Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes

"Brothers, I am drinking the stars!” declared Dom Perignon on his first sip of the sparkling wine he helped invent in the 1600s. This monk, who lived in a Benedictine monastery in the heart of the Champagne region, wasn’t the...

Getting Ready for the Tour de France: Discover France Adventures

The Tour de France is one of the main events of the French summer, and every year our whole team of cycling lovers hits the ground and is by your side during the entire...

Campsite on the Shores of Lake Sanguinet: Camping Les Grands Pins

Camping les Grands Pins is situated on the shores of lake Sanguinet, at 800 m from the village, near the Bassin d’Arcachon, the dune du Pyla and the ocean. In the area: mountain bike trips, cycle...
Menton Lemon Festival

Winter Travel in France: Things to See and Do on the Riviera

A selection of activities and events for visitors of all ages! Related articles: The French Riviera in Winter Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte d’Azur Where to Stay and Eat on the French...
Annecy, "Little Venice."

A Weekend in Annecy: Insider Travel Recommendations

The cure for most anything that ails is fresh mountain air. With winter arriving, I craved a higher altitude and slower pace of life, even if only for a weekend. A train ticket and...

The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Hayes and Gough/Octavia

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune.  It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...

A Simple Guide to Hiring the Perfect Bike in France

Cycling in France is wonderful, some say the best in the world, but it can be a hassle to bring your own bike which is why so many people leave their beloved steeds at...

Things to See and Do in the Loire Valley

We highlight here some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the Loire Valley region. BALLOONING A relaxing and picturesque way to view the châteaux and river valleys from above; it’s as if the...

Savoring the Slow Road: Cruising the Burgundy Canal by Barge

From the deck of my hotel barge, I glimpse into the heart of rural France, admiring lush pastures of grazing Charolais cattle and the verdant hills of Burgundy’s pastoral landscape. We are cruising at...
La Chapelle Sainte Anne.

Travel to Brittany: Cycling and Caravanning on the Polders

I should have a married a man with a string of hotels or at least a man who was profoundly claustrophobic in tin boxes and found anything on two wheels an affront to common...