A defensive line, 720km long, boasting 140 forts, stocked with hand grenades and machine gun nests was built but never used.
That is, if you can't pull up aboard a billionaire's yacht ...
You've done the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, it's time to experience Paris like a local.
What better place to stay than on an island that's just 20 minutes to virtually every Paris landmark?
If Colmar was a person it'd be neck deep in therapy.
Value cruising still offers many great inclusions.
The joy of living is celebrated to the max onboard Uniworld's ultra-stylish new French river ship.
From stinky cheeses to smoky meats, there are discoveries to be made in Beaune's Saturday markets.
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.