There’s something about France that makes the visitor want to do two things: slow down, and spend time outside. This may be why hiking is one of the top tourist activities, and France accommodates them in spades with the Grande Randonnée, their national hiking trail network that combines sightseeing with outdoor fun.
Oh, Marseille. It gets such a bad rep sometimes. But the truth is that this vibrant, multicultural, downright fun city shouldn’t be overlooked – and hopefully, with it being named the 2013 European Capital of Culture, it will be able to re-emerge from its gritty past with a new reputation.
With 320 days of sunshine, mild temperatures all year ’round and one of the world’s most stunning landscape, there is plenty to do on the French Riviera for those who love spending the maximum amount of time outdoors while on vacation.
The French Riviera is a great off-season destination, but it’s a whole other world in the summer. And, surprisingly, it’s not as expensive as you’d think. Let’s take a look at what to do and where to do it on the French Riviera. We’ll start out with where to avoid in the summer, and that’s [...]
The French Riviera brings to mind extravagant yachts and the glitterati being hounded by paparazzi as they park their Ferraris. And to be honest, there are parts of the Riviera that are like this at certain times of the year. But the juicy secret of the French Riviera is that you can do it on the cheap and still have the time of your life. Want to know how?
I’ll tell you flat-out that Cannes is not known as a foodie destination. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t find good eats. After all, this is France. And any place whose reputation could live and die by a meal George Clooney or Gwyneth Paltrow has there is not going to be serving up sloppy seconds. So if Cannes is the city you land in during mealtime, here are some dishes you don’t want to miss trying.
Famous movie stars. Flashing camera bulbs. The mother of all red carpets. It’s Le Festival International du Film de Cannes, known to us mere mortals as the Cannes Film Festival, and since 1947, as if by magic, it has turned this sleepy beachfront town into the epicenter of the entertainment world.
If you’re planning a trip to the French Riviera, chances are you’ve come across dozens of websites and hundreds of pages telling you what to do while you’re there. Now, would you like to know what NOT to do? Excellent! Let’s get started then.
There is perhaps no greater region to eat in than the French Riviera. Sure, there are other food-rich regions in France—but when you combine Riviera delicacies with outdoor seating almost all year ’round right on the sea, it’s downright decadent. Let’s take a look at what you’ll be noshing on when down south.
Many people dream of Provence… except “Provence” isn’t really a place! The region is called Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, and it covers a lot of real estate. So when you come to Provence on vacation, you’re going to want to know exactly to go! Hey, why not start with the most beautiful towns?