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Things to do in France

Meanwhile, those seeking a more quiet French vacation off the beaten path will find that the country is home to plenty of bucolic towns and countrysides with their own rich cultures and unique traditions. Those looking for things to do in France should head to the city of Grenoble to take in the beauty of the French Alps or spend a few days in Lyon, which is home to the world-famous, four-day Festival of Lights and sits at the heart of French gastronomy. Or take a tour of the western half of France and pay a visit to Bordeaux for some of the finest wine in the world or Normandy, the starting point of World War II’s Liberation of Paris and a region equally influenced by English and French culture. And wherever you choose to spend your French vacation, be sure to treasure every moment of your trip. Countries like this only come along once in a lifetime.

  • 11th Arrondissement

    Located on the Right Bank, the 11th Arrondissement is one of the city's most densely populated neighborhoods. The district's most notable feature i... More
  • 13th Arrondissement

    Also called the Arrondissement des Gobelins (District of Goblins), this Left Bank neighborhood is home to the Manufacture des Gobelins, which was n... More
  • 20 Sur 20

    20 Sur 20 is a tiny costume jewelry shop in the 1ère arrondisement. Located on a narrow street just one-half block from the Seine river, the store’... More
  • À la Mère de Famille

    The oldest chocolate shop in Paris (opened in 1761) is exactly as you would picture it: the classic Parisian storefront says epicere fine (delicate... More
  • Abbaye de Citeaux

  • Action Christine

    Located on the Left Bank, a short walk from the Pont Neuf, the Action Christine theatre has long been a popular spot for cinephiles who enjoy seein... More
  • Adelline

    Haute couture jewelry designer Adeline Roussel runs her bauble business from both this boutique and her atelier in Jaipur, India. Located on Rue Ja... More
  • Alberto Pinto

    An interior designer for more than 40 years, Alberto Pinto has been featured in dozens of magazines like Instyle Home, Elle Decoration and Yacht Pr... More
  • Alter Mundi Mode

    Just around the corner from the historic Hotel DeVille, Alter Mundi specializes in organic, fair trade clothes with urban edge. The designs offer p... More
  • André

    Established by designer André Perugia in 1896, this widespread French footwear chain sells trendy, high-quality shoes at reasonable prices. Conside... More
  • Andrea Sertoli

    Whether you are hoping to hit the “Big 3” (Rome, Florence and Venice) with tots in tow, sample phenomenal wines in the alluring region of Apulia, o... More
  • Annick Goutal

    At her flagship store for a line of goods that permeates European and Asian markets and can be found in upscale hotel room bathrooms around the wor... More
  • Antidote

    Antidote fills a tiny storefront with independent European labels that share an aesthetic of understated cool: Italy’s Kristina Ti, Danish line Day... More
  • Antiquités Maurin

  • Arab World Institute

    Known locally as the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Arab World Institute in Paris’ Fifth Arrondissement serves to foster goodwill and cross-cultural ... More
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