Articles for France

Hotels & Art Museums Team Up, Results are Beautiful

Hotels & Art Museums Team Up, Results are Beautiful May 9, 2011 | Culture/History, France, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Travel News, UK | Read More
Hotels and art seem to go hand in hand, and the more creative the results, the bigger interest from the public…naturally. Around this place, we like to pretend we’re cultured too, and so we’re stoked to hear Le Meridien Hotels are offering a new Unlock Art program. Le Meridien has created new...

Invisible Ink Recipe Revealed: National Security in Jeopardy, Love Letters Get More Romantic

Invisible Ink Recipe Revealed: National Security in Jeopardy, Love Letters Get More Romantic May 9, 2011 | Europe, France, Germany, Romantic, Travel News | Read More
In Australia, the Central Intelligence Agency recently declassified six World War I documents, the oldest held by the agency. Their contents? The ingredients used to create invisible ink. The ingredients, it seems, are a little more complicated than the ones used in the (seemingly) awesome toys we played...

Freaky Frenchman’s Mansion A Fount of History, Crazy

Freaky Frenchman’s Mansion A Fount of History, Crazy March 9, 2011 | France, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you were a single man with a lot of money and no wife to tell you, “No, you can’t,” what would you do? If you’re Louis Mantin, you make a mansion-sized time capsule circa 1905. If you’re interested in the era of Oscar Wilde, it’s soon to be up for visits for vacationers...

Finns Set Up Portable Sauna on Top of Mont Blanc, Adorableness Ensues

Finns Set Up Portable Sauna on Top of Mont Blanc, Adorableness Ensues September 9, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, France, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
At 15,782 feet, the summit of France’s Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Western Europe. It was also immortalized in 144 lines of verse in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1817 poem “Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni.” For Shelley, Mont Blanc was “A city of death,...

Get Creamed on the Resort Beaches of France

Get Creamed on the Resort Beaches of France April 30, 2010 | France, Offbeat | Read More
In most circumstances, the ability to spread suntan lotion ranks low on the list of employable skill, unless you’re spending this summer beaching in France. The Atlantic resort at Les Sables-d’Olonne, a mere four-hour drive Southeast of Paris, recently posted a job online seeking out two likable...

Director Luc Besson Creates 4D French Theme Park Attraction

Director Luc Besson Creates 4D French Theme Park Attraction April 29, 2010 | France, Travel News | Read More
France’s second most popular theme park (behind Disneyland Paris), Futuroscope attracts 37 million visitors a year and is just an 80-minute high-speed train ride from Paris to western France near the small city of Poitiers.  Futuroscope also made a recent AOL Travel list of the 10 Coolest Theme...

Visit Paris in 26-Gigapixels

Visit Paris in 26-Gigapixels March 18, 2010 | Paris | Read More
If you have traveled to Paris before, you know that its sheer size and history makes seeing everything nearly impossible. Now, thanks to a new project called Paris 26 Gigapixel, you can see the city from the comfort of your own home. [Image: Mashable] Paris 26 Gigapixels is a compilation of 2,346 photographs...

Expert Tips for Wine Tourists in France

Expert Tips for Wine Tourists in France February 2, 2010 | Food Lovers, France | Read More
Editors Note: Today’s guest post is from accomplished wine writer Wink Lorch, who is also the owner and creator of NileGuide’s newest content partner, Wine Travel Guides!  Written by a team of wine experts, this content is choc-full of expert recommendations and tips for planning a wine-centric...

Beyond the Eiffel Tower: Paris off the Beaten Path

Beyond the Eiffel Tower: Paris off the Beaten Path January 7, 2010 | Offbeat, Paris | Read More
Editor’s Note: We’re excited to share a guest post from travel writer Julie Blakley. Julie writes the France Travel Guide for the BootsnAll Travel Network. Growing up with a Parisian grandmother and a few stints living in Paris affirmed Julie’s love for everything francais (though mostly...

Champs Elysées: The Only Place in France to Finish

Champs Elysées: The Only Place in France to Finish July 21, 2009 | Paris | Read More
It is not at all odd in Paris and in France to see someone riding a bike and smoking a cigarette at the same time, in fact it is commonplace. It is hard to imagine that a city like Paris with its sophisticates, pack-a-day smokers and coffee drinkers could get so excited every year over a sporting event...