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France Cities Map and Travel Guide

International tourists visit France to the tune of about 85 million per year, making France the top tourist destination in the world, even though it …

France

Flashback: See Aretha Franklin’s Show-Stealing Scene in ‘The Blues Brothers’

In 1980, the blockbuster film <i>The Blues Brothers</i> featured cameos from a bevy of musical titans, including James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and …

Aretha Franklin

Top 10 Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever

You can regrow many of your favorite foods from scraps in your house or garden and have a never ending readily available supply of organic fresh …

Gardening

Paris baulks at 'horrible' eco-friendly public urinals

<b>A boat cruise along the River Seine is one of most popular ways to see Paris, but angry locals are worried that a new installation may spoil the experience.</b><p>Bright-red, fully exposed, urinals have been placed across the city to reduce peeing on the streets.<p>But the eco-friendly devices, which are …

Notre Dame

The History of France, Told Through Food

The notion that the history of France unrolls at the table is not far-fetched, as this curious volume demonstrates. The landmark political and cultural events over about 2,000 years are often accompanied by food happenings, like the Romans’ planting vineyards in Gaul, Charlemagne’s reorganizing …

France

Our Favorite ‘Small Luxury Hotels’ In Europe

<i>Point Me To The Plane Contributors David Ghorbanpoor and Sarah Johnson collaborated on this report.</i>Last week World of Hyatt announced a partnership …

Luxury Lifestyle

8 Prettiest Lakeside Villages for your Europe vacation

From Bohinj to Annecy, these charming lakeside villages and cities make for idyllic Europe vacation spots.<p>Bodies of water dictate the distribution of …

European Travel

Local fishers in France struggle along with Mediterranean ecology

Climate change and pollution have taken their toll on the fish population in the Mediterranean and the effect of tourist fishing is not even being calculated.<p>According to the UN, the Mediterranean now the most over-fished sea in the world and pollution and climate change are doing their own damage …

Ecology

Johnny Mathis, the voice of the ’50s, was always ahead of his time. Now he’s ready to talk about it.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Johnny Mathis, master of the velvet vibrato, exercises with a personal trainer at 5:30 in the blasted morning every weekday that he’s not on perpetual tour of America’s midsize cities and casinos.<p>“Everything counts when you’re onstage,” he says, perched on a stationary bike …

Music

Paris painters threaten to fold up easels over creeping cafes

PARIS (Reuters) - For decades the artists of Montmartre have dazzled sightseers with their rapidly delivered portraits, paintings of Parisian scenes and cartoonish caricatures.<p>But now the painters are threatening to fold up their easels and relocate elsewhere in the French capital, accusing …

France

5 Must Visit Places in France Aude Burgundy Provence Paris River Loire

posted by Stacie on July 29, 2018 // 0 Comments »<p>France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It provides a wealth of variety …

France

Guide to Wine and Bubbly Tasting in France's Champagne Wine Region

When it comes to celebrations, there’s no sound more satisfying—or festive—than the dramatic pop of a Champagne cork. Bubbles are often the drink of choice used to toast milestone moments from marriages to big birthdays. The tradition dates back to the coronation of French kings in the Champagne …

France

14th century French chateau for sale was once the King’s hunting lodge

It is believed the home has a secret tunnel to the nearby village.<p><b>If you would love to live like royalty, then take a look at this beautiful historic French chateau, located in Laruns, Pyrenees-Atlantiques.</b><p>The property boasts an incredibly impressive history and was once used as a hunting lodge by …

Henry IV

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants

Where to find perfect steak frites, matcha-filled crepes, roasted chicken and wine, and lamb-laden couscous in the City of Light<p>Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new …

France

Five Places to Shop in Marseille

Directly east of the central Vieux Port and its shiny Norman Foster-designed pavilion, the Noailles district is a decidedly grittier enclave with a large and diverse immigrant population. But hidden in plain sight among the women in headscarves perusing the outdoor produce stalls of the Marché des …

France

Sartre, Spinoza ... and Cruising at the Café de Flore

I was 21 and eager to experience the Paris of my intellectual heroes. In some ways, I got more than I asked for.<p>May 69. Hardly a year gone by since …

Trending on Gardenista: Dans Le Jardin

This week, while the Remodelista editors pored over French interiors, the editors at Gardenista took a virtual walk through French gardens. Here’s a …

Marseille cruise port guide

Why go?<p>Exuberant, eccentric, melting-pot Marseille is unlike anywhere else in Europe. Set spectacularly ‘twixt hills and sea, it is France’s most ancient city, yet is constantly shape-shifting and reinventing itself. Surrounded by top regional sights and boasting many of its own, it’s one of the …

The Best Books to Read Before You Go to Paris, According to Writers

<i>Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and to celebrate France’s national day, we’re dedicating the week to the very best French things. You may be</i> …

Paris says 'au revoir' to metro ticket, ushers in contactless payment

The Parisian metro is to phase out its emblematic rectangular paper ticket and introduce a contactless payment method, the city’s transport authorities announced on Wednesday.<p>Two new travel passes are to be created after transport authorities for the French capital approved the measure in a meeting …

The 9 Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Paris in 2018

Ah, Paris. The beautiful City of Love's siren call is heard not only by honeymooners, but families, friends, fashionistas and foodies the world …

7 Stunning Places to Visit in France This Bastille Day

On July 14, France will once again celebrate Bastille Day, a national holiday honoring the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789—an event widely …

After 118 years, Paris to bid 'au revoir' to its Metro tickets

PARIS (Reuters) - They’ve been in use since 1900, when the Paris Metro opened for business, but soon the city’s familiar rectangular tickets will become a thing of the past, replaced by a fully automated system similar to the one in London.<p>FILE PHOTO: A Metro sign is seen at Reaumur Sebastopol …

The 12 Best Things to Do in Nice, France

Back in Roman times, Nice served as the region’s capital—a role it maintains today as the gateway to the French Riviera. Once part of the Kingdom of …

Paris Police Are Warning Tourists About Hotel Thieves

Tourists in Paris are frequently told to stay on their guard against various scams in the streets of the city — pickpockets, bag snatchers and people …

Hospitality

Le Jardin Plume: A Modern Impressionist Masterpiece in Normandy

For anyone hankering after European formality—only a touch, we’re not talking Versailles—Le Jardin Plume in Upper Normandy is just the ticket. …

How to enjoy wine, history, French dining and more on the Tour de France route

Just because you’re travelling for the Tour de France doesn’t mean your entire trip has to revolve around cycling. The 105th edition of the race runs from 7 to 29 July, covering more than 3,300 kilometres from Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte. While crowds will flock to catch a glimpse of …

20 Once-in-a-Lifetime Trips Worth Flying For

How far would you travel for a once-in-a-lifetime experience?<p><i>Travel + Leisure</i>'s Worth Flying For series explores the most singular experiences …

Travel

Microwave mug recipes that prove no-fuss cooking for one can actually be great

The idea of a “fast and fabulous” microwave mug recipe is irresistible: There’s little waiting or washing up, you don’t heat up the kitchen, and the mug is the perfect size when you’re cooking for one. It’s also an easy way to eat more homemade and less takeout without spending a lot of extra time. …

Recipes

Why You Should Explore Les Calanques, France's Newest National Park

Remarkable for its jagged mountains and bountiful hiking trails through remote and unspoiled limestone and dolomite peaks, Parc National des …