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Bonjour! I'm Julia, a French expat living in the United States. Passionate tour guide at TripUSAFrance I created this blog to share with you helpful, interesting and fun content about my home country.

Dordogne Valley France must see

Bucolic French Countryside with “Bruno, Chief of Police”

Exploring the Charms of the French Countryside with "Bruno, Chief of Police" Nestled within the pages of Martin Walker's literary creation, "Bruno, Chief of Police" also called The Dordogne Mysteries is a captivating journey that transports ...
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Lavender Provence

The History & Significance of Lavender in Provence

The History & Significance of Lavender in Provence Envision yourself wandering through rows of vibrant purple lavender, the floral scent gently floating on the breeze, listening to the sound of the cicadas as you gaze out ...
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Nimes French Rome South France

Nîmes: France’s Hidden Gem of Roman Antiquity

Nîmes: France's Hidden Gem of Roman Antiquity To fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Ancient Rome, consider looking beyond the crowded streets of Rome itself! France offers a unique perspective, as the Roman Empire left ...
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10 Essential Tips for a Smooth Vacation in France

10 Essential Tips For a Smooth Vacation in France Traveling is a wonderful experience that will allow you to create life lasting memories. It can also be a tiring and stressful experience if you are not ...
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, one of the most beautiful villages of France

Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful villages of France

Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful villages of France Did you know that there is an official list of the most beautiful villages of France? As French travel experts who have visited many of these, there ...
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Bayeux

10 Must-See French Villages

10 Must-See French Villages France is a country that is celebrated for its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and beautiful architecture. While the vibrant cities of Paris, Nice, and Lyon are some of the top tourist destinations, ...
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Bordeaux France one of the most elegant cities of France

Fall in Love With Bordeaux: A Guide to One of the Most Elegant Cities in France

Fall in Love with Bordeaux: A Guide to One of the Most Elegant Cities in France Bordeaux is the name of France's most renowned wine-producing areas and also one of the country's most beautiful cities. Although ...
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Normandy cliff

What is Normandy famous for?

What is Normandy famous for? Everyone knows Normandy is famous for its place in WW2 history. Just the word Normandy evokes strong images of Allied troops storming the French coastline, especially for Americans who remember the ...
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Rocamadour

Rocamadour, France: Cliff-hanging-village that you must visit once in your life

Rocamadour, France: Cliff-hanging Village that You Must Visit Once in Your Life 1. A Dramatic Medieval Pilgrimage Site Rocamadour, a breathtaking medieval pilgrimage site, perched on a limestone cliff in southwestern France, has been a compelling ...
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Dordogne France must visit

Dordogne, France: 6 reasons why you must visit

Dordogne, France: 6 Reasons Why You Must Visit The Dordogne, also known as Périgord, is a region in southwest France. It is not as well known or frequented by international visitors as other parts of France, ...
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9 things Provence is famous for

Camargue: Must See Area of Southern France That Will Surprise You

Camargue: Must See Area of Southern France That Will Surprise You For most of us, traveling to Southern France evokes thoughts of idyllic seaside resorts, flowers blowing in breezes, and dining on exquisite seafood. World travelers ...
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Vincent Van Gogh’s Time in Arles

Vincent Van Gogh’s time in Provence: his prolific art period.

Vincent Van Gogh's Time in Provence: His Prolific Art Period Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous influential figures in western art history. His time in Provence is considered as his most prolific as ...
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Food to try in France

Food That You Must Try in France

28 Food That You Must Try in France People often ask me what they should eat when they go to France, so I decided to ...
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Les Baux de Provence

Best Places To Visit In South Of France (That Are Not The French Riviera)

15 Best Places to Visit in South of France (That are not the French Riviera) Paris and the French Riviera are wonderful destinations, but France ...
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What to do in Southern France in 7 days

What to do in Southern France in 7 days Planning on going to France? Want to explore the South like a local? This article will ...
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France Travel Blog Author Julia

Bonjour! I'm Julia, a French expat living in the United States. Passionate tour guide at TripUSAFrance I created this blog to share with you helpful, interesting and fun content about my home country.

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best time to visit the south of france ultimate guide

Best time to visit the South of France – Ultimate guide

Best Time to Visit the South of France - Ultimate Guide Are you planning on going to Southern France but do not know the best time to go? In our best time to visit the South ...
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St Remy de Provence - Van Gogh - Mausole

Living the dream in Provence

Living the dream in Provence Italy was my first love. At the age of 18 I arrived in Florence, somewhere I knew very little about, and ate an entire pizza to myself. I ordered augergine/eggplant pizza ...
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15 things to do in Southern France

15 Things to do in Southern France

15 Things to do in Southern France If you love beautiful scenery set in a land that people have occupied for centuries, then you must go to the Southern France. You will find many great things ...
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The Perfect South of France Vacation Package

The Perfect South of France Vacation Package Are you thinking of visiting the south of France? Not only is the southern part of France packed full of beauty and history, but the food and culture are ...
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9 Things Provence is Famous for

9 Things Provence is Famous For Provence is the beautiful and scenic southeastern part of France. It was made famous in the United States by Peter Mayle's book, "A Year in Provence." It has become a ...
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6 Best South of France Cities

6 Best South of France Cities

6 Best South of France Cities Paris and its attractions like the Eiffel Tower may be what many first think of when France comes to mind, but this amazing country is so much more than that ...
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towns of south of france

8 Off The Beaten Path Towns of South of France

8 Off The Beaten Path Towns of South of France The South of France beckons all those who love charming villages, gorgeous beaches, and fantastic local food. Its relaxed and sun-drenched shores and slopes come with ...
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Carrières Lumières in Southern France

Why Carrières Lumières in Southern France Should be on your Bucket List

Why Carrières Lumières in Southern France Should be on your Bucket List Why settle for just looking at art when you could physically step inside some of the world’s greatest paintings? Carrières Lumières in Southern France ...
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Avignon, major attraction in Provence

Avignon, major attraction in Provence

Avignon, major attraction in Provence The city of Avignon once played an important role in the 14th century. It’s mostly known for its bridge, the Pont d'Avignon, and it once functioned as a residence for pontiffs ...
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10 Things You Must Do in Provence Besides Visiting Lavender Fields

10 Things You Must Do in Provence Besides Visiting Lavender Fields When you think of Provence, you think about the endless purple lavender fields. But Provence is much more than lavender fields! From the famous Renaissance ...
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Captivating Carcassonne

Captivating Carcassonne Carcassonne is one of those places that looks even better than it does in photos. The hill top citadel with its pointy turrets looks like a fairy tale castle and the town and countryside ...
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Experience Picasso in Provence in 2018

Experience Picasso in Provence in 2018 From 2017 to 2019 in Provence, South of France region, a special cultural event will be celebrating many of the works of Pablo Picasso. This event is known as the ...
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