• 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 [...]

  • Palais Garnier, Paris

    The Opera Garnier or Palais Garnier is one of Paris’ most celebrated monuments. Situated in the 9th arrondissement at the end of the avenue de l’Opéra, the sumptuous opera house symbolises the opulence of the Second Empire. Featured image: Palais Garnier © French Moments

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Montmartre, Paris

    Situated in the 18th arrondissement, the iconic ‘Butte Montmartre‘ is one of Paris‘ most famous districts. Full of contrasts, encircled by busy boulevards, it has kept the atmosphere of a village remarkably intact with intimate squares, winding narrow streets, tiny terraces, and long stairways. We organise Walking Tours in Montmartre. More info here… Featured image: [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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! [...]

  • 2015 Dates of Christmas Markets in France

    Originating in Alsace, Christmas markets are now found in most cities in France. Every year, more and more people come to experience the charm of an old-fashioned Christmas spirit. With their outstanding architectural settings, French towns and villages offer an enchanting market often made up of decorated chalets surrounded by glittering Christmas trees soaring against the backdrop of historic buildings [...]

  • 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

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