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Beaulieu

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.

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AOC Les Halles

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. […]

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Alsace Sightseeing Tours

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 […]

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Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock (4 rue Désirée, 69001 Lyon) – this rock club stands out among others in France, since this one has adopted an Australian theme (celebrating all things from that far-flung country). It plays a mix of rock tunes from the 80s to the present, including famed Australian musicians such as INXS, Men at Work, […]

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CAR RENTALS

  CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in France (Lyon): Avis: +33 04 7233 3719 Europcar: +33 825 009 900 Hertz: +33 825 00 69 69 National/Citer: +33 04 7222 7488 Sixt: +33 04 7222 7272 Thrifty” +33 825 80 01 14

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Arenes de Nimes

Arenes de Nimes (Boulevard des Arènes, 30000 Nîmes) – located in the town of Nimes (just 50 km. from the city of Montpellier), this is by far the best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the world. Originally built in 70 AD, this arena is located near the Maison Carrée (a well-preserved Roman temple built around 20 BC […]

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About France

World travelers visiting France will come across a country with a history that goes back to the prehistoric days.  The areas north and south of the Pyrenees (at what’s now modern-day France and Spain) were occupied from about 30,000 years ago by Paleolithic hunter-gatherers who made good use of its many caves.  Such cave-dwellers left […]

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Bois de Boulogne Paris Visitor Guide

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 […]

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Basilique de St Denis Paris Visitor Guide

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: […]

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Avenue des Champs Élysées Paris Visitor Guide

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 […]