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Saint Barthelemy, a French Diamond in the Caribbean

Saint Barthelemy is known as "billionaires' island" due to its celebrity population. A former French colony and now an Overseas Collectivity, the island also attracts American tourists looking for sun and French culture. St. Barts is a volcanic gem spanning 10 square miles, located ten hours by plane from France and three from the United States. When French pilot and...

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The French in Our Lives

This week-end, Americans will be celebrating Bastille Day by eating crêpes and drinking wine and cheering on the French team in the World Cup final. Foreign language advocate and devoted Francophile Kathleen Stein-Smith takes a look at the influence and impact of French language and culture in the United States. It is possible sit in a café, to have a macaron...

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The Facelift of Parisian Palaces
The Daily Beast

Parisian luxury hotels are working hard to bring foreign tourists back to the city after a series of terror attacks and security concerns caused many to stay away. According to the Vice President of the French association of hospitality professionals, certain luxury Parisian hotels lost up to 40 percent of their guests this summer as compared to the last. In...

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Deserving Tourists

Terrorist attacks have not damaged France’s appeal for travelers, and the country remains the world’s leading tourist destination. The current obstacles are above all the fault of the French government. Despite the recent terrorist attacks (and lunatics wandering around the foot of the Eiffel Tower holding knives) France’s appeal has not suffered any long-term damage. The country is still the...

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Little Voyageurs, the Travel Guide for Cool Parents

Two French women have joined forces to prove that strollers and city breaks can work wonderfully together, and have published a series of online travel guides aimed at trendy parents. After uncovering the best bits of San Francisco, Miami and Chicago, the pair has just released their guide for Brooklyn. Charlotte Burgoyne and Marie-Pacifique Blanckaert first met each other in a park...

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Aspen and Megève, a Jet Set Playground

The resorts of Aspen and Megève are winter holiday hotspots for international jetsetters, and owe their reputation to the boom in the skiing industry. We took a look at these two traditional mountain villages, respectively in Colorado and Haute-Savoie. Aspen: Snow-capped silver mines Aspen was not always an alpine village home to the upper echelons of Hollywood. The land originally...[Subscriber]