Nouvelle-Aquitane Region of France – Basque Country, Bordeaux Wine, and Elegant Atlantic Beaches

Located in the south-west of France is the region of Nouvelle-Aquitane, the country’s largest region. It borders Spain to the south and the Atlantic coast to the west. Nouvelle-Aquitane is an incredibly diverse region that ranges from long, sunny beaches perfect for surfing; vast farmlands of strawberries, plums and tomatoes; colossal sand dunes; and the … More Nouvelle-Aquitane Region of France – Basque Country, Bordeaux Wine, and Elegant Atlantic Beaches

Occitanie Region of France – Pyrénées Mountains, Sunny Beaches and Roman Ruins

Bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Spain along its southern border, Occitanie is a region of sunny beaches, vast wine regions, spectacular mountains, and Roman architecture. Its capital is Toulouse, nicknamed La Ville Rose (the pink city), named for the distinctive pink-hued brickwork which is used in many of the city’s historic buildings. With its wide … More Occitanie Region of France – Pyrénées Mountains, Sunny Beaches and Roman Ruins

Corsica Region of France – The Mediterranean Island of Beaches, Mountains and Citadels

Corsica is a large island in the Mediterranean Sea, and France’s only metropolitan region that isn’t part of the mainland. Corsica is an island of sparkling seas and sunbaked beaches, grandiose coastal fortresses that top sheer clifftops, and dramatic jagged mountain ranges. The vibrant capital of the region, Ajaccio, was the birthplace of France’s first … More Corsica Region of France – The Mediterranean Island of Beaches, Mountains and Citadels

Grand Est Region of France – Medieval Towns Meet Champagne Vineyards

The home of colourful medieval villages, German-influenced cuisine, and the cellar doors of Champagne vineyards, Grand Est is one of France’s most diverse and alluring regions. Occupying the north east corner of France, Grand Est borders Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg, creating a historic crossroads region that fuses Germanic and Romantic European cultures. It is made … More Grand Est Region of France – Medieval Towns Meet Champagne Vineyards

Hauts-de-France Region of France – Belfries and Battlefields of the North

France’s northernmost region is Hauts-de-France, home of strong beer, world war battlefields, incredible Gothic cathedrals, and some of Europe’s busiest ports. The region borders Belgium in the north, and the Atlantic coast on the west, with connections to England via the Channel Tunnel. The region has a strong Flemish influence, with UNESCO listed Belfry towers … More Hauts-de-France Region of France – Belfries and Battlefields of the North

Île-de-France Region of France – Paris, Palaces, and Disneyland

Île-de-France is the name of the region that includes Paris and its surrounds. Sometimes known as the Région Parisienne, Île-de-France is the smallest region of mainland France, but also by far the most populated and most dense. It is one of the most touristic regions in all of Europe. The city of Paris is the … More Île-de-France Region of France – Paris, Palaces, and Disneyland

Pays de la Loire Region Of France – Loire Valley Châteaux Meets The Atlantic

Pays de la Loire is an administrative region named after France’s longest river, the Loire. Beginning at the rugged Atlantic coast at Saint-Nazaire, it stretches over 1000km (621 miles) through much of central France. The region is home to part of the Loire Valley, a region of some of France’s most opulent and incredible châteaux, … More Pays de la Loire Region Of France – Loire Valley Châteaux Meets The Atlantic

Centre-Val de Loire Region of France – Wine And Chateaux Of The Loire Valley

Welcome to châteaux country! The region of Centre-Val de Loire, located just south of Paris, is known for its wonderful Loire Valley, a leisurely region of great wines and lavish Rennaissance castles that traces the 1000km (620 mile) river Loire through rolling green farmland. The kings, queens and nobility of France built some of the … More Centre-Val de Loire Region of France – Wine And Chateaux Of The Loire Valley

Shopping Cart Roast Chestnuts – Paris Street Food

Along shopping boulevards in Paris, around tourist spots, in green parks and outside metro stations, street vendors sell roasted chestnuts in the winter months. Dressed in beanies and woollen scarves, the vendors run their unorthodox, makeshift roasting businesses. A shopping trolley is the kitchen, a large round metal disc punctured with holes is the improvised … More Shopping Cart Roast Chestnuts – Paris Street Food

Sudwala Caves – South Africa’s Ancient Cave Formation

Sudwala Caves is a cave formation in the eastern province of Mpumalanga in South Africa. At an estimated 240 million years old, they are the oldest known caves in the world. Sudwala Caves is visited to explore its incredible tunnel lengths, see the colourfully named rock formations (such as the Screaming Monster), and its cavernous … More Sudwala Caves – South Africa’s Ancient Cave Formation