Not everything is a cliché in this popular travel destination.
France is a nation of many wonders – but some of them will leave you wondering whether the Gallic way of life is what you thought it was.
Keep it quiet, don't eat on the street and smile but stand your ground.
One is classically pretty, the other a World Heritage-listed example of post-war concrete-chic.
Sometimes, you just want all the best cliches, from French onion soup to duck confit, chateaux to grand cru wines.
How do Parisians take to a bunch of Aussies tampering with the classic cafe template?
The Channel Tunnel opened to passengers on November 14, 1994, but the idea stretched much further back than that.
A portal into absolute charm, France is an ultimate European experience for lovers of food, wine, culture and sophistication. Take a step back and enjoy the warm hospitality of the south; experience the world's beautiful wine country in Bordeaux; get the Mediterranean vibe flowing in Marseille; swim on pebbled beaches in Nice; and enter the "gateway to the European Cascades" in Chamonix.