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Top Nudist Beaches in France

Top Nudist Beaches in France

Just a generation ago, nudist beaches in France would have been impossible. Diehard naturists and nudists may have paved the way, risking ridicule and arrest to advance their cause. Today, nude swimming is as accessible as a sauna or a round of golf. You might be surprised to know that nude swimming or sunbathing is not “exactly” legal in the country. Ah, the eternal paradox. But this is what people love about France. Here are some of the top nudist beaches in France.Cap d’AgdeCap d’Agde, or the…

Pigalle Place: Paris Red Light District

Pigalle Place: Paris Red Light District

Pigalle Place is an interesting blend of beautiful landmarks, prostitutes and artists, burlesque theaters, the Moulin Rouge, very bourgeois buildings, and the tourists who want to experience “Paris by night”. Whether you are after dirty diversions or artistic pursuits, Pigalle Place will give you one hell of an experience.Get naughtyIf you are feeling a little naughty, visit the notorious Pigalle Place. You will not regret it. Satisfaction guaranteed. This neighborhood in Montmartre is the epice…

The Amazing French Markets

The Amazing French Markets

Markets are a way of life in every town and city in France. A French market is a perfect place for people to socialize, while seeking out incredible finds. The French markets are not limited to fresh produce markets; they range from flower and book markets to pottery and flea markets. From summer blossoms to Christmas arts and crafts, from remote villages in Provence to the bustling cities like Paris and Marseille, you know you want to experience the alluring French market scene.Finding a Frenc…

Winter Vacation in France

Winter Vacation in France

Winter in France is not considered a high season. While winter is definitely not the most popular time of the year for tourism in the country, there are many amazing reasons why you should visit France in this season. A winter vacation in France means escape from the typical chaos of the tourist crowds, saving lots of euros, and taking your pick between mild Mediterranean destinations and cool winter sports.Take advantage of the few crowdsIf you are that kind of traveler who avoids destinations …

Top Paris Shopping Districts

Top Paris Shopping Districts

Paris is the fashion capital of the world. It seems that Parisians just have the genetic fashion sense no other group of people do. After art, architecture and culture, fashion and shopping is one of the main reasons millions flock to Paris each year. Since Paris is dotted with great places to shop, we’ve narrowed it down to seven. Here’s how to find your way around town when you go on your shopping spree. Faubourg Saint-HonoréBest known for housing top fashion labels, cosmetics and home furnish…

Things To Do In Paris

Things To  Do In Paris

Paris has been known as the “most romantic city,” and you could practically see and feel the love in its many tourist spots. But there is more to Paris than the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some things that you have to know and you can do when you visit France’s capital city.”The City of Light” This tag-name of Paris actually comes from “Ville Lumière,” a reference not only the the then revolutionary electrical lighting system implemented in the streets of Paris, but also t…

Getting Around Paris

Getting Around Paris

Paris is the cosmopolitan capital of France and has been one of the most popular tourist cities in the world for several years. Located in the north of the country on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being perhaps the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historical association and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food, and design.With its bustling metropolis, tourists tend to be confused with the city’s options in getting aroun…

Places to Stay in Paris

Places to Stay in Paris

Be aware that like in most cities, Paris hotels observe high and low seasons. Althouth the prices vary, the the high season roughly corresponds to late spring and summer as possibly a few weeks around the Christmas season.Here are others things that you should know when staying in Paris,Book early – Since guests arrive in droves during the high season, it is harder to get a room at the hotel. It is best to book ahead. However, if the hotel does not have an available room on the period that…

Paris Drinking Guide

Paris Drinking Guide

Paris is the capital of bars, where you would find the hippest bars in the world. Each of Paris’ 20 arrondissements (districts) has its own fair share of bars, cafés, and taverns, but there are some areas where nightlife and afternoon-life are concentrated, like the Bastille. In Paris, the bars open very late.Here is your guide where to go when drinking around Paris.The Marais – This area boasts a large number of trendier new bars mostly in the 4th district and to a lesser extent the 3rd w…

Paris Eating Guide

Paris Eating Guide

Dining in Paris can be a real treat or it can be surprisingly ordinary, so it’s worth some effort to seek out the former rather than settling for the latter. And although some people recommend French cooking found in little rural restaurants, Paris has long been considered among French cities as second to Lyon for fine dining. Paris consists of more than 30,000 restaurants and cafés, tagged by some as the “Kitchen of the World.”Here’s our guide to get the most of your Parisian dining…