Holidays & Things to do

The best of France with Travanto

The best of France with Travanto

Warm croissants for breakfast, farmhouses with faded blue wooden shutters, weeping boughs of wisteria and miles of heritage, history and stunning landscape to explore. France remains one of the most unspoilt and diverse holiday destinations in Europe, whether you’re looking for iconic attractions, bustling local markets brimming with fresh produce or lazy days with your […]

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Brittany Ferries Make Going to France Easy AND Affordable!

Brittany Ferries Make Going to France Easy AND Affordable!

There’s never been a better time to visit France with great fares from Brittany Ferries Economie service… Warm croissants for breakfast, a crisp baguette and a wedge of cheese for lunch, fresh seafood dishes, browsing at a colourful street market, chilled wine and cider. Glorious countryside, picturesque villages, faded pastel coloured shutters, charming coastal resorts, […]

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The Louvre Paris Facts, Art and Tickets

Written by on May 18, 2015 in Funky, Museums and Châteaux, Paris
The Louvre Paris Facts, Art and Tickets

So enormous is the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum that it would take three months to view every piece of art contained in it, and that’s if you spent just 30 seconds looking at each artwork all day, every day without a break. There are more than 7,500 paintings, the displays cover nearly 15 […]

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South of France by Train, a Cultural Journey

Written by on May 8, 2015 in Holidays & Things to do, Rhône Alpes
South of France by Train, a Cultural Journey

Fancy some French culture this summer? Take the train… Is it just me who still gets genuinely excited by the prospect of a European train journey? Particularly so in fact if the train I’m travelling on is leaving from the iconic London station of St Pancras with its echoey charm and sweeping me through the […]

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Palais des Papes Light Show Avignon

Palais des Papes Light Show Avignon

It’s a star attraction in Provence – the ancient Palace of the Popes. Avignon is one of the prettiest places in France, a once tranquil and picturesque town that for a brief time became the seat of religious power in Europe. From 1309 to 1376, seven successive Popes based their court there instead of Rome; […]

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Tips for Budget Travelling in France

Written by on April 23, 2015 in Holidays & Things to do
Tips for Budget Travelling in France

Whether  you’re taking a holiday in Paris or making an extended visit to France’s wonderful capital, you’ll probably hear friends and acquaintances say something along the lines of: “Paris? Oh, it’ really beautiful, but it’s expensive.” And it’s true that if you want to spend money, Paris will offer you plenty of temptations and opportunities. […]

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Brilliant Summer Holidays in the French Alps

Brilliant Summer Holidays in the French Alps

The Alps – they’re not just for winter, they make for the most amazing summer playground too! A holiday in the French Alps in summer isn’t about taking advantage of the region’s off-season – it’s about taking advantage of the different world that’s revealed once the snow has melted… The Alps are Europe’s longest mountain […]

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Buy a Holiday Home in France for less than the price of a Ford Focus

Buy a Holiday Home in France for less than the price of a Ford Focus

With the pound at a seven-year high against the Euro, France is hot property  for holiday home owners. But if your main aim is to relax and enjoy the French lifestyle, a bricks and mortar property may not be the right choice for you. We look at reasons to choose parc life in France with Siblu, with […]

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Monday Antiques and Flea Market Cours Saleya Nice

Written by on April 14, 2015 in Markets, Provence-Alpes
Monday Antiques and Flea Market Cours Saleya Nice

It’s Monday in Nice! The food and flower vendors are taking a well-deserved day off. Another kind of magic, a fabulous flea market/marché aux puces, appears under the colorful, striped canopies of the stalls that fill the pulsating nerve-centre of the Vieille Ville. Steps away from the siren call of the sparkling Mediterranean, another kind […]

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5 Fantastic Cycle Rides in the North of France

Written by on April 8, 2015 in Holidays & Things to do
5 Fantastic Cycle Rides in the North of France

The North of France is dotted with amazing cycle rides and the majority of them can be navigated even if you are going on a biking holiday with your family and have a need to cater for riders of all abilities.  We have though, included one route for the cycling enthusiast of greater ability amongst you […]

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