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Beaulieu

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.

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AOC Les Halles

AOC Les Halles (102 Cours Lafayette, Lyons) – this restaurant is for those looking for a traditional French bistro experience. As locals will attest, everything here – from cheese and foie gras to oysters and chacuterie – is delicious and worth trying. Due to its reputation, it’s advisable to book in advance, especially on weekends. […]

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Alsace Sightseeing Tours

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 […]

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Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock (4 rue Désirée, 69001 Lyon) – this rock club stands out among others in France, since this one has adopted an Australian theme (celebrating all things from that far-flung country). It plays a mix of rock tunes from the 80s to the present, including famed Australian musicians such as INXS, Men at Work, […]

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Arenes de Nimes

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 […]

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About France

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 […]