It’s finally time to make those travel plans and pack your bags. France has reopened to visitors. Here’s everything you need to know about the current rules for entering France and Covid-19 restrictions.
Each September during the European Heritage Days (Journées du Patrimoine) visitors and residents alike have the unique opportunity to discover museums, monuments, and private spaces that are otherwise closed to the public. These days provide a fantastic look into some of France’s most spectacular sites. This year, the Journées du Patrimoine are September 18th and 19th. We’re sharing some of our top picks for what to see during the 2021 European Heritage Days in France.
Thanks to an abundance of vineyards, orchards, and artichoke and asparagus fields, the Loire Valley is often referred to as both the “Cradle of the French” and the “Garden of France.” It’s a region filled with charm and history as well as notable towns, wines, architecture, and over 300 châteaux. We’ve narrowed down our picks for 10 essential Loire Valley châteaux to visit.
It’s an exciting time of year for grape growers and wine lovers alike as the vendanges, the period of grape harvesting, has officially begun. Each year is slightly different depending on the region, mother nature, and the grapes themselves. Typically the vendanges begin in late August and can last through October. Read on to learn more about the process, how to take part, and how to celebrate the 2021 grape harvest in France.
Normandy is a wonderful part of France. It’s dotted with picturesque half-timbered villages and seaside towns and is renowned for its cuisine. The region is perhaps most known for the historically significant D-Day beaches and memorials. We’ve created a list of seven unmissable World War II sites to see in Normandy.
A two-day trip to another region from Paris is always a wonderful addition to any France itinerary. There are plenty of options, but a top pick is always Champagne. The region boasts some of the best of France: fabulous food, a unique culture, history, and of course…Champagne! Read on to see how to spend two days in Champagne from Paris.
Looking for things to do in Paris? It’s a big city that begs to be explored. Since there’s no way to fit everything into one visit, here are French Side Travel’s Top 10 highlights.
Renting a car is an excellent way to visit France. It gives you the flexibility to see small villages at your own pace, to get out into the lovely French countryside, and to linger at far-off vineyards and restaurants. Visitors miss so much of France if they never leave the cities. Driving is the best way to avoid crowds and to have the most authentic experience. Here’s what you need to know
Provence’s blooming lavender fields are an iconic site that are well-worth timing your trip around. Here are our top tips.
The rolling Alpilles have a famous connection to painter Vincent Van Gogh and are known for their fine olive oil.