Located on the Mexican border, Texas has a special place in the history of the American continent. Never forgetting the nine-year period when Texas was a Republic, Texans still consider themselves a nation within a nation, apart and yet anchored in our imagination as the ultimate American experience. Texas is America’s second most populated state (after California) and the second largest of the 50 states (after Alaska), and therefore offers a cultural, touristic and visual diversity that make it an essential destination on your American journey. From trendy Austin to ruthless Dallas, to the majestic National Parks, adventure is always around the corner in Texas, oscillating between western heritage and ultra-modern cosmopolitanism. An incredible amount of artistic institutions, breathtaking scenery and a high concentration of historical sites make for an intense yet casual destination.
+ Drive through El Paso for a taco at Chico's Taco, a small, local chain which the Food Network chose for its award, The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Definitely worth the trip!
+ Attend one of Austin’s many festivals, such as South by Southwest (SXSW), a series of music and film festivals held every March
+ Bring out the pioneer in you by hiking the old gold mine trails in Big Bend National Park
+ Line dance at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, the largest honky-tonk in the world, which inspired its namesake in Paris’ Disneyland. Country and rodeo galore!