For those who want to explore southwestern France, there are some amazing day trips from Toulouse, which is a centralized base. Here are our top picks. Enjoy!
Monaco is a popular day trip for those visiting the French Riviera, and for cruisers as well. And rightly so! But another kind of Monaco shows itself once the sun goes down – which is why you should stick around long enough to see Monaco at night.
The Burgundy Region of France is a popular destination for oenophiles and foodies alike – and Dijon, its main city, makes a great base for vacationers. To get to know the region better, here are our top picks for day trips from Dijon.
Given European history, it’s not a surprise to learn that many parts of France were owned by several different warring factions throughout the centuries. As such, it’s possible to see traces of these various cultures in seemingly odd places – from Roman ruins in Provence to the native Celtic language, Breton, spoken in Brittany. But almost nowhere else in France is a “foreign” culture so apparent as in Flemish Lille, at the very north of the country.
Monaco is definitely worth visiting if you’re on vacation on the French Riviera. It’s a glamorous destination, the former home of Princess Grace, and a beautiful part of the Mediterranean coast. But with its high-rises and hairpin roads that traverse its steep hills, it can be a bit hard to get a sense of the city as a whole. That’s why everyone should see Monaco from the sea!
From the half-timbered homes of Normandy to the bleached stone of Provence, France does have regional notable architecture. But for the most part, there is a consistent aesthetic – particularly with public buildings – that’s singularly French. And then there’s the architecture of Toulouse.