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The Palace of Versailles is certainly one of the touristic highlights when visiting Paris. The famous UNESCO World Heritage site was the royal residence of France between 1682 (Louis XIV) and 1789 (Louis XVI.) You can find more content about Versailles on our Destination Page! While the palace is not actually situated within Paris, it is about 20 kilometres away from the centre. A number of particularities make the Palace of Versailles a… Read More

Bordeaux Quayside

Bordeaux is most famously known as the capital of wine. It is a city located in the West of France by the Garonne. The wine from this region has a long history – production began in the 8th century and as such the wine economy plays a large role within Bordeaux. You can find more content about Bordeaux on our city page! Apart from its importance as a wine industry location, it… Read More

Carcassonne

Carcassonne, a fortified French city in Southern France, is a popular tourist destination due to its astonishing citadel. Stepping into the City of Carcassonne feels almost like entering a medieval children’s book. You can find more content about Carcassonne on our destination page! While our visit of Carcassonne in late February was accompanied by strong winds and a few snowflakes, it was nothing short of amazing. We stayed in the MGallery Hotel… Read More

Annecy is a beautiful city on the Northern side of Lake Annecy closely located to Geneva. Often nicknamed as the ” Pearl of French Alps” or “Venice of the Alps” due to its picturesque location between the lake and the mountains, it has a beautiful old city centre, three small canals and the Thiou river. Lake Annecy is the third largest lake in France and known to be the cleanest European lake… Read More

Arles Amphitheatre

Arles is a small city in the south of France situated between Montpellier and Marseille. It has a rich history due to its importance as a Roman province. Several of its Romanesque monuments are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can find more content about Arles on our city page! Moreover, Arles has been the home of van Gogh for about 15 months in the late 19th century. During this time… Read More

Colmar is a little town situated in the Alsace region of north-eastern France. Not only is it known for its beautiful old town, but also for being part of the Alsacian Wine Route. You can find more content about Colmar on our city page! Its location close to the German border makes it a popular destination for German day-trip tourists. During our trip we connected a visit in the German city of… Read More

Grasse Old Town

Grasse, the world’s most famous perfumes capital is located in the beautiful French Riviera and can thus be easily combined with a trip to Nice or Cannes. Grasse’s perfume industry has a long and rich history, which you can explore while visiting one of the perfume factories (Fragonard, Molinard, Galimard). You can find more content about Grasse on our city page! Due to its warm climate, Grasse has become an ideal spot… Read More

Ouchy Promenade Lausanne

Lausanne, which is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, is the fourth largest Swiss city and well known for being the Olympic Capital. Situated on the northern side of Lake Geneva it offers stunnning views of the lake and mountains. You can find more content about Lausanne on our city page! Lausanne is quite a hilly city, so be prepared to walk up and down some steep hills while doing sightseeing…. Read More

Préfecture Montpellier

Montpellier is the third largest city in Southern France after Marseille and Nice. After our first visit to Montpellier ended in a snowy disaster earlier this year, I opted for another visit during May. Let’s say I barely even recognized the city the second time around. The first time we arrived, there were about five to ten centimetres of snow and everything was at a standstill – no public transportation, cars got… Read More

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

Tallinn is one of three Baltic capitals and ideally located by the sea for cruise ships or visitors from Finland. The Estonian capital has a beautiful historic centre and also a beach. You can find more content about Tallinn on our city page! While we were very unlucky weather wise during our short trip to Tallinn as you will see on the pictures, we still enjoyed admiring the medieval buildings in the… Read More