All My France Guides
A collection of all of my France guides & itineraries. I've lived in Paris since 2016 and I LOVE sharing France with others. I'm quite convinced I've seen more of France than most French people, and it's so fun to capture all my favorite trips in a handy guide for you to use. This links to: (2) Loire: Chartre & Tours (1) Bretagne: Brest (1) Normandy: Etretat, Honfleur, & Le Havre (4) The South: Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Provence, Marseille & the Calanques
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Out of all the places I adore in France, Nice and its surrounding areas truly has my heart. This is where I dream of retiring. You're still very much in France - BUT: The people are noticeably friendlier than in Paris (no shade to Parisians, I love them too), the weather is delightful, the beaches are gorgeous, and the food has a lighter, Mediterranean flair (as opposed to the heavy dairy-based recipes typical in much of France). If 6 days sounds like a lot to you, never fear: This itinerary uses Nice as a home base and includes many day-trip options. Guide includes: 📍 High Level Plan ✨ General Tips 🍅 7 Food & Drinks Not to Miss 🧼 7 Souvenir or Gift Ideas 🍴 10 restaurant/bar recs in Nice (5 cheaper, 3 mid-range, 2 higher end) 🗒️ 6-day Itinerary: 3 days in Nice (including arrival & departure days, and 1 full-day in Nice with two morning options & 2 afternoon options), and 3 days for half-day trips, full-day trips, or a free day* 🗺️ 7 additional options for your half or full-day trips from Nice or for your free day 💚 Pro Tips *I suggest 1 full-day trip, 1 day split between 2 half-day trips, and 1 day of free time. These do not overlap with the 7 additional options for half and full-day trips, You also get: ✍️ My personal notes for each recommendation 📍 An interactive map of all recommendations 🔓 Access to all future updates (I love Nice and keep going back) 🎞️ Linked videos (where applicable) that bring recommendations and advice to life 💙 If you love this guide, I would really appreciate it if you shared it with a friend, left a great review, or contributed a tip.
Car-free • Slow Travel • Sustainable/Eco
$25.00
Aix-en-Provence
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A 9-day, 8-night itinerary for leisurely driving through the best of Provence from Nice to Aix-en-Provence. Discover 7+ essential stops along the way, including classic perched villages, lavender-scented countryside, and remarkable natural landscapes. (Contact me to tweak this itinerary for you if needed!) Included in this guide: 📍 High-Level Plan: where to visit each morning and afternoon, and what town to stay in ✨ General Tips (🕰️Opening Hours, 🚻Bathrooms, 🚙Driving,🍴Meal Times) 🛣️ Drive times between each destination, avoiding toll roads* 💚 Pro Tips *The most you’ll drive in a day is about 3 hours, with most drives being about 2, and a couple of days built in with minimal driving. Coming Soon: (SAVE NOW to access all future updates) ⚓️ Anchor activities in each location (1-3 high level suggestions of what to do) 📍 Personal notes for each place 📍 Some restaurant, bar, and boulangerie recommendations 📍 Accommodation suggestions You also get: ✍️ My personal notes for each recommendation 📍 An interactive map of all recommendations 🔓 Access to all future updates (I just returned from this trip in Sep. 2023 so tons more recs and notes are coming soon!) 🎞️ Linked videos (where applicable) that bring recommendations and advice to life 💙 If you love this guide, I would really appreciate it if you shared it with a friend, left a great review, or contributed a tip. THIS GUIDE IS NOT: - A guide to Nice & its Surrounding Areas. - A guide to Marseille & the Calanques. - An in-depth itinerary for Aix-en-Provence. I have separate, detailed guides for each of these three areas.
50+ • Couples • Road Trip • Outdoors • People & Culture • Slow Travel • Sustainable/Eco
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Hello et bonjour ! I'm (another) American in Paris. I've lived in France since 2016 and I loooove sharing my Paris & France recs in hopes I can help others love this city and country as much as I do. I'm quite confident I've seen more of France than most French people, so no matter what you're looking for, I've (probably) done it! ✅ What I'm a great fit for: Mature travelers, couples, solo travelers, and families who enjoy soaking in authentic experiences, great food and wine, off-the-beaten-track gems, classic sites, and sustainable travel. 🌱 What's sustainable travel about? Traveling in a way that is kind to the environment, respectful of local culture, & supportive of the local economy. My trip-planning services are always through a sustainable lens, and automatically include a carbon removal contribution. ❌ What I'm not a great fit for: Travelers focused on bars/clubbing or high-end shopping. ➡️ Follow me on TikTok, Instagram & Pinterest @hilaryinparis for Paris & France recommendations, tips, personal stories, and more. 🌍 PS: I'm on Thatch because I genuinely love sharing France with folks. My day job is running Yugen Earthside, a booking platform for responsible package trips primarily catering to groups of mature American travelers. My company's website is linked below.
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All My France Guides
A collection of all of my France guides & itineraries. I've lived in Paris since 2016 and I LOVE sharing France with others. I'm quite convinced I've seen more of France than most French people, and it's so fun to capture all my favorite trips in a handy guide for you to use. This links to: (2) Loire: Chartre & Tours (1) Bretagne: Brest (1) Normandy: Etretat, Honfleur, & Le Havre (4) The South: Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Provence, Marseille & the Calanques
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The Loire

