Travel Advice & Multi-Region

Politicians and tax collectors are well aware of the administrative divisions of France: the arrondissement, the city, the commune, the department, the region. But travelers needn't pay attention or even be aware of the borders while visiting the regions of France. This section therefore speaks of multi-regional travel and advice.

‘Tis the Season of Christmas Markets in France

A tour of some of France’s most lively of the Christmas markets: Alsace (Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse), Champagne (Reims), Provence (Avignon, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence) and Paris.

“The Class”: Inside the Walls of French Education

Laurent Cantet’s film The Class (Entre les murs) won the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, earning high praise for its...

Near Paris: The Giverny – La Roche-Guyon Daytrip Combo

How and why to combine a visit to Monet's House and Gardens at Giverny with a visit to the chateau of La Roche Guyon, whether on a daytrip from Paris or a longer excursion to Normandy.

Festivals in France, the 2017 Summer Selection

Hundreds of festivals, large and small, come to life each summer in France, bringing music, theater, dance and fireworks to village squares, historical monuments, town centers and their surroundings. To help with the planning and to whet your appetite for the summer festival season, Corinne LaBalme has selected for France Revisited some of the best and brightest events of the season.

Understanding France: National Commemorations of 2018

A selection of 30 of France's 2018 National Commemorations—of saints, queens, and musicians, assassinations, treaties and war, slavery, gastronomy and science—that give insights into various aspects of French history, culture and politics.

Paris Award Ceremonies Honor French Excellence, Heritage and Savoir-Faire (Part 2 of 2)

Awards and award ceremonies tell a lot about a country, if not always about the nation that it is then at least about the nation that the award-givers want it to be. Part 2 of this two-part series concerns Pelerin Magazine’s Un Patrimoine pour demain (A Heritage for Tomorrow) and Cigale TV’s Trésors vivants de l’artisant (Living Treasures of Craftsmanship).

Grandparenting Abroad: When You’re Old Enough I’ll Take You to Paris

Six important points of advice for fulfilling intergenerational travels, particularly for grandparents interested in traveling to Paris with a grandchild.

To Those (Re)Considering Coming to Paris

The terrorist attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis on November 13 killed 130 people and left hundreds more wounded. The immediate target was joie de vivre in the City of Light: the pleasure of sharing a drink or a meal with friends, of listening to music, of strolling down the street, of kissing on the sidewalk, of men and women mingling and dressing freely, of gathering comfortably with strangers, of being young in years or young at heart, of openly celebrating life. Those are all things that you, the visitor and the return traveler, look forward to when you imagine (re)visiting Paris.

New TGV Line Speeds Up Burgundy-Alsace Train Route

The first high-speed train route in France that is not centered around Paris opened today (Dec. 11, 2011), quickening the connection between Burgundy and...

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