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Wandering Paris: 5 Neighborhoods to Explore

Wandering Paris: 5 Neighborhoods to Explore

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, and all hold...

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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

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 Villette  This is the...

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Brittany Charm: 8 Towns You Must See

Brittany Charm: 8 Towns You Must See

If you’re looking for charming villages and memorable places in France, go to Brittany and you’ll never run out. I won’t say these are the best, since dozens will vie for that place. But these are all worth a serious visit! As you may know, Brittany is a large...

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Cassis, France: the Petit French Riviera

Cassis, France: the Petit French Riviera

If you’re hitting the French Riviera but want to avoid the big glitzy destinations, don’t overlook Cassis, France. It’s kind of glitzy in its own way, but on a smaller scale. You can find it just east of Marseille on the southern coast touching the Mediterranean. It’s...

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20 Surprising Facts about Paris

20 Surprising Facts about Paris

There are many notable and surprising facts about Paris, France. Here is a list of 20 facts that maybe you didn't know! Why is Paris called the City of Lights? Paris was one of the first cities to have city lighting. Lanterns were used widely on street corners in the...

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10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Paris

10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Paris

Is your desire to be non-touristy the next time you visit Paris? Maybe you've already participated in the Must-See crowds many times. Try some unusual spots in the City of Lights. There are Plenty! Here are 10 (in alphabetical order) to try! Belleville Neighborhood ...

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Nice: A Warm Heart in France

Nice: A Warm Heart in France

Nice, France Each time you visit a place it sets down new, deeper layers in your soul. My most recent trip to Nice, France, my third, was like this for me. The first two times I’d zipped through like so many tourists do, in a day or an afternoon. This last time I had...

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A Normandy Road Trip

A Normandy Road Trip

What is Normandy most known for? If you ask an American, he or she will likely say D-Day, the decisive battle of World War II. But if you ask the French or other Europeans, in addition to D-Day, they may tell you horse racing or cheese. Surprised? How about apples?...

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St. Malo: A Treasure on the Coast of Brittany

St. Malo: A Treasure on the Coast of Brittany

St. Malo is an intriguing walled city perched on the northwest coast of France. I’d heard of it for years (people pronounced in French like: Samma-low), and I finally had the chance to go. It faces England across the Channel, and sometimes the winds of the Atlantic...

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