• 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 © [...]

  • Rocamadour, Quercy

    When coming from Cahors by road, Rocamadour suddenly appears clinging precariously against the cliff above the Alzou canyon. One of the most famous villages of Europe, Rocamadour seemingly defies the laws of gravity. The vertiginous Citadel of Faith is best summed up by an old local saying: “houses on the river, churches on the houses, [...]

  • Dordogne Valley in Périgord Noir

    From Souillac to Trémolat, the Dordogne Valley flows through the region of Périgord Noir. Along the peaceful, scenic roads set along the shores of the Dordogne River are charming old Périgordian villages, peaceful gardens and remarkable views to discover. The stars of the region are definitely the looming castles which witnessed conflicts and battles such as the [...]

  • Autumn in France

    In France, Autumn marks the end of the long Summer break and the start of a transitional season towards Winter. Featured image: Autumn colours in the Sundgau, Alsace © French Moments

  • 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 [...]

  • Christmas Markets in France – Les marchés de Noël en France

    If there is one Christmas tradition from Europe that has not reached Australia (yet), it is the Christmas market. We are talking about a small village made up of little stalls made of wood (called châlets) which are usually located in the main square or street of a town. It officially starts on the first [...]

  • Advent in France – L’Avent en France

    Advent (“L’Avent”, in French) is a time of waiting and preparing for Christmas. It lasts for four weeks, starting on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. ‘Advent’ derives from the Latin ‘adventus’ meaning “coming”. In Europe, November is the first month of the year when the weather is usually dark and cold.

  • Strasbourg Christmas Market

    The Strasbourg Christmas market is a vast outdoor public space spreads all over the Old Town which sells anything to do with Christmas. It is locally called Christkindelsmärik (Marché de l’Enfant Jésus) and is one of the oldest in Europe. In 2014, the Christmas market of Strasbourg was voted “Europe’s best Christmas Market”. Find out more [...]

  • The French traditions of Christmas – Les traditions françaises de Noël

    In this section we are describing the French traditions of Christmas. Discover the origins of the Christmas tree and its decorations, the chocolate log, Santa Claus in France (“le Père Noël”), the Nativity scene, the great Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas markets and many more… Featured image: © French Moments

  • 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 [...]

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