Regions of France

Pickled in the past, the beautiful town of Bourg France

Written by on January 20, 2017 in Aquitaine
Pickled in the past, the beautiful town of Bourg France

Bourg has a fairy tale looking village, a chateau and fabulous good looks that entice visitors to want to return again and again… Blaye and Bourg in the Gironde Department, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine as it was renamed in 2016), are synonymous in history and heritage but each embraces a special legacy, where they walked hand-in-hand […]

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The magical Mimosa festivals of the south of France

Written by on January 16, 2017 in Festivals and Carnivals, Provence-Alpes
The magical Mimosa festivals of the south of France

Mimosa is a vibrant symbol of winter in the south of France and a sure sign that spring is on its way. The bright yellow flower of this scented plant grows prolifically in southern France in the Var region where the Cote d’Azur and Provence meet. The route du Mimosa is 130km long and runs […]

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Discovering the secrets of Paris | Eglise Saint Augustin

Written by on January 13, 2017 in Paris
Discovering the secrets of Paris | Eglise Saint Augustin

There’s something about ambling through the side streets of Paris, ducking into passageways, stopping in a quiet spot to sit, reflect and admire the beauty of the City of Light, all the while attempting to discover more of its glory. If you are the type of visitor who needs a bit more; who aims to […]

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The Science Museum in Paris

Written by on January 7, 2017 in Museums and Châteaux, Paris
The Science Museum in Paris

There is a shiny oasis in the north east corner of Paris that presents practical science for now and for all our futures. It is the largest science museum in Europe.  The ‘Cite’ des Sciences et de L’Industrie’ is a showcase of modern revolution and a capacious chasm depicting life beyond our present experience. About […]

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10 Great Reasons to Visit the Pays de la Loire in 2017

Written by on January 4, 2017 in Pays de la Loire
10 Great Reasons to Visit the Pays de la Loire in 2017

GREAT chateaux and museums, sensational restaurants, new hotels and fabulous wines, a beautiful bay, award winning theme park and a whole lot more. 10 excellent reasons to visit the Pays de la Loire in 2017. 1. Puy du Fou – one of the best theme parks in the world This award winning Vendée theme park, […]

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Elegant, Chic and Arty Negresco Hotel Nice

Written by on January 3, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Elegant, Chic and Arty Negresco Hotel Nice

The Negresco Hotel in Nice is where the rich, famous and powerful stay. Royalty, presidents and leaders from around the globe plot up here for a break, knowing they will be looked after to the nth degree.  It’s also perfect for holiday makers who really want to push the boat out at a hotel that’s […]

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Le Guilvinec Brittany

Written by on December 29, 2016 in Brittany
Le Guilvinec Brittany

In the far south west corner of Brittany, is a little known to tourists area called Pays Bigouden in the department of Finistère. There are three small fishing ports around this coastline: St Guenole, Le Guilvinec and Loctudy which along with Douarnenez to the north are reputed to land 25% of all the inshore fish in France. […]

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A short break in Calais and the nord de France

Written by on December 28, 2016 in Nord-Pas de Calais
A short break in Calais and the nord de France

Being the closest part of France to England, Calais has for many years been the favourite entry port for those of us crossing the channel whether it be for a day’s shopping, a weekend break or an even longer stay in that rather off the beaten track part of the country. It’s a place where […]

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Top Tips For Eating Out In Paris

Written by on December 21, 2016 in Gastronomy, Paris
Top Tips For Eating Out In Paris

People travel to Paris for a variety of different reasons, ranging from business trips to summer vacation.  Whatever the reason for making the trip, you will find your visit to the City of Light much more enjoyable if you take advantage of the many opportunities to dine on the fine French cuisine that hundreds of […]

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3 Top Tips to discover the Paris of locals on a budget

Written by on December 19, 2016 in Arty, Paris
3 Top Tips to discover the Paris of locals on a budget

  Paris is always a good idea but can be expensive for most travelers, but there are ways to make your money go further. Discover the Paris of locals, authentic and real, gorgeous as always but not expensive. It’s all too easy to keep to the tourist destinations but look a little further and you’ll […]

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