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Brittany: An Array of Adventures

Brittany: An Array of Adventures

Brittany: An Array of Adventures   Is Brittany, France on your radar? It should be if you love picturesque villages, serene landscapes, great food, and smaller towns. What’s not to love? You’ll find quite a few posts in Oliver’s France on Brittany. I’ll give you...

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5 Islands Off the French Riviera

5 Islands Off the French Riviera

5 Islands Off the French Riviera   What’s as great as the French Riviera? An island that captures the same magic, but on a smaller less touristy scale. Sound good? Read on! Here are 5 islands (and peninsulas) off the southern coast of France. In French, a...

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Discover Fontainebleau

Discover Fontainebleau

Discover Fontainebleau   About an hour’s drive south of Paris you’ll find an idyllic town that’s long been a favorite day or weekend trip for Parisians: Fontainebleau. You’ll want to learn more about this destination for several reasons and you’ll enjoy them all!...

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9 Beautiful Streets in Paris

9 Beautiful Streets in Paris

9 Beautiful Streets in Paris   Paris has many beautiful streets. You’ll likely see headlines such as “Paris’ prettiest streets” in travel blogs. Quite honestly, it would be difficult to say which streets are THE prettiest, but here are 9 of them you should visit,...

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11 Fairy Tale Villages of Provence

11 Fairy Tale Villages of Provence

In Provence, the fairy tale is real! Provence is popular for a reason. An abundance of picturesque villages emerge from another century. Cobbled alleys, centuries-old towers, cliffside towns overlooking lush valleys of olive and cherry groves... What’s not to love?...

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20 Day Trips from Nice

20 Day Trips from Nice

20 Day Trips from Nice Nice is a great city worth seeing all its own. You can spend two or more days there but it’s a better idea to keep it as your base for nearby visits to the region. There are endless jaw-droppingly beautiful destinations for you to take in, and...

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Christmas in Paris!

Christmas in Paris!

Merry Christmas from Paris! Surrounding you and extending all the way down the Champs Elysées to the Arc of Triumph is a glowing river of color, making you forget the chill in the air. Lights wink at you from the trees lining the majestic avenue, and it seems...

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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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