August 2, 2010

France Travel Guide - France Voyage

La Belle France.

It has everything that a traveler could ask for; exquisite food and wine for the gourmet, rugged mountains, stunning river gorges and plenty of wide open spaces for the outdoorsy types, a very happening scene for art and music lovers, miles of coastline for beach bums, and history buffs will think they've died and gone to heaven.
Every corner of l'hexagone offers something unique to explore and experience.  And the fact that the choices are endless can make planning a trip in France seem a bit overwhelming. 

That's where France Voyage comes in.

France Voyage asks you to pick and choose your itineraries based upon your interests; Culture, Architecture, Well-Being, Nature or Leisure Activities.  Other criteria include the length of your stay and the pace at which you want to travel.  A map pops up after you've entered all of your information with links to the towns and sites that they recommended.  Limited restaurant, hotel and holiday rental information is also available and the site is offered in six languages.

I can't remember how or when I stumbled on to this website, but the other day I had a great time checking out various week-long itineraries that start in the Languedoc and end in different cities throughout the country. It also gave me some really good ideas for the trip we're taking up north in October.

So whether you're planning a trip to France, dreaming of a trip to France or just like to do a bit of virtual armchair travel, I think you'll find that France Voyage is a pretty cool website.

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Anonymous said...

My wife and I LOVE that book and ephemera shop and its owner. He has some wonderful things and is himself quite a character.

Kate Dickerson said...

I love your blog. Thank you!

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Tuula said...

I really think the best thing about France has to be the variety. It's hard to get my brain around how diverse the country is (fascinated by the Basque region at the moment) & it's good to know that someone's taken that into consideration for trip planning.
Nice review of the site!

Chez Loulou said...

Thank you for adding me to such a fantastic list! I really appreciate it.
Can I just say how jealous I am of your gorgeous pool? :)

There are so many things to discover here and we've barely scratched the surface.
I enjoyed playing with different itineraries that the site suggested. We're going to the Loire valley in October and it had some great suggestions.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi loulou... Thanks for sharing the site with us, certainly helps looking at lots of sites . Love reading about France anyway :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thanks for the lead to France Voyage, I have just spent half an hour looking around our local area. OK, so it may be lacking in some places, but it has also given me information and places to see that I did not know existed. Many thanks. Diane

Nadege said...

Thank you for the website. I had
fun checking out my birth region.
I am sure the site will get better and better too.

Chez Loulou said...

I love reading and learning about the different regions of France too, I think that's why I enjoyed this site so much.

Glad you found some new places. It does lack in certain respects, but I still think it is a good website. Thanks for your comment!

I'm glad you enjoyed searching your region. I think it can only get better.

baby crib said...

Wow! I have never seen those places before. I was so surprised in the picture that you post. I will make sure that I will visit France on the next summer.