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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.

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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Flemish Lille

September 1, 2014

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Flemish Lille

Given European history, it’s not a surprise to learn that many parts of France were owned by several different warring factions throughout the centuries. As such, it’s possible to see traces of these various cultures in seemingly odd places – from Roman ruins in Provence to the native Celtic language, Breton, spoken in Brittany. But almost nowhere else in France is a “foreign” culture so apparent as in Flemish Lille, at the very north of the country.

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See Monaco from the Sea

August 25, 2014

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See Monaco from the Sea!

Monaco is definitely worth visiting if you’re on vacation on the French Riviera. It’s a glamorous destination, the former home of Princess Grace, and a beautiful part of the Mediterranean coast. But with its high-rises and hairpin roads that traverse its steep hills, it can be a bit hard to get a sense of the city as a whole. That’s why everyone should see Monaco from the sea!

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The Unique Architecture of Toulouse

August 18, 2014

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The Unique Architecture of Toulouse

From the half-timbered homes of Normandy to the bleached stone of Provence, France does have regional notable architecture. But for the most part, there is a consistent aesthetic – particularly with public buildings – that’s singularly French. And then there’s the architecture of Toulouse.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lille, France

August 11, 2014

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Things You Didn't Know About Lille France

Lille can be a mystery to visitors. It looks like Belgium, sounds like a mix of Dutch and French, and even the cuisine can be hard to pin down. In the spirit of discovery and hopefully to add to your France itinerary, here are five things you didn’t know about Lille France.

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Auxerre: Burgundy’s Hidden Treasure

August 4, 2014

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Auxerre: Burgundy's Hidden Treasure

Burgundy is a popular day trip destination for people visiting northern France. With verdant hills and plenty of food and drink to enjoy, there’s much to discover in this popular region that borders Paris. But while Dijon and Chablis are at the top of visitors’ lists, Auxerre remains a place that is largely untouched by the tourist hordes.

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