• Travel to the Czech Republic - Episode 465
    Travel to the Czech Republic - Episode 465
  • Hiking the Kings Trail (Kungsleden) in Swedish Lapland - Episode 456
    Hiking the Kings Trail (Kungsleden) in Swedish Lapland - Episode 456
  • Travel to Seville, Spain - Episode 451
    Travel to Seville, Spain - Episode 451
  • Travel to the Mainland of Greece - Episode 449
    Travel to the Mainland of Greece - Episode 449
  • Travel to Lisbon, Portugal - Episode 448
    Travel to Lisbon, Portugal - Episode 448
 

France

Some facts about France:

  • France is the largest country in Western Europe
  • France is 3/4 the size of Texas.
  • The average life expectancy at birth for the French is 81.5 years.
  • France has an estimated population of 64.5 million, making it the 19th most populous country.
  • France is home to 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be temporary and was initially unpopular.
  • Denim comes from the French city of Nimes.
  • France produces almost 360 different types of cheese.
  • France is a popular travel destination and has been featured many times on the Amateur Traveler.
Book Review – Dining Out in Paris by Tom Reeves

Book Review – Dining Out in Paris by Tom Reeves

Review of Dining Out in Paris: What You Need to Know before You Get to the City of Light, by Tom Reeves. Available as an e-book from Amazon. Tom can be reached …
Travel to Paris, France – Episode 428 Transcript

Travel to Paris, France – Episode 428 Transcript

transcript of Travel to Paris, France – Episode 428 Chris: It’s Amateur Traveler, episode 428. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about art museums and cathedrals and pastries as we go to Paris, …
Travel to Paris, France – Episode 428

Travel to Paris, France – Episode 428

Hear about travel to Paris, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Annie Sargant and Elyse Riven from JoinUsInFrance.com. Annie and Elyse do a wonderful podcast about France and guide us through …
Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Montmartre is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris and it is street scenes like this that make it so.
Paris Street Scene – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Paris Street Scene – Paris, France – Daily Photo

This is one of my photos that I have on the walls of my home because I have always loved the colors and icon nature of the street scene (made only more …
Back Alley – Antibes, France – Daily Photo

Back Alley – Antibes, France – Daily Photo

Sometimes exploring a city means walking it’s back alleys and side streets like I did in Antibes, France. I love finding some hidden beauty in the city.
Luxembourg Gardens – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Luxembourg Gardens – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Bocce being played in Luxembourg Gardens, one of Paris’ finest parks.
Following in the Footsteps of Van Gogh – Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Following in the Footsteps of Van Gogh – Auvers-sur-Oise, France

On a chilly winter day my husband and I took a day trip to Auvers-sur-Oise a small village northwest of Paris. The one hour train ride from Gare du Nord was convenient …
Tourist Train – Cannes, France – Daily Photo

Tourist Train – Cannes, France – Daily Photo

I usually take pictures of things that I like but I have to admit I really don’t like the tourist trains that so many citys have these days. This is the tourist …
Travel to Toulouse, France – Episode 367

Travel to Toulouse, France – Episode 367

Hear about travel to Toulouse, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Benny the Irish Polyglot. Benny lived in the city for 3 months to work on his French. He was drawn …