Whether you want to ski the slopes or get away from the snow back home, France in the winter is a traveler’s delight.
Even if you’re not a shopaholic, shopping in France is an experience all its own. From dirt-cheap bargains to the highest haute couture, there’s something for every taste in this stylish country. Here’s our list of what you shouldn’t miss when shopping in France.
Exploring the wine regions of France is a great way to discover parts of this gorgeous country that you normally wouldn’t see otherwise. Here’s your guide to the top wine regions of France.
With bucolic wine regions, stellar beaches and exciting cities, France may not seem like a top destination for outdoorsy types. But if you’re into nature, then the national parks in France are worth a look. Here are our favorites.
“In Burgundy, people speak one of two languages: Pinot noir or Chardonnay,” our guide Stevie said as the six of us settled into a plush van. “I’m going to teach you to speak their languages today,” he promised with a grin, as our small group pulled out of downtown Dijon and onto the main road — the Route des Grands Crus — heading south into one of France’s most famous wine areas. Traditional buildings with yellow-and-brown glazed terracotta tiles gave way to gnarly green vines, heavy with ripe grapes, draped over load-bearing wires.
Being a wine lover, I had tasted many Burgundy wines before, so I was eager to see the region for myself and soak up some of its history. When I found the Small-Group Full Day Tour in Burgundy, departing from Dijon, it sounded perfect.
It’s reasonable to assume that the vast majority of visitors to France have never heard of Arras. And that’s a shame, because this beautiful town in the very north of the country has a lot to offer. Let’s take a look at this true hidden gem.