travelling in francophone europe

When studying abroad in France during the fall of my junior year of college, my friends and I made the choice to forgo big budget trips to London, Rome, and Barcelona and to instead focus on getting to know France and its Francophone neighbors. What was the point of studying French, we reasoned, if we were going to jet off every other weekend to random countries and wind up speaking English? (Of course, this decision might have also had something to do with the fact that travel within France and its neighbors was also the significantly cheaper option!)

Since my semester abroad, I've continued to travel around Europe -- as a student researcher in France, a Fulbright E.T.A. in Luxembourg, and now an expat in Belgium. Here are some of the beautiful places I've had the chance to visit!

Click to read more about the following cities, castles, and sites: Aigues-Mortes. Aix-en-Provence. Amiens. Annecy. Avignon. Bayeux. Les Baux-de-Provence. Bordeaux. Caen. Carpentras. Colmar.Giverny. Grenoble. La Ciotat. La Rochelle. Lille. Lyon. Marseille. Metz. Montpellier. Mont-Saint-Michel.Nimes. Paris. Pérouges. Riquewihr. Rodemack. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. Strasbourg. Toulouse. Versailles.

Click here to find all posts about Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

Click to read more about the following cities and sites: Bastogne. Bouillon. Bruges. Brussels. Dinant. Hallerbos. LaekenLiège. Mechelen. Mons. Waterloo.

Click to read more about the following cities, castles, and sites: Ansembourg. Beaufort. Bertrange. BourglinsterBourscheid. Clervaux. Diekirch. Dudelange. Echternach. Esch-sur-Alzette. Esch-sur-Sûre. Ettelbruck. Larochette. Luxembourg City. Remeresch. Schengen. Useldange. Vianden.

Click here to find all posts about Luxembourg's Mullerthal Region.

Click here to find all posts about the Luxembourg Ardennes.

Although this blog focuses on travels primarily within French-speaking European countries, you can also find a few blog posts about other adventures in Germany, the Netherlands, and Scotland -- just to name a few!


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