Brittany, the western-most region in France, is just far enough away from Paris that it has missed out on the day trip treadmill – and with the Atlantic on one side of its peninsular shape and the English Channel on the other, it lacks the mild-weathered, easy-breezy vibe of its southern sister regions. But that only means you will have more of it to yourself! Whether you’re a history buff, an outdoorsy type, a foodie, or simply like stunning landscapes, you’ll find something to love in beautiful Brittany France.
Bonne Année! As you could imagine, the country that invented Champagne knows how to party, and New Year’s Eve is the ultimate celebration. From gathering with thousands in Paris to traipsing through a vineyard in Perpignan, here are the top spots in France to experience the Réveillon de Saint-Sylvestre and ring in the new year.
Christmas markets in France may seem touristy, but they are a beloved tradition with the French – no holiday season is complete without a visit. Almost every town in the country has them, but some are more notable than others. Here are our favorite Christmas markets in France – ones that are worth a day trip just to see them!
Lille may not be on the top of your must-visit list, but it’s a popular travel hub in the very northern part of France. And because of its location, there are all kinds of day trips from Lille that get your farther than if you were starting out from Paris. Here are our top picks.
The Ancienne Abbaye de Cluny, located in Burgundy just an hour north of Lyon, is indeed ancient, with its cornerstone laid in the year 910. From that foundation was built the world’s largest church, until St Peter’s in Rome came along in the 1500s. Although today there are mostly ruins, enough remains of its former glory to make this a worthwhile day trip from Lyon.