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Top Trails for Hiking Auvergne Volcanoes

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When thinking about hiking in France, the Alps are what comes first to mind. However, the mountainous range of the Chaîne des Puys Auvergne offers incredible hiking opportunities as well. Indeed, the Auvergne Volcanoes will take you through rolling rural… Continue Reading →

Top Auvergne Destinations: Over 22 Things to Do in Clermont-Ferrand

What do you know about Clermont-Ferrand? Probably not much. But Clermont-Ferrand is one of the oldest cities in France and is a gem that awaits you. The central city of Auvergne sits roughly in the middle between Paris and the… Continue Reading →

Weeping the Glory of the Most Famous Cathedral in Paris: Notre Dame Cathedral

On that evening of April 15, 2019, the face of Paris changed forever. The most famous cathedral in Paris was on fire. As we watched live, the hundred-year-old roof of Notre Dame Cathedral burned and the famous “flèche” that made… Continue Reading →

Holiday Spirit at a French Christmas Market: Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne

Every year in December, the Place de la Victoire in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, hosts a month-long French Christmas Market. The annual event, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, is usually held from November 29 to December 29, right by the… Continue Reading →

36 Best Hikes in Europe for Long Distance Hiking Trails

The Alps are of course the first mountain range one can think about when looking for the best hikes in Europe, but fantastic long-distance hiking trails are available throughout the continent as well. Hiking in Europe takes you from coastal… Continue Reading →

An evening stroll along the banks of the Seine River: the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedrale

With the summer comes longer days, the perfect occasion for a stroll along the banks of the Seine River. The most famous French river snakes through Paris and passes along some of the capital’s most iconic attractions, namely the Eiffel… Continue Reading →

Beyond Père Lachaise Famous Graves: A City in Heaven

The Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Champs-Elysées are probably the most iconic Paris’ attractions. But there is one place in Paris that we felt deserved a special visit: the Père Lachaise Cemetery. Indeed, we feel that this cemetery is… Continue Reading →

Exploring Canal St-Martin Neighborhood

One of the sunny days during our April stay saw us exploring the Canal St-Martin neighborhood. A man-made canal built under Napoleon in 1802 and located between the Seine River and the Canal de l’Ourcq, the 2.86-mile (4.6 km) Canal… Continue Reading →

A Must-See Visit: Paris Catacombs

A long-time coming, but a definite must-see visit, Paris Catacombs did not disappoint. One of the most iconic Paris attractions, we never really made it to explore the underground network – until this visit. And what an incredible place! Visit… Continue Reading →

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral: Dark, Gothic, and Imposing

The Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral is by high the most iconic sight of the Auvergne’s capital. Tall, dark, and centuries-old, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Clermont-Ferrand as it is officially named, is a Clermont-Ferrand must-see. Why, do you… Continue Reading →

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