France. Photo: Torcello Trio


Scope out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, stay the night in the Chateau de Castel Novel in Varetz, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Palace of Versailles, go wine tasting in the Cote d’Or in Burgundy… it’s no wonder France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

You can start hiking the Walkers’ Haute Route in the Alps from Chamonix (near to Mont Blanc), blast the slopes of the huge Trois Vallees ski area, or stretch out on the longest uninterrupted expanse of sand in Europe at Hossegor, end of the Cote D’Argent.

The sheer volume of things to do in France can be overwhelming, but luckily we got you covered. Matador has loads of articles about France, ranging from how to get underground in Paris, to the best nude beaches, and from where to learn the art of French cooking, to how to avoid the tourist traps.

France Articles

10 common French mistakes that will make you blush

by Cristen Sullivan

This is how to capture Paris’ tourist sites without being cliche

by Lisbeth

A quick travel guide to the neighborhoods of Paris

by Kate Robinson

16 experiences you must have in the French Alps before you die

by Mathieu Le Lay

18 experiences to have in Paris before you die

by Doni Belau

What NOT to do in Paris

by Matt Scott

11 places to visit in France before you die

by Morgane Croissant

The top 11 street food dishes of Paris and where to find them

by Kate Robinson

21 more crazy party hostels around the world

by Tom Gates

The 12 best Airbnbs in Paris

by Matt Hershberger

9 authentic French foods your kids might actually eat

by Rory Moulton

Where to eat in Paris if you only have 48 hours

by Triposo

8 underground cities and tunnels you can visit

by Michelle Schusterman

Free things to do this summer in 10 world-class cities

by Carlo Alcos

15 monastery stays around the world

by Kristin Conard

Below Paris: How to get under the City of Lights

by Kristin Conard

Picnicking in Paris is the way to go to save in style

by Kristin Conard

How to: Be literary in Paris

by Sarah Irving
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