man watching bird go past outside of notre dame, Paris

Still some surprises left after centuries

The world's most popular tourist destination, France's very name conjures up images dripping with romance and bucolic charm. The French are known the world over for being both traditional and cool in every sense of the word, and virtually every traveller has a mental postcard of a Parisian café, complete with smoking patrons and accordion soundtrack. The country that taught the world what haute cuisine was all about may not have invented wine or cheese, but they certainly set the bar – both culinary and culturally – for the rest of us to live up to.

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Your planet in 7 seconds: Nighttime Carousel

Feb. 26, 2015, 5:06 p.m.

There's magic in certain moments of each day; you've just got to know how to see it. Today's moment takes us to Beaune, France where every adult can have instant access to their childhood on this carousel ride

A Brief History of Kissing Across Cultures

Feb. 12, 2015, 5:51 a.m.

In honour of Valentine’s Day, discover the birthplace of today’s romantic kiss, learn how ‘X’ became the symbol for smooching, and master the 'hawm-gaem'—Thailand's ‘sniff kiss’. Pucker up with G Adventures' very own Daniel Sendecki as he spans the globe in pursuit of everything there is to know about everyone’s favourite social gesture—the kiss.

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