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“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.

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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 more

France History
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Combining Work, Play, and Community in the French Alps

By 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 more

France Lifestyle Climate

Shakespeare and Company: A Literary Legacy

By 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 more

France History Literature & Music
Chambery, France is in the French Alps.

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 more

France Health & Wellness Insights
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The magic behind the tourist’s Paris

By Kellie Paxian

Paris is polarizing. You either love it or you hate it. It’s either cliché or it’s charming.   Read more

France Off the Beaten Path
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5 Popular Attractions To Check Out While In Lyon, France

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Lyon, France – it’s the second biggest city in France, situated between Paris and Marseille.  Although it’s regarded as the gastronomy capital of the country, there are fewer restaurants than attractions for tourists to see.   Read more

France Architecture The Arts
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Beautiful Vieux Lille & the French Flanders

By 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 more

France Experiences The Arts
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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 more

France 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.Ricki Stevenson, founder of Black Paris Tours, introduces the rich culture that had defined Black Paris by taking us on a journey to the places made famous by Black … Read more   Read more

France History