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?...

Rivers of France: 5 Destinations (and more)

  Some of France’s 51 rivers have familiar names. The Loire, the Seine, and the Rhône, for example. Others include the Garonne and the Dordogne, both near Bordeaux.   Here’s a snapshot of 5 French rivers   Why might you want to know about French...

The Silver Coast: France’s Southwest Corner (Atlantic Beaches, #3)

The Atlantic Coast of France   Most people have at least heard of the French Riviera, so these smaller glitzy beaches of the Mediterranean come to mind when you think of beaches in France. However, the Atlantic Coast of France consists of a multitude of memorable...

Road Trips Through France

Road Trips Through France (Some of the content of this post comes from Hit the Road in France: 9 Road Trip Itineraries through France. Updated and Expanded.)    Road trips are a great way to see France up close. You can get into the fabric of the culture and make...

Of Villas and Oysters: Charente-Maritime (Atlantic Coast #2)

The Atlantic Coast of France is one long strand of hundreds of fabulous beaches. You may have already read about La Vendée, called the Sunshine Coast, but now we’ll take a look at Charente-Maritime, the department just below La Vendée. It’s here that you find the...

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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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A Spa in France

A Spa in France

French Spas There are two types of spas in France. One is focused on health improvements and the other, a bit more familiar, is for relaxation and pampering. First, some cultural background on the first type, the cure...

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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

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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!