More Adventures in Southwest France: The Pyrénées Region  

The Pyrénées Region Every corner of France contains landscapes, history, food, and unique treasures. The southwest corner is no exception. It may be off the beaten path, but well worth the trek. Go by train to Bordeaux or Toulouse then rent a car for your southwest...

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 well as canals and bridges that weave through the...

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...

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, where he shared his travel tips. I’ll pass 6 of...

Travel Resources from Oliver’s France

France Travel Tools for you! If you’ve been around Oliver’s France a little while, you might know it’s an AD-FREE RESOURCE for France-lovers all over the planet. In addition to helpful posts twice monthly, Oliver’s France offers travel resources.  Here’s a description...

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Staying Overnight in France

Staying Overnight in France

France Hotels and More. There are many options for lodging when you visit France. In one of my previous posts, A Twist on French Lodging, I wrote about Gîtes, Chambre d’Hôtes, and Villas. In this post, you’ll learn...

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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...

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Oliver’s France Holiday List!

Oliver’s France Holiday List!

It’s holiday time! The activities pick up. The streets get more crowded. You start making lists (or  more lists if you’re already a list-maker!) The fun, frenzy, and fatigue all blend together!  You may be thinking...

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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!