I am VERY biased when it comes to talking about France. I was fortunate enough to spend three years of my youth in Paris, and have gone back several times on business trips as well as vacations. Those who know me have heard rumors of my wanting to retire

As you can see from this vantage point, Les Baux is a perfect location for a defensive fortress. You can see in all directions, there are steep cliffs leading up to the summit, and when the invaders aren't pounding at the door, you get to enjoy th...
There was a time when farm animals got nearly equal lodging as their owners. Walking through the Bories Village just outside of Gordes, France, you can see that this was the case.Built sometime between the 7th and 18th centuries, (or possibly thro...
If you have ever built a stone wall for your garden, then you can certainly appreciate the amount of work that went into building the Bories of Gordes. Built sometime between the 7th and 18th centuries, these huts and outbuildings, 28 in all, form...
As you motor through Provence, taking in the sights, smells and food that it has to offer, it can be easy to overlook some of the hidden gems. Known for its quaint villages, old cities dating back to the Roman times and beyond, beautiful Mediterra...
Whether you come for the annual film festival, the sun, the beaches, the food, or people watching, there is plenty to do in Cannes. This section of the town is home to a plethora of restaurants situated on charming cobblestone side streets as well...
While you typically think of beaches and beautiful rich people and their cars when you think of the Cote d'Azur in southern France, there are also a number of hilltop villages to explore. Saint Paul de Vence is just a short trip outside of Cannes,...
If you want a generic travel experience, you can stick to the standard hotels and take the standard tours. However, if you want to experience something more unique, a quick drive outside of Cannes takes you to Saint Paul de Vence. Perched on a hil...
Converted from an abbatoir in 1980, it is the biggest science museum in Europe.
Dating back to 1338, Les Cordeliers Cloister in Saint Emillion France has ranged from a monastery for Franciscan monks, to a celebrated sparkling wine cellar. Built of local limestone, the arches and walkways exude a sense of calm and peace, despi...
The Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux, (also known as Place Royal), is an absolutely fun place to be, pun intended. Not only is the architecture stunning, (the same architect who designed Place de la Concorde and some parts of Versailles), but the re...
The medieval town of Pézenas, located 30 minutes north and east of Béziers and 30 minutes north of Agde on the mediterranean, is a vibrant community. Everyone from farmers, business people, small shopkeepers, artists, and artisans combine together...
This is quite possibly the smallest outdoor cafe I have ever come across. Two tables, seating for four, (or eight very close friends). However, it is in the beautiful village of Pezenas, and I'm sure the food is excellent. We'll be heading back to...
Perched on the high point of Marseille, and overlooking one of the ports, the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde commands a spectacular view of all of Marseille. From here, you can see for miles, taking in both amazing sunrises as well as sunsets....