Living in France

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With amazing cities like Florence, Rome, and Venice, Milan is sometimes overlooked when planning a trip to Italy but the fashion mecca is definitely worth a visit. Milan offers fabulous shopping, impressive Neo-Gothic architecture and of course--pasta! 

Best time to go: May and June when the weather is starting to warm up and prime tourist season hasn't started yet. 

Where to stay: Chic 2 bedroom apartment right in the heart of the shopping district and across the street from the Armani hotel! 

What to see: below is a 24 hour itinerary of all the top places not to miss! 

1. A Double Decker Bus Tour is the perfect way to see a city like Milan! This is a great way to kick off a trip since this allows you to see everything in a short period

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Brittany, France is truly a treasure when it comes to exploring the country; known for its culture, beautiful beaches, gastronomy, and panoramic views.  Though it is known for many of its exciting activities, Brittany can also be an exciting destination and opportunity for many a hiker's dream! Brittany also is a top destination when it comes to hiking and walking in France, giving nearly 500,000 tourists the opportunity to discover the beautiful regions of Brittany from the coast to the hillside each year.  

  

Prefer a walk on the beach? Brittany has nearly 360 miles worth of coastal lines for any local or tourist to explore! One of the most popular waterfront resorts is Dinard, featuring several lovely sandy beaches. One in particular, plage

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Located hillside next to Paris, Montmartre is packed full of history, gastronomy, and truly is the epitome of the francophone culture.  What many people are not aware of, however, are the many hidden and beautiful walkways that surround this district of Paris as well as what lays on them.  This large hill, located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, use to be home to a multitude of artists during the impressionistic period, including Renoir, who famously painted Le Bal du Moulin de la Galette while sitting on a café aside the walkways of Montmartre.  



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The history of Montmartre is something worth exploring, only observable to the well trained eye, and of course, the locals who inhabit this gorgeous hillside region.

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Most people are aware that north-eastern France is home to the amazing region named Champagne, if the name isn't a dead give-a-way, the area producing some of the worlds finest Champagnes! There is also a great area off the beaten path that likewise gives some of the greatest touring areas and sight seeing for visitors to the region! L'Aube, is a smaller part to the Champagne region just a little east to Paris, which is located just off the path of the main Champagne areas.  Aube boasts beautiful areas that give great sites, historical preservation, and beauty to see and learn! 

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This area of the region of course, also being a producer of champagne, gives those the chance to experience a different feel to the

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Any first (or second…or tenth) time visitor of Paris will always remember the sight of the Eiffel Tour rising above all other Parisienne infrastructure. Laying your eyes upon the famous monument will stir you and undoubtedly leave you longing for more Paris. While the Eiffel Tour is, of course, the most notable sight in the 7th arrondissement, there are more lovely places you have to see before you depart!

Known as Paris’ oldest department store, you definitely won’t want to miss Le Bon Marché (translated to “the good deal”) on Rue de Sèvres. Le Bon Marché sells some of France’s favorite clothing brands, and has a delicious in-store café, Le Grand Épicerie de Paris. Even if you’re not in the market for high-end clothing,

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