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Top things to do in Paris

Top 10 places to visit in Paris


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'.

Top 10 places to visit in France

Top 10 places to visit in France


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.

Top French festivals

Top 10 festivals in France

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From the historical to the fantastic, France has amazing festivals on offer throughout the year – here are our top 10 picks.

Streaming Services

Watch your home country's TV abroad: a guide to international streaming ser...


With content delivery services that offer access to your favourite TV programmes from your home country around the world, living abroad has never been easier.

Writing retreats expat experience

Why writing can make a great expat experience better


"We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand," wrote CS Lewis. Author and expat Jo Parfitt explains why she believes writing can benefit expats.

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


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


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


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.

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois: The little surprises of the King cake baby


Galette des Rois is a beloved tradition in France – who will get the King cake baby? Find a galette recipe to make your own at home.

Best hot chocolate in Paris

In search of the best hot chocolate in Paris


Once you've had a cup of rich French hot chocolate in the cold winter, you'll soon understand why the best hot chocolate in Paris makes everything better.

French Christmas traditions

A guide to 25 French Christmas traditions


Get into the festive cheer of French Christmas traditions: Count down to Christmas with this guide of 25 Christmas traditions in France.

How the French celebrate the holidays

How to celebrate a festively French Christmas


Prepare a festively French Christmas with this guide to French Christmas songs, French Christmas food and Christmas decorations in France.

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

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


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?


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.

Halloween in France

10 things you need to know about Halloween in France


Why do the French hate Halloween? If you're looking to celebrate an American-style Halloween in France, you might be disappointed. Here are 10 things you should know before preparing your Halloween costume.

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