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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.

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Bucolic French Countryside with “Bruno, Chief of Police”

Bucolic 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 readers to the idyllic ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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10 Things You Must Do in Normandy

10 Things You Must Do in Normandy There is much more to France than just the Eiffel Tower and Normandy is the perfect example of this. With enough sights and activities to keep even the pickiest ...
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10 Souvenirs To Bring Home From South Of France

10 Souvenirs to Bring Home From South of France Paris may be home to The Louvre and the sparkling lights display that is the Eiffel Tower, but Southern France retains a natural charm and whimsy that ...
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Best Time To See The Lavender Fields in Provence

The best time to see the lavender fields in Provence Are you looking to see when the best time to see the lavender fields in Provence is? If you are, you’re in luck! We have all ...
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7 Unexpected Must-Do’s in the South of France

7 Unexpected Must-Do's in the South of France   The South of France is a popular travel destination for visitors looking to soak up the warm area’s breathtaking sights and pleasant weather! With relaxing beaches, lush ...
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Frédéric Bazille, The Youth of Impressionism

Frédéric Bazille, The Youth of Impressionism A Glimpse Into the Short Life of Frédéric Bazille Frédéric Bazille's Studio, 1870. From left to right: Pierre-Auguste Renoir sitting, Emile Zola (standing on the stairs), Eduard Manet and Claude ...
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Gastronomy in France: a Delightful Tradition That is About Much More Than Food

Gastronomy in France: a Delightful Tradition That is About Much More Than Food This is the polar opposite of eating a sandwich over the sink in a hurry. It's not about showcasing good food, or even ...
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What the French do on May 1st

May Day celebrations have long celebrated youth, spring and flowers. From the mostly forgotten American tradition of hanging May baskets on the doors of your friends (or would-be lovers) to the elaborately flower-festooned maypoles of Britain, ...
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10 Off the Beaten Path Places That You Need to Visit in France

10 Off the Beaten Path Places That You Need to Visit in France Believe it or not, there is more to France than just Paris. Sure, if you’ve never been to Paris before, then you should ...
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Infographic: France Travel Guide

Infographic: France Travel Guide A fun cheat sheet to help you plan your next French vacation like a pro! Things to do, food to try, dos & don'ts and more. Check out our France travel guide!
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“Chandeleur” (Crêpe Day): Time to Make Real French Crêpes!

Every year, exactly 40 days after Christmas, the French will celebrate "La Chandeleur". The occasion for thousands of "Gourmand" (food lovers) to enjoy delicious crepes! But why do the French eat crêpes on February 2nd? It's ...
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Celebrate the Epiphany with “La Galette des Rois”

Celebrate the Epiphany: Make a French tradition your own this year and try the delicious "galette des rois" an almond cream filled pastry. Every year, all over France, families share the galette des rois (King's Cake) on ...
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Best deal from London to the South of France

Are you living in the London area and looking for the best deal for an amazing vacation to Southern France? EasyJet is the best deal. You can now book flights for about £100 to Montpellier during the ...
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