France

Travelling in France

Louvre Museum at Night, Paris

France is the largest country in the EU

France

France is the world’s most popular tourist destination

Facts about France

  • Official Name: French Republic
    Form of government: Republic
    Capital: Paris
    Population: 67,092,056
    Official languages: French
    Monetary unit: Euro
  • Schengen Nation

France is one of the oldest nations on Earth and the most ethnically diverse country in Europe. These deep and broad influences have made France a world leader throughout history in different aspects of culture, including cuisine, philosophy, music, art, film, fashion, literature and sport.

Things to do in France

23 Fabulous French Christmas traditions

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The fascinating history of Macarons and where to buy them in Paris

The fascinating history of Macarons & where to buy them in Paris Macarons are a HUGE thing in the confectionery world. They are known for

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One fabulous day in Menton France

One fabulous day in Menton France Menton, a wonderful hidden gem located on the French Riviera, between Monaco and Italy, is known for its sunny

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 Remarkable Rouen – things to do

A Guide to the best things to do in remarkable Rouen Rouen is an absolutely incredible city, vibrant, and historic and around every corner, there

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Touring the south of France – a guide to planning your French Road Trip

Touring the south of France – a guide to planning your French Road Trip Touring the south of France not only conjures up images of

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Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei plus beaux villages – beautiful villages of France

Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei – One of the most beautiful villages in France Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei is a village of around 150 inhabitants, located on the southern borders of the

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Chinon – Fortress of the Plantagenets

Chinon – Fortress of the Plantagenets The medieval town of Chinon is located in the province of Touraine within the Val de Loire region of France.

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Domfront Normandy – royal power struggles

Domfront Normandy – royal power struggles  The town of Domfront en Poiraie is situated in the Orne department of Normandy, between Argentan and Vire and on the Varenne River. In

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Fontevraud Abbey – led by powerful women

Fontevraud L’Abbaye – led by powerful women Every medieval history buff will know of Fontevraud Abbey in the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Lassay-les-Châteaux a charming Petites Cités de Caractère

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Château de Josselin – A 1000 years of history in the heart of Brittany

Château de Josselin – A 1000 years of history in the heart of Brittany Lying on the banks of the River Oust 43km northeast of

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Visiting Fougères France – City of Art and History

Visiting Fougères France – City of Art and History Fougères is located in Brittany northeast of Rennes. The area was settled around 1000 years ago

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Granville France –childhood home of Christian Dior

Visiting Granville France –childhood home of Christian Dior Granville France is one of those ancient harbour towns that deserve a visit when you are travelling

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Cancale the charming oyster capital of France

Cancale the charming oyster capital of France A mere 27 minutes from St. Malo along the northwest coast of France you will find Cancale, Brittany

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How to spend a beautiful day in St. Malo Brittany

St Malo Brittany – How to spend a beautiful day here As a Canadian, we learnt about St. Malo Brittany and the French navigator Jacques

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Visiting the Captivating Monet’s Garden at Giverny

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Where to find the sublime lavender fields of France

Where to find the sublime lavender fields of France A bucket list for France will always include finding fields of Lavender in France in the

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Exploring the beautiful Mayenne

Exploring the beautiful Mayenne region of France The Mayenne department of France is located within the Pays de la Loire region. It is a region

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French Cheese – 23 amazing types of French cheese

French Cheese – 23 amazing types of French cheese French President Charles de Gaulle asked (in 1962), “How can you govern a country which has

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French Food Culture: The Ultimate Guide

French Food Culture: The Ultimate Guide Thanks to the world situation in 2020/21 I’ve been meandering my way through France via housesitting and truly enjoying all the

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Normandy Villages 22 of the most beautiful

22 of the Most Beautiful Normandy Villages Normandy is full of outstanding landscapes and its beautiful towns and villages make for a brilliant road trip

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Saumur France the pearl of the Anjou

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An Itinerary for Paris – How to create the perfect one

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William the Conqueror’s Norman Castles

William the Conqueror’s Norman Castles Guillaume le Conquerant – otherwise known in England as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard reigned England from 1066 until

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Beautiful Bayeux France

What to see when visiting Bayeux France I have always dreamt of visiting the famous Bayeux Tapestry and when the opportunity came up to spend

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Dinan France – medieval France at its finest

Dinan France – medieval France at its finest My writing skills are a bit inadequate to describe a place like Dinan France. Here you step

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14 Fabulous French Castles to visit

14 Fabulous French Castles to visit France’s Loire Valley was once home to kings, queens, and their various courts. This incredibly beautiful fertile valley was

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Château du Clos Lucé – Da Vinci’s French Castle

Château du Clos Lucé – Da Vinci’s French Castle One of the must-see places in the town of Amboise in the Loire Valley is the

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Château Amboise-jewel of the French Renaissance

Royal Château Amboise – jewel of the French Renaissance The Château Amboise is located in Indre-et-Loire, in Amboise. The area of Indre-et-Loire is a French department located in the Center-Val de Loire region.

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Chateau Chambord France – an awe-inspiring Renaissance Castle

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Amboise France exploring the Loire Valley

Amboise France exploring the Loire Valley A lifetime dream to visit Chenonceau and researching the perfect place to stay to visit this spectacular Loire Valley

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Chateau de Chenonceau the Château des Dames

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Northern France things to do and 23 Incredibly beautiful places to visit

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Visiting Mont St Michel the ultimate guide to this UNESCO site

Visiting Mont St Michel in Normandy, France A visit to Mont St Michel is a trip I dreamed of for many years. It is one

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The beaches of Normandy – lest we forget

The Beaches of Normandy – lest we forget This year 2021 will be the 77th year of memorials to D-Day in Normandy France. June 6,

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19 things to do in Rennes France

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Food in Brittany: Fall in love with the food of Bretagne

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Going to France? Here’s your ultimate guide of French travel tips

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