3 Scary Spots in France

The French don’t typically celebrate Halloween. Sure, there’s the occasional costume party, and some stores sell Halloween-related goods (like a carve your own pumpkin kit). However, for the most part, the concept of Halloween hasn’t taken hold in France. If you happen to find yourself in my favorite country on Halloween and want to add a little spookiness (with a side of history) to your day, there are plenty of options. Here are my top three suggestions:

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3 Key Phrases to Know When Eating Out in France

France’s culinary culture is incredibly rich and varied. One of the things I enjoy most when I visit France is dining out pretty much any chance I can get. However, enjoying a meal in a French restaurant comes with a set of social norms that many Americans are not used to (and most don’t take the time to learn). Set yourself apart from the other American tourists and impress your serveur/serveuse with your knowledge of étiquette française. These three phrases are easy to master and will go a long way toward improving your dining experience.

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Love Hurts: Paris Pont des Arts Bridge Collapses

When The Beatles proclaimed that “love is all you need”, they clearly hadn’t taken the Pont des Arts bridge into consideration. This past Sunday, a 6.5-foot expanse of the padlock-adorned passage was literally loved to death.

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Four Apps To Use For a Well Rounded Time in Paris

For first timers, Paris can seem like an overwhelming dream. While good looking, historic, cultured, stylish and lively, the City of Light isn’t always the easiest to tackle, specifically on one’s first day. While you could dive into Paris blindly, you can always have a team of helpers on your phone to guide you through the city. Here are four apps that will round out your Paris experience, from the quirky sites to the mouth-watering food to be had.

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Exploring the Causses and the Cévennes of Southern France

The Causses and the Cévennes is an area of outstanding and dramatic beauty located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. Its topographically diverse terrain is spread across more than 302,319 hectares (roughly 75,000 acres or just over one square mile) and – living up to its UNESCO World Heritage status – offers visitors the opportunity to explore a “Mediterranean agro-pastoral cultural landscape” that's a unique mix of as rugged and wild as it sculptured by centuries of farming and adapted to suit the needs of the people living here as far back as prehistoric times.

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