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Top 10 Hotels in France

Top 10 Hotels in France
Destination(s): Cannes

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

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

Top 10 Romantic Things To Do in France

Top 10 Romantic Things To Do in France
Destination(s): Cannes

France is by definition a romantic destination, so the options you have for romantic activities are practically unlimited. The only restrictions you have are your budget and general preferences, but our selection of romantic things to do encourages an adventurous spirit and stepping outside your comfort zone for some memorable cultural and fashion experiences. Learn about what France means by visiting places like the Musee d'Histoire Naturelle in Bordeaux, or take a more direct approach and get lost in the Unesco World Heritage mazes in Old Lyon. For a bit of legendary entertainment, choose to take a tour of Paris by night and end the evening at the Moulin Rouge with some champagne and an opulent show of music and dancing. Finally, if you are willing to spend some money on haute fashion boutiques, Cannes' very own Gray-d'Albion is the place to do that. This French fashion is guaranteed to impress and keep your special someone always wanting more. read more about Top 10 Romantic Things To Do in France... Read More

Top 10 Restaurants in France

Top 10 Restaurants in France
Destination(s): Cannes

French cuisine is famous all over the world and the best restaurants from all continents pride themselves with the refined French influences they use in their menus. Given all of this, among the few things that can beat the food itself when you're having dinner in France are the setting, the location and the service. Wonderful locally sourced ingredients and inventive chefs work to provide the best meals for their hungry and pretentious diners, while other staff handles the atmosphere and the cultural resonance of the venues. One of the best places in Cannes is Le Festival, where posters of movie stars and sex idols accompany your elegant dinner, while Bordeaux boasts one of the first restaurants in France to have ever gotten a Michelin star (back in 1933!), Le Chapon Fin. For the Paris visitor that is indeed more interested in the view than in the food when he goes out for dinner, our best recommendation is Café Marly, an expensive restaurant that overlooks the Louvre pyramid. read more about Top 10 Restaurants in France... Read More

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in France

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in France
Destination(s): Cannes

Funny enough, the most entertaining restaurants in France have very little to do with the local culture and bring all sorts of international influences to the country. So when you make sure you've had your fair share of high class French cuisine, you could turn your attention to these great places with strong characters and excellent food.

Is it a bar? Is it a pub? It's Pub Charly's Bar, a great place for a little bit of everything, from DJ music to sushi and tapas, all in a young and casual atmosphere. The full English experience with darts, beers and live music is to be found at The Cambridge Arms, while the Brazilian Sambahia will even treat you with some after dinner samba. However, if you are looking for a more characteristic French atmosphere, check out the hip Le Mably, a favorite among the best of the local crowds. read more about Top 10 Fun Restaurants in France... Read More

Top 10 Bars and Clubs in France

Top 10 Bars and Clubs in France
Destination(s): Cannes

France really has something for everyone when it comes to bars and clubs, which range from small, decade-old cafes in the bohemian quarters of Paris, to hip and contemporary Lyon clubs and good old Irish pubs that are very successful all over the country. If your budget allows it, you should definitely have a go at one of the clubs in Cannes, with the best DJs and a very posh crowd to take you through the night. One of the best places in Bordeaux is the Spanish Bodega Bodega, which comes with very original decor and great tapas and Sangria - a perfect alternative if you get tired of the local wines or the great Guinness they serve at Le Connemara. A cool Parisian crowd of young artists and hipsters gathers every weekend at the jazzy Caveau de la Huchette, while locals and tourists alike fancy the great atmosphere at Lyon's Q-Boat. read more about Top 10 Bars and Clubs in France... Read More

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in France

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in France
Destination(s): Cannes

Romantic dining can mean something different to everyone, depending on the attention they give to food, setting and service. The simple fact that you are in France does a pretty good job at covering all these areas, but there are a few places where you are guarenteed a memorable meal and a wonderful time, accompanied by some of the best French wines on the menus of these classy restaurants. Young and creative chefs put a spin on traditional French cuisine in places like Kei's Passion or Le 38, where you will have the privilege to be served inventive dishes full of character. Le Chapon Fin is also a good destination for a more traditional take on French culinary culture, as this restaurant prides itself with one of the first Michelin stars in the country. An alternative worth considering is Café Marly in Paris, where you shouldn't expect too much of the simple, classic menu, but then not many places can boast a stunning view of the Louvre pyramid. read more about Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in France... Read More

Top 10 Things To Do in France

Top 10 Things To Do in France
Destination(s): Cannes

Going to France is always an adventure that takes you through very different places and experiences, but the ones we have selected for you are a bit different than the well known tourist activities. You should obviously not leave out the Louvre, Pantheon or Cannes' Film Festival Palace when planning your France destination, but you should also try something alternative and visit the Picasso Museum in Cannes or the Matisse Museum in Nice. Old Towns are the perfect place for your afternoon walk wherever you may find yourself in France, but Lyon has something really special, which has been acknowledges as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The maze of streets and passages that were once meant to facilitate access in different areas of the city is now and incredibly beautiful area with huge cultural significance, so take some time and get exploring in Lyon's Old City. read more about Top 10 Things To Do in France... Read More

Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in France

Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in France
Destination(s): Cannes

French haute cuisine is a luxury you should be ready to afford if you want your trip to be a complete and memorable experience, because they don't do it anywhere like they do it in France. Reserve a table and dine in the best restaurants with elegant and refined settings, and get ready to be treated like a French aristocrat by knowledgeable and highly trained staff. One of the best traditional choices is Le Chapon Fin, one of the first restaurants to have received a Michelin star back in 1933, but you can also have an excellent meal in a refreshing setting at Le Jardin (The Garden), an ideal summer culinary destination. A hidden gem in Nice is the really tiny Don Camillo Creations, where you are guaranteed some special attention when dining at one of their only 9 tables. read more about Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in France... Read More

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in France

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in France
Destination(s): Cannes

Eating great, affordable meals in France can be a treat and a pleasure if you look in the right places, and you will get to see that French cuisine is not all about pretentious high class restaurants. There are great little bistros with fresh and locally sourced produce that will delight your senses, and the busy, authentic atmosphere will act as the best spice for your meal. Now one of the best shots you have at a delicious, decadent French meal without spending too mush money is Galette de Marie, a genuine crêperie where your biggest problem will be to choose between all the delicious flavors. A legendary Lyon culinary institution is Brasserie Georges 1836, and if you are in Nice you should definitely try the amazing vegetarian Zucca Magica. Whatever your choice, expect busy waiters, friendly locals and great meals in these affordable French eateries. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in France... Read More