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On February 9th Air France celebrated the 20th anniversary of their hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. It is a good occasion to share some ideas how to escape the usual trap and see this much loved city in a different way – by exploring the less touristy things to do in Paris…

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Loire Valley covers a region of 170 km in the central part of France. From more than one hundred castles opened to the public, you can limit the list to a few that absolutely deserve to be seen. The top castles in Loire Valley are different from one another but all were constructed during a French historical period …

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France is a popular destination for travelers and Paris is even the most visited city in the world! But France is not only about its chic capital and French Riviera…

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“Chateau du Vau” is a small hotel in Loire Valley, France, which will offers only bed and breakfast. But what a bed and breakfast!

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One place that many French people like is La Prairie de la rencontre. It is important point and very emotional moment from the French history and it is remarked by a horseback statue of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Montmartre is the place with the most artistic Parisienne feel. Despite the many tourists that wander the streets around, the atmosphere of the old times when some (now) famous painters have lived and worked on the hill can be felt today. But if you listen to the Charles Aznavour’s song ‘La Boheme’, the bohemian spirit of Montmartre is long gone …

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The first time when I visited Bandol eleven years ago, I noticed the large number of well-maintained, elegant pensioners on the cafe terraces of the harbor…

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When I was a kid, my favorite fairytale was La Belle au bois dormant – “Sleeping Beauty” by Charles Perrault. I think the history did not matter so much to me as the environment presented in the story. An unreal, fantasy world, which was so far from my socialist real world. Years later, I found this unreal world in the real one – when I visited the Chambord Castle in France…

Mirepoix

Where’s Mirepoix?  It happened a few years ago. The brother of my husband had talked about this small town, which apparently is a place of particular interest. We never heard of Mirepoix before and didn’t know what to expect.  We were travelling to the most southwestern part of France; where France and Spain kiss, Read More