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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.

National Parks in France

October 19, 2015

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Vanoise National Park

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.

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Arras Travel Guide

September 28, 2015

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Arras Travel Guide

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.

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Day Trips From Menton

September 21, 2015

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Day Trips From Menton

Menton is the southeastern-most point in Metropolitan France, located on the Mediterranean on the border of Italy. It’s a gorgeous, hilly fishing town, with boats in the port and cheerfully-colored facades welcoming visitors. It’s also a great base for the French Riviera – and beyond; day trips from Menton are easy, fun, and make for wonderful memories.

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How to Get to Antibes

September 14, 2015

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How to Get to Antibes

Marseille, Nice and Cannes may be the most popular French Riviera destinations, but Antibes is one of those seaside towns that seduces visitors with its sincerity, history, natural beauty and locals-only vibe. If you’re interested in visiting this gem of the Riviera, here’s how to get to Antibes!

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Cooking Classes in Lyon

September 8, 2015

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lyon cooking classes

Lyon is well-known as a foodie Mecca for hungry travelers. But for the ultimate in foodie experiences, why not check out some cooking classes in Lyon and bring a little of the love back home with you? Channel your inner Julia Child and learn from the best in the foodiest town in France!

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Beaune Wines

August 31, 2015

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Beaune Wines

Is there a French Chardonnay you just adore? Chances are it hails from the Côte de Beaune, where Beaune wines are born. The region rests on a sloped stretch of limestone and is pretty mild all year round, giving the wines a full, non-acidic flavor that people go absolutely mad for.

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