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best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

Paris hotspots

Paris in 5 hotspots: An insider's guide to food, drink and partying

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Get away from tourist crowds and discover the insiders' Parisian hotspots. Bonjour Paris shares the secrets to their favourite hotspots in Paris.

Stay in a castle

Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

Dating in Paris

Dating in Paris: the City of Romance or rejection?

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In Paris you'll just stumble across a Vincent Cassel look-a-like, sensual French lover, right? Wrong, says expat Chloe, which is why she shares her tips to dating in Paris.

Top 10 places to visit in France

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With so many wonderful vistas to choose from, it's difficult to pick the 10 top places to visit in France. Here is just a starting point to see some of France's best places.

The terrifyingly beautiful reasons to visit Chamonix in the French Alps

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Chamonix makes the perfect French Alps getaway with many top things to do in the quaint village before embarking up the French Alps and the towering Mont Blanc.

Best French castles

Top 10 royal French castles in the Loire Valley

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The Loire Valle was once the stomping ground of French kings and the cradle of French royalty – their elaborate French castles each have a different story to tell.

Top things to do in Paris

Top 10 places to visit in Paris

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A guide to the top things to do in Paris: the best Parisian attractions to visit, sites, museums, galleries and activities in the French capital 'City of Light'.

Prête-Moi Paris: Co-working and free computer use in Paris

Prête-Moi Paris: Co-working and free computer use in Paris

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EPN provides public spaces for all ages in Paris: Co-working desks, free computer and internet use, plus 'initiation' lessons for those unfamiliar with computer technology.

Becoming Madame: Parisian guide to outdoor markets

Becoming Madame: Parisian guide to outdoor markets

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A comprehensive local guide to Paris's best outdoor markets, arranged by arrondissement to help you easily find the closest Parisian market to you.

Party Earth: The five coolest bars in Paris

Party Earth: The five coolest bars in Paris

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Have your cocktail prepared by a mixologist while dancing to an international DJ at one of Paris' trendiest bars or nightclubs.

Rick Steves: Paris – a city of cosy neighbourhoods

Rick Steves: Paris – a city of cosy neighbourhoods

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Have you discovered all that the neighbourhoods of Paris have to offer? No? Here are some ideas for where to start.

Rick Steves: Discover markets in Provence

Rick Steves: Discover markets in Provence

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Market days are an especially big deal throughout France, and nowhere more so than in Provence.

Clubbing in Paris: What’s your scene?

Clubbing in Paris: What’s your scene?

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Whether you’re looking for a place to dance with 500 sweaty foreigners, 500 sweaty models, or you’re an artsy intellectual looking to enjoy an amazing DJ, Paris has a club for you.



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