How to travel to France without leaving home

Travel comes in many forms, from booking a ticket, to planning your dream trip, to reading about adventures from the comfort of your couch. France usually has to be seen to be believed, but there’s no reason why social distancing means that the attractions we have to offer need to go unseen, unexperienced, and unnoticed. Whether to plan your someday trip or to fantasize about being elsewhere, we’ve rounded up an ever evolving list of the best ways to see France without leaving your home.

Take a virtual tour

The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Strasbourg Cathedral, the Lascaux Caves: innumerable monuments, landmarks, museums and castles have virtual reality tours set up. Explore France’s amazing past and present, and figure out which ones you need to see in the future.

Take in a spectacle (show)

From the Opéra Comique to the Opéra de Paris, the Philharmonic to the many theatres dotting every city in France, shows, concerts, and recitals are available to stream directly into your living room.

Read a book about France

Watch a French film (or a film set in France)

Follow a new blogger or instagrammer

Flip through the amazing journeys and adventures of your favorite travel professional, whether they're giving quarantine-inspiration or #tbt distractions. Some of our favorites are below!

The Good Life France
Ex-London banker and Francophile Janine Marsh swapped the rat race for the Good Life in northern France, where she lives with her husband and a menagerie of animals.
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Solo Sophie
Since her move to Paris five years ago, Sophie Nadeau has attracted attention for her reliably ravishing portrayals of the City of Light. Follow if you – like us – need a regular dose.
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A On The Road
London-based Frenchman Alex Zouaghi won Travel Influencer of the Year in 2019 and has gallivanted around the Loire Valley and Corsica amongst recent trips.
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Marcel Le Corgi
Dog lover? This cheeky corgi lives in London with his French owners – but that hasn’t stopped him globetrotting. A great feed of dog-friendly travel tips for when we’re out and about again.
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