These Forbidden Places Make For The Toughest Bucket List; Labanya Maitra; Outlook India

You can travel across the world but not to these seven restricted areas, no matter who you are (conditions apply)!

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Cruise Wrap: Crystal reduces deposits, MSC’s new global ad campaign + MORE!; Travel Weekly

Today’s Cruise Wrap is brought to you by five cups of tea, an obscene amount of cold and flu tablets, half a box of tissues, and one very sick journalist.

Source: Cruise Wrap: Crystal reduces deposits, MSC’s new global ad campaign + MORE! – Travel Weekly

Chain Reaction: Exploring the Chaîne des Puys Volcanoes in France; Dominic Bliss; France Today

Dominic Bliss finds perfection in the magical Chaîne des Puys volcanoes, a phenomenon recently recognised by UNESCO…

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5 French Cities to Avoid the Paris Crowd; Kimberley Lovato; National Geographic Traveller

Move beyond the capital and taste the dual German-French history in Strasbourg or test out the Dijon’s cosy wine bars. Read more on Nat Geo Traveller India.

Source: 5 French Cities to Avoid the Paris Crowd

Summer 2020 revealed: 9 beautiful French destinations direct from Southampton airport; The News

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Who doesn’t love France? From the romance of Paris to the famous wine-growing regions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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The Perfect Guide to Visiting Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France; Cameron Seagle; The World Pursuit

Mont-Saint-Michel is a highlight for any trip to France, and Europe for that matter. The historical abbey topped island sits in a picturesque bay.

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Ardèche: A World of Picture-Perfect Wonders Travel in France; Gillian Thornton; France Today

The landscape of this rugged region has inspired humankind since prehistoric times. Gillian Thornton meanders amongst works of art both man-made and natural…

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Notre-Dame Cathedral missed first Christmas Mass in two centuries; The Philadelphia Sunday Sun

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Notre Dame Cathedral cancels Christmas mass for first time in 200 years; Guardian

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French Catholics worship at nearby church in Paris following fire at cathedral in April…

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No Christmas Mass at Notre-Dame for the first time in two centuries; AFP

Notre-Dame Cathedral will not hold a Christmas Mass for the first time since 1803, French officials confirmed on Saturday, as workers continue to rebuild the Paris landmark eight months after a devastating fire. The cathedral’s press office said midnight Mass would be celebrated on Christmas Eve by rector Patrick Chauvet but it would be held…

Source: No Christmas Mass at Notre-Dame for the first time in two centuries

You Can Visit The Real Life Castle That Inspired ‘Beauty And The Beast’; Tyla

It’s a Disney dream come true!

Source: You Can Visit The Real Life Castle That Inspired ‘Beauty And The Beast’

Notre Dame Fire Reveals Many Aren’t Prepared To Deal with Dangers of Lead Dust; The Weather Channel

After the cathedral burned in April, Paris authorities discovered the city’s public safety regulations had no threshold to gauge how dangerous the potentially deadly dust was.

Source: Notre Dame Fire Reveals Many Aren’t Prepared To Deal with Dangers of Lead Dust | The Weather Channel

Château de Montsoreau Contemporary Art Museum, Montsoreau, Loire Valley; Federica Lusiardi; Inexhibit

The Château de Montsoreau is a Renaissance-style castle and a museum of contemporary art in the Loire Valley with the world’s largest collection of Art & Language movement…

Source: Château de Montsoreau Contemporary Art Museum, Montsoreau, Loire Valley | Inexhibit

7 reasons Bordeaux is the French city to visit now; Melanie Haiken; The Points Guy


When dreaming of France, do you picture yourself sitting in an outdoor cafe, aperitif in hand, watching crowds stroll a riverfront promenade lined with magnificent 18th-century buildings? If so, you might think Paris is the only place to realize that vision. But on a recent trip to Bordeaux, Melanie Haiken discovered that this formerly sleepy port …

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The ultimate French weekend getaway? A grand tour of the Champagne region; Daily Times

While Paris is considered the ultimate weekend getaway for Britons, it is mystifying that the beautiful Champagne region has long been overlooked.

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Exploring the Aveyron region of Southern France; Philip Gardner; The Whig

Amble along the historic streets of charming medieval villages, and enjoy the simple ambience of rural France…

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The ultimate French weekend getaway? A grand tour of Champagne; Frank Mannion; Daily Mail

Hollywood producer Frank Mannion frequently visited the region during research for a documentary about the top tipple. Here he reveals where to drink, where to stay, and lots of intriguing history.

Source: The ultimate French weekend getaway? A grand tour of Champagne

The Cutest and Most Festive Cities and Towns for Celebrating Christmas in France; Jennifer Ladonne; Fodor’s Travel

Nativity scenes, midnight mass, Yule logs, hot-spiced wine, Alsace-inspired marchés de Noël…Christmas in France is a magical time when holiday spirit mixes with age-old traditions. Though you might not think of celebrating the season away from home, here are ten towns with ten excellent reasons why you should.

Source: The Cutest and Most Festive Cities and Towns for Celebrating Christmas in France

12 impressive moats around the world; MSN

Built as a line of defense, a moat is a ditch usually filled with water that surrounds a building, castle, monument, or town. Take a look at some of the most stunning moats around the world.

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Lyon, France: Your Essential Guide; International Living

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