Archive for the ‘France’ Category

Corsica: L’Ile de Beaute

by Kelly Newsome Special to Lost Girls Today guest blogger Kelly Newsome returns to Lost Girls World after a two-year writing hiatus, sharing musings on her latest sightseeing sanctuary, Corsica. Today she talks terrain, men in camoflage and where to find what may be the best pasta in France. Here’s...
May 8th, 2012 | Food & Wine, France | Read More

Discovering Bordeaux in Winter

By Katherine Logan Special to Lost Girls During the summer, Bordeaux attract hoards of wine lovers with its world famous vineyards and wine chateaux.   Sadly, every winter as the vines become bare of their juicy fruit so do the tour buses, as visitors shy away from this beautiful French coastal city...
March 1st, 2012 | City Travel, Cultural Travel, France | Read More

Lost Girl’s Guide to Brittany, France

By Cathy Martin Special to Lost Girls Picture rocky seashores and lush rolling hills, a countryside dotted with dilapidated stone cottages with bright yellow flowers peeking from their windowsills. The faint sound of bagpipes floats through the cloudy skies. Now add to the scene French people zipping...
November 17th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, France | Read More

Dining In A Paris Restaurant: Avoid A Faux Pas

Dining In A Paris Restaurant: Avoid A Faux Pas
by J’Nisha Towne I can still remember the flight from London to Paris. Sleep had eluded me for hours, leaving me to fantasize about pain au chocolat and cobblestone streets, warm milky café au laits, and buttery brioches to pair. “I will ‘oui’ this and ‘s’il vous plaît’ that”...
November 8th, 2011 | Extras, Food & Wine, France | Read More

Three Valleys Ski Getaways

There are so many reasons to take to the slopes: the fantastic skiing, the après-ski atmosphere and most of all the good times shared with friends. As the winter season gets going, the lure of the slopes gets stronger and resorts offering Three Valleys ski holidays get ready for the onslaught of snow...
October 22nd, 2011 | Featured Getaway, France, Sports & Games | Read More

How to Navigate Trains in France

How to Navigate Trains in France
By Christine Cantera Special to Lost Girls World Train travel is perhaps the most delightful way to get around France while you’re on vacation. Athletic types can have their Tour de France inspired treks; and if you feel you may perish if you’re not able to stop at every single vineyard and...
June 20th, 2011 | France, Train | Read More

Five Ways to Enjoy Chamonix, France

Five Ways to Enjoy Chamonix, France
By Edd Morris Love the great outdoors? Then Chamonix could be your ideal holiday destination. This hilltop resort in the French Alps is a haven for skiers and snowboarders in the winter; and for hikers, bikers and mountaineers in the summer time. If you’ve a taste for adventure – or just wish...
June 1st, 2011 | France | Read More

10 Ways to Look and Act Like a Local in France

10 Ways to Look and Act Like a Local in France
By Sarah Brown LG Correspondent France is the single most visited country in the entire world. It tops the United States in the number of tourists it attracts each year by more than 20 million. Paris, the capital and most visited city in the world, is home to some of the greatest museums, cathedrals,...
January 31st, 2011 | France | Read More

5 Ways to Help Cope with Reverse Culture Shock

5 Ways to Help Cope with Reverse Culture Shock
Saying goodbye to France, my home over the past 3.5 months for my study abroad, was not easy. It’s never easy to say goodbye to your host country, especially after all the crazy adventures, amazing people, and unforgettable moments. It’s hard to accept that your new reality is about to turn into...
December 24th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, France, Studying Abroad | Read More

How to Eat Like a Local in France: 7 Tips for Restaurant Meals

How to Eat Like a Local in France: 7 Tips for Restaurant Meals
I spent the past weekend in Lyon eating hearty pork sausages, egg and bacon laden salade lyonnaise, creamy chocolat mousse, fluffy île flottant, and a few (uncertain) bites of liver cake. I walked across the city to a few museums just to work up my appetite for a dinner at a restaurant of Paul Bocuse,...
November 18th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, France, Studying Abroad | Read More