“France has the only two things towards which we drift as we grow older – intelligence and manners.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ooh la la! Get ready to embark on a fascinating journey through France–Western Europe’s largest country.
Travel France, one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Must of the country’s culture is influenced by it neighboring border countries–Luxembourg and Belgium in the north, Germany, Italy and Switzerland in the east, Andorra and Spain in the south. France is often referred to as “The Hexagon” because of the the country’s shape by the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, North Sea and the Rhine.
The French landscape is also very diverse and includes everything from beautiful beaches, fertile agricultural plains, and snow-capped Alps, to the forested Massif Central – a plateau of ancient mountains and extinct volcanoes.
Travel France to experience the rich unique offerings in food, culture, art, music, architecture, natural landscape, literature, fashion, film and more.
The magic behind the tourist’s ParisBy Kellie Paxian
Paris is polarizing. You either love it or you hate it. It’s either cliché or it’s charming. Read moreFrance Off the Beaten Path
TODAY IN HISTORY: La Marseillaise (April 25, 1792)
On April 25th, 1792, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed “La Marseillaise” the song destined to become the French national anthem. Rouget composed the song as a rallying cry as Prussian and Austrian armies marched on France. The song became the French national anthem on Bastille Day, 1795. However, Napoleon … Read more Read moreFrance History
Combining Work, Play, and Community in the French AlpsBy Tasha Prados
Climate change was one of the main factors Plunkett McCullagh presented to his family when he pitched using part of the family’s inheritance from selling their countryside pub to found Heyday Chalet, a new coliving spot for digital nomads in Morzine, France. Read moreFrance Lifestyle Climate
Shakespeare and Company: A Literary LegacyBy Sugato Mukherjee
A quiet stroll through the stretch of Rue de la Bûcherie has led me up here at Shakespeare and Company, arguably the most famous independent bookstore in the world, a literary institution that began its journey in 1919. Read moreFrance History Literature & Music
COVID-19 in the French Alps: Chambery, France
Recently France experienced the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in any one day. Like every other country in the world, France has not been immune to the spread of this virus. And, in dense cities like Paris it is not surprising to see the devastation the coronavirus has left … Read more Read moreFrance Health & Wellness Insights
Beautiful Vieux Lille & the French FlandersBy Jackie Jones
Vieux Lille, the capital of French Flanders, is a cultural hotspot that travelers just can’t get enough of. Make sure your visit is more than just for a day, as you’ll want to really explore all the city has to offer. Read moreFrance Experiences The Arts
LEGACY SHOW: Exploring black Paris
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. We continue our conversation with Ricki Stevenson, founder of Black Paris Tours, as she introduces the rich culture that had defined Black Paris by taking us on a … Read more Read moreFrance Experiences
LEGACY SHOW: Exploring black Paris
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Explore the other side of Paris with Ricki Stevenson. Ricki Stevenson, founder of Black Paris Tours, introduces the rich culture that had defined the history by taking us … Read more Read moreFrance History