French Cheese: A Brief Cheese-Lover’s Guide

What began centuries ago in a French monastery is now one of France’s largest exports. French cheese is one of France’s notable accomplishments. There are over 350 primary types of cheese in France, though altogether, over 1,000. With all these...

La Rochelle: Medieval Port on the Atlantic

La Rochelle is a city on France’s west coast, a city whose port was an important trading and fishing center from the 11th to 14th centuries. During this time, the city was protected by towers at the port. Today, you...

Need Ideas for your Trip to France?

Where did summer go? Did you make that trip to France? No? What about next year? Here are some ideas that will get you thinking. And planning. For next year. Or even this fall. Today I’m bringing back some classic...

A Cooking Vacation in France

No one can deny France’s reputation as a food capital of the world, a destination that makes your mouth water in anticipation. When you visit, you may want to include a cooking class in your itinerary. This post will give...

It’s Here! The Smart Travel Super Bundle

Here it is! Last week I promised you a special offer of travel resources for the Travel Fan. Maybe it’s you, maybe it’s someone else. It’s the Smart Travel Super Bundle available until this Friday. There are bonuses as well....

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French Cheese: A Brief Cheese-Lover’s Guide
 
French Cheese: A Brief Cheese-Lover’s Guide
What began centuries ago in a French monastery is now one of France’s largest exports. French cheese is one of France’s notable accomplishments. There are over 350 primary types of cheese in France, though altogether, over 1,000. With all these choices, you may need a cheese crash course. First, your guide to enjoying cheese (for…
La Rochelle: Medieval Port on the Atlantic
 
La Rochelle: Medieval Port on the Atlantic
La Rochelle is a city on France’s west coast, a city whose port was an important trading and fishing center from the 11th to 14th centuries. During this time, the city was protected by towers at the port. Today, you can see and visit these icons of the city. This seaside town has a rich…
Need Ideas for your Trip to France?
 
Need Ideas for your Trip to France?
Where did summer go? Did you make that trip to France? No? What about next year? Here are some ideas that will get you thinking. And planning. For next year. Or even this fall. Today I’m bringing back some classic Oliver’s France posts that you might not have seen before. After you read a few…

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