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Pauline's pile of planning material

Trip Planning: Our favorite guidebooks, books about France, lists of Travel Agents, lists of Tour Guides, where to stay, and more.

Vacation rental in small Provence village

Vacation Rentals: Read hundreds of reviews by other Slow Travelers. Lists of agencies, estates and sites for booking vacation rentals. See our SlowTrav Favorites.

B&B in Provence

Hotels: Reviews of hotels by region and notes on how to search for hotels and how to book them.

Morning coffee, croissant and newspaper in a Provence cafe

Restaurants: Basics of using restaurants and cafes, sample menus, French food glossary, reviews of restaurants sent by Slow Travelers, notes for vegetarians.

ticket at the train station

Instructions for Visitors: Using the TGV trains, Paris Metro, Roissy Bus from CDG airport, travel resources.

Learn some French before your trip

Language Lessons: Learn some basic French, how to order, how to pronounce town names. Audio files too!

Exploring the villages in the Luberon

Travel Notes: Slow Travelers notes about traveling in France (lots of good travel information).

ST Google Maps: Detailed, annotated Google Maps, made by Slow Travelers.

Postcards: "Travel vignettes" - short stories about an event from a trip.

Photos of France: We have thousands of great travel photos.

Vacation rentals in France, from Paris to Provence. Use this site to learn more about Slow Travel.

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Classified Listings: Vacation rental agencies, listings by owner, hotels, B&Bs, travel consultants, tour guides, cooking schools, and more.

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What's New?

- Beautiful Bountiful Burgundy

- Hiking Trail "L'Aigue Brun"

- On the Truffle Trail - Dordonge in Winter

- Paris Market Shopping

- Navigating the French Cheese Shop

- Palais Royal

- Monica's Paris Restaurant List

... more of what's new

Maps of France

Recommended maps for planning your trip.

Read Our Trip Reports for France

The Slow Travel Trip Reports is our most popular section! Read these travel journals written by other Slow Travelers. Learn from their experiences to plan your trip or just have some fun doing "armchair travel".

Latest Trip Reports for France

France from Cold Seas to the Warm Seas: June 18 - July 20 2013, a family trip to France with time spent in Normandy, the Dordogne and Bandol, among other locations.

Dawdling Through the Dordogne: We spent a week exploring the Dordogne in May from a base near Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Montferrier and the Midi-Pyrenees: We spent a cold and rather wet week based at Montferrier in May, visiting parts of Aude, Ariège and as far west as Haute Garonne.

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