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Paris for the Indie Traveler. Traveling to Paris?

Paris for the Indie Traveler

It’s been labelled the most beautiful, romantic, fashionable, cultural, artistic, delicious, and expensive city in the world. Where do you start? For a city that’s been stereotyped so much over time, it really is about throwing yourself right in, being willing to walk (a lot!) , and being open to everything from the mundane baguette shopping each morning, to discovering a new perspective to the Louvre, to getting into a secret dinner or wine cave. That’s the best way to experience a city like this, and to let it change something inside of you forever. Paris Seasons Mild and moderately wet, Paris’ yearly average temperature is just under 55F (12 C), going below 32F (0C) in winter and over 85F (30C) in the summer. Accommodation in Paris Where to stay in Paris really depends on your budget and interests. Hostels- The cheapest option (as low as 17 Euros), hostels are a great pick if you’re all about sharing space and staying out for most of the day.

Getting around. Morlaix, Barnenez, Roscoff - Brittany travelogue. Old houses in Morlaix Our first stop was at a market in St Martin, then we descended into Morlaix proper.

Morlaix, Barnenez, Roscoff - Brittany travelogue

In a valley, this is dominated by the railway aquaduct which runs across it. The restaurant "La Reine Anne" mentioned in our guide to the Restaurants du Terroir was closed, but we got eight small cakes from a patisserie. It was mid-afternoon, so many places were closed, but we found a creperie "L'Hermine" where we had tea, a kir, a salad, and two crepes. Then we headed north to the cairn at Barnenez. Living in France: Dos and Don'ts. By Finn Skovgaard 5/2005 "When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Living in France: Dos and Don'ts

" You've heard it so often that you may no longer pay attention to what it means. Yet in this age of globalization it's as true as ever. Conversing with people from other countries over the Internet is one thing; living overseas requires tact and cultural insight. The following dos and don'ts will help you avoid some of the more common faux pas, but keeping your eyes open and observing local manners and traditions is the only way to avoid gaffes. Useful Expressions in French. 14 places to fall in love with France. By Madeleine Wilson Secluded beaches, UNESCO buildings, fairytale castles… coming right up.

14 places to fall in love with France

France has a rich and diverse heritage with both architectural and natural treasures to ogle. From the stunning aquamarine gorges of Verdon to the proud medieval city of Carcassonne, we have put together a list of 14 beautiful spots in France, each with their own je ne sais quoi, that promise to spark a lifelong romance! 1. Cliffs of Etretat Normandy Several cliffs form what is commonly called the “falaises d’Etretat,” great white chalk cliffs that depict perhaps one of the most famous and beautiful landscapes in France. The little village of Etretat is also very picturesque. 2. Loir-et-Cher Who has not heard of the beautiful Chateau de Chambord! 3. Var, Alpes de Haute Provence The Gorges du Verdon are something of a natural wonder with the turquoise waters of the Verdon Rivers flowing through the giant canyon surrounded by limestone cliffs.

100 French Food/Drink Words and Phrases. It's Bastille Day!

100 French Food/Drink Words and Phrases

If only your 10th grade French teacher had taught you what you really need to know — impressing that special someone at the restaurant where you’re maxing out your credit card. Don’t let that stop you though, because what they say is true: France is a haven for food and wine enthusiasts of all levels, and French cuisine is a palate-expanding experience everyone should have. Try out some of my extensive choice vocabulary for avoiding snails, raw beef and frogs’ legs (although why would you want to?) Or honing the basics for customizing your steak-frites and procuring the right water. Yes, you read that correctly. Drinking Avec des glaçons: On the rocks La biére: Beer Une bouteille: A bottle Le café: Coffee (typically Espresso) Une crafe: A glass bottle (usually of wine) La carte de vins: The wine list Le cidre: Cider Le jus: Juice Le Kir: White wine with cassis or blackberry syrup Un pichet: A small pitcher (usually of wine) Places to Visit in France - the most Interesting and Beautiful Regions of France and Best Places in France.

Almost every region in France has something interesting to discover - quiet villages, stunning scenery, historical buildings lost in the countryside, beaches...so before rushing to visit the most popular regions why not think about somewhere else for a change?

Places to Visit in France - the most Interesting and Beautiful Regions of France and Best Places in France

You can avoid the crowds and still have a great time discovering the 'real' France! Our France regional travel guides feature hundreds of the most scenic, interesting and picturesque places to visit in all parts of France to help you better plan your visit. The most popular French regions with visitors include Brittany, the Dordogne and the Cote d'Azur (along with the rest of Provence), and of course and many tourists like to visit Paris.

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