On a culinary river cruise in France with Vantage Travel, I discovered Benedictine, baked macarons, dined like Julia Child, and ate Baked Alaska.
My first river cruise, a culinary-themed excursion from Paris to Normandy, could not have gone better! Here are some of the highlights.
In spite of the summer crowds, a stroll through Monet’s Garden at Giverny, France is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.
The 500th Anniversary of the French Renaissance would be a great time to enjoy a château walking tour in the Loire Valley. If those walls could talk!
Planning a trip to Rome and Paris? Wondering when to go, where to stay, how to travel between them, what to do… here’s what you need to know.
La Fête de la Musique in France is the day when everyone takes to the streets for music. It was on my bucket list of experiences. Here’s what you need to know.
The pleasure of the self-guided tour I took in France lingers with me, primarily because I set my own pace and there was plenty of time to linger at whim.
A sunny summer day in Marseilles. This photo was taken by a Solo Travel Society member exploring the beautiful French port city.
Travel solo on a self-guided walking tour and the world slows down. In my case, I saw France at the speed of my feet. Here’s how a self-guided tour works.
On a self-guided walking tour of the Loire Valley in France I discovered the truest form of meditative relaxation in the simple process of navigation.
With only one day available to me, I had to take in as much of the city as possible. That meant walking! Here’s my one-day walking tour of Lyon, France.
About an hour outside of Paris is Monet’s Gardens, a day-trip well-worth taking whether you like gardens, art or simply want a break from the city.
Adding a few days to a business trip gives you travel fun without all the cost. Following a conference in Austria I spent my extra days in France.
Deciding on a French destination is usually easy but I had 6 requirements for my short trip to France. Here’s how I found a destination that met them all.
This photo of rolling fields of lavender in sunny Valensole in southeastern France was submitted by a member of the Solo Travel Society.
Yes there is such a thing as Paris on a budget. Here are 32 free and low-cost tips that will help you save money in Paris while seeing the highlights and enjoying the local scene.
I love checking out street art when I travel. This photo of graffiti in La Rochelle, France comes to us courtesy of a member of the Solo Travel Society.
The bluest of blue sky and the whitest of white snow made for a gorgeous backdrop when this Solo Travel Society member visited Les Orres in southeastern France.
This photo of an abandoned car in Oradour-sur-Glane was submitted by a Solo Travel Society member who visited this memorial village in France.
The Solo Traveler Artist in Residence shares her images of Provence, a place she describes as an incredible gem in the middle of a splendid country.