Paris and the Ile-de-France Region

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Things To Know On Sacré-Cœur Basilica You must be aware of the fact that Paris is one of the most renowned destinations of the world, and thus, there are many important landmarks and attractions that are visited by people round the corners of the world. Among the different important and noticeable landmarks, Sacré-Cœur Basilica is one of them. […]

Montmartre

Historical And Modern Significance Of Montmartre There are large numbers of people that visit Paris throughout the year from different corners of the world. In fact, there are some popular places and popular attractions that make Paris so captivating. Montmartre is one of them. This is basically a hill in Paris, which is located just on the right […]

The Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge is the famous music hall in Paris which was opened for public in the year 1889. The music hall was owned by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller and gave the hall the distinction of being the temple of music and dance. The distinction did become true in some sense as the Moulin Rouge came […]

Alsace Region

The Wine Road of Alsace (La route des vins d’Alsace)

Alsace enjoys a special, sheltered regional location. The hot summers, warm autumns, and dry climate make it perfect for wine growing, and the differing soils and slightly higher elevations ensure maximum sun exposure for the region’s grapes. Nearly 5,000 growers tend 15,000 hectares of land, and Alsace is the only part of France where the […]

Riquewihr

Riquewihr is a small village located in France’s Alsace region. It lies amidst the lush banks of the Rhine River, along the border of eastern France and Germany. Though smaller than most other French getaway destinations, this village charms people with its tussled elegant outdoor spaces and unique medieval houses. It is noted for offering […]

Colmar

Colmar holds the distinction of being among the most beautiful and interesting communes in France. It is situated within the Haut-Rhin department of Alsace, a region in the northeastern part of the country. Colmar is famous to be the “Capital of Alsatian Wine.” The commune was founded during the ninth century, and for a time […]

Provence Region

Avignon

Avignon, a city also known as the “City of Popes” for being inhabited largely by popes and antipopes, is a city of French commune. It is located on the south eastern side of France in the department of the Vaucluse. Avignon is the largest city and the capital of the department of Vaucluse. Avignon is […]

Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Music and Film festival is the most internationally celebrated film festival in the world. It gets its name from Cannes, the resort city in the French Riviera which it is held in. Though there’s a rich history to how it all began back in the 1930s, little of that is spoken of nowadays […]

Les Baux-de-Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence is one of the most famous French communes. Resting upon the majestic Alpilles mountain, this commune is set atop a rocky outcrop crowned with a ruined castle at the top overlooking the plains to the south. It is located in the Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence, in the south of France. It is but a few […]

Aquitaine Region

The Bordeaux Wines

If you plan on visiting the Bordeaux region, you’ll enjoy it all the more if you know a few facts about the wonderful wines produced there. The region produces everything from table wine, or “vin ordinaire,” to some of the most exclusive and expensive wines in the entire world. The vast majority of wine that […]

Surf in Biarritz – Visit Biarritz

Biarritz is a luxurious town by the sea, specifically on the Bay of Biscay on France’s Atlantic coast in the south west. Popular with surfers and other tourists, the town is in Basque territory and you’ll see Basque flags prominently displayed. The city is located in the Aquitaine region in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department. Eleven miles […]

Bayonne

Bayonne is a French city nestled between the banks of the rivers Nive and Adour, just six kilometers away from the Atlantic Ocean. Geographically, the bigger Adour River delineates between Saint Bayonne and Petit Bayonne, while the smaller Nive River separates Petit Bayonne from Grand Bayonne. Located in the south-west area of France, in the […]

Sport Events

Surf in Biarritz – Visit Biarritz

Biarritz is a luxurious town by the sea, specifically on the Bay of Biscay on France’s Atlantic coast in the south west. Popular with surfers and other tourists, the town is in Basque territory and you’ll see Basque flags prominently displayed. The city is located in the Aquitaine region in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department. Eleven miles […]

Roland Garros – The French Tennis Open

The official name of the Roland Garros tennis tournament is Les Internationaux de France de Roland-Garros, and it is one of the world’s major tennis tournaments, held over a two week period during late May and early June in Paris. The setting for the tournament is the Stade Roland Garros. The Roland Garros is the […]

Tour de France

The Tour de France is the most prestigious bicycle race in the world, covering over 3,600 km (2,200 miles) and lasting for three weeks in July. The race, which attracts riders from around the world, is broken up into one-day stages. The racers’ individual aggregate times for each stage are used to determine the overall […]

Wines

French wine tourism

French wine tourism has a very straightforward purpose: to attract tourists to taste, consume, or purchase wine, often near their source vineyards and wineries. It consists of visits to wineries, vineyards, and restaurants known to offer unique vintages, wine tours, and wine festivals. In these tours, visitors are encouraged to experience food-wine pairings, to stay […]

The Wine Road of Alsace (La route des vins d’Alsace)

Alsace enjoys a special, sheltered regional location. The hot summers, warm autumns, and dry climate make it perfect for wine growing, and the differing soils and slightly higher elevations ensure maximum sun exposure for the region’s grapes. Nearly 5,000 growers tend 15,000 hectares of land, and Alsace is the only part of France where the […]

The Burgundy Wines

Burgundy wines are made in the Burgundy region of eastern France which includes the slopes and valleys to the west of the Saone River. The region ranges from Auxerre (north) to Macon (south), and sometimes includes the city of Lyon if Beaujolais wines are considered as part of the Burgundy wine producing region. Near Auxerre, […]

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Guadeloupe

| September 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Known for its lively nightlife, clear waters and stunning beaches, Guadeloupe is a group of nine islands with a population of about 400,000 and a land space of 1,628 sq kilometers. Originally the American inhabitants called the island ‘Karukera’, which signifies ‘the island of beautiful waters’. Located in the Eastern Caribbean, Guadeloupe comprises two major […]

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French Guiana

| September 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Overseas destinations are eloquent and special as they spread the home culture abroad and earmark an exodus identity in terms of rich patronage and tradition that engraves in the generations to follow. French Guiana is one such overseas destination of the French which has been popular for its tranquility and exotic destinations. It is located […]

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Shopping in Paris

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Not Miss Out The Opportunity To Enjoy Shopping In Paris If you ever make a plan to make a trip to Paris, one of the most important things that you should always remember is shopping. In fact, shopping in Paris is something that you should never miss out at any cost. There are wide varieties of […]

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Paris Department Stores

| August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

If shopping is what you are always looking for, then there is not a better place than Paris as it has some of the best department stores in the world. These department stores showcase the latest trends of the fashion world along with providing terraces for enjoying meals, free fashion shows and other shops. Here are some of […]

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Luxury brands of France : L’Oreal

| August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Being the world’s largest beauty and cosmetic company, the L’Oreal group has its listed office in Paris and chief office in the suburbs of Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Concentrating on skin care, make-up, hair color, sun protection, hair care and perfumes, the company is also active in pharmaceutical, dermatological and tissue engineering. In the United States, […]

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Luxury brands of France : Le Creuset

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Le Creuset has created for itself a niche in the world of kitchen cookware and has moved on from being just a way to cook to become a lifestyle choice. Whether it is the professional chefs or the stay-at-home moms and dads, Le Creuset is the cookware that they insist to have in their kitchens. […]

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