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  • Eiffel Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Paris Things to Do

    This is of course a world famous symbol of Paris. Being very bad people, we did not go up it because that would have involved queuing. The Eiffel Tower is situated on the Champ de Mars. It was designed and built by engineer, Gustave Eiffel in 1889. It was originally the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. The Eiffel Tower is 324m high, still...

  • Four Seasons George V Paris

    Paris Hotels

    The Four Seasons George V is truly one of the world's great hotels. I really, really love to stay...

  • Angelina

    4 out of 5 stars

    Paris Restaurants

    Last visit April 2014 to the Rue de Rivoli location There are many menu items on Angelina's menu, indeed we saw several people eating sandwiches and salads but my focus for my birthday splurge was two of the menu items that Angelina is famous for, the hot chocolate l'Africain and the Mont Blanc. In the late afternoon we were able to walk in and...



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  • Vieux Nice - Old Town

    Nice Things to Do

    Wow! One of the best memories of Nice is the old town market called Cours Saleya. Old town, Vieille Ville, is another wow, but this is just about the market. Wake up early, walk from your hotel to the old town plaza and viola! Covered cart after cart of flowers, all kinds, make a rainbow right before your eyes. You can purchase just about any type...

  • Hotel Negresco

    Nice Hotels

    I didnt actually stayed there. But I was told it is the most expensive hotel in Nice. From the...

  • Le Café de Turin

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Restaurants

    In Finland we eat a lot of fish but very little other "water animals". So, as one of my friend who usually does not eat even much fish promised to try sea food, we chose Cafe de Turin's back room table instead of the rather crowded terrasse (as the room was almost empty at 7pm and we did not want to embarras any other restaurant guests). The...



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  • Le Suquet

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cannes Things to Do

    One of the nicest places to visit in Cannes where you can see the locals in shops, stores, and sitting at outdoor cafes is in the old town on the hill, Le Suquet. Taking the winding streets up the hill requires a little effort but is an ideal way to exercise the wonderful tastes of Cannes that you devoured at a bustling restaurant near the harbor...

  • Hotel Gray d'Albion

    Cannes Hotels

    This is a 4 star hotel, but it feels like, and looks like, a 5 star. It is not one of the amazing...

  • La Pizza Cresci

    3 out of 5 stars

    Cannes Restaurants

    Serving pizza and other Italian dishes in Cannes for decades, La Pizza (Cresci) is an institution. It is a direct competitor of Vesuvio's at the other end of la Croisette. La Pizza is located at the corner of le Vieux Port, at the foothill of the Suquet hill.



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  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Strasbourg Things to Do

    The monumental Strasbourg Cathedral is a huge tourist draw in this area. It is well worth seeing, but be advised that you won't be alone. The cathedral is open to the public every day from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:40 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. For a small fee you can also climb up the stairs in the cathedral tower, but this may well...

  • Hotel Regent Petite France

    Strasbourg Hotels

    1190ff per room per night. Superb location, excellent standard of decoration and lovely public...

  • Local flavor shops

    Strasbourg Shopping

    Strasbourg is very famous for lot of number of high -end chocolate shops. In fact these shops is much look like chocolate jewelry shops. All chocolate creations and candies are like art. They are very delicious but the only problem is that prices are also seemed closer to jewelry store than to a candy store. But enjoy, life is only one!!!!!



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  • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lyon Things to Do

    Looming above Lyon from its position on a hilltop on the right bank of the Saône, the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière can be seen from numerous places in the city. So it is certainly a prominent landmark, even for those of us who dislike the building and what it stands for. Like the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, which has a similarly dominating...

  • Hotel Cour Des Loges

    Lyon Hotels

    I must admit to sleeping around in my favorite cities! :-) Blame it on wanting to experience...

  • Pubs & Bars

    Lyon Nightlife

    I visited this place a Sunday night and then they played salsa music and also karoke in French. There werent so many people here and they had no entrance fee. You just pay 2 euros to hang your jacket. I can think this place is much better Thursdays to Saturdays when it is open to five o'clock in the morning. The bouncer was really friendly here and...



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  • Other towns & attractions near Avignon

    Avignon Things to Do

    City buses link Avignon’s Old Town with its suburban 'ville neuve' (new town) across the Rhône. Originally Villeneuve allowed the King of France to keep an eye on the popes on the far side of the river. Soon popes and cardinals themselves could not resist its charms, and built their own luxurious Villeneuve residences. Together with neighbouring...

