Category Archives: France

How Many of France’s Natural Wonders Have You Been To?; James March; Fodor’s Travel

Despite receiving more tourists than any other country on earth, how many of these natural wonders in France are you aware of?

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Corsica: Scandola and Girolata Boat Cruise from Porto; Get Your Guide

Climb aboard a silent hybrid boat and explore the stunning Scandola Nature Reserve on a 3-hour boat tour from Porto. Stop for 30 minutes in the secluded coastal village of Girolata and more.

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Property: Five stunning vineyard estates in world heritage wine regions; Chris Mercer; Decanter

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French Lascaux caves ‘doing well’ 80 years after discovery; Hannah Thompson; Connexion

 

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Ultimate Guide to Visiting Strasbourg Cathedral and its City; Stephanie Parker; Big World Small Pockets

And here’s everything you need to know about visiting France’s Strasbourg Cathedral and the beautiful city of Strasbourg too…

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Versailles Palace: Virtual Tour with French History Expert; Get Your Guide

Join a licensed historian on a fully interactive virtual tour of the Palace of Versailles filled with photos, videos, polls, and a live Q&A.

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Ancient caves: Origins of the Neanderthals: France; New Scientist

Step back in time on a journey to the key Neanderthal sites of southern France between Bordeaux and Nice with Palaeolithic archaeologist and author Rebecca Wragg Sykes. See the oldest traces left by humankind: stone tools, art objects, cave paintings and other remains that have changed the way we think about Neanderthals. For the first 40 years after their fossils were recognised, nobody knew whether or not Neanderthals had any culture or complex cognitive abilities. In this tour, Rebecca shows how advances in archaeological methods over the last three decades have revealed a very clear picture.

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Chateau de Chambord; Mark Cartwright; Ancient History Encyclopaedia

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French cave home to earliest drawings wins World Heritage status; AFP

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The mechanical wonder that powered Versailles’s fountains; Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey; National Geographic

A revolutionary 17th-century machine pumped water from Paris to the royal palace.

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The best places to know in Calvi this summer; Par Jade Simon; Vogue

A room with a view, a natural reserve with your feet in the Mediterranean, a dining cellar on the port… Vogue takes you to Calvi.

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11 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & Strasbourg Itinerary in August; InspiRock

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Loire Valley vineyards and the châteaux in the region make it a delight for ­visitors; Andrew Wakefield; iNews

Home to thousands of producers and four distinct wine regions, the Loire Valley is deemed an ‘outstanding cultural landscape’…

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Top 10 Fascinating Unintentional Time Capsules Ever Discovered; Jonathan H Kantor; Listverse

Time capsules are purposely built to contain interesting and unique items meant to be uncovered at a predetermined date in the future. This can often be a century or more after the capsule is buried.

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New York’s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Artisans of France’s Lascaux Caves; Seph Rodney; NY Times

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City Focus: Arles in the South of France; Gillian Thornton; France Today

The northern gateway to the Camargue, Arles successfully blends the very old and the thoroughly modern. Join Gillian Thornton as she takes Roman footsteps to find Van Gogh…

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France Travel: Here Are The 5 Best Day Trips From Paris-And Why; Tamara Thiessen; Forbes

Within an hour of Paris lie medieval villages, Renaissance chateaux and natural and art treasures. From painters’ village Barbizon to Monet’s garden at Giverny and the extraordinary Château de Chantilly with gardens by André Le Nôtre and the biggest collection of Old Master works outside the Louvre.

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42% of Unesco’s world heritage sites haven’t reopened; FMT

More than four out of ten of Unesco’s world heritage sites are still closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Five Historic French Cities To Explore After Paris; Jared Ranahan; Forbes

From Celtic Gaul to the modern Fifth French Republic, Western Europe has seen the rise and fall of many mighty empires.

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Van Gogh’s inspirational medieval abbey; Valeria Carullo; RibaJournal

The Abbey of St Peter in Montmajour at Arles was a tourist attraction long before Van Gogh featured it in his painting The Harvest.

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