and tourist attractions. It is hard to pick the best tourist attractions, but if you’re only spending a few days in Paris you’re better off sticking with the well known tourist attractions. These Paris tourist attractions are what makes Paris famous, so they are worth seeing them.

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