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Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer (outskirts of Nice) – located just outside of Nice, this is a small beach resort and residential town. One popular beach in this area is Paloma Beach, which got its name from Paloma Picasso (since the Picasso family once frequented this beach). There’s a seafood restaurant of the same name (that fills up with […]

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Trois Vallées

Trois Vallées (Tarentaise Valley, Savoie département) – located in the heart of the French Alps (south of Albertville), this is a poplar skiing region that consists of the following destinations: Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Orelle, and Val Thorens. There are 318 marked ski-slopes — offering a total of […]

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Tour de France

Tour de France (various points with France) – held every July, this is France’s world-renowned multi-stage bicycle race, which runs a course throughout the country. A mostly French event in the past, it now draws in professional bicyclists from all over the globe. Although there are currently other major bicycle races in other countries (such […]

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Provence (wine tours)

Provence (wine tours)– From Nice to the marshes of the Camargue, the charming winemakers of Provence are known for their warm, unpretentious, and welcoming disposition. With over 430 wineries spanning the region, guests can enjoy personalized wine tastings with experts in the field. It’s hard to resist the winding vineyard roads, the shining sun, and […]

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Promenade des Anglais / playas

Promenade des Anglais / beaches (Nice) – this is the famed promenade (beachside boulevard) in the city of Nice that runs alongside the Mediterranean. This boulevard got its name due to the large number of Englishmen who vacationed here back in the 19th century. There are some beaches that face this boulevard, including Plage Beau […]

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Promenade de la Croisette

Promenade de la Croisette (Cannes) — promenade (beachside boulevard) is one of the more popular sites in the seaside Cote d’Azure town of Cannes – stretching 2 km. along the Mediterranean. It also acts as a major beach destination during the Summer. Visitors will also notice luxury hotels, designer shops and trendy nightspots within walking […]

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Parc Astérix

Parc Astérix (60128 Plailly) – visitors to this amusement park come here to appreciate contemporary pop French culture. This theme park is named after the famed animated Gaullic character Asterix (created by comic book artists Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny) – whose status in France is similar to Mickey Mouse in USA. Located 35 km […]

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Moët & Chandon Cellars

Moët & Chandon Cellars (20 avenue de Champagne, 51200 Epernay) – to walk through Moët & Chandon’s wine cellars in Epernay is to enter the very heart of this champagne maker. Located 10 to 30-meters under the chalky soil, Moët & Chandon’s cellars are the largest within the Champagne region, spanning 28km (approx.. 17.4 miles). […]

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Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix (Monaco – South of France) – every late May, the Principality of Monaco (located on the southeast corner of France), near the Italian border, plays host to one of the most anticipating auto racing events in the international Formula 1 circuit. Major Formula 1 drivers from Nico Rosberg to Lewis Hamilton compete […]

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Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival

Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival (Lyon) – this is an event that stretches from early June to the end of July every year. It consists of 28 days of a variety of entertainment – from theater & circus performances, to dance, opera, and pop and World Music concerts. Musical artists who have performed there range […]

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