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Top 10 Hotels in France

Top 10 Hotels in France
Destination(s): Paris

Travelling in France will have you finding all sorts of options for accommodation, from modest, discrete one-star hotels to opulent mansions and resorts that cater to your every whim. We have made a selection that roughly covers the whole range, and split our choices between five major France destinations.

For Nice and Cannes we picked out some venues that place you in the middle of the action, with lively shopping districts and glorious celebrity perfume, while in Bordeaux we recommend the elegant and tasteful Hôtel Burdigala, with its well trained international staff. Lyon comes with two very special offers: La Villa Florentine is a highly rated place with Michelin awarded dining facilities, while Salle De Seminaire Lyon - La Tour Rose is one of the most romantic and refined hotels in the whole of France, with skilfully decorated interiors that remind of the city's history. read more about Top 10 Hotels in France... Read More

Best Cheap Hotels in St. Germain

Best Cheap Hotels in St. Germain
Destination(s): Paris

If you have a modest budget but want to be in the middle of Paris' most glamorous and 'snob' neighborhood -- the Latin Quarter -- try one of these cheaper Paris squats. Most with options well below 100 euros a night depending on the season, you can live the life of some of Paris' most celebrated artists and intellectuals. Whether you stay at the always well-rated and charming Hotel des Ecoles near Odeon with rates to rival most budget hotels and services to rival three star digs or if you prefer the hostel environment and decide to stay at the Young and Happy hostel near the young and lively bar district at Place Monge -- you can find, amongst this group, a decent if not quasi-luxe place to rest your weary, latin-quarter-loving bones. read more about Best Cheap Hotels in St. Germain... Read More

Best of Parisian Cafés

Best of Parisian Cafés
Destination(s): Paris

If you never go to the Louvre, never make it to the Eiffel Tower, if you can't be asked to dare the roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe via taxi -- you can still have the quintessential Parisian experience by hopping from one café to the next or just sitting in one all day long. Don't let anyone tell you different. There is a reason this is a called a café society -- all the good and interesting things happen in the cafes (that and on the metro). So if what you want is to linger for hours and sip one cup of coffee while watching people go by and discuss Nietzche and Kant... don't let anyone tell you you can't. Ha! Au contraire. If you have left Paris without wasting at least a day in one of these great cafés -- you can't really say you've been to Paris. read more about Best of Parisian Cafés... Read More

Beach Vacation in Nice

Beach Vacation in Nice
Destination(s): Nice

Nice is the perfect place to visit for travelers who want all the luxury of French Riviera beaches but don't want the snootiness and extravagance of some of the neighboring cities like St. Tropez or Cannes. Don't worry - the sun shines just as brightly, and the beaches are just as inviting. read more about Beach Vacation in Nice... Read More

Best Parks in Paris

Best Parks in Paris
Destination(s): Paris

Tired after along day strolling through some of Europe's most quaint shopping districts? Fed up with luxurious halls full of the world's greatest artistic masterpieces? Had enough of eating in fine restaurants or drinking the finest wines in any one of Paris' fashionable wine bars? If so, cop a squat an any of the over 400 public parks and green spaces in Paris that you will find tucked into every nook and cranny of the city or more often taking center stage. From the rugged cascading mount and grottes of Park Buttes-Chaumont in Paris' 'quartier populaire' of the 20th arrondissement near diverse and vibrant Belleville to Marie Medicis commissioned Jardin des Tuileries nestled in the very merry and haut bougeoise neighborhood known as the Tuileries and bookended on one end by Place de la Concorde and on the other by the Museum de Louvre -- there is a park that caters to every taste. Tourists and locals alike can be found all year round pulling up a bench, a chair or a patch of green to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day Parisian life. The parks and gardens are one of the cities many features that make it one of the most livable large cities in the world. Admission is, of course, free. In the summer, there is nothing more stylish or glam then a picnic with friends in any one of these ten beautiful parks. Make sure to check out the cultural events and programming of the city of Paris as many free film screenings and other arts events are held in parks and green spaces regularly. read more about Best Parks in Paris... Read More

Top 5 Religious Sights In Lyon

Top 5 Religious Sights In Lyon
Destination(s): Lyon

There are hundreds of religious sights to visit in Lyon, so choosing between the many can be tricky if you have a limited number of days in the city. In this guide I have focused on, well, to be honest, my personal favourites, but I'm sure they will not leave you disappointed.

Basilique de Fourviere has been chosen for its iconic status on the religious sights scene - and also because it is completely awe inspiring (see guide photo for interior view). Cathedrale St-Jean has been chosen owing to its position and religious significance in Lyon since the 4th century, St-Nizier; because of the churches very beautiful indigo stained glass windows, and Grand Mosquee de Lyon is among the top 5 religious sights in Lyon because Persian arcs and a huge glass pyramid (located over the entrance patio) are just a couple of the architectural achievements that make this mosque a special religious sight in Lyon. read more about Top 5 Religious Sights In Lyon... Read More

Top 5 Markets To Visit In Lyon

Top 5 Markets To Visit In Lyon
Destination(s): Lyon

Lyon is famous for it's wide variety of outdoor markets, and for the quality of produce and products sold at those markets. But what also makes visiting markets in Lyon interesting; many are located amidst ultra historic surroundings, which can result in a trip to the market becoming quite an inspirational event. To illustrate the point, here are the top 5 markets to visit in Lyon, chosen based on produce/product quality and all round visitor appeal. read more about Top 5 Markets To Visit In Lyon... Read More

Best Small Museums in Paris

Best Small Museums in Paris
Destination(s): Paris

You could spend years of your life at the Louvre and never see everything their collection houses or you could beat back the crowds and stand in line for an hour at the ever popular Musée d'Orsay, but though these museums are certainly worth the visit, it is also worthwile to spend two or three days and hit these eight smaller museums which make most lists of the best smaller museums in Paris. The museum de Maillol is world renknowned and housed in an 18th Century house. The collection here was donated by Dina Vierny, Maillol's muse and popular artist's model of her time. If you lean towards sculpture, try the Musée Rodin situated not far from Invalides which houses a host of Rodin sculptures and his own personal art collection. For real Parisian charm make it point to see the Musée de la Vie Romantique where one part of the main exhibtion which tells the story of Geoges Sand and her many lovers including Frédéric Chopin is always free -- use the money that you save and spend a few euros in the charming garden cafe after. read more about Best Small Museums in Paris... Read More

One day in Paris

One day in Paris
Destination(s): Paris

This trip will take you to all of the major sights in Paris that can be reasonably seen in one day. Of course, you'll have to come back for more. read more about One day in Paris... Read More