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Following the Footsteps of Cezanne in Aix en Provence

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Pure Bliss in the Lovely Provence Countryside

Posted at 15:07h in EUROPE, FRANCE by Simon 3 Comments<p>Gentle hills, green fields, yellow hay and the purple spots of the lavender fields, wandering …

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Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

Adventures In France: Roquefort, The King Of All Cheese Towns

The first time I tasted Roquefort cheese, with its green-blue veins and super-pungent odor, I was hooked. If you appreciate cheese that tastes like <i>cheese</i>, that punches you in the mouth like <i>cheese</i>, and demands a full-bodied red wine to cut its mind-altering strength in half, then perhaps you’ve had …

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Following the Beaujolais Wine Route

What could be more French than sampling the fruits of the vine? And where better to do it than the enticing vineyards of Beaujolais? The picture-book Beaujolais Wine Route is a dream-come-true for oenophiles. Swinging from Villefranche-sur-Saône to St-Amour, this route is like a ‘greatest hits’ of …

France's 10 Most Enchanting Towns

This summer, ditch the tourist trail in Paris and Marseilles and hit the countryside to experience the wealth of gorgeous historical villages France has to offer.<p>It's no surprise that France has long held the title as the world's most-visited country. From the artistic legacy of Paris and the …

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Twenty destinations for 2014: Bordeaux, France

<b>Why?</b> The target time to be in Bordeaux this year must be from June 26-29, when the city uncorks Europe’s greatest biennial wine festival. Some two kilometres of wine stalls will line the quays. There will be tastings, music, fireworks and lashings of Latin effervescence.<p>And Bordeaux will rub its …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

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Aboriginal art gives Paris an Eiffel

For those around her, the emotion didn’t really need to be explained.<p>It was symbolic of a long journey for the 77-year-old elder from a tiny red dust …

12 New Rules for Riding the Paris Métro

The Paris Métro has released a “politeness manual” with 12 rules for proper behavior in the city’s underground. It's a welcome—and hilarious—guide that should make riding the subway in Paris more pleasant.<p>The Paris Métro has released a “politeness manual” with 12 rules for proper behavior in the …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

4 Scams To Watch Out For In Paris

Barri Gotic

Barcelona’s Medieval City Center<p>The Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) is the heart of the old city of Barcelona. It is bordered in the south by the …

Architecture in Barcelona - Hiking and Walking Holidays

Walking in Barcelona<p>Architecture in Barcelona<p><b>One of the great joys of walking through Barcelona is discovering the great architecture that the city’s</b> …

100 Things to Do in Barcelona

01 of 11<p>The best way to plan a tour of Barcelona is to divide the town into districts, beginning in the center and working your way out to the …

10 of the best barrio bars in Barcelona

Barcelona resident and Spotted by Locals contributor <b>Bill Sinclair</b> guides you to the bars most tourists will never stumble across, from basement dives to modernista masterpieces<p>You'll need to take a short stroll on the wild side to visit this tiny piece of post-war Marseilles in the Raval. You may …

Gaudí in Barcelona: Park Güell at Sunset

Even if you are not a fan of the Silly Sand buildings that sprang from the fevered imagination of architect Antoni Gaudí­, you should visit his Park …

Barcelona Travel Guide: 10 Tips for Avoiding the Crowds

Barcelona is the seventh most popular destination in Europe, a fact that filled me with trepidation before I flew there for an eight-day stay last …

Free things to do in Barcelona

<b>Barcelona is a great city and what about visiting it for free</b>, this post is about free things to do in Barcelona, isn't that cool? As in most of the …