• Paris in black and white

    Paris in Black and White: here is a selection of 30 photos we took over the last few years in the City of Lights. From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, from Notre-Dame to Montmartre, the French capital is always at its best when it needs to be photographed. Featured image: Tuileries Garden, Paris © [...]

  • Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

    The din of cicadas, the southern French accent, a glass of “Pastis” at a table outside a café: this is Aix-en-Provence! It is the kind of city where even if you are not in the mood, you will be drawn to enjoy everything. The smiles and the legendary hospitality of Provencal people will surprise you! [...]

  • French Alps – Alpes françaises

    Walking underneath dramatic glaciers and snow-capped peaks, strolling in the picture perfect old towns and villages, tasting the delicious mountain cheese while relaxing on the shores of alpine lakes, the French Alps have much to offer to its visitors. Although crowded in winter, this part of France is often bypassed by English-speaking tourists in summer [...]

  • Top 10 Most Visited Sites and Monuments in France

    The Top 10 of the most visited attractions in France in 2011 puts Paris at the top end of the scale. The list includes the number of paid admissions entrances to French sites, museums and monuments. It does not include free admission sites such as Notre-Dame in Paris and the Gothic cathedrals of France, the [...]

  • In search of Spring in Paris: at the Eiffel Tower

    Today we reached central Paris in search of Spring. We thought the best spot to experience the first signs of springtime would be at the Eiffel Tower, more precisely in the Champ-de-Mars. As Spring arrives, the park becomes speckled with ephemeral cherry blossoms… Featured image: Springtime in Paris © French Moments

  • Little hidden away spots on the Île de la Cité, Paris

    Recently we took advantage of a beautiful sunny day to climb the towers of Notre-Dame. Once back on dry land we continued our stroll in a place of history and heritage that is little known by the millions of tourists attracted by the fame of Paris’ Gothic cathedral. Follow us on the north-eastern part of [...]

  • May Day in France – la Fête du Travail

    Lily of the valley is commonly known as ‘muguet’ in French. It is a woodland plant found in the cool temperate parts of France. The flowering stems are easily recognisable with its two leaves. The sweetly scented white flowers are bell-shaped and grow in late spring, around the end of April and beginning of May [...]

  • Victory in Europe Day in France – l’Armistice du 8 mai 1945

    The 8th of May 1945 commemorates the victory of the 2nd World War Allies over Germany. This was the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich and the Second World War. This date marks the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. English speakers call this day the “VE Day” (Victory in Europe Day). [...]

  • Top 10 Funny facts about Paris

    Paris, Ville Lumière and prestigious capital of France. We often think we know everything about this grand city: its monuments, its tumultuous history linked to the kings of France and the Republic, its immense cultural influence and economic power. To get off the beaten track, we compiled 10 funny facts about the city which we [...]

  • Spring in France – le printemps en France

    Blooming apple trees, new green leaves covering the trees, spring flowers in full bloom in the gardens, fields and forests… this explosion of new life tells us that spring is in the air! Featured image: Spring in Alsace © French Moments

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