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  • Visiting Aigues-Mortes

    Visiting Aigues-Mortes: Exploring History, Culture, and Nature in Southern France

    Aigues-Mortes is a fortified medieval town located in the south of France, near the Mediterranean coast. The town was founded in the 13th century by King Louis IX as a port for the Crusades and was surrounded by walls and towers for protection. Today, while visiting Aigues-Mortes we can explore the well-preserved ramparts, towers, and…

  • Best of Marseille

    Discovering the Best of Marseille: A Bucket List Guide to France’s Vibrant Mediterranean City

    Marseille is a bustling port city located on the Mediterranean coast in southeastern France. The city boasts a rich cultural heritage, with stunning architecture, a vibrant arts scene, and delicious local cuisine. Marseille is also known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque harbor, and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Today, Marseille is a dynamic and…

  • Why to visit Chateau d'If by Besides the Obvious

    Exploring the History and Mysteries of the Chateau d’If: A Fortress Prison off the Coast of Marseille

    Chateau d’If is a famous fortress located on the island of If, which is situated off the coast of Marseille, France. The fortress was built in the 16th century and served as a prison for political and religious prisoners for many years. It is most well-known for its inclusion in Alexandre Dumas’ novel “The Count…

  • Vacations in La Ciotat

    La Ciotat – Unforgettable Getaway on the French Riviera

    La Ciotat is a charming town located on the Mediterranean coast in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of southeastern France. It is situated between the cities of Marseille and Toulon and is known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque harbor, and rich cultural heritage. La Ciotat has a long history dating back to pre-Roman times and has…

  • Discovering Martigues: The Venice of Provence

    Martigues is a picturesque town located in the Provence region of southern France, known for its charming canals and bridges that have earned it the nickname “The Venice of Provence.” Situated between Marseille and the Camargue region, Martigues is a popular destination for visitors who want to experience the beauty and culture of southern France…

  • The Perfect Bonifacio Day Trip

    A day trip to Bonifacio, Corsica

    We have spent a couple of days this August on the island of Corsica. We have arrived at Bastia airport and based there for our entire stay. However we definitely wanted to visit other places on the island, such as the famous Bonifacio on the south. So we planned a day trip by car and…

  • Exploring Cassis

    Discovering the Hidden Gem of the French Riviera: Exploring the Seaside Town of Cassis

    Cassis is a beautiful seaside town located on the French Riviera, in the south of France. It is known for its picturesque harbor, crystal-clear waters, and stunning limestone cliffs. Cassis is also renowned for its wine, particularly the white wine made from the local Marsanne grape.

  • Old Port of Bastia, Corsica

    The best things to do in Bastia

    There are many things to do in Bastia. We will speak about the second largest and most important city in Corsica.

  • Corsica Bucket List – Top 5 Places To Visit

    Corsica has many things to offer for its visitors. Here you can read our Corsica Bucket List with the Top 5 best places that you cannot miss visiting once you’re on this French island. We have spent a couple of days this August on the island of Corsica. We have arrived at Bastia airport and based there for…


    france by besides the obvious Here you can find all the Travel Stories from France by Besides the Obvious. France, officially the French Republic is a transcontinental country. Spanning Western Europe and overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Including all of its territories, France has twelve time zones, the most of any country. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and…