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Île-de-France

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Languedoc-Roussillon

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Bretagne

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Rhône-Alpes

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Aquitaine

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Basse-Normandie

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Alsace

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Midi-Pyrénées

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Haute-Normandie

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Centre

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Picardie

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Pays de la Loire

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Poitou-Charentes

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Bourgogne

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Corsica

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Champagne-Ardenne

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Lorraine

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Paris

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  • Louvre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Paris Things to Do

    Last visit May 2016 Although my favorite art museum in Paris (and perhaps the world) is the Musee d'Orsay, a visit to the Louvre, even for a short bit, is a must see in Paris. The Louvre is a very, very large place and it is quite useful to sit down with the map and figure out where you are going. The massive building now housing the art...

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  • Four Seasons George V Paris

    Paris Hotels

    Yes, It's amazing.OK, so I've put a Facebook social plugin comments box on my site, in which i...

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  • Local Information

    4 out of 5 stars

    Paris Restaurants

    Foods in French ◗ General terms in restaurants l'addition = bill assiette = plate bio/bilologique = organically grown chaud = hot citron pressé = lemonade (do it yourself style) limonade is a lemon soft drink & also good compris = included (as in service compris or tip included) comptoir/zinc = counter/bar couteau = knife cuillère =...

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Nice

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  • Vieux Nice - Old Town

    Nice Things to Do

    We came in the fall which is rainy season but not as expensive or crowded ... and the kids are back in school. This was one of our last stops on our European Brendon Tour and unfortunately the weather had its rainy moments. But we got some less rainy time to walk around and explore the shops and markets. They really try to keep this place clean .....

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  • Hotel Suisse

    Nice Hotels

    In the center of Nice. Short walk to the port, old nice and the beach. Fantastic view of the...

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  • Bocaccio

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Restaurants

    Have been here twice. Good food, waitstaff is friendly and professional. Food is fresh and tasty. Only one thing: the portions are huge, literary huge. I know it depends on how much a person eats and how hungry we are, but for me (who is little eater) and my husband (who eats normally to general standards) it was a lot. One main course for two of...

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Strasbourg

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  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Strasbourg Things to Do

    Observation platform is situated atop and between two bell towers of Strasbourg Cathedral. You will have to climb three hundred and twenty two steps along spiral staircase to get here. No elevator is available. So, always mind your present physical condition and watch your steps. If you get here then your reward will be wonderful panoramic view at...

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  • Comfort Hotel Strasbourg Ouest

    Strasbourg Hotels

    We arrived into Strasbourg later in the evening via car and visited the city the next day so it made...

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  • 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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Cannes

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Marseille

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  • Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Marseille Things to Do

    When we had finished exploring the crypt and the interior of the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde we wanted to visit the museum but as we didn't had enough time we had taken a walk around the Basilica. The views are great from here as you can see the whole of Marseilles but at the rear of the Basilica there's is the look out which it was part of...

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  • Escale Oceania Vieux Port Marseille

    Marseille Hotels

    It has a three star rating , situated by Rue Canébiere, one of the citys main streets. We had room...

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  • Vieux Port

    Marseille General

    I have not been to Marseille since 1964, and at that time I was transiting by boat back and forth to the aircraft carrier that my husband was serving on. So I have various photos of the waterfront, lighthouses and aids to navigation. I have identified two photos of Fort Saint-Jean, a 1644 lighthouse which was inactive even when I saw it. It was...

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Lille

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  • Vielle Bourse

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lille Things to Do

    It used to be an Old Stock Exchange Building located between La Grand 'Place and La Place du theater and is built from 1652 -1653 The building in Baroque style seems to be a whole however, it consists of 24 identical houses with the Mercury logo god of commerce the building was funded by 24 merchants and offered shelter to people in the trade and...

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  • 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...

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  • Aux Moules

    3.5 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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Lyon

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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...

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  • Mercure Lyon Beaux Arts Lyon

    Lyon Hotels

    Stayed only two nights but the room was perfect and the breakfast was very good. There is plenty to...

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  • Pubs & Bars

    Lyon Nightlife

    ## Vieux Lyon This area has plenty to offer. The most well known bars are the british pubs. From south to North, here they are. Get down at the "Vieux Lyon" Metro station. Southward you have plenty of little bars/clubs, probably the best one is the Johnny Walshes, warm and nice, a bit overpacked sometimes with live music and quizz on Sunday night....

