• Dunkirk Carnival – Carnaval de Dunkerque

    Every year in Winter the people of Dunkirk are taking over the streets of the coastal town to celebrate France’s noisiest carnival with a colourful vibe enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Featured image: Dunkirk Carnival © Ville de Dunkerque

  • 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 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 [...]

  • Easter traditions in France – Pâques en France

    Easter in France is considered as the most important Christian celebration of the year. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion on Good Friday and marks the end of the fasting period of Lent. Find out more about spring in France here. Featured image: The Easter Bell © French [...]

  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés Neighbourhood

    The quarter of Saint-Germain-des-Prés takes its name from the old Benedictine abbey founded in the 8th century. Situated on the Left Bank in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, it is known for its cafés and for being the meeting place of Left Bank intellectuals and artists in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the ancient bell tower of the [...]

  • Winter in France – L’hiver en France

    Winter is often considered as the least popular season for tourism in France. This is a coldest season of the year when the weather, gloomy and rough, forces the vegetation into a well earned pause. Trees are leafless, their trunks of a darkish-grey colour, and depending on the sky, snow and ice cover entire regions, [...]

  • Mardi-Gras in France – le Carnaval

    Mardi Gras and Carnival represent a festive season in France which refers to eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent, accompanied with sumptuous public celebrations or parades (les carnavals) which take place in many French towns and schools. 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 [...]

  • Menton Lemon Festival

    The most Italianate and the warmest town on the French Riviera has become famous for its colourful Lemon Festival. A major event on the French Riviera, the celebration attracts no less than 230,000 visitors in Menton each February who marvel at the impressive sculptures and parades. Featured image: Menton Lemon Festival 2012 © Office du [...]

  • Candlemas in France – la Chandeleur

    November, December, January, February… in France, the cold and grey winter settles for a long time when the weather, gloomy and rough, forces the vegetation into a well earned pause. Trees are leafless, their trunks of a darkish-grey colour, and depending on the sky, snow and ice cover entire regions, disrupting human activity. Once the [...]

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