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24 hours in Montpellier

After visiting the beautiful cities of Annecy and Rennes, I’m really happy to take you to the South of France, in Montpellier, my hometown! Located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier is a stylish metropolis with elegant buildings, private mansions, stately boulevards and shady backstreets. In the past few years, the city has been a tremendous hotspot for architects and titans of fashion. Lacroix decorated the two new tram lines. Hadid designed the new archives building. Starck designed the plans for a new fitness center and many more! 10 a.m Go see the art of Darkness Close to the city’s main square, the Place de la Comédie, the Musée Fabres has a large collection of sculptures and paintings from the...

24 Hours in Annecy

Have you heard about Annecy?! After Lyon and Rennes we are taking you to another beautiful and romantic town in the Rhone-Alpes region of southeast France. Also called the "Venice of the Alps", this picturesque representation comes from its two canals and the river lying through the old city. With the proximity of the fresh and a wonderful azure colour lake, winter resorts and the renovation of its castle, Annecy has became a must-see destination of France.   11a.m. First you need some (good) food Let's brunch at Sur Les Pas De La Petite Botte - which is a cute cosy café with a great choice of hot and cold beverages as well as homemade goodies from muffins to savoury cakes and flans. This is...

24 Hours In Lyon

Summer is well on the way and there are so many things to look forward to: the beautiful sunshine, the beach, and vacation!!! Yes, it’s that time of the year again and in this article, after Rennes, I want to take you on a 24hr tour of one of France’s biggest cities: Lyon a.k.a the Capital of Lights! Prepare yourself for a day filled with fun, food and culture!   11 a.m Let’s start with brunch Start your day with delicate homemade pastries from Thé Où and don’t miss their famous teas which are all guaranteed to be delightful!   1:30 p.m Market Time It wouldn’t be France if you didn’t have markets readily available every day. Marché Saint-Antoine is surrounded by a bed of water which only...

5 Small Villages to Visit In Provence

The perfect road trip in France is incomplete without a visit to the South of France, where there is no shortage of picture-perfect scenery. Known for its luscious lavender fields, its delicious specialties and for having some of the most beautiful villages in France, Provence is a fool-proof step to discovering a piece of paradise. L'Ile Sur La Sorgue Famous for its medieval feel, L'ile Sur La Sorgue is surrounded by water running from the Sorgue River. The town hosts one of the biggest flea markets in France where vendors offer unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise and delicious fresh produce. Roussillon If you’re looking for a countryside getaway, look no further than the glorious red rocks of Roussillon. Take in the sights of one of the biggest...

The 3 Best Parisian Patisseries

To not indulge your sweet tooth in Paris would be insane! Every street corner holds a window full of glorious pastries, marvelous cakes and crispy breads. I will warn you before I start to write more, but this top 3 of the best patisseries & bakeries in Paris is clearly biased as it is a list of my 3 favorite spots when I’m in Paris craving of the most decadent treats! 1. La Patisserie Des Rêves I simply adore their concept: revisiting and modernizing the great (and delicious) classics of French pastry in a pink shop that looks like and inviting laboratory! On a sunny day, I love to take their Paris-Brest (made of choux pastry and a ohh so yummy praline flavored cream) to-go...

5 Ideas For Valentine’s Day In Paris

If you’re struggling with how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, why not look to the City of Love for a customizable experience with your special someone? The great thing about Paris is that every day is Valentine’s Day; the city practically lives and breathes romance. In addition to having a picnic under the marvelous Eiffel Tower and strolling down the darling cobblestone streets, here are some ideas that will put the cherry on top of your special day. Declare Your Love In City Hall Every year the Paris City Council selects 100 love messages to publish on over 170 billboards in Paris from 6am- midnight on February 14th. This is a great opportunity to put on your thinking hat and be inspired! Hotel Amour...

3 Best Ski Resorts In France

Who’s ready to hit the slopes now that it’s cold out?! At around this time, skiers and snowboarders from all over the world flock to France to experience the best the Alps have to offer. If you’re lucky enough to be vacationing there this winter season, this list might help inspire some details for your itinerary. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to keep this in mind the next time we book a plane ticket! Meribel This gorgeous ski resort is comprised of 3 neighboring villages in the Les Allues commune, and situated within the Vanoise National Park. If you’re like me and like to sneak out to explore, Meribel is the perfect choice! Visitors come to ski but they definitely stay for the...

5 of the most creepy places in Paris

Although Halloween isn’t celebrated as it is here in the US, in France, there are certainly a few spots that can make your hair stand. For the adrenaline seekers, Paris would be a good starting point. The team at Bon Appetit Box came up with a list of 5 creepiest spots in the City of Light to bookmark for your next visit! 1. Paris Catacombs The Paris catacombs dates back to the 18th century, where skeletal remains from the Les Innocents cemetery and those who lost their lives during the French Revolution find their final resting place. Visitors can walk through tunnels of over 6 million skulls, but don’t wander too far off as this maze of a chamber has taken many lost guests. 2....

Champagne Region at a glance

Gaining the World Heritage status from Unesco in 2015, the Champagne region in France is not one to be missed. Nestled between Paris and Belgium, this marvelous province provides the perfect landscape and temperature for producing wine grapes. Visitors can get lost in the magnificent vineyards, take tours of the many wine cellars, or unwind by the lakes with a glass of delectable champagne. Champagne is arguably the finest thing in the world, and rightfully so. The process of producing a bottle of this exquisite beverage usually requires harvesting 3 different types of grapes, two rounds of fermentation followed by at least 15 months of aging (as required by law). This unmatched procedure is why only bubbly from this region can carry the champagne label...
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