4 Most Beautiful Luberon Villages to Visit in 2024

The hilltop villages of Provence are legendary: cobbled streets, colorfully-painted doors and window shutters, plants growing in a tangle of vines all throughout the village. But the Provence region is massive: when you talk about Provence, you’re talking about the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France, which could mean anything from Marseille to Cannes to Aix-en-Provence … Read more

Eguisheim in Winter: 5 Enchanting Things to Do

A charming cobblestone street in a European town, lined with half-timbered houses exhibiting a mix of colors like blues, pinks, and whites. The houses are adorned with festive decorations including wreaths, garlands, and Christmas ornaments. Each dwelling has unique architectural details like overhanging balconies, wooden shutters, and decorative moldings. A prominent feature is a covered passage with a conical, shingled roof, supported by stone pillars

A salmon-pink castle, a charming castle, a city literally built in circles around it: what’s not to love about Eguisheim? Add on the fact that it’s part of the Alsace Wine Route, has some of the region’s most adorable half-timbered houses, and has its very own Christmas market with 30-odd stalls selling unique wares… yup, … Read more

17 Cozy Things to Do in Colmar in Winter: An Alsatian Fairytale Town

Colmar, Alsace, France, medieval half-timbered houses in historical Old town colorful illuminated for Christmas celebrations

Colmar is possibly the most picturesque town in Alsace — a high distinction in a region that counts Riquewihr, Strasbourg, Kayserberg, Obernai, and Eguisheim amongst its neighbors. With its half-timbered colorful houses, its labyrinth of alleyways, its canal, its artisan shops, not to mention its cute cafés and rustic eateries, Colmar really looks like a … Read more

14 Magical Things to Do in Annecy in Winter

winter pathway in annecy in the winter

Annecy is called the Venice of the Alps. Why? Picture a quaint old town crisscrossed by an intricate system of canals and colorful alleyways, looking out on a pristine turquoise blue lake surrounded by the snow-capped alpine mountains… welcome to Annecy in winter!  The capital of Haute-Savoie is a picture-perfect dreamscape for winter lovers! With … Read more

Annecy Itinerary: 2 Days to Discover the Venice of the French Alps

the palais dile area of annecy on a cloudy day

With its vibrant, colorful alleyways, pristine crystalline lake, and a picturesque backdrop of majestic mountains, Annecy, the capital of Haute-Savoie, is a testament to the modern art of living.  If you’re looking for a scenic vacation destination, Annecy truly has it all: a picture-perfect setting surrounded by a stunning chain of mountains, historic neighborhoods crisscrossed … Read more

10 Festive Things to Do in Strasbourg in Winter

view of a strasbourg hotel at. night in the winter

If you’re planning a winter trip to Strasbourg, you’ve probably already heard of its iconic Christmas markets. After all, it’s among the oldest in all of Europe’s winter markets, a continent known for them! But there are so many other reasons why visiting Strasbourg in winter is a great idea. Known for its distinctive combination … Read more

The 12 Best Wine Tours from Bordeaux (Picked by a Wine Geek)

the straight line rows of vineyards in bordeaux, with the town of st. emilion and its gray medieval architecture behind it

With its breathtaking architecture, darling bistros, and stunning pedestrian paths along the Garonne River, Bordeaux is a city you have to visit on your France trip. Even better, the city of Bordeaux is conveniently at the heart of the region’s wine country! And Bordeaux is home to some of the world’s best wineries, so why … Read more

17 Wonderful Things to Do in Bordeaux in Winter by a Local

view of the bourse palace in bordeaux with morning light falling on the building in a beautiful light

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