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Ignore France’s Forgotten City at Your Peril

Pimsleur Approach • April 18, 2013 • FrenchComments (0)
Surprising Nantes - Feature

Nantes is France’s sixth largest city and while it isn’t at the top of most French tourism lists, it is certainly worth a visit. In 2004, Time Magazine voted it the “most liveable city in Europe,” and in 2013 it received the title of the Green Capital of Europe due to its sustainable electric public […]

Five Extremely French Villages

Pimsleur Approach • April 10, 2013 • FrenchComments (0)
French Villages - Feature

The image that many hold of the “typical” French village comes straight out of old movies: small cafés with outdoor terraces, men on bicycles wearing berets and long lunches that start at noon and last until sundown. But in this age of globalization, it can be hard to find a traditional French village that hasn’t […]

Five Things to do on a French Sunday

Pimsleur Approach • April 5, 2013 • FrenchComments (2)
French Sunday - Feature

Most people are aware that Sunday is a ‘day of rest’ in many Christian countries, but traveling to traditionally Catholic countries often takes things to a whole new level, and France is a prime example of this. While many visitors may expect a slightly muted Sunday, with closed banks and office buildings, many are shocked […]

Hidden Treasures of the Camargue in France

Pimsleur Approach • April 2, 2013 • FrenchComments (0)
Camargue

Hidden between the two branches of the Rhone River in southern France, lays the wonderfully untamed Camargue marshland. This beautiful natural feature is Western Europe’s largest delta, covering more than 578 square miles and ending at the Mediterranean Sea. It is also home to a wealth of spectacular wildlife, including black bulls, white horses and […]

Five Underappreciated Loire Chateaux

Pimsleur Approach • March 29, 2013 • FrenchComments (0)
Loire Chateaux - Feature

When you’re planning a trip to see the chateaux of the Loire Valley, it’s easy to head straight for the famous offerings, such as Chenonceau and Chambord, but with anywhere between 150 and 1500 chateaux (depending on the definition that you choose to follow) dotted throughout this sunny French region, sticking to just big names […]

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