Tag Archives: France

Out of Office: Katie Wines and Dines in Burgundy

Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe, we spend our time scouring the globe for the best tours and activities around the world. Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members […]

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June 26, 2015 by | Comments Off

Europe’s Most Colorful Gardens

Garden of Ninfa

It’s hard to resist a garden in full bloom, especially one sampling every color of the rainbow. While one can easily find a slew of scenic gardens and public parks in just about any city, there are a few European destinations boasting quite impressive flowerbeds this season. From larger-than-life palace grounds and artist-inspiring, free-growing shrubs to an island dedicated to wildlife, here are eight gardens definitely worth an afternoon stroll.

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April 13, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

From sticking out your tongue to pressing noses together to breathing on someone way up close, there’s more than one way to say hello around the world.

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September 24, 2014 by | Comments Off

Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

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August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments

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

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