  • Hotel d'Europe

    Avignon Hotels

    The Hotel d'Europe was a terrific place to stay in Avignon. The hotel is luxurious, yet it has a...

  • Train

    Avignon Transportation

    The newest “Bridge of Avignon” is actually a pair of railway viaducts spanning the Rhône River and Valley as part of the high-speed “LGV Méditerranée” (‘Mediterranean line of great speed’) that was opened in 2001. Most of the trains on this line go to Paris, Lyon, Lille or Geneva, but there is also one train a day in each direction between...



See all 417 Lille Tips
  • Place du General de Gaulle - Grande...

    Lille Things to Do

    The official name of this square is the Place du Général-de-Gaulle, but most people still call it Grand’Place. It is the traditional main square of Lille and is now largely car-free, with only one lane that is still open to motor traffic. On a sunny Saturday afternoon in October the entire population of Lille seemed to be out in the square...

  • Suitehotel Lille Europe

    Lille Hotels

    Stayed over on a reunion of some old friends. 5 of us had 3 rooms - the Eurostar fare from London...

  • Aux Moules

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lille Restaurants

    Aux Moules is a classic French-style brasserie with its white-apronned waiters, banquette seating, and close-fitting tables. The decor is characterful with old restaurant photos (Aux Moules was founded in 1930) hanging on the part ornately-tiled walls. The low-beamed ceiling and diffuse lighting add a cosiness and best of all the waiters are all...



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  • Vieux Port

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marseille Things to Do

    The Old Port is where Marseille was founded over 2,600 years ago. This was the city’s commercial and military harbor for most of that time, but now it is used mainly for pleasure boats, since the new container ships have their own bigger harbor just a short distance away to the north. My first photo shows the Old Port as seen from the Frioul If...

  • Hotel Les Cigales

    Marseille Hotels

    Stayed here when I backpacked through Europe during college. Hotel Les Cigales is a really sweet...

  • Vieux Port

    Marseille Favorites

    Quite close to the old Port, I came across this beautiful old fashioned Carousel and Admission Box. I was really impressed that Carousels as beautiful as this one are still around. In Australia, they are a thing of the past, only modern ones operating now, and such a shame. The one at Marseille, was double story, and had many nice paintings inside...



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  • Jacobins Church & Cloister

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Toulouse Things to Do

    One of the big landmarks in the city. I’d visited when I lived here, but wanted to go back. Unfortunately, it was in the middle of major renovation work - open, but a mess. It was built in 1230 by the Dominican order, which had been founded in the city in 1215. The remains of St Thomas Aquinas are held here in a gilt box. I like the cloister....

  • Hotel Albert 1er

    Toulouse Hotels

    We flew into Toulouse for our vacation in the Dordogne and assuming jet lag, we decided to spend the...

  • L'Entrecôte

    4 out of 5 stars

    Toulouse Restaurants

    I am not a steak fan, and prefer fish or shellfish. Not knowing exactly what this restaurant served but I/we could not resist trying it because of the line of people waiting each evening to get in. What a neat suprise. I loved the steak, even the fries, so much, that when in Toulouse next spring to catch a flight home, I have planned to dine...




See all 459 Rouen Tips

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rouen Things to Do

    just to say its a must to see ,and Rouen is one of my favorite cities in France, come here often even just for the market . The Cathedral is magnificent and recently clean and renovated. visits are done from April 1 to oct 31 from 7h30 to 19h weekdays, and from 8h to 18h Sundays and holidays. From November 1 to MArch 31 from 7h30- 12h and 14h-...

  • Hotel Cardinal

    Rouen Hotels

    about 50.00 US dollars or less...Under 300 french francs for one Magnificent and modern marble...


    4 out of 5 stars

    Rouen Restaurants

    The Place du Vieux Marché is a great place to stop for lunch and people watching in the heart of Rouen, but many of the eateries are overpriced and not always of the quality you would hope for. One place which is a good bet is JM's café on the Eastern side of the square which has some good value lunchtime deals and serves some good quality fresh...



See all 331 Aix-en-Provence Tips
  • Cathédrale Saint Sauveur

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Aix-en-Provence Things to Do

    The cloister of the church of St. Sauveur is one hindred years older than the church. It is Romanesque and was built between 1180 and the early years of the 13C at the same time as the cloister at Arles. It is rectangular and has bas relief statues at the corners. There are pairs of delicate columns between the ends that are topped by capitals that...

  • Hotel Cezanne

    Aix-en-Provence Hotels

    Excellent service from a great, English-speaking staff. Interiors are stylish and look new. Good...

