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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.

Visiting Aix-en-Provence

December 17, 2014

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Visiting Aix-en-Provence. Photo courtesy of Andrea Schaffer on Flickr

If you’re looking to visit the South of France and want to see the quintessential Provençal town, then you could hardly do better than Aix-en-Provence. Here’s a quick guide to visiting Aix-en-Provence, including day trips and as a day trip from Marseille as well.

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The Marché de Wazemmes

December 8, 2014

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The Marché de Wazemmes. Photo courtesy of Sophie on Flickr

If you’re going to choose a day to visit Lille – or even if you’re just passing through on the Eurostar between London and Paris – try to do it on a Sunday, so you don’t miss the Marché de Wazemmes.

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Shopping Lyon’s Passage Thiaffait

November 26, 2014

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Shopping Lyon's Passage Thiaffait. Photo courtesy of genevieveromier on Flickr

While shopping Lyon’s Passage Thiaffait is not exactly a bargain basement affair, it is a truly unique shopping experience, and one that helps support and sustain local creators. Don’t miss their twice-yearly fashion show, when the entire space is transformed into a venue for their work!

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Day Trips from Toulouse

November 10, 2014

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Day Trips from Toulouse

For those who want to explore southwestern France, there are some amazing day trips from Toulouse, which is a centralized base. Here are our top picks. Enjoy!

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Monaco at Night

October 27, 2014

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Monaco at Night

Monaco is a popular day trip for those visiting the French Riviera, and for cruisers as well. And rightly so! But another kind of Monaco shows itself once the sun goes down – which is why you should stick around long enough to see Monaco at night.

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Day Trips from Dijon

October 3, 2014

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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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