Category Archive: France

Mar 12

The Latin Quarter: another experience of Paris

  With all of the modern marvels of the French Capital it is hard to imagine its presence in medieval times, but there are certainly some districts that can transport the visitor back to this era. In particular the Latin Quarter also combined with the St. Germain area. This cozy section of Paris sits on …

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Jan 28

Champagne! and other reasons Reims is one of the best towns in France

  Reims is a beautiful city located 80 miles from Paris. There is a lot of history, architecture, wine tradition and excellent culinary experiences coming together here. It is amazing to know that kings were crowned in Reims for more than one thousand years.

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Jan 21

Winter on the Cote d’Azur: why going in offseason offers travel advantages

  The imaged most of us have ingrained of the Cote d’Azur in our minds is the piercing blue skies, sun and full beaches of the high summer season. There is certainly an understandable draw to be along France’s Southern beaches during this time. It comes with its own set of challenges: traffic can be …

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Nov 11

Visiting Lourdes in France

  This scenic town at the foothills of the majestic Alps may have just been as quiet and calm as its fellow neighbors, but in reality it is always buzzing with tourists, particularly pilgrims and curious onlookers. It is a beautiful town that maintains much of the Hautes-Pyrenees style even with all the infrastructure and …

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Sep 23

Carcassone: Our discovery of one of the most fascinating medieval towns in France

Carcassonne is a beautiful and historic hilltop town located in the Southern French region of Languedoc. We visited it almost by luck since we chose it as a rest stop during our most recent road trip from Spain to Italy. We normally plan carefully our time while on the road and we love to include …

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