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This is a major avenue reminiscent in some ways with New York’s Fifth Avenue. Avenue des Champs-Élysées has some of the most expensive real estate in Paris (with exclusive residences to match), along with high-end stores like Louis Vuitton and Cartier. The famed Tour de France bicycle race ends here, and the Bastille Day parade […]
Beaulieu (Rue Gaëtan Rondeau, Nantes) – with 120 retailers under one roof, this is the largest shopping center in Nantes. Most of the brands found here are local (French), along with some international ones, such as Esprit, Guess, H&M, and Mango, among others.
This is supposed to be the first church built in Gothic style (constructed during the 12th & 13th centuries). Some of France’s kings and other royalty are buried here (including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette). Opening Hours: Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10 am–6:15 pm, Sun. noon–6:15 pm; Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 10 am—5 pm, Sun. noon–5:15 pm. Admission Fee: […]
World travelers visiting France will come across a country with a history that goes back to the prehistoric days. The areas north and south of the Pyrenees (at what’s now modern-day France and Spain) were occupied from about 30,000 years ago by Paleolithic hunter-gatherers who made good use of its many caves. Such cave-dwellers left […]
Alsace Sightseeing Tours (Alsace region / northeastern France) – this northeastern region is one of France’s wine-growing regions, with its own rich culinary history. Along with wine production, Strasbourg (which is one of Alsace’s main towns) is by many considered to be the capital of the foie gras, the fat goose or duck liver, ever […]
Arenes de Nimes (Boulevard des Arènes, 30000 Nîmes) – located in the town of Nimes (just 50 km. from the city of Montpellier), this is by far the best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the world. Originally built in 70 AD, this arena is located near the Maison Carrée (a well-preserved Roman temple built around 20 BC […]