• 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • April Fools’ Day traditions in France – le 1er avril

    Although not directly related to Easter, the tradition of “Poisson d’Avril” is followed by all French children on 1 April. Paper fish are used to play an April Fools trick, involving sticking a paper fish onto the back of as many adults as possible, then running away yelling “Poisson d’Avril” (April Fish!). Find out more [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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! [...]

  • The first signs of Spring in France

    “Les prémices du printemps” (the first signs of Spring). This is the perfect title for our new blog post. After the long Winter months it looks like springtime is on its way in France! No soft green leaves on the trees yet but daisies, snowdrops, purple crocuses, violets, primroses were flowers we spotted during our beautiful walk this morning [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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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