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I have been to France a number of times, mostly Paris. The iconic European city should be on everyone’s must visit list. Be sure to take in the major sites such of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, but spend time getting lost on small streets. My favorite neighborhoods are Montmartre and Le Marais. Because of the huge number of immigrants in France you have the option of cuisine from all over the world, so when you get tired of duck and baguettes try a chicken shawarma or a falafel. The South of France is sublime. My suggestion is that you rent a car from the Nice airport and plan a five to seven day road trip that should include Provence, Èze, Nice, Grasse, Cannes, and Saint-Tropez. Take the train to Monaco from Nice rather than driving. Thank me later! All in all France is part of the quintessential Euro trip. #catchmeinfrance

november 2006

First Time Visited

6

Times Visited

cannes, paris, nice, saint-tropez

Cities visited

of course

Should I visit?

7

How many days should I spend?

may - july; september - october

When should I visit?

Where to stay

chateau

Hotel Chateau de la Tour in Cannes

Super cute, quaint and quiet. Set in an upscale residential neighborhood just minutes from the beach and train station.

benkirai

Benkiraϊ
in Saint Tropez

An “economical” option in Saint Tropez. Great staff, typical french breakfast, great pool and grounds, good food.

ibis

Ibis Nice Californie Lenzal
in Nice

Budget option. Great views, super cheap, one block from the Promenade, close to the airport

where to eat

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Astoux et Brun
in Cannes

Best meal I have ever had in France. You must order the moules (mussels) and the huîtres chaudes (hot oysters).

ledindon1

Le Dindon en Laisse
in Paris

Just really good food, the duck is always a good option. However, you can't go wrong here!

what to see

nikkibeach2

Nikki Beach Saint Tropez

Fun, vibrant, place to see and be seen

Instagrammable spots

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Nikki Beach

#lifeisabeach

eiffeltower

Eiffel Tower

#eiffeltower

french

Cute French Streets

#frenchstreets

Community recommendations

islands/beaches

  • St. Tropez
  • Île Saint-Honorat
  • Île Sainte-Marguerite
  • Porquerolles
  • Île des Embiez
  • Blue Beach in Nice

activities

  • Ride the famous Camargue horses
  • Stay at Hotel Negresco
  • Visit a market in Hyères
  • Test perfumes in Grasse
  • See the Lavendar fields in Provence
  • Follow the Van Gogh trails in Arles
  • Visit the Fondation Maeght museum in Saint-Paul de Vence​

restaurants/bars

  • Welcome Cafe in Hyères
  • Mojito Cafe in Hyères
  • L'x Café in Villefranche-sur-Me
  • Moulin de Mougins in Mougins
  • Le Voilier in Cannes

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