  • Shopping in Aix

    Aix-en-Provence Shopping

    Aix is my new favorite place to shop. It's like a mini Paris. I was particularly taken with La Grand Baix with it's designer fashions not seen in the USA. That's where I discovered Catherine Michiels' inspired jewelry. And I was looking for a unique fragrance, which I found at Rose et Marius. The Saturday markets were also not to be missed,...



See all 479 Carcassonne Tips
  • Basilique St Nazaire

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Carcassonne Things to Do

    The Cathedral in the Cite within the Castle walls is a wonderful church with lots of goth, stained glass, wild water spouts and fine sculptures. The cathedral as it stands dates from the 11th Century, however, there is evidence of a church on this spot as far back as the 6th-7th Century. Some of the tombs are dated as far back as 1266.

  • Best Western le Donjon les Remparts

    Carcassonne Hotels

    In our opinion, the only way to do Carcassonne is to stay in the Cite and this is the best place to...

  • Cité de Carcassonne

    Carcassonne Things to Do

    The “Cité de Carcassonne” is the town’s main attraction, and a UNESCO heritage site. The town’s tourism website has this to say...“Située sur la rive droite de l’Aude, la Cité Médiévale est une ville fortifiée unique en Europe, de par sa taille et son état de conservation.” Roughly translated, that means it is a fortified town which is unique in...



See all 697 Versailles Tips
  • The Palace of Versailles

    Versailles Things to Do

    a masterpiece just worth seeing alone, a must to visit, gorgeous Started built by royal architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart from 1699 to his death in 1708. It was finally done by his successor royal architect and brother in law Robert de Cotte in 1710. The quality of the decoration and the architecture contributes to make it one of the great works of...

  • Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf...

    Versailles Hotels

    My wife and I stayed at the Trianon Palace for Easter 2012. Overall a wonderful hotel with a couple...

  • More walks of sublime Versailles

    Versailles Favorites

    digging some older photos of my favorite town in France, so far. Versailles is hard to forget after almost 10 years living there, its more than a castle I tell you.EVen if the castle or better yet Domaine of Versailles covers it all. The pictures tells it all, the pavillon frais or fresh house in the petit Trianon, completed in 1753 by Ange -...



See all 475 Bordeaux Tips
  • Cathedral Saint Andre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bordeaux Things to Do

    The massive Cathedral St. Andre at Place J. Moulin is one of the centerpieces of central Bordeaux. Even with the large square it is almost impossible to get a photo of the entire cathedral. There are regularly scheduled organ concerts featuring the massive organ in the back. It took over 800 years to complete beginning with the 12th century...

  • Quality Hotel St. Catherine

    Bordeaux Hotels

    Hotel is situated just off the main shopping street and close to many bars & restaurants, so very...

  • Very cool wine shop

    Bordeaux Shopping

    A very friendly wine shop/art gallery located right in the heart of the real Bordeaux, between capucin market and Saint-Michel.The wine selection is great: local and worldly varieties. We had a very cool cheese and wine tasting for a very low price. It was so much fun ! I highly recommend this place Wine


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    Apr 16, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    After one year out, France is coming back to the offer of Select pass of Eurorail trains, it will be April 1st. The pass allows passing in one trip to about four countries in Europe; the pass for the four countries will cost about from 266€, and popular countries such as Portugal,Spain, France, and Germany.

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    Mar 22, 2014 at 3:11 AM

    The crown of thorn brought to France by Saint Louis will be shown to the public here at Poissy, where King Louis IX (Saint Louis) was born and baptised. Its marking the 800 years of Saint Louis with three days of celebration.

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    Dec 15, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    TGV service Paris Barcelona starts today.

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    Dec 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    SNCF gréve strike night of Dec 12 to Dec 13 nationwide

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    Jul 5, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Tour de France cycling is going on now!!!

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      Jul 6, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      I am watching and just saw snow in the Pyrenees !! Summer huh :-)

    • gwened's Profile Photo
      Jul 6, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      weather, can't be predicted even by the pros, so go for it.

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    Jun 26, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Heritage days or journées de patrimoine will be September 14-15 2013 in France. Many sites open to the public normally closed.

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    Jun 26, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    Summer sales begins today in France.

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    Jun 11, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    Disruptions with the trains as well so be attentive to your travel plans from now.Wednesday June 12 at 19h to Friday June 14 at 8h

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    Jun 10, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    national general strike announce that could cause delays in FRance transportation systems between June 11 and 13. Confirmed your travel with your travel provider in advance of trip.

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