Regions of France

Wiggly, Wobbly, Wonderful Mont Saint-Michel

Written by on May 19, 2016 in Normandy
Wiggly, Wobbly, Wonderful Mont Saint-Michel

Sitting at the mouth of the Couesnon river, off the coast at Avranches, Mont St-Michel looks like a rather bad architectural pile up, not unlike a reject from the ‘Great British Bake Off’. Today, of course, it is an icon of France, one of the country’s most instantly recognisable landmarks, attracting millions of visitors each […]

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Paris City Guide

Written by on May 18, 2016 in Paris
Paris City Guide

Paris is the world’s most visited tourist destination – for a reason. Sublime architecture, incredible museums, memorable cafés and restaurants, style, sophistication and substance by the bucket load. Paris City Guide Best way to find your bearings: A tour will help you get a feel for the city straight away. Food, bike, bus, photo tours […]

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Cergy-Pontoise between Paris and the Park

Written by on May 17, 2016 in Île de France
Cergy-Pontoise between Paris and the Park

Cergy and Pontoise are towns in France that blend to provide a cultural hint of Paris – just down the road. They are situated about 30 kilometres to the north-west of the capital and both towns retain a distinct, individual identity. They lie below the southern edge of the Vexin French Regional National Park. This […]

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The Canal du Midi Languedoc Roussillon

Written by on May 15, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The Canal du Midi Languedoc Roussillon

The Canal du Midi cuts through the south of the Saint-Chinian region in Languedoc Roussillon and for many of course represents an iconic image of the south of France. It’s a great place to slow the pace down a little and you can hire a boat for as little as 2 hours, or for a […]

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Six Great Family Days Out in Paris

Written by on May 12, 2016 in Paris
Six Great Family Days Out in Paris

Paris is flirty, fun and fabulous – it’s also fantastic for families! We take a look at 6 great things for the whole family to enjoy in and around Paris with some great ideas from Voyages-SNCF.com… 1. The Louvre The Louvre is one of the best known museums in the world. Housing Leonardo’s Mona Lisa […]

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Saint-Etienne City Guide

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Rhône Alpes
Saint-Etienne City Guide

Saint-Etienne may not be well known outside of France but to the French it is the home of the football team Les Verts (The Greens) who have their own museum in the town. It’s a former coal mining town and as such Saint-Etienne has gone through a period of reinvention and is emerging as an […]

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Where to see Lavender in Provence

Written by on May 10, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
Where to see Lavender in Provence

When and where to go to experience the lavender season in Provence… Lavender starts to bloom around the time of the summer solstice, mid to end June, until it is harvested, end July to middle of August. It can differ from year to year and is totally dependent on the somewhat capricious nature of the […]

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Nice City Guide

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
Nice City Guide

Glamorous, sophisticated, elegant and very sunny, Nice is nice all year round but in the summer it’s positively glowing. After Paris it’s Nice that attracts the most tourists and it certainly caters to them with plenty to see and do or you can just relax on a beach and listen to the sea gently lap […]

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Axe Majeur An Architectural Masterpiece Near Paris

Written by on May 5, 2016 in Île de France
Axe Majeur An Architectural Masterpiece Near Paris

The Axe Majeur is a monumental, immensely grand, work of art. At 3.2km long it is extraordinary despite not being complete according to the original plans. And somehow, despite it’s size, the Axe Majeur on the edge of Paris is hardly known outside of France… Cergy village on the outskirts of Paris is quiet, peaceful […]

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Saint-Denis Paris Guide

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Paris
Saint-Denis Paris Guide

In the suburbs of Paris, Saint-Denis is named after the Patron Saint of Paris, a Christian Martyr who was buried in the town after being executed at nearby Montmartre. Saint-Denis is located a little over 5 miles from the centre of Paris and is home to France’s national football stadium. Best way to find your […]

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