Country: France

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April 19, 2022

By Peg Kern

How to Fill Out the Passenger Locator Form to Visit Italy or France

Filed Under  Travel Tips, France, Italy

Recently several of our tour destinations required a special form be completed to enter the country. This was a new requirement that was started due to COVID. Italy removed this requirement as of May 1, 2022. France's Foreign Ministry site says that passengers "may" be required to fill out the form, which might indicate it also will soon be suspended. Here are the instructions should it once again become necessary… Read
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April 3, 2022

By Peg Kern

Five Things You Didn't Know about Champagne

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Wines & Spirits, France

Everyone loves champagne. This exquisite sparkling wine is known the world over as the wine par excellence for celebrating. But it's much more than that! Check below for 5 things you might not have realized about this famous bubbly. But before getting to those, let's recap what makes champagne champagne, and not just another sparkling wine. What Makes Champagne Champagne A sparkling wine has 3 basic rules it needs to… Read
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January 6, 2022

By Peg Kern

5 Things to See in Tours France on a French Food and Wine Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, France

France has many cities that we love, each with its own unique character. And one of the most beautiful is Tours, located in the heart of the Loire Valley, nestled along the Loire River and the smaller Cher River. Tours is quintessentially French, with a beautiful, UNESCO World Heritage center that dates back to the Middle Ages, rolling vineyards and AOC denominations spreading out from it, and plenty of art,… Read
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November 10, 2021

By Peg Kern

Visiting the Fish Market in Saint-Tropez

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, France

One of the most gorgeous towns of the French Riviera, Saint-Tropez shines like a jewel in the bright sun of southern France. Its peach-walled buildings, sparkling yachts, white sand beaches, and expensive shops make it one of the most picturesque of French villages. And, as a result, one of the most popular among the world's celebrities. But Saint-Tropez is also at heart a fishing village, as The International Kitchen's Adrian… Read
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September 30, 2021

By Peg Kern

Visiting the Palais des Papes in Avignon

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, France

It sometimes surprises travelers that the largest Gothic palace in the world is the Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) and that it lies not in Rome, but in Avignon, France! It is not only one of the most visited sites in France, it is one of the most popular cultural sites explored by our culinary travelers in Provence. In fact, most of our cooking vacations in Provence include… Read
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May 6, 2021

By Peg Kern

Traveling to France on Our French Culinary Vacations: Status Update

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK, France

Updated May 3, 2022. France started welcoming American travelers back last year, and our travelers who have gone enjoyed the smaller crowds in this world-famous destination. Traveling to France is pretty straightforward if you are vaccinated. Recently, even the travel requirements for unvaccinated travelers have become easier, and you can enter with a negative COVID test. See all our culinary tours in France. France Travel Restrictions and Entry Requirements What… Read
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