18 Enchanting Things to Do in Chamonix in Winter (For Non-Skiers)

Town of Chamonix in the winter

The French Alps are home to one of the world’s most iconic ski destinations, Chamonix. In winter, this small little Alpine town becomes absolutely bustling with activity. But Chamonix is more than just a ski resort: it is also a picturesque French city offering myriad things to do in Chamonix in winter, even for non-skiers. … Read more

17 Wonderful Things to Do in Bordeaux in Winter (2023)

Known locally as a miniature version of Paris, and only a two-hour high-speed train ride from the capital, Bordeaux is the largest city in southwestern France.  The spotlight is very often on the region’s celebrated vineyards and great wine production industry, which means that Bordeaux is a year-round destination for wine lovers and culture fans … Read more

21 Most Beautiful Towns in Dordogne, France

21 Most Beautiful Dordogne Towns and Villages to Visit Magnificent castles, beautiful medieval villages, a dreamy bucolic landscape, bustling markets, a bountiful gastronomy – Dordogne in southwest France has long been a big draw for its beautiful small country towns The third largest department of France, forming part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the Dordogne department is more … Read more

Visiting the Louvre: Tips & 11 Mistakes to Avoid for Your First Time

Symmetrical views of the two pyramids in front of the Louvre, with the Louvre behind it

As the French call it, Le Louvre (short for Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, quite a mouthful!) is perhaps the world’s most inspiring museum. For many travelers, a visit to the Louvre is something they simply cannot miss when in Paris! Housing countless pieces of art and objects from ancient civilizations, visiting the Louvre can be … Read more