Visit Avignon, France: Palace of the Popes, as seen from Saint Benezet Bridge

Visit Avignon, the Papal State in France

I have lived in France for about 4 years, and it’s not until our recent weekend to Avignon that I’ve discovered the importance of this beautiful town. Discover why you have to visit Avignon, the French Papal State.

Reasons to visit Dijon, France - rooftop view over Dijon

Visit Dijon, an Autumn destination in France

While we all heard about the French coast line Côte d’Azur, with its beautiful beaches and summer resorts, not so many know about Côte d’Or, or French Golden Coast. Today I propose you an Autumn destination: visit Dijon, the capital of Burgundy region.

Day trip to Carcassonne fortress, admiring the view on the city and on the fortress of Carcassonne

Plan for a day trip to Carcassonne

If you are in Toulouse, attending a conference in aeronautics (like I have), and want to do tourist stuff for the weekend, or combine working with travel, you can plan a day-trip to Carcassonne. Here’s how!

40 km by bike to see Chambord Castle on Loire Valley

A day trip to Chambord Castle by bike

It’s been since forever I wanted to visit the castles on the Loire Valley. I always imagined one or two weeks visit from castle to castle, from city to city, by bike. Here’s what to know if you plan a day trip to Chambord by bike.

Mont Saint Michel view from the road

Guide to a day trip to Mont Saint Michel

A day trip to Mont Saint Michel is very accessible from Paris. Check my quick guide to Mont Saint Michel and book an extra day for discovering Rennes and the local cuisine, the Brittany’s galettes and cider.