France - Travel Guide
Measuring one thousand square kilometers (over 386,000 square miles)
The Atlantic region with its endlessly long coastline is a
Age old towns make up the scenery of the western Mediterranean coast line on the “Golfe du Lion”. The proud city of
West of Marseille, the Rhone Delta frames a most exotic area: the Camargue with its wide plains, countless lakes, serene farms, and much wildlife. White egrets, flamingos, purple egrets, the famous wild horse of the Camargue, and many other rare animals and plants share their habitat here.
Mundane and luxurious is the way of life on the
VIP vacations are also in style with Prince Albert II of tiny
Traveling inland, vacationers will find the
Well worth visiting is the “Pond du Guard”, a mighty aqueduct. It funneled water to
Brittany and Normandy infatuate with their jagged-edged coves, rough stone formations, and hidden beaches. Here, France is still in its most native form. Many Parisians own vacation homes here to escape the stress of the city.
Despite the masses of tourists and the tacky knick-knack shops, Mont-Saint-Michel is still a spectacular sight to see, and no visitor should miss it. Visitors during the winter time can rent a room in one of the small hotels and wander along the city walls almost alone, enjoying the view of the ocean at night.
Rouen is one of the most beautiful cities in
Of course when traveling through
A distinctive feature is offered by French winter sports: there are so-called “annexed ski-areas” – a merger of several towns, whose ski-lifts and slopes are artfully connected, allowing skiers to go from one local ski area to another without ever taking off their skis. Nevertheless,
Paris: Family Fun on the Eiffel!
Even in the colder, wetter November months, Paris has so much to offer that appeals to all ages. And, while my teen-aged son thought the Louve was “okay”, it was the Eiffel Tower that really touched off his adventurous side. Recommendation: check the weather before you head to the Tower. On rainy/cloudy/windy days, the upper level (restaurant) is closed. Also, while there may be fewer tourists visiting Paris in the off-season winter months, it is also the time when fewer operators or service personnel are on staff. We had at least an hour wait for the one operating lift! There were several super adventurous families who opted for the stairs but for those of us less-in-shape... [more ]
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