Holidays & Things to do

3 Fabulous French Summer holiday destinations and gorgeous places to stay

Written by on June 25, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do
3 Fabulous French Summer holiday destinations and gorgeous places to stay

  Cotes D’amour Brittany Located in northern Brittany, the Cotes d’Armor is a place of absolutely exquisite coastline including the famous “pink granite” shores. Here you’ll find the captivating little town of Dinan, one of the most charming places in France. There are numerous attractions, pretty villages, secluded beaches, seaside resorts and more. It’s a […]

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Going to the Tour de France

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Culture & Language, Tours in France
Going to the Tour de France

Have you ever flipped through the channels in July and come across the Tour de France?  Do you wonder where all those crazy people came from, how did they get alongside the road waving their flags? Why do they wear such outlandish outfits or nothing at all! My husband and I enjoy France, we spent […]

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Family road tour in the south of France by camper van

Family road tour in the south of France by camper van

There’s nothing quite like being able to go where you want, when you want in the south of France. With a campervan that’s perfect for a family trip, you can have some awesome adventures. We talk to Andrew Cook at Cookies Campers who hire out campervans in the south of France about how to make […]

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Bastille Day Antiques Market in Montreuil-sur-Mer Hauts de France

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
Bastille Day Antiques Market in Montreuil-sur-Mer Hauts de France

If you happen to be in the little town of Montreuil-sur-Mer on July 14, the major French public holiday of Bastille Day, you’re in for a treat. Every year on this day, the town stages a spectacular antiques market that spreads across the whole upper town centre. Montreuil-sur-Mer is a very handsome French town that has become […]

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Walking the Chemin de Compostela Pilgrims Route in France

Written by on June 19, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Tours in France
Walking the Chemin de Compostela Pilgrims Route in France

The Camino de Santiago (called le Chemin de Compostela in France) has become very famous in recent years helped by the release of an American movie called The Way. With a handful of stars but not much budget to promote, the film was a success largely by word of mouth sharing. It’s the tale of […]

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Safest Rental Cars – The Safest Hire Cars Revealed

Safest Rental Cars – The Safest Hire Cars Revealed

Choosing a hire car can be a difficult decision – there’a lot of choice. We check out what are the safest rental cars and we have a great offer for all our readers – up to 10% off your hire car costs with one of the best hire companies there is (see the link at […]

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Spectacular cycling holidays in France in the Tarn

Spectacular cycling holidays in France in the Tarn

La belle France – birthplace of the world’s most famous cycling race. France is renowned for its cycling terrain be it Alpine peaks, Pyrennean passes, river roads or canal towpaths. It’s the country of choice for any cyclist worth their salt and one Occitanie based cycling holiday company hopes to introduce an undiscovered region to […]

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Finding accommodation for Tour de France 2017

Finding accommodation for Tour de France 2017

This summer, Le Tour de France will hold its 104th race from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 23 July. The race will start in Dusseldorf Germany, cross into Belgium and Luxembourg before carrying on into France. It will finish in Paris as always. The route is perfectly planned to go through scenic areas of France […]

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Five cool road trip destinations you can reach in 3 hours from Calais

Five cool road trip destinations you can reach in 3 hours from Calais

Forget crowded airport lounges and long queues at passport control, travel to Europe by ferry has never been easier! We asked DFDS Ferries to tell us some of their top ferry destinations you can reach from Calais or Dunkirk within just three hours. You could quaff champagne in Reims, wander around Rouen or see world-renowned art […]

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Insider tours of Paris for everyone

Written by on May 22, 2017 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Tours in France
Insider tours of Paris for everyone

Paris is the most visited city in the world – for good reason, there’s just so much to fall in love with. Is it the wonderful architecture, the museums and art galleries, the fabulous patisseries and boulangeries or the scrumptious chocolatiers that you love? Or do you like to get off the beaten track and […]

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