Regions of France

The Quaint and picture perfect town of Dinan Brittany

Written by on November 28, 2016 in Brittany
The Quaint and picture perfect town of Dinan Brittany

Dinan in Brittany is the kind of town that makes those who visit fall in love. It’s not a big town but it has a big presence – medieval good looks, beautifully preserved houses, castle ramparts and a historic port. It’s quaint, friendly and it has a great vibe. You’ll find it in the department […]

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A Feast of Festive Fun for Christmas in Calais 2016

Written by on November 17, 2016 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
A Feast of Festive Fun for Christmas in Calais 2016

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the kids having fun at a fabulous parade, grown-ups appreciating a glass of French wine or Champagne and everyone enjoying a friendly Christmas Market – which is why Calais really looks forward to welcome you this year. The town’s gone all out festive with a massive programme of events to tempt […]

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Nogaro Gers Famous for Armagnac and Racing!

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Nogaro Gers Famous for Armagnac and Racing!

In the heart of Armagnac country, Nogaro is a great place to take a relaxing break and enjoy a degustation or two. Armagnac is the oldest brandy distilled in France, and in Nogaro, in the Gers region, it’s made in delicious abundance. But you may, like me, might find that instead of chilling out you’ll […]

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Postcard from Colmar Christmas Market Alsace

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Alsace, Christmas Markets
Postcard from Colmar Christmas Market Alsace

There are more than 100 Christmas markets in Alsace, the oldest and biggest is in Strasbourg with the market at Colmar coming in close behind in terms of popularity and size. Go to either of these markets at this seasonal time of the year and you enter an alternative world – the world of Christmas. […]

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The Glorious Glenan Islands Brittany

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Brittany
The Glorious Glenan Islands Brittany

If you’re in the area of Finistere, Brittany then a visit to the gorgeous Glenan Islands is a day trip must-do. The Îles de Glénan Brittany Trips to the Glenan Islands are by ferry from towns on the coast of Finistere, Loctudy, Concarneau, Beg-Mei and Bénodet.  From Benodet it takes just 20 minutes. Dock at […]

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What to see in Nice

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
What to see in Nice

Nice is glamorous. Let’s be honest, it’s what you picture when you imagine Nice; sauntering along Promenade des Anglais, ogling yachts you (probably) can’t afford (yet), and enjoying a drink outside whilst soaking up the Mediterranean sun. With all that effort, everyone needs a break now and then, and a break is what these two […]

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Hardelot French Seaside town where Shakespeare is remembered

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Hardelot French Seaside town where Shakespeare is remembered

Hardelot Plage is a seaside resort on the northern French coast between Boulogne and Le Touquet. It is within very easy reach of Calais and looks across the English Channel to England. Families with children will love this refreshingly authentic seaside town and Hardelot is one of the official 38 ‘Kids’ resorts in France. They […]

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The Top Ten Paris Visits

Written by on November 1, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
The Top Ten Paris Visits

If you only have a day or a weekend in Paris, you’ll want to make the most of your time and see the most iconic sites. I’m often asked for my tips for what to see when you only have a short window of time, so here are my top ten Paris visits – iconic […]

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Discovering the Auvergne in Central France

Written by on October 28, 2016 in Auvergne
Discovering the Auvergne in Central France

Out of all the regions, Auvergne is the one where authenticity is preserved and well taken care of. Some old houses and traditional farm cottages are still available in stunning sceneries. Everywhere you will find a fine blend of tradition and modernity. Auvergne is a great place to live The Auvergne area is in central […]

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Ile Saint-Honorat Cannes

Written by on October 26, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
Ile Saint-Honorat Cannes

Just 15 minutes by ferry from Cannes, you’ll find the Iles de Lerins. When you want to escape the bustle and glitz of Cannes, a daytrip to one of the tranquil islands is a great soother. On the Ile Saint-Honorat, you’ll find the monastery of the Lérins Abbey and the fort with wonderful views and […]

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