Virtual Tourism: France at your Fingertips

For frustrated Francophiles unable to visit France is there any joy to be found in the much-hyped world of virtual travel? Guy Hibbert investigates For the last decade we travellers have been taking advantage of...

EU Bans Mobile Roaming Charges

Today is a fine day for regular visitors to France and the EU Since the first mobile phones came into circulation, network companies have charged extortionate prices on mobile roaming. When smartphones with internet access...
Immersion France, the app

Editor’s App Choice: Immersion France

Language learning in France is big news (it’s the second most widely learned language in the world), bringing in thousand of visitors to the country. Estimates show that more than 130,000 students and foreigners arrive each year in...
Hello Tomorrow summit in Paris

Hello Tomorrow: Start-Ups Make Travel Better Now and in the Future

Impressionists were entrepreneurs. That was how Michael Bloomberg, Founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., put the nature of the risks and benefits of start-up innovation into perspective. Speaking at a panel discussion at Hello Tomorrow,...

French Start-Ups, Technology and Apps to Help Travellers: Dispatch from Mobile World Congress

It’s not about the features on the phone any more, it’s about connectivity, and how smart apps can sense, map, share, solve, protect and entertain by using seamless connectivity throughout the world. That’s the “creating...

Editor’s App Choice: Cycling in Savoie Mont Blanc

One of our favourite times of year is Le Tour de France, when the world’s greatest cyclists compete in the world's biggest bike race: taking on challenges like the energy-sapping mountain stages amid the...

Technology Makes Us Better Travellers: Dispatch from Mobile World Congress

There’s a theory to disconnect from mobile devices when travelling to allow a rest from work distractions, but there are ways to stay connected that make travelling easier and smarter. In fact, technology makes...

Editor’s App Choice: Visit 47

With an increasing number of Francophiles using their tablets and smartphones as an integral part of planning travel for trips to France, it’s great to see that plenty of local tourist boards are creating...

Editor’s App Choice: busuu, Learn French for Free

First things first: this language-learning app, busuu, is free to download and use, and so its merits and failings should be assessed from a viewpoint of cost-efficiency. The concept of matching photos with words...