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Bretagne

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Normandy

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The South

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Out of all the places I adore in France, Nice and its surrounding areas truly has my heart. This is where I dream of retiring. You're still very much in France - BUT: The people are noticeably friendlier than in Paris (no shade to Parisians, I love them too), the weather is delightful, the beaches are gorgeous, and the food has a lighter, Mediterranean flair (as opposed to the heavy dairy-based recipes typical in much of France). If 6 days sounds like a lot to you, never fear: This itinerary uses Nice as a home base and includes many day-trip options. Guide includes: 📍 High Level Plan ✨ General Tips 🍅 7 Food & Drinks Not to Miss 🧼 7 Souvenir or Gift Ideas 🍴 10 restaurant/bar recs in Nice (5 cheaper, 3 mid-range, 2 higher end) 🗒️ 6-day Itinerary: 3 days in Nice (including arrival & departure days, and 1 full-day in Nice with two morning options & 2 afternoon options), and 3 days for half-day trips, full-day trips, or a free day* 🗺️ 7 additional options for your half or full-day trips from Nice or for your free day 💚 Pro Tips *I suggest 1 full-day trip, 1 day split between 2 half-day trips, and 1 day of free time. These do not overlap with the 7 additional options for half and full-day trips, You also get: ✍️ My personal notes for each recommendation 📍 An interactive map of all recommendations 🔓 Access to all future updates (I love Nice and keep going back) 🎞️ Linked videos (where applicable) that bring recommendations and advice to life 💙 If you love this guide, I would really appreciate it if you shared it with a friend, left a great review, or contributed a tip.
Car-free • Slow Travel • Sustainable/Eco
$25.00
Aix-en-Provence
@hilaryinparis
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A 9-day, 8-night itinerary for leisurely driving through the best of Provence from Nice to Aix-en-Provence. Discover 7+ essential stops along the way, including classic perched villages, lavender-scented countryside, and remarkable natural landscapes. (Contact me to tweak this itinerary for you if needed!) Included in this guide: 📍 High-Level Plan: where to visit each morning and afternoon, and what town to stay in ✨ General Tips (🕰️Opening Hours, 🚻Bathrooms, 🚙Driving,🍴Meal Times) 🛣️ Drive times between each destination, avoiding toll roads* 💚 Pro Tips *The most you’ll drive in a day is about 3 hours, with most drives being about 2, and a couple of days built in with minimal driving. Coming Soon: (SAVE NOW to access all future updates) ⚓️ Anchor activities in each location (1-3 high level suggestions of what to do) 📍 Personal notes for each place 📍 Some restaurant, bar, and boulangerie recommendations 📍 Accommodation suggestions You also get: ✍️ My personal notes for each recommendation 📍 An interactive map of all recommendations 🔓 Access to all future updates (I just returned from this trip in Sep. 2023 so tons more recs and notes are coming soon!) 🎞️ Linked videos (where applicable) that bring recommendations and advice to life 💙 If you love this guide, I would really appreciate it if you shared it with a friend, left a great review, or contributed a tip. THIS GUIDE IS NOT: - A guide to Nice & its Surrounding Areas. - A guide to Marseille & the Calanques. - An in-depth itinerary for Aix-en-Provence. I have separate, detailed guides for each of these three areas.
50+ • Couples • Road Trip • Outdoors • People & Culture • Slow Travel • Sustainable/Eco
$25.00
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Hello et bonjour ! I'm (another) American in Paris. I've lived in France since 2016 and I loooove sharing my Paris & France recs in hopes I can help others love this city and country as much as I do. I'm quite confident I've seen more of France than most French people, so no matter what you're looking for, I've (probably) done it! ✅ What I'm a great fit for: Mature travelers, couples, solo travelers, and families who enjoy soaking in authentic experiences, great food and wine, off-the-beaten-track gems, classic sites, and sustainable travel. 🌱 What's sustainable travel about? Traveling in a way that is kind to the environment, respectful of local culture, & supportive of the local economy. My trip-planning services are always through a sustainable lens, and automatically include a carbon removal contribution. ❌ What I'm not a great fit for: Travelers focused on bars/clubbing or high-end shopping. ➡️ Follow me on TikTok, Instagram & Pinterest @hilaryinparis for Paris & France recommendations, tips, personal stories, and more. 🌍 PS: I'm on Thatch because I genuinely love sharing France with folks. My day job is running Yugen Earthside, a booking platform for responsible package trips primarily catering to groups of mature American travelers. My company's website is linked below.
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