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There are different ways to experience the Eiffel Tower, from a daytime trip or an evening ascent amid twinkling lights, to a meal in one of its…
Home to Europe's largest collection of modern and contemporary art, Centre Pompidou has amazed and delighted visitors ever since it opened in 1977, not…
Spanning the languid Cher River atop a graceful arched bridge, Chenonceau is one of France's most elegant châteaux. It's hard not to be moved and…
Visit Sainte-Chapelle on a sunny day when Paris’ oldest, finest stained glass (1242–48) is at its dazzling best. The chapel is famous for its stained…
It isn’t until you’re standing in the vast courtyard of the Louvre, with its glass pyramid and ornate façade, that you can truly say you’ve been to Paris.
The Loire Valley
If you only have time to visit one château in the Loire, you might as well make it the grandest – and Chambord is the most lavish of them all, and the…
It’s gruesome, ghoulish and downright spooky, but it never fails to captivate visitors. In 1785, the subterranean tunnels of an abandoned quarry were…
St-Germain & Les Invalides
Even if you're not an art lover, it is worth visiting this high-profile art museum to lose yourself in its romantic gardens.
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Traveling to France with kids
Jun 27, 2023 • 9 Min read
A Parisian break with children needn’t be a pain. Here’s our guide to traveling in France with children, whatever their age.
Escape the crowds: hidden alternatives to France's over-touristed spots
Jun 26, 2023 • 6 Min read
France is rolling out new measures to discourage overtourism at some of its most iconic sights. We have a few alternative recommendations to consider.
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Where locals go: where the French holiday in France
Jun 20, 2023 • 4 Min read
We asked three travel writers about the their favorite under-the-radar vacation spots in their native France.
Tackling the peaks of France’s lesser-trekked Auvergne region
Jun 16, 2023 • 5 Min read
France’s Auvergne region offers great landscapes and hiking - without the crowds.
Explore France on a budget with these helpful tips
May 25, 2023 • 9 Min read
France is a country associated with luxury – yet it’s not hard to enjoy all its pleasures on a limited budget. If you read our guide, that is.
19 things only the locals know in France (and now you do too)
May 24, 2023 • 9 Min read
Hints, tips, cheats and little-known intel from our France local pulled together in one digestible list.
France has banned some short flights - what does this mean for travelers?
May 24, 2023 • 4 Min read
A much-debated ban on domestic flights within France has finally been rolled out. What does it mean for travelers?
The 8 best hikes in France
May 20, 2023 • 8 Min read
From soaring alpine peaks to billowing lavender fields and azure rivers, France has hikes to match every ability. These are the best.
How to get around France
May 19, 2023 • 12 Min read
From bike to bus and train to plane, here's everything you need to know about getting around in France.
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