For years, historians, archaelogists, architects, geologists and engineers have searched the archives, researched the Rhône river and its banks, calculated the river flow, the strength of old constructions and modeled three-dimensional structures of the bridge of Avignon in Southern France.
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Bar Hemingway at Ritz in Paris has been awarded the best bar of the year at annual Virtuoso travel industry event. For the best dinner you have to travel to the neighboring country Italy, because La Terrazza at Hotel Eden in Rome was awarded the best dining experience prize.
Bordeaux is a name everyone recognizes, but how many people have visited the city in France? It is much more than wine, which is why I am not surprised that I have seen the city on many digital nomad’s and remote worker’s destination list of places to stay.
Read the story “Travel photo gallery of Bordeaux, France”
Places like Nice, Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez may bring images of celebrities to the mind, but what really makes the French Riviera an attractive travel destination is its rich cultural heritage and fabulous sceneries.
Every July, the Tour of France road cycling race brings millions of people to the roadside in France and often, in neighboring countries as well because the race may visit other countries.
Here is the village of Mauleon-Barousse on the lower slopes of the Pyrenees mountains. It is an idyllic, peaceful village, but when the Tour de France race goes through the village, thousands of spectators arrive to watch the event.
Every July the world’s biggest sports event – as measured by the number of spectators following the live event where it happens – road cycling race the Tour of France travels along the roads of Europe. The actual race takes three weeks to complete. It is 3540 km / 2200 miles long (in 2017). Millions and millions of people arrive to the roadside to cheer the riders.
Read the story “Tour de France is an amazing travel destination promotion tool”
In Paris, France, a special hotel room has been opened for travelers who like to sleep surrounded by books. Paris Boutik Hotel has rooms that are all different, each room has been designed to a theme. One of these rooms is like a small bookstore. It is located in Marais district of the city. Read the story “In Paris, France, you can stay a night at a bookstore”
The Gems of Nice and the French Riviera travel guidebook focuses on the coastal section of the Alpes-Maritimes region in southeast France (also known as the Riviera or locally, Cote d’Azur). The book covers the Riviera from Mandelieu to Menton, describing towns like Antibes, Grasse and Monaco, In addition, the book unveils Riviera gems tourist buses haven’t discovered yet.
I recently visited Cote d’Azur, and two things caught my eye: the popularity of cycling and camping. Road cyclists and mountain bikers are all over the place, especially, during the weekends. Often, in big groups. Sometimes, old men take it easy and chat more than pedal. The point is to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise. Camp sites are open only from spring until autumn, and you won’t find many near the beaches, but on the hills and mountains.
Riviera is not only about the sun and the sea, but it is also about spectacular mountain sceneries and exciting activities. The city of Nice is much more than the Boulevard des Anglais – the old town, market places, galleries, restaurants and shopping streets are buzzing with locals and visitors. St Paul de Vence is advertised as the most visited medieval village, and that’s how it feels. Why not try Vence, a larger medieval village further up the mountain as the guidebook suggests?
My favorite place in the region is Antibes, but my travel companions like the mountains (Vence, Grasse) and the little bit more quiet side of the Riviera in Mandelieu.
The best thing with this travel guidebook is that it includes plenty of pictures. Some places reveal their characteristics in two or three photographs. It makes it easier to decide if a village or a town is worth a visit. All and all there are more places and things to do in the book for many weeks in southern France, even if you try to visit a new place daily.