Travel to France for a Europe Tour with Joie de Vivre! There’s a lot more to France than Paris and Provence. Travel to France involves a journey into the whole French way of looking at the world, and life. Not for nothing do we use the french words “savoir-faire” and “joie de vivre”! France lies […]
Useful facts to help you plan your visit to France Festivals Public Holidays Visas Health Language Time Electricity Weights & Measures Money, Banks etc. Emergencies Telephone, fax Post Museums and monuments Festivals Festivals, both traditional and modern (eg Avignon Theatre Festival in July) are not so plentiful as in Spain, but worth looking out for: […]
Enjoy Classical Concerts in the Amazing Setting of Sainte Chapelle: This Easter, enjoy classical concerts in the amazing Sainte Chapelle church, one of the most breathtaking sights in Paris and a hidden treasure of Parisian architecture. Enjoy Easter concerts by great composers such as Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, Schubert and others. Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle are […]
Wishing You All the best for 2016: Wishing everyone Happiness and Good Health for 2016 and may all your travel plans come true! Thoughts?
Enjoy Normandy Christmas Markets and Events in Historical Locations: Like many of France’s beautiful towns and villages, Normandy has many Christmas markets and events in historical locations. Below are some places where you can taste French Christmas treats, do some pre-Christmas shopping and enjoy Christmas events to get you into the festive spirit. Normandy Christmas […]
Marchés de Noël 2015 – Where to Find Paris Christmas Markets and Dates: Christmas is fast approaching, and for those who love Christmas markets, there are more Marchés de Noël in Paris than just those in the Champs-Elysées and central Paris. From the gigantic Christmas market at La Défense to the smaller village-like market at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, […]
CHRISTMAS MARKET DATES 2015 – CENTRAL PARIS: Christmas markets (Marchés de Noël) have caught on in many towns and cities in France and have become part and parcel of the pre-Christmas activities and attractions. Paris has a good spread of Christmas markets and some of the biggest and best in the centre of Paris are […]
Where to See Paris Christmas Lights: Visitors to Paris at Christmas are in for a treat. Towards the end of November, Paris turns on its Christmas magic with thousands of Christmas fairy lights, showing that it is truly the “City of Light”. And, there are some interesting lighting concepts to enjoy as well. Paris Christmas […]
At Christmas time Paris is dressed to kill. “Christmas Illuminations” brings on the magic of Christmas to this top tourist destination and ushers in the New Year in the grandest of Parisian style.
CARCASSONE IS FAMOUS FOR ITS CASSOULET, BUT A CHEESE DEGUSTATION COMES AS A SURPRISE: Walking through the medieval centre of Carcassone (La Cité de Carcassone), we see numerous cafés and restaurants advertising cassoulet and crepes. Being lunchtime, and a Sunday, the city is packed with people having lunch in the squares and in the cafés […]
CHRISTMAS IN PARIS: ENJOY A RANGE OF CHRISTMAS CONCERTS AT FAMOUS CHURCHES IN PARIS: Paris has some of the most beautiful and historical churches and many of these are regular venues for classical music performances. During the festive season these famous churches traditionally host special Christmas concerts. If you’re spending Christmas in Paris, you can […]
France: Money: All about the Euro (€) As of January 1, 2002, the euro (€) replaced the national currency of 12 countries within the European Union, including France. You can exchange currency at any bank branch (hours are listed below). Automatic cash machines can be found in most commercial centres. French Euro Banknotes The […]