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Origines by Chef Adrien Descouls – A Slice Of Heaven In The Auvergne

The mountains of France’s Massif Central dot the landscape in the Auvergne. This region in the center of France offers plenty for the outdoor enthusiast, a four-hour drive south from Paris. The lure of the Auvergne’s lakes and forests beckon hikers and anglers. The famous vistas offered by the Parc des Volcans and various historic …

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13 Best Things to Do in Strasbourg, France

Nestled in the heart of Europe lies the ever-quaint Strasbourg. This fairytale Alsatian village is a hidden gem that is often overlooked, despite offering a variety of things to do. Here you’ll find medieval-style houses, charming markets, beautiful gardens, and savory traditional food. There’s also a unique mix of German and French cultures that will …

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10 Things to Do in Paris for First-Time Visitors

10 Things to do in Paris for First-Time Visitors There are so many things to do in Paris that it seems impossible to plan an itinerary. Paris is the second most visited city in Europe, so there are tons of attractions to choose between, and it can be difficult to decide what is worth visiting …

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A Taste of France: Culinary Road Trip Through Reims, Dijon, and Avignon in Eastern France

These Cities in Eastern France Will Give You a True Taste of France Sponsored Post Champagne, Bourgogne, Provence – if you are a foodie, those names will make your mouth water. Today we will introduce you to some of the tastiest cities in Eastern France: Reims, Dijon, and Avignon. These three cities are part of …

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Boating in France – Ultimate Guide, Tips, and Experiences

Boating in France – Ultimate Guide, Tips, and Experiences to plan the perfect Boating Holidays in France Boating in France – How we got started A number of people have asked us how we came to be boating on the canals and rivers of Europe. Here is the short version: In 1970 we visited Amsterdam.  …

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Exploring the Tastiest UNESCO Site in the World: Champagne Region in France

Champagne Region in France – The Tastiest UNESCO Site in the World The Champagne region in France is arguably one of the best-tasting UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. In July, I was invited by European Waterways on board the Panache, a barge cruise on the Marne river and canal, right through the heart of the …

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Barge Cruises in France – The Perfect Luxury Vacation

Luxury Barge Cruises in France Have you been thinking about exploring Europe by ship and are you looking for a luxurious experience that you will never forget? Then I have something for you: How about barge cruises in France? I was recently invited by European Waterways to join them on a barge cruise in the …

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Rochefort France – A Maritime Town With a Lot of History and Charm

Rochefort France – More Than a Picture-Perfect Town It never fails to surprise me, that an apparently sleepy, provincial town like Rochefort France with only approx. 26.000 inhabitants can harbor such a great variety of history, monuments, art and even eccentricity. From the surrender of Napoleon in 1815 to launching ships and being the hometown …

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