5 Dream Honeymoons in France

France is a dream spot for your honeymoon. Here are five destinations to consider before you tie the knot. (And if you aren’t getting married, they’re STILL good ideas for your next dream vacation! Although you can’t easily get married in France without living there...

Hiking in France

Hiking in France France is ideal for hikers. It supplies endless landscapes perfect for hiking, along with well-marked trails. The verb is randonner in French, while a hike is une randonnée. On the one hand, hiking in France can be a serious business. Thousands of...

The Sunshine Coast: La Vendée (Atlantic Coast #1)

La Vendée is a department on France’s Atlantic coast that bears the nickname, La Côte de Lumière, or of the sunshine (Lumière means light) coast, with a greater number of sunny days than the rest of the west coast. If you look at a map of France, you’ll notice a very...

5 France Foodie Destinations

5 France Foodie destinations                            France is known around the world for their cuisine. If you’re a foodie, here are some ideas for your next trip. If you don’t call yourself a “foodie”, you’ll still be searching for memorable regional cuisine that...

An Alsace Road Trip

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the Alsace Wine Route. That’s the route I took for my recent trip to Alsace in eastern France. This road trip isn’t only fantastic if you’re a wine-lover. It’s also memorable if you’re a history-lover, a fan of good food or...

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Annecy, Jewel of the Alps

Annecy, Jewel of the Alps

Pearl of the Alps Annecy, nestled near Switzerland and Italy, has been called the pearl of the Alps. See it and you’ll agree. It has also been named the Venice of the Alps, an image that leads us to the river Thiou, as...

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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...

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18 Travel Tips for a Great Trip

18 Travel Tips for a Great Trip

In this post, you’ll find 18 curated travel tips from reliable sources. They will enhance your travels to any destination, including France. Recently, I had the privilege of attending a live interview with Rick Steves,...

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Travel and Language Resources

Hit the Road: Free eBook!

There’s something special about seeing France by car. The freedom to set your pace, to see the out-of-the way places. Here are 5 Made-for-You road trips in 5 of the loveliest regions of France. Free 34-page eBook. Just rent a car and go!

Magical Paris: Over 100 Things to Do Across Paris

Magical Paris: The places you most want to see, as well as places you’ve never read about anywhere. Magical Paris gives both, not just tourist hubs, but ALL of Paris. All across Paris…discover the magic.

A French Garden: The Loire Valley

Here’s a place you might see only in your dreams, but it’s just an hour south of Paris … the Loire Valley. This is your guide for this enchanted place, with all you’ll need for an unforgettable trip.

Real French for Travelers Online Course

Learn travel French online…a great way to prepare for your trip to France! Whether you’re starting from zero or needing a good review, this course fits your schedule. It’s yours to keep. Click the image to learn more.

FREE French Mini-Course: Polite Words and Expressions

Get ready for your trip to France with this FREE online mini-course covering polite words and expressions. Video lessons will tell you how, what, and when to say polite expressions and greetings in France.

Real French for Travelers: The Book

When you go to France, why grab your phrasebook when you can learn REAL French? Simple chapters will take you from zero to past tense in clear lessons. Tons of travel vocabulary, too! (Also in online course)

Regions of France

Everything under the sun . . .

More things to do in France and travel tips, too! 

Along with travel tips that will help you have a great trip, there are many activities you can do in France. (Hiking, biking, boating, cooking classes, language study vacations . . . ) Have a look at this Alphabetical List (click the button) to find what you’re looking for!