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You Can Now Walk To Mont Saint-Michel

You Can Now Walk To Mont Saint-Michel

Lisa_Miller  08.14.2014
In a day and age when supersonic jets and solar-powered drones are all the rage, it's nice to know a simple footbridge can still draw crowds....
Inside France's Swanky Five-Star Family Camps

Inside France's Swanky Five-Star Family Camps

AP  08. 6.2014
SAINT-JUST-LUZAC, France (AP) — One son's conquering a waterslide. The other's at the soccer pitch leading French, British and Dutch...
How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris

Conde Nast Traveler  07.18.2014
To fit in with locals, it's best to leave behind any sweatpants, baseball caps, flip-flops and white sneakers. Parisians are generally...
Chinese Tourists Think France Is The Friendliest Country In Europe

Chinese Tourists Think France Is The Friendliest Country In Europe

Suzy Strutner  07.18.2014
Come on, homme, it's time to stop hating on France. Chinese travelers say they consider France the "most welcoming" nation in Europe,...
France Admits It Should Be Nicer To Tourists

France Admits It Should Be Nicer To Tourists

Suzy Strutner  06.27.2014
The French have long been known for their less-than-cuddly attitudes toward foreigners and now the country is owning up to it. Last...

Welcome to France

Rick Steves  06.20.2014
As a guide, it's fun to introduce people to something they've never experienced before...especially if they're afraid for no good reason....
5 Free Things To Do In The 'Jewel Of The French Riviera'

5 Free Things To Do In The 'Jewel Of The French Riviera'

AP  06.16.2014
CANNES, France (AP) — This jewel of the French Riviera was a sleepy fishing village when 19th-century English aristocrat Henry Brougham...
We Really, Really Want To Be In Cannes Right About Now

We Really, Really Want To Be In Cannes Right About Now

  05.15.2014
The Cannes Film Festival kicked off this week and we're super jealous we're not there to take in all the swanky, over-the-top fun... but...

Tour Time

Rick Steves  05.15.2014
For 25 years, I led our tour groups. For the past decade, rather than lead our tours, I actually take them. Each year I sign up (with a...
The Bold and the Cautious: A Debate on Moving Abroad

The Bold and the Cautious: A Debate on Moving Abroad

Rachel Kapelke-Dale  05.14.2014
Jess went to Beijing without knowing a word of Mandarin, winging it all the way, while Rachel planned and plotted for months before hopping...
A Good Dinner In A Paris Railway Station

A Good Dinner In A Paris Railway Station

Edward Schneider  04.18.2014
There are twists in lots of dishes -- many of them delightful.

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: France

Rick Steves  04.17.2014
When touring France, it's important to get a balance between Paris and the countryside. Awesome, dominating, endlessly romantic, and thrilling...
Medieval Fortresses of Provence:  One for the Masses, One in the Wild

Medieval Fortresses of Provence: One for the Masses, One in the Wild

Jerry Lanson  04.14.2014
This is a stunning place, with distant views of snow-covered mountains and closer views of the striking cliffs rising from the valley floor....

12 Tips on Getting Around Provence by Car

Jerry Lanson  04.10.2014
Driving around the Provence countryside can be a harrowing experience or a whole lot of fun. It can be expensive or really reasonable....