Tag Archives: France

Festivals Happening Around the World in July

Pflasterspektakel

The summery (at least for the Northern Hemisphere) month of July is host to a number of exciting festivals around the globe. From America’s Independence Day to the Darwin Beer Can Regatta, here are some of the month’s most fascinating festivals.

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July 16, 2014 by | 4 Comments

Meet a Guide: Veronique Flayol in Marseille

Meet Viator tour guide Veronique Flayol

Meet Viator tour guide Veronique Flayol.

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June 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Meet a Guide: Private Guide Ariane Villette in Paris

Meet Ariane Villette, one of Viator’s local experts on Paris and a real favorite among travelers on our private guide network.

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March 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments

10 Valentine’s Day Traditions All Around the World

England Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, stores are flooded with candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed animals. In the US, shelves brimming with teddy bears and boxes of chocolate are typical Valentine’s Day fare, but not every country turns to greeting cards and heart-shaped candies to declare love. Some exchange wooden spoons and pressed flowers, while others hold a special holiday for the loveless to mourn their single lives over black noodles. Here is a look at how 10 countries celebrate Valentine’s Day traditions all around the world.

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February 14, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Provence Lavender Tour

Gordes

Provence is a beautiful region of southeastern France with varied landscapes and many medieval villages. In the summer, some of the highlights of visiting this region are tasting the fruit and vegetables harvested here, as well as observing the lavender fields in bloom. The Provence Lavender Half-Day trip covers all of these features with a visit to lavender fields and the Lavender Museum in Coustellet, along with stops in two small historical villages, Rousillon and Gordes.

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July 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Impressionist Art Tours in Paris

The Pont Neuf

For Impressionism aficionados, there’s no better city on the planet to visit than Paris. From the Musée d’Orsay to the Musée de l’Orangerie, from the banks of the Seine to the Gare St Lazare, Impressionism is dotted across the city and its surrounding villages in one way or another. The movement was born here in 1874, when a group of artists including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro, just to name a few, held their own exhibition after being denied entry to Paris’ traditional art shows.

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July 15, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Behind the Scenes Tour at the Eiffel Tower

The effervescent Eiffel!

For me, a visit to Paris is never complete without a view of the Eiffel Tower, and this time, I decided to take a closer look at my favorite Parisian monument on a behind the scenes tour at the Eiffel Tower. Fittingly, our tour began at the base of the tower in front of a statue of the man who created all the excitement: Gustave Eiffel.

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June 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Cooking Classes Around the World

Paella

One of the best ways to learn about a country, its people, history and its culture is through its food. Tasting the recipes and spices from around the world that are unique to a country or city can help you connect to a place, and bonding with people over food – even if you don’t speak the same language – is a rewarding experience in its own. Here is an offering of several unique cooking classes around the world that are available to you.

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June 12, 2013 by | 0 Comments

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Mount Cook in New Zealand

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best places to hike in the world.

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments

The 10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World

Primosten Cemetery, Croatia. Photo by Jessica Speigel

While it might seem like a strange thing to add to your vacation to-do list, visiting beautiful cemeteries when you travel can be an interesting way to learn about a place’s history – not to mention see some of its most stunning landscapes.

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March 28, 2013 by | 3 Comments

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