Canals of Paris

Canal St Martin Footbridge

Discover the more intimate side of Paris on a Canal Cruise: Everyone knows the River Seine and most visitors to Paris would no doubt have taken a Seine river cruise and enjoyed the sights of Paris from the river. But Paris also has three other waterways – canals that were built on the orders of […]

Nîmes’ Remarkable Jardins de la Fontaine

Jardins de la Fontaine - Nîmes

A Visit to Jardins de la Fontaine or Fountain Gardens: A delightful place to enjoy some quiet time in Nîmes is at the Jardin de la Fontaine or Fountain Gardens.  The Hotel Imperator, where are staying, is located on the Quais de la Fontaine, so we are within easy reach of the gardens.  The Quais […]

Les Arènes – Nîmes' Roman Amphitheatre

Les Arènes - Nîmes' Amphitheatre

Nimes’ amphitheatre is still as sturdy as the day it was built: Built at the end of the first century AD, Nîmes’ amphitheatre, Les Arènes, was built from stone and designed mainly to cater for the battles of gladiators. Les Arènes may not be the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire but it is one […]

Maison Carrée – Nîmes' Magnificent Roman Temple

Maison Carrée, Nîmes

Maison Carrée is neither Square nor a House: Right in the center of Nîmes is a magnificent little Roman temple, believed to be one of the most famous and best-preserved temples of the Roman world. Its name Maison Carrée suggests a Square House, but this building is neither square nor a house. Maison Carrée is […]

Saint-Valentin – A Lovers' Village

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Saint-Valentin named after the Patron Saint of Lovers: Deep in the heart of Champagne Berrichonne, in the Indre department, is the little village of Saint-Valentin which happens to be the only village in France carrying the name of the Patron Saint of Lovers. With their village sharing the name of the Patron Saint of Lovers, […]

Bonjour, would you like to bake like a French Pâtissier?

Paris desserts

Learn Pastry and Dessert making from a French master chef: Paris’ patisseries are world famous and some like Ladurée, La Maison Stohrer and Angelina’s are Parisian institutions. Life’s Sweet in Paris – walk around the city and you’ll see patisseries overflowing with the most tempting sweet treats. Dessert connoisseurs don’t seem to mind waiting in […]

Tour de France – Le Tour 2010

Tour de France 2010 Route..

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 […]

French Metric Weights and Measures and their equivalents

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 […]

Farms, cottages, villas, beachfront properties in France for sale or rent

Your dream home in France?

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 […]

Find A Phone Number in France

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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 […]