From Rotterdam to Paris Champs-Élysées: The 97th Tour de France will start from Rotterdam on Saturday July 3rd and finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday, July 25th, 2010. This year’s race will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages covering a distance of 3,600 kilometres. Race Stage Profiles 1 prologue 9 […]
Metric Weights and Measures and Conversions Units legally used in business in France How to convert the metric system of weights and measures into their Imperial equivalents and vice versa In general, weights & measures in France and the Continent are metric. Credit for originating the metric system is usually given to Gabriel Mouton, a […]
A property in France can be a good investment Whether your dream is a farm or cottage in the Dordogne, a South of France villa or a beachfront property in Provence, the question of buying or renting is always the first question to be considered. Taking down the “For Sale” sign is easy, but buying […]
House, Business or Mobile (Cell) Phone Numbers in France Finding a French phone number (or "Numéro Téléphone France"), whether for someone’s house or business, is easy if you read French or have the Google tool bar to do the translation, as the major French telephone directories don’t use English. All French phone numbers are ten […]
One of the best ways to see Paris’ bridges is on a Seine River Cruise. Not only do you get to sail under the bridges, but you also get close enough to look at any interesting features, some of which can only be seen from the water.
The town of Aix-en-Provence has an interesting Christmas festival. Each year in December, the Festival of New Oil takes place to celebrate the season’s new olive oil and fresh truffles.
During the January Paris Sale, the City Transforms into a Bargain Basement for Fashion: Any city which starts the new year with a huge sale must be a serious shopping city. And yes, Paris is a serious shopping city! The year begins with the launch of its winter sales, which lasts for five whole weeks […]
Angelina Has A reputation for the Best Hot Chocolate in Paris: Here’s a little secret for lovers of hot chocolate. If you’re wondering around the Jardin de Tuileries or visiting the Louvre, plan on a visit to Angelina whose legendary hot chocolate has made this place so famous with locals and visitors over the years. […]
La Maison Stohrer – A Patisserie Whose History is as rich as its Desserts: The French are famous as pastry chefs and if you have a sweet tooth and a love of history, you’ll want to make tracks for La Maison Stohrer on your Paris holiday. Situated at 51, rue Montorgueil in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement, […]
Paris is now Connected – Free Wi-Fi hotspots in parks, gardens and other public places: The good news is that Paris has completed its roll-out of free Wi-Fi hotspots and parks, squares and other public places in all 20 arrondissements are now connected. Yes, you are no longer held ransom to the exorbitant charges that […]