France Regions

Learn all about the different regions of France. From the snow capped Alps to the beaches of Provence to the rocky shores of Normandy and Brittany.

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    17 Great Hotels in The South of France

    Luxury Hotels in the wonderful South of France Great location, great service, memorable food – all these hotels have that, and more. The list is in no particular order; it made sense to us to let all hotels be viewed as equals. Hotel Martinez had the benefit of being the first hotel we chose for the list this year, so it occupies top slot for no other reason than that. Enjoy! Also, see our “Best Hotels in Paris” and “Best Hotels in the Rest of France” lists. 1. HOTEL MARTINEZ – CANNES Classic luxury in the middle of Cannes The Hotel Martinez has been a presence on the Croisette since…

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    19 Great French Hotels Not in Paris or Provence

    French hotels and regions worth discovering Great location, great service, memorable food – all these French hotels have that, and more. The list is in no particular order; it made sense to us to let all hotels be viewed as equals. Grand Hotel Barriere had the benefit of being the first hotel we chose for the list this year, so it occupies top slot for no other reason than that. Enjoy! Also, see our “Best Hotels in Paris” and “Best Hotels in the South of France” lists. 1. GRAND HOTEL BARRIERE – DINARD The gorgeous Brittany coast is graced with five stars in Dinard. Located on the Côte d’Émeraude of Brittany, the…

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    Loire Valley Cycling Tour Highlights

    The castles you’ll visit in the Loire Valley along the way Click for the full Loire Valley cycling tour description and pricing. Chateau d’Amboise The village of Amboise is anchored by the grand Château Amboise, along the river Loire, just 20 minutes from Tours. In recent times, the château Amboise in the Loire Valley has been partially restored and preserved, but has never quite returned to its 16th century glory, when Leonardo Da Vinci and Italian craftsmen lived on the grounds, building to the specifications of then King Francis I. Amboise is the only major castle still owned by heirs to the French throne. Clos Luce Clos Luce is a…

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    Interactive France Map – Regions and Cities

    Click on a link below the France map for more information about each region of France. Find the land beyond Paris, be it the Alps, Provence, Loire castles or the solemn history of the Sommes and Normandy. The more you know, the more you will want to see. France Map – City and Region Information Visit the French Government tourist office for more general information about France.

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    Visions of Provence, France

    Welcome to Beautiful Provence In my dreams I own an apartment in Paris and a house in Provence.  It is such a beautiful region.  Here are a few images to get your travel juices flowing. We offer several options to tour Provence from Paris.  We’d love to help you arrange a tour! There are thousands upon thousands of charming streets and homes in the region.  Just being around them is healing.  This one is in the village of Vence. I know, I know.  It’s Provence.  Marseilles. The Mediterranean.  So yes, this should be a picture of a fish dish, but food in Provence is so much more than that!  Fig or…

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    The History of Magical Chenonceau Castle

    Welcome to Chenonceau Castle! Chateau de Chenonceau castle first appears in historical documents around the 11th century. A single family owned the castle and land around Chenonceau up until the 15th century. The castle’s modern history begins around this time. 1411A royal decree against the Marques family patriarch, Jean Marques, for an act of sedition, included an order for the destruction of the original manor at Chenonceau as punishment. 1432Jean Marques builds a castle and a fortified mill to replace the lost manor of Chenonceau. A short video tour of Chenonceau castle: 1513Pierre Marques, the heir of Jean, up to his eyes in debt, sells the castle. It was readily…

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    The Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer

    Hallowed Ground in Normandy at Colleville-Sur-Mer As you stand atop the cliff at Colleville-Sur-Mer, marble crosses and Stars of David stretch as far as the eye can see. There were 4,414 Americans who died on D-Day. Almost all are buried at Colleville-sur-Mer. In total, more than 9,000 Americans are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, having died in the waves of troops that came ashore on June 6, 1944, and the many days and weeks after. Covering 172 acres, the cemetery was dedicated just after World War II. Though it’s often assumed to be, it is not considered American soil. Devoted French volunteers tend to the graves, place flowers, and…

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    Welcome to Breathtaking Provence!

    France’s Provence region should be on your vacation list The Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur region is ideally situated between the Mediterranean coastline and the Alps. Its location and climate are extremely attractive. Extraordinary scenery combined with a rich historical past of exceptional archaeological and architectural interest, together with a multitude of celebrations and festivals, make it an exciting area to visit. Every city, town, village and resort is adequately equipped to accommodate and cater for the needs of the tourist trade whether in top class hotels or on camp sites. VISIT PROVENCE FROM PARIS!We offer three great trips from Paris to enjoy the pleasures of the region.One Night In ProvenceThree Days in ProvenceFive-Day/Four Night Trip…

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    Visiting Impressionism at its Roots

    While visiting Normandy, you just may feel as if you are walking through a painting. Impressionism: the vibrant colors, sweeping landscapes, and charming villages are so picturesque, you may start to wonder if, in fact, they are real. You can rest assured that everything in this region is real and authentic. Perhaps that is the reason why so many painters came to Normandy to stir up their creative juices. Come and see for yourself how art and life harmoniously coexist in this gorgeous region. In the 19th century, Impressionism was born in Le Havre, Normandy close to the lovely fishing town of Honfleur. This style of art was seen as…

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    Great Provence Tours from Paris

    Provence – Four Great Ways to Visit Travel to the south of France to the wonderful region of Provence with us: One Night In Provence – from $430 per person. A two-day/one-night trip from Paris to Avignon to discover the highlights of southern France. Three Days in Provence – from $675 per person. A three-day/two-night trip from Paris to visit Provence. Savor the highlights of this wonderful region. Visit Avignon, the “Pope’s Palace”, Chateauneuf du Pape, the Pont du Gard and much more… Ultimate Provence (five days/four nights – $1,850 per person. A five-day/four-night trip from Paris to Avignon to experience the South of France. Visit Avignon, the “Pope’s Palace”, Chateauneuf du Pape, Aix en Provence, St. Remy de Provence…