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About Christine Cantera

Christine Cantera is a freelance writer and has been based out of Italy and France since 2002. She has written for Men's Journal, Fortnighter, Condé Nast, and has cooked her signature pasta dish on Italian morning television. Christine's personal travel writing nom de plume is Miss Expatria. Breakfast and wine are her two favorite food groups.

Lille: The Train Travel Hub of Northern France

May 11, 2015

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Amsterdam, anyone?

Situated in Northern France, Lille is a lesser-known hub for train travel, particularly to nearby countries, as well as destinations within France. Not to mentioned, it’s worth visiting Lille for it’s wealth of museums, culture, and beautiful architecture, plus it’s proximity to the WWI battle fields. While Paris is an obvious transportation hub, traveling from Lille will allow you to avoid the insanity that can be travel to, from and within Paris.

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Toulouse: Must-See Sights

May 4, 2015

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Toulouse: Must-See Sights

While Paris may be the obvious top-choice for visitors in France, Toulouse, in the southwestern Midi-Pyrenees region, offers tons to see and do – and it’s a great base from which to further explore this beautiful part of France. Here are the things you should absolutely not miss when visiting the Pink City, Toulouse.

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Lille in the Spring

April 30, 2015

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Lille in the Spring

With no drastic temperature swings and a convenient location in northern France, there’s never a bad time to visit Lille. But Lille in the spring is beautiful, and there’s plenty to see and do.

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Museums in Toulouse

April 20, 2015

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Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in France

Museums are a part of any travel experience, and Toulouse is no exception. Make sure not to miss our top picks for museums in Toulouse.

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Lyon in Spring

April 13, 2015

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Lyon in the spring is perfect for a stroll!

The city’s winter winds can bite, and summer can be sweltering, which is why visiting Lyon in spring is the perfect time and place.

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Day Trips from Strasbourg

April 6, 2015

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Day Trips from Strasbourg

While all of France is beautiful, its beauty lies in the uniqueness of the regions and their capital cities. It’s what makes Strasbourg such a shocking delight to those for whom Paris equals France. But even better are day trips from Strasbourg, which yield yet more exciting discoveries for the traveler. Here are a few of our favorites.

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