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Sarlat Dordogne In Photos

Written by on August 7, 2016 in Aquitaine, Photo gallery, Places to Go
Sarlat Dordogne In Photos

Sarlat is a town that has retained its ancient good looks to a quite astounding level. Sarlat, or to give it its full name – Sarlat-la-Canéda, is a little bit off the beaten-track and all the better for it. In fact it was very much off the beaten track for almost two centuries from the […]

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Aire-sur-la-Lys Relaxing French Holiday Destination

Aire-sur-la-Lys Relaxing French Holiday Destination

Glass of bubbly in hand, I find myself relaxing by the waterside, soaking up the sun next to the hubby, while our two children play happily together in a field full of daisies. I know what you’re thinking – I must be recounting a dream. Well, you’d be wrong. This was a real, idyllic and picturesque […]

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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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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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