Impressionism was born in France, and remains the number one destination for fans of this artistic genre. Here are the top Impressionist sites and exhibitions in France.
To those of us outside Europe, it’s hard to imagine how big a deal the sport of cycling is. The Tour de France, cycling’s premier event, attracts a staggering number of spectators throughout its annual three-week race – and that’s not even counting the people following it on TV or online around the world.
If you’ve been to any major city during a festival or city-wide event, you know that it can take over the streets. But the Formula 1® Monaco Grand Prix literally takes over the hairpin turns of the streets along the port, with thousands of spectators watching and cheering in grandstands set up on the course. So, how can you get in on the action? We’ll tell you.
The Grandes Randonnées (GR) of France is a network of hiking trails that allow walking enthusiasts to see the country while enjoying the great outdoors. They’re safe, well-marked, and worth sidetracking your itinerary for a long-distance walk through some of the most gorgeous scenery you’ve ever seen.
There are so many beautiful villages in France that there’s actually an association that was founded with the goal of listing and managing them – Les Plus Beaux Villages de France keeps track of more than 150 villages that live up to the title of being among “The Most Beautiful Villages in France.” Let’s take a look at them and see if you won’t be rerouting your itinerary!
France in spring is a lovely thing – it inspires one to poetry! But seriously, spring is arguably the best time to visit – not too touristed, not too hot, not too cold, and the earth yields a riot of colors and loamy smells. If you’re keen to get out of Paris and into the rest of the country, you can’t do better than springtime.