Tips & Tricks
This is a major avenue reminiscent in some ways with New York’s Fifth Avenue. Avenue des Champs-Élysées has some of the most expensive real estate in Paris (with exclusive residences to match), along with high-end stores like Louis Vuitton and Cartier. The famed Tour de France bicycle race ends here, and the Bastille Day parade […]
Alsace Sightseeing Tours (Alsace region / northeastern France) – this northeastern region is one of France’s wine-growing regions, with its own rich culinary history. Along with wine production, Strasbourg (which is one of Alsace’s main towns) is by many considered to be the capital of the foie gras, the fat goose or duck liver, ever […]
This is a large public park located along the western edge of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine. It’s the second-largest park in Paris (the largest one being the Bois de Vincennes on the city’s east side). It was also the former hunting grounds for French royalty. Within this park are an English […]
This is supposed to be the first church built in Gothic style (constructed during the 12th & 13th centuries). Some of France’s kings and other royalty are buried here (including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette). Opening Hours: Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10 am–6:15 pm, Sun. noon–6:15 pm; Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 10 am—5 pm, Sun. noon–5:15 pm. Admission Fee: […]
AOC Les Halles (102 Cours Lafayette, Lyons) – this restaurant is for those looking for a traditional French bistro experience. As locals will attest, everything here – from cheese and foie gras to oysters and chacuterie – is delicious and worth trying. Due to its reputation, it’s advisable to book in advance, especially on weekends. […]
Beaulieu (Rue Gaëtan Rondeau, Nantes) – with 120 retailers under one roof, this is the largest shopping center in Nantes. Most of the brands found here are local (French), along with some international ones, such as Esprit, Guess, H&M, and Mango, among others.