9 Nitty Gritty Tips for Traveling in France

Last month I published some tips for your next trip, general tips to make your travels more enjoyable. But I’ve just returned from France and want to share nine “nitty gritty” tips, the ones that help you avoid a bump or simply add to your enjoyment. The Monoprix Sac: All over France is a supermarket called Monoprix. It’s a nice, upscale grocery store with clothing and other products as well. At the cash register, you’ll likely see a small bag…

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5 Foods You Must Try in France

When you visit France, there are just some foods you have to eat. It’s like getting your passport stamped when you arrive. Some of these you know instinctively. You may make some of these yourself. But you know they aren’t the same. They aren’t made the same and they don’t taste the same as in-country. Treat yourself to French specialties and discover some new ones you didn’t know you loved! Eating is part of the experience! Crêpes Crepes originally come…

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15 Tips for Your Trip to France

A lot of people write about travel tips for France. Here are some of mine, so you’ll have a smoother experience during your trip to France. I lived for over a decade in this enchanted country so I hope to be a faithful guide for your travels. Whether you are about to take your flight or are planning for the future, keep these things in mind for a more enjoyable journey to France! If possible, don’t only visit Paris. If…

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Traveling through France with Fido

By Cathi Bert-Roussel, guest blogger (Triangle Paws Magazine) Now it is easier than ever to travel to and throughout France with your dog. With some planning and an understanding of how to navigate your way with a dog in tow, you can have a memorable visit without leaving an important family member at home.  This article presents some tips and tricks on traveling through France with a dog. Pre-Trip Planning and Travel Documents Making airline reservations and collecting the required…

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Cruising French Waters

When we think of visiting France, we might think of visiting monuments, hopping the TGV (high-speed train), renting a car. Have you ever thought of French waterways? Much of French culture and history has occurred near rivers, so there is a rich supply of sites, towns, vineyards, nature, and attractions to see near the banks of French rivers and canals. Touring France by water, be it river or canal, is increasingly popular. As I started to investigate the options, as…

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Is France Expensive? Here are 21 Ways to Save Euros

Europe has a reputation for being expensive, and France is included in that assumption. But is it really? Like any other country, some things are more expensive and some are less. If you compare France with the U.S., you’ll find that in France… Gas is more expensive Telecommunications are less expensive (cell phone, internet) City housing can be expensive, but housing in smaller cities and suburbs is affordable. Medical care is much less expensive. Buses and subways are less expensive.…

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