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Notre Dame: Icon of Paris

Notre Dame: Icon of Paris

Notre Dame de Paris The Notre Dame Cathedral is the final French monument in this 5-part series (links below) and deserves special attention. Like the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral (called Notre Dame de Paris) is symbolic of France. It is the most visited...

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The 10 Best Parks in Paris

The 10 Best Parks in Paris

Don't you Love Parks? Paris has the Best! In a city of 2 million residents, the need for more housing (not to mention financial opportunity) didn’t prevent the French government from prioritizing green spaces.  Paris parks are not plots of grass or playing fields. The...

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5 “Don’t Miss” Sights in Normandy

5 “Don’t Miss” Sights in Normandy

There’s no place like Normandy Normandy, with its serene coastlines, rolling hills, gentle pace, and rich history. Another advantage is it’s not far from Paris if you want to make it part of your France itinerary. There’s more to see than a lot of people realize,...

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Menton, the Sunniest Place in France

Menton, the Sunniest Place in France

A cheery thought as winter approaches . . . Menton, the sunniest place in France and one of the most colorful. It’s located on the southeastern edge of the French Riviera. Menton is near Nice and next to Monaco but also touches the Italian border. This medium-small...

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Versailles: Château and City

Versailles: Château and City

When people hear the name Versailles, they often think of the opulent château. The Château de Versailles is a must-see on many a tourist’s list! This was where King Louis XIV moved when he wanted to escape to the suburbs. But did you know that the town of Versailles...

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Wandering Paris: 5 Neighborhoods to Explore

Wandering Paris: 5 Neighborhoods to Explore

Explore Paris Finally, you can travel to Paris again! Once you’ve seen the icons like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, you might just want to wander aimlessly in some memorable neighborhoods of Paris. Here are 5 of them you’ll enjoy. Some are better known than others,...

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A Tour Through the Luberon: Provence, France

A Tour Through the Luberon: Provence, France

When you think of Provence, France, you might think of lavender fields, olive groves, rocky outcrops topped with walled villages. You’re thinking of an area called the Luberon, at the foot of the Luberon mountain range. This area was put on the tourist map by Peter...

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Kid-Friendly in Paris

Kid-Friendly in Paris

Kid-Friendly in Paris When you travel as a family, you’ll want to know about kid-friendly activities. For your next trip to Paris, Oliver’s France has you covered. (It's not too early to plan ahead!) Here are 10 ideas to keep your kids happy! (And you, too!) ONE  La...

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