Abbeys and Monasteries in France

Abbeys and Monasteries in France   French Abbeys and Monasteries are often architectural marvels. You'll also be surprised at the fascinating history of some of them. And not least, they’re places of peaceful contemplation and wonder. If you love abbeys,...

Brittany: An Array of Adventures

Brittany: An Array of Adventures   Is Brittany, France on your radar? It should be if you love picturesque villages, serene landscapes, great food, and smaller towns. What’s not to love? You’ll find quite a few posts in Oliver’s France on Brittany. I’ll give you...

Adventures Off the Beaten Path in France

Detours in France Are you ready to go off the beaten path in France? There are times to go to renowned tourist sites. Then there are times to take a detour. To rent a car and wander. You’ll be amazed at what you find. You'll discover real France, meet the local...

Amazing Rocamadour

Rocamadour   (Roh cah ma do er)   Rocamadour is not just an exotic name. It's an exotic destination, a cliffside village built on three levels in the southwest of France. It's located in a region called La Dordogne, home to stunning views and historical...

French for Travelers

French for Travelers If you have travel plans (this year or in the future) to France, consider this: If you can speak even a small amount of French in stores, restaurants, and hotels, you'll enjoy your trip even more, because you'll feel more like an insider. Not only...

Recent Posts

5 Dream Honeymoons in France

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...

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Hiking in France

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...

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5 France Foodie Destinations

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...

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An Alsace Road Trip

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...

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Alsace Preview

Alsace Preview

Alsace Preview Since I am still in Alsace, I don't want to do a full post on this adventure just yet. I want to have all my photos organized and give you a better view of this stunning region. I've learned so much, but...

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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!