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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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Living History in a French Chateau

Written by on January 30, 2015 in Museums and Châteaux, Places to Go
Living History in a French Chateau

France is blessed with many castles and palaces, often in stunning locations, all full of history. Not just relics of the past, these days it’s possible for us to experience living history in a French chateau… The Loire Valley (Vallée de la Loire), two hours southwest of Paris, is home to more than 300 châteaux. […]

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Winter Holidays France Style with Wow Factor

Written by on December 10, 2014 in Places to Go, Ski
Winter Holidays France Style with Wow Factor

A look at ten sensational places to take a winter break in France… A hot tub with a view – check; luxury experience – check, cosy nights in, fabulous food and wine, best après ski, winter wedding venue, Christmas break and Christmas markets, family accommodation and best ski-in, ski-out.. they are all featured in The […]

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Gardens of Marqueyssac |Dordogne’s Green Whimsy

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Aquitaine, Places to Go
Gardens of Marqueyssac |Dordogne’s Green Whimsy

One of the most enticing quarters of France to visit, especially for the British, is the Dordogne valley close to the area of Perigueux. There is much to discover and fall in love with including the fabulous Gardens of Marqueyssac. The vast rocky outcrop, high above the river valley and occupied by the formal gardens, […]

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Cycling in the South of France

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Places to Go
Cycling in the South of France

Whether you are new to the art of leisurely cycling or you are a hardcore fan with years of experience, not many things can beat the sheer exhilaration of cycling maniacally from point A to B. Although there are many beautiful cycling routes across the UK, just across the sea, a short train or ferry […]

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Backstage at Nausicaa Aquarium – the biggest fish tanks in Europe!

Written by on May 30, 2014 in Nord-Pas de Calais, Places to Go
Backstage at Nausicaa Aquarium – the biggest fish tanks in Europe!

Nausicaa Aquarium in Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France isn’t just any old aquarium – it is the biggest and the best aquarium in Europe with a mind boggling 36,000 animals under its roof! Visiting Nausicaa in Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France is never the same twice thanks to an ever increasing and changing population. This is one […]

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Home away from Home France

Home away from Home France

For many of us, a holiday in France is about living the dream, not just as a tourist but as a local. As well as enjoying the sun and the sea, fabulous cuisine and great wines – we also want an authentic experience, a chance to immerse ourselves in the culture and local lifestyle. So, […]

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The most beautiful places in France to visit

Written by on March 26, 2014 in Places to Go
The most beautiful places in France to visit

It’s certainly no surprise to us that for the last 20 years and more, France has remained at the top of the list for the world’s most popular tourist destination. Paris, Provence, the glamour of the French Riviera, the exquisite cuisine, history, culture and traditions, fine wines, romantic chateaux, dazzling landmarks and picturesque villages – […]

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Gite Search France for gite owners and holiday makers

Written by on February 15, 2014 in Gîtes in France, Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go
Gite Search France for gite owners and holiday makers

If you love France, why not live France – at least for a week or two asks Sarah Patterson, Marketing Manager at www.GîteSearch.com… We had been hearing good things about GîteSearch before it even launched (15 February 2014) so we met with Sarah to talk about this brand new gite website. Sarah’s enthusiasm and passion is clear […]

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The Perfect Place to take the family – Opal Coast France

The Perfect Place to take the family – Opal Coast France

The Opal Coast of Pas de Calais, northern France is the perfect place to take the family. A coastline that takes in golden sandy beaches with lots of activities, cliff top views across the Channel, Jurassic looking rock pools, castles, museums, farms and more – you’ll discover a secret part of France that will have […]

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