France

Explore France, from the bells of Notre-Dame and the French Riviera to Mer de Glace glacier

A 5-Day Road Trip To Paris Costs How Much?

When I see articles about how much a trip to Paris costs, it's frequently mentioned as a notoriously expensive city. €5 for a tiny cup of coffee? Seriously?! Before our first trip there, Travis and I didn't plan a budget or research prices except to co...

Photo Highlights of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

Paris is filled with more attractions than anyone could ever visit in a single visit - even an extended one.  Most people choose to prioritize visiting the more famous places like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.  We understand.  That's exactly what ...

Stalking Victor Hugo: An American In Paris

Victor Hugo is one of the greatest French authors of all time. Born in 1802, the poet and novelist is best known for having penned The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables. He finished Les Misérables, his masterpiece, in 1862. Originally written in Frenc...

Marché Bastille, From Revolution to Farmer’s Market

On the morning of July 14th, 1789, a crowd of angry townsfolk stormed the Bastille, a fortress that had stood near the Seine River in Paris since the 14th century.  France was in the midst of an economic crisis; commoners, disillusioned with the monarchy, laid...
escargots at Sacre-Coeur, Paris

Sacred Snails of Sacre-Coeur

One thing that always strikes me about Paris is that, like many of the larger cities in Europe,  it's flat - really flat.  With few exceptions, most of the buildings reach a fairly uniform height, and from a distance, perspective is lost as they merge into a b...

Anybody know who’s buried at the Pantheon?

Everyone knows about Italy's famous Pantheon in Rome, but not many people know about the Panthéon in Paris. It tends to be often overlooked by tourists who flock to the city's more notorious sites - places like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and Notre Da...