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Three-Day Escapes in France

Nice is Nice
The Côte d'Azur was "discovered" at the end of the 19th century as an illustrious, warm winter wonderland for the privileged classes of British, Swiss and Russian societies. Read our recommendations on how to spend 72 hours in Nice, and you, too, will be able to enjoy this sun and olive oil drenched capital of the French Riviera.


Get on the Fast Track to Lyon
Since 1998, when UNESCO listed the old quarters of Lyon as a World Heritage site, on par with cities such as Venice, Florence and wonders like the Pyramids of Egypt, a visit to Lyon has become a must for enlightened travelers. Read on to learn about the history, architecture and gastronomy of Lyon—all in 72 hours.

Serenity is the Order of the Day
Some of the most addictive pleasures in life abound in the Dordogne region of France. These include miles of verdant farmland and forest, fortified medieval villages, prehistoric caves with Neanderthal paintings, and regal châteaux that make a mockery of today's billionaire dwellings. Read on to learn our recommendations for spending 72 hours in the Dordogne.

Reims: A Taste of Champagne
A comprehensive tour of Champagne would take a month rather than three short days, but an impressive taste of this region can certainly be had during a long weekend. We advise basing your exploration of the region from Reims, located less than two hours by car from Paris. Home to numerous major Champagne houses, Reims will also allow you to experience and understand much of the rich history of the area.


 
(Updated: 12/27/06)

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