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France Travel Notes and Things to Do

We have many pages of great travel notes for France, written by Slow Travelers!! Travel notes give you information about an area, a place or an activity, like a destination guide, or a guidebook.

Paris

Paris Metro: How use the Paris subway, buy tickets, find stations.

Paris Museum Pass: All about the pass and other information for Paris.

Where To Pick a Flower in Paris: Public Restrooms, where to find them, locations near main tourist sights.

Travelers Tips for Paris: Favorite views, museums, tipping, ATMs, transportation, etc.

Paris and its Gay Village: All about the Marais, the center of Gay Paree.

Hemingway's Steps Through Paris: Walking through Paris, seeing Hemingway's favorite places.

Paris, Tea & Wine: Wine bars and tea shops in Paris.

Rue Cler Market: Complete description of the shops on Rue Cler in the 7th Arrondissement.

Shopping in Paris with Teens: Hints and suggestions on where to take a teen daughter shopping in the City of Light

Movies Under the Stars: The annual Open Air Cinema festival at Paris’ Park de la Villette provides Parisians (and visiting film lovers) with the perfect opportunity to spend their evenings lounging beneath the glow of the silver screen.

Palais Royal: The neighborhood around Palais Royal offers many hidden gems to those in the "know."

Paris Market Shopping: Tips for shopping at Paris's famous street markets

Southern France

Provence

Provence and Cote d'Azur (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur)

Travel Notes for Provence: We have several pages of notes for Provence. The Wood Family Best of Provence - Activities for Kids, Food for Kids, Hiking in the Luberon - plus Markets of Provence, Cistercian Abbeys, Nice, etc.

Hiking in the Luberon: Basics for hiking, how to plan your trip, details for several hikes.

Southwest France

Aquitaine, Poitou (Poitou-Charentes), Limousin, Auvergne, Pyrenees (Midi-Pyrenees)

The Dordogne Region: The Dordogne is in the southwest of France.

Walnuts in the Perigord: All about walnuts in the Perigord (the Dordogne).

Other Regions in France

Exploring the French Countryside: Favorite areas in the French countryside.

Google Map - French Countryside: Detailed information on rural areas in France.

Northern France

Cremant - The Bubbly of Alsace: The Alsace-Lorraine region is in the northeast corner of France, bordering on Germany.

Lace of the Queens - Queen of the Laces: Lace making in the town of Alenon in the Normandy region.

Central France

Beautiful Bountiful Burgundy: highlights of a walking tour to southern Burgundy.

Farmers' Markets in the Loire Valley: Shopping throughout the year at the markets.

Miscellaneous

Canal Boats: Taking a canal boat vacation in France.

Food/Cooking

Epiphany - Gallette des Rois: Making and eating this special cake served in January for the Epiphany holiday.

Tempting the Taste Buds of Young Travelers in Provence: Foods of Provence that will turn your children into "foodies".

Visiting Food Shrines in France (and one in Italy): Cheese, cooking and oyster museums in France, pasta museum in Italy.

Foods of Narbonne, in the south of France: Narbonne is in Languedoc region.

Walnut Wines and Liquors: Things to do with all those walnuts.

Navigating the French Cheese Shop: How to pick out, sample and buy cheese in France's cheese shops

Other France Travel Information

Postcards from France

Postcards from France: Short vignettes about events in France. A hike in the Luberon, lunch at Oustau de Baumaniere, American Thanksgiving in Provence, the Apt market, why I want to be a dog in Arles, King Albert's Hut.

Trip Reports, Travelogues, Blogs

Trip Reports: We have 200+ trip reports by Slow Travelers. These reports are good for trip planning or for armchair travel. Caution: Trip reports are addicting.

Travel Blogs: See our list of bloggers, webcams, photo galleries, etc.

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