France

10 Thing to Do in Provence, France

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 10, 2016

Located in southeastern France, extending from the lower Rhone River to the Italian border, and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Provence maximizes its climate and landscape into some of the best cultural and culinary tourism around. You may not know exactly where it is on the map, but chances are, you’ve heard of it. And […]

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6 Hotel Barges Added to the French Waterways Collection

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 23, 2015

  French Waterways increases its hotel barge collection to 36 barges with the addition of six new boats for 2016: Saraphina, Mirage, Hemingway, Emma, Caroline, and Saroche. Each of the new barges offer different itineraries and styles, but all meet the highest standards of hotel barging. French Waterways aims to inform and inspire holidays on […]

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France Rail: Forget the Limits

by Mary Jo Manzanares on July 22, 2013

When you think of a trip to France, where is it you want to go? I confess to being a city girl at heart, so the first place I think of is Paris. The museums and the monuments always attract me, giving me a taste of the rich history of the country. While I love […]

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Valentine Suggestions from The Travelers Way

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 14, 2013

We’re sending out the very best in Valentine wishes to our readers. And since we know some of you may be looking for romantic travel ideas, we have some of those to share with you as well. Now, it’s too late to pull any of these off today, but you can find a card and […]

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8 Hot Destinations for Bicycle Travel in 2013

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 11, 2013

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Hop on your bike and set off to see the world on two wheels! If that sounds like a great vacation adventure, consider this year’s eight hot destinations for bicycle travel which includes emerging destinations and already popular locales with something new to offer. Namibia Situated on Africa’s southwestern coast, Namibia is considered by many […]

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Pantheon: History in Paris

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 20, 2012

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The Paris Pantheon is a neo-classical church in the Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement) of Paris that was modeled after the Pantheon in Rome.  With a dome similar to the one on St Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Pantheon was originally an abbey , but today serves as a glimpse of history as the burial place […]

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Barge Cruising in France’s Burgundy Region

by Rita Cook on May 30, 2012

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Cruising in France’s Burgundy region is an experience that rivals the best cruises in the world.  While the boat I was on, Europeans Waterways’ La Belle Epoque, was slow going down the French canals, the scenery and world class service meant drinks within moments of asking, biking on the banks of the shallow canal, lounging […]

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The Dordogne Valley lies just south of France’s center, a region characterized by its ancient geological majesty. It is rural France at its best: tiny villages, forgotten by the march of time, divine wines produced from local grapes, gourmet specialties, such as truffles and duck, and breathtaking countryside. But the place which stands out among […]

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First-Time Skiing in the French Alps

by Katy Stewart on November 10, 2011

The French Alps are synonymous with great ski breaks. With legendary resorts like Chamonix, home to Mont Blanc, this breathtaking area of Europe lures thousands of winter adrenaline junkies each year.  It is a region famed for extreme ski runs and luxury price tags, so for the novice skier, heading to the Grand-Massif can feel […]

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Shakespeare and Co., Paris

Some travelers scoff at visiting popular attractions, but this attitude often results in missing out on important pieces of history and culture. Take Paris and the well-known Shakespeare and Company bookshop for example. This independent bookstore on Paris’s left bank was originally founded in 1919 by Sylvia Beach, and became a popular gathering space for […]

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