Top 15 Travel Blogs for France

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Planning a trip to France? Travel blogs can help you make it a success. Discover the best city guides for Paris, Nice, Bordeaux and Lyon. Stay at the best hotels and eat at the best restaurants. Find hidden destinations to visit in Provence, Normandy and the French Riviera. Learn travel hacks to avoid tourist traps. We've selected the best travel blogs so your visit to France is an adventure you'll never forget!

According to Expatica, France is the world’s most popular tourist destination. It's one of the largest countries in Europe and home to the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain. The Louvre Museum in Paris was the most visited museum in the world in 2014. France developed the Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) which set a world speed record of 380 kilometers per hour in 1981. And of course, there is the food. France's cuisine is considered by many to be the finest in the world. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway to Paris, a ski holiday in the Alps, a gastronomical getaway in Lyon or Toulouse, or a chic stay on the Riviera, France is a paradise for tourists.

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France Travel Info

Debbie Cochener is the creator and primary photographer for her website that helps create vacation memories in France. She has been traveling all over the country and has selected places that will make you feel a part of everyday life in France. Debbie strongly recommends “stay-cations” rather than vacations to deeply enjoy the French way of life.

France Travel Info provides in-depth travel guides for a number of regions in France including Brittany, Burgundy and Normandy. One of her articles, 10 Reasons to Choose Meaux for a Paris Day-Trip, recommend visiting the cheese market in addition to the better known attractions. If you are looking for a blog with abundant photos and an unique perspective on traveling through France then check out France Travel Info.

The Provence Post

Provence Post has been published by Julie Mautner since 2008. She has lived in the South of France for over 20 years and knows how to find interesting places and people to write about. With over 3 decades of experience as a food and travel writer, Julie's background in journalism shows in the depth and quality of her articles. She makes extensive use of photos to tell compelling stories.

Julie writes an eclectic mix of articles so there is a little something to everyone. One of her recent articles is about Painting Holidays in Provence, a topic that interests many of her travel-planning clients. Another article is a Question & Answer with Peter Mayle, the author of A Year in Provence. No other blog gives you insights into life in the South of France like The Provence Post.

France Just For You

Emilie Thyebaut writes a blog sharing her travel tips and articles about France. She also runs France Just For You, a tour agency that crafts unique self-drive itineraries of France. Her aim is to immerse travellers in French culture away from the tourist crowds, help them to meet and interact with local people, and experience the best of France.

France Travel Tips

Janice Chung says she can't stop going to France. She keeps returning and has had some unique experiences that are not often written about in guide books. Her article entitled Top 100 Experiences In France is one of more exhaustive lists we have seen. You will discover recommendations such as having a picnic in Paris and having a great meal in Lyon. If you are looking for a unique experience, try taking a cooking class at the Cordon Bleu or paddling a kayak under the Pont du Gard in Provence.

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world but some of the attractions can have long lines. Janice's article, Unique Paris Experiences includes a wealth of wonderful things to try like having a picnic dinner on the Pont Des Arts. For budget consious travelers, she suggests watching a fashion show for free at Galeries Lafayette. Janice loves researching trips and unique experiences and helping others save time and money.

The Good Life in France

Janine Marsh is a writer and francophile. In 2012, she set up The Good Life France website to keep in touch with family and friends from France, but it rapidly became a website for everyone. She writes about the wonderful places she visited in France and shares her insider knowledge and secret places.

France Travel Guide

Nomadic Matt is New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and founder of this site. His France Travel Guide gives you advice to travel better, cheaper, and longer. It is about showing you what it’s really like on the road.

To Europe and Beyond

Marie-Eve Vallières says that travel is the greatest gift anyone can get. She truly believes in travel as an education in and out of itself, on a variety of topics. Marie-Eve shares her travel tricks, must-does and must-sees, to discover France without breaking the bank.

Life in our Van

Catherine, Richard, Lottie and Libby Thorley packed their bags, jumped in a motorhome and got off to explore Europe. The Thorley family shares expert tips, advice and personal experiences to help you visit France and live a great French adventure.

French Moments

Rachel and Pierre Guernier started French Moments as a blog to share some cultural pages and things about France for their students. It then turned into a huge travel and cultural resource with information, pictures, tips and tricks for a great holiday in beautiful France.

Miss Tourist

Yulia Saf’s main mission is to inspire you to travel more. In all her blog posts, Yulia tries to give some little tips and tricks to visit France in a “smart” way. That is to say by not paying for what is not necessary while experiencing must-see sites and must-do things in France.

Hand Luggage Only

In 2014, Yaya and LLoyd talked about sharing their travel stories and photos with other like-minded travellers on the Internet. They started writing blog posts and within a few hours and great photos they had already edited, their blog was online and ready to go!

The Slow Road

It’s been 50 years since Butterfield & Robinson made a conscious decision, on the back of a cocktail napkin, to encourage people to “slow down to see the world.” They specialize in active travel adventures like biking through the south of France. The blog is organized into sections for Burgundy, Normandy, Provence and other regions. Many of the articles review luxury hotels in cities like Paris and Bordeaux. The pictures are amazing and the articles are inspiring.

Mélange Travel

Robin Locker Lacey is the owner of Mélange Travel and has been dishing out France travel advice and planning trips for nearly a decade. She is known as the 'Carryon Queen' in certain circles because she is a minimalist and naturally travels light. Robin is a Francophile, lover of food and wine, indy traveler, and says she never met a French cheese she didn't like!

My Parisian Life

My Parisian Life is written by Yanique Francis, who moved from New York to Paris in 2007. Her blog is filled with tips about living in the city, but it is also a great guide for tourists that want to do as the locals do. This website can help you find a romantic restaurant, activities with your kids, plan your next visit, discover places and treasures or share practical information on life in Paris.

Sight Seeker's Delight

This blog specialize in Paris. Over the years Karen and the team have researched French history and found the best places to enjoy unique Paris. They are always reading and researching, improving, and adding new fascinating stories to their walking tours. That way they are in constant evolution.


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Christine Ducos-Restagno
Lead French Linguist
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