Day Trips from Dijon

Day Trips from Dijon

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.

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October 3, 2014 by
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Flemish Lille

Flemish Lille

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.

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September 1, 2014 by
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See Monaco from the Sea

See Monaco from the Sea!

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!

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August 25, 2014 by
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The Unique Architecture of Toulouse

The Unique Architecture of Toulouse

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.

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August 18, 2014 by
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lille, France

Things You Didn't Know About Lille France

Lille can be a mystery to visitors. It looks like Belgium, sounds like a mix of Dutch and French, and even the cuisine can be hard to pin down. In the spirit of discovery and hopefully to add to your France itinerary, here are five things you didn’t know about Lille France.

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August 11, 2014 by
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Auxerre: Burgundy’s Hidden Treasure

Auxerre: Burgundy's Hidden Treasure

Burgundy is a popular day trip destination for people visiting northern France. With verdant hills and plenty of food and drink to enjoy, there’s much to discover in this popular region that borders Paris. But while Dijon and Chablis are at the top of visitors’ lists, Auxerre remains a place that is largely untouched by the tourist hordes.

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August 4, 2014 by
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