France

The Decorated Cave of Pont-D’Arc Joins World Heritage List

Though not quite as exuberant as the cheers that follow a victory in the World Cup, hurrahs rang strong in certain quarters of conservationism and tourism in France when UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee elected in June to inscribe the Decorated Cave of Pont-d’Arc, also known as the Grotte Chauvet (Chauvet Cave), on the World Heritage List of cultural properties.

Biarritz: The Surfing Lesson

In which the author visits Biarritz, meets a French surfing legend, learns the history of surfing in France, zips up a wet suit, takes a surfing lesson and eventually glides along with the 3-year-olds. Includes photos.
dogs Congénies Quaker House

Congénies Quaker House: Peace, Friends and Dogs

Photos by David Kashoff of the Quaker House and village of Congénies, France, located between Nimes and Montpellier in the Languedoc region.

Sight-Sitting in Toulouse

No need for tired feet when touring Toulouse. Here are select seats from which to do some sweet sight-sitting in the bright brick city with the distinctive southern accent.

5 Days in Auvergne: Part III, Chatel-Guyon

In Part III of the series "5 days in Auvergne," the author visits the spa town of Chatel-Guyon on the edge of the Regional Nature Park of the Volcanoes.

Great Encounters: Blois

Even without knowing much of the historical bla-bla about Blois, this Loire Valley town is a place of fascinating, magical, entertaining and tasty encounters. So before describing why Blois is considered the linchpin of understanding the history and architecture of the Loire Valley I’d like to introduce you to some of the people and characters that I encountered during a day of research throughout the town.
Carnival Nice

The burning of the King and the end of Carnival (8/8)

By Stephanie Sommers Back safely in Nice, I again turned my attention to the Carnival, which came to an end on Sunday night. The burning...
Carnival Nice parade

Feeling the pulse of Nice as the stage gets set for France’s largest Carnival...

By Stephanie Sommer Before I moved to Nice to study French and look for work, I had been warned by friends in nearby Provence that...

La Rochelle: A Winter Wanderbout in an Old Port Town, Part II: Day

The following morning is sunny and cool. I have breakfast in a café facing the port. I visit the Saturday morning market in and...

Private Paris & France Tours

Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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