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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.

France in the Winter

January 4, 2016

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Whether you want to ski the slopes or get away from the snow back home, France in the winter is a traveler’s delight.

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Shopping in France

December 21, 2015

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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.

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Guide to the Top Wine Regions of France

November 16, 2015

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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.

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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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