Holidays & Things to do

10 of the Most Romantic Places in France

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go, Romantic
10 of the Most Romantic Places in France

France offers an endless choice of gorgeous towns to fall in love with. From vibrant city breaks to quaint and quirky country retreats, rustic vineyards and exclusive beach resorts, cultural treasures and culinary gems. Like a bottle of the finest wine, it is a destination with depth and complexity, stylish, tasty and utterly delicious, the […]

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Monet Garden Giverny in Pictures

Written by on January 13, 2016 in Normandy, Photo gallery, Places to Go
Monet Garden Giverny in Pictures

Claude Monet, the great French artist, lived in Giverny, Normandy for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926. He had a passion for gardening as well as for colours, and conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. As you walk though his house and gardens, you can still feel the […]

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Musee de Carnavalet Paris

Written by on December 30, 2015 in Arty, Museums and Châteaux, Paris, Romantic
Musee de Carnavalet Paris

The Musee de Carnavalet in Paris was once home to a Marquise. Today it houses a fabulous collection of furniture, sculpture, paintings and more, dedicated to the history of Paris in a stunning Renaissance buildings, one of the oldest houses in the Marais area of Paris. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, the Marquise de Sévigné was a […]

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The Market St Omer France

Written by on December 28, 2015 in Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
The Market St Omer France

St Omer is a lovely northern French rural town and a perfect weekend destination; it’s also where a great Saturday morning market is held, one that lovers of French markets will adore. The market takes place on the cobbled Grand Place (Place du Marechal Foch), a brilliant place to sit and watch the world go […]

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France’s summer of sport 2016

Written by on December 28, 2015 in Holiday Travel
France’s summer of sport 2016

France is gearing up for a great summer of sport in 2016. One of the fastest and easiest ways to travel in France is by train as the French high speed rail system is one of the best most modern in Europe. Football: EURO 2016TM Tickets are available for domestic French trains running between Paris […]

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20 Beautiful images that show the Magic of Christmas in France

Written by on December 20, 2015 in Alsace, Christmas Markets, Photo gallery
20 Beautiful images that show the Magic of Christmas in France

 1. Stunning  Strasbourg The capital of Christmas in France, home to one of the oldest Christmas markets in the world, Strasbourg in Alsace is THE place to go if you love Christmas and a magical atmosphere. 2. Captivating Colmar Not far from Strasbourg is the lovely historic city of Colmar. Fairy-tale pretty, it positively sparkles […]

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Christmas Shopping in Champagne-Ardenne

Written by on December 10, 2015 in Christmas Markets
Christmas Shopping in Champagne-Ardenne

When it comes to Christmas Shopping, a flavour of France is something to be savoured and for Brits, a visit to the region of Champagne-Ardenne is a great way to buy great value Champagne and wine but also to stock up on fabulous regional produce and unique Christmas gifts. It’s just a 3 hour drive […]

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Arras Christmas Market – a French Winter Wonderland

Written by on December 7, 2015 in Christmas Markets
Arras Christmas Market – a French Winter Wonderland

In the centre of the Grand’Place in Arras which is covered with a festive red carpet is a German style winter bar with the tallest tower in Europe for one of these types of buildings. Lit up and rotating, it is charmingly kitsch and a magnet for revellers. Inside, the chalet style bar and stalls […]

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Guédelon Castle in France

Written by on December 7, 2015 in Museums and Châteaux
Guédelon Castle in France

After watching the inspiring 5-part BBC Two Documentary Series #Secrets of the Castle, and reading about the exciting Guédelon castle project in The Good Life France Magazine, I decided to make a trip there, as part of the research for my current novel, Blood Rose Angel, which is set in medieval times. A car journey from […]

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5 Beautiful Beaches in France for your Bucket (and Spade) List

Written by on December 6, 2015 in Holidays & Things to do, Photo gallery
5 Beautiful Beaches in France for your Bucket (and Spade) List

Notre-Dame, Ile de Porquerolles The Iles d’Hyères group, include the little known island of Porquerollesoff the coast of southern France. It isn’t big but it is unbelievably beautiful. Just four miles long and two miles wide, it is a place of scented pine and eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and other Mediterranean flora and fauna. A magical […]

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