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RVing through France

We live in Switzerland, and when internal borders opened in mid-June, our family of five rushed to the sea. We loaded up a rented RV with five bikes and five surfboards, and headed southwest toward France. We headed first to its Alpine foothills, then the Mediterranean, before skirting along France’s mountainous border with Spain on […]

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River cruise in Provence, France

If you’ve long been curious to explore France’s storied southeastern region — from the lavender-filled fields of Provence to the hilly wine country near Lyon — consider doing so by boat. A Rhône river cruise gives you time to shop at bustling farmers markets, marvel at medieval palaces, and meander through vineyards while getting you […]

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French Riviera on a budget

There’s plenty of fun to be had yacht cruising, casino crawling, and celebrity spotting, but the luxury and flashiness of Monte Carlo and Cannes represents a tiny, clichéd fraction of the South of France. Beyond the red carpet of the film festival, Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, and the Grimaldis’ Palace, there is a region filled […]