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Carcassonne

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Avignon

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  • Palais des Papes

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Avignon Things to Do

    Built in the 14th century, this palace. now Unesco Heritage, is a very important remain of one of the most dramatic period of the catholic church. Escaping from the violence in Rome, the pope Clement V moved to Avignon, fixing there the pope's official residence, until their return to Rome in 1377. French didn't accept and elected a second pope,...

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  • Hotel Garlande

    Avignon Hotels

    € 53,36/ 350 FF per night, with shower. (2001) I'm sure we paid much less in the early 90s and...

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  • Train

    Avignon Transportation

    The Avignon Centre train station, which was being remodeled during the time of my visit, is the central station just outside the ramparts of Avignon. If your hotel is right in the city center then you are in luck, its just a very short walk to the train station From this station you can catch trains to most local destinations in Provence. Most of...

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Annecy

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  • The Lake

    Annecy Things to Do

    For those with more energy than is necessary when you take a cruise, there are a number of water sports available. Or maybe you would prefer to sunbake on a deck chair on the pontoon. Water skiiing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding etc. They are all available, at a cost of course, but I am sure it would be worth the cost. You may prefer to...

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  • Hotel Splendid

    Annecy Hotels

    The Hotel Splendid is a 3 star hotel in a perfect location on the edge of the old town overlooking a...

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  • Savoyard Touch

    Annecy Restaurants

    L'Alpin was recommanded to us and we loved it!Inside it looks like a little chalet, really cosy, the food is mostly "Savoyarde".I had the Reblochon Feuilleté and it was huge and delicious!My friends has the Savoyard trio, a nice taste of local specialities!The porcini fondue was really good too as well as the gratin de crozets.The service was...

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Bordeaux

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  • Cathedral Saint Andre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bordeaux Things to Do

    Bordeaux’s city tourist office is quick to admit that the Cathédrale Saint André cannot compete with the ones in northern France like Amiens, Chartres or Reims, but they say its “heterogeneous appearance has something unexpected and endearing, in particular its separate bell tower.” This is where Anne of Austria (who despite her name was more...

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  • Hotel Chateau Grand Barrail

    Bordeaux Hotels

    A wonderful spot amid the grapevines. It was fairly new when I went so the condition of the place...

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  • Tramway

    Bordeaux Transportation

    Like most French cities, Bordeaux had an efficient tramway system for over three-quarters of a century – from 1880, when the first horse-drawn trams were installed, to 1958, when the last of the 38 electric tram lines fell victim to automania. For the next 45 years Bordeaux was dominated by cars, hundreds of thousands of them, supplemented only by...

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Toulouse

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  • St. Sernin Basilica

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Toulouse Things to Do

    A nice and large square with elegant buildings around.--is in Place St Sernin Toulouse France.. Toulouse is on the river Garonne. Toulouse is 230 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Euro is the currency here.

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  • Hotel Albert 1er

    Toulouse Hotels

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

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  • 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...

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Rouen

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  • NOTREDAME CATHEDRAL

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rouen Things to Do

    The Cathedral is in the heart of the historic city. is a roman catholic gothic architecture cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Rouen And Normandy.. The building contains the tomb of Richard the Lionheart. Entrance is free to the cathedral..Paintings by Monet s are famous of the front of Rouen cathedral.

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  • Mercure Hotel Rouen Centre

    Rouen Hotels

    Driving to this hotel was like driving in the centre of London in rush hour, gps was totally useless...

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  • FRENCH - LOCAL

    4.5 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...

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Mont Saint Michel

  • The Abbey

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mont Saint Michel Things to Do

    Mont St. Michel was my nephew's pick and I think it was because someone recommended it to him. He said that he wanted to go to the very top and to do that you have to go inside the Abbey so we paid the admission fee (9€ for adults, 7€ for under 26s, free for under 26s from the EU). Audio guides are extra so we just used the paper leaflet to guide...

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  • Hotel Formule Verte

    Mont Saint Michel Hotels

    Route Du Mont Saint Michel BP8, Mont-St-Michel, 50170, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • The Abbey

    Mont Saint Michel Things to Do

    Mont St. Michel was my nephew's pick and I think it was because someone recommended it to him. He said that he wanted to go to the very top and to do that you have to go inside the Abbey so we paid the admission fee (9€ for adults, 7€ for under 26s, free for under 26s from the EU). Audio guides are extra so we just used the paper leaflet to guide...

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A trip to Paris is just the start of a France holiday. A large and diverse country, France offers so many vacation options. If you like art, you’ll find the most amazing exhibits at Le Louvre. If...