Holidays & Things to do

The best Champagne tours of Champagne

Written by on January 16, 2020 in Champagne-Ardenne, Tours in France
The best Champagne tours of Champagne

Nothing beats sipping delicious Champagne in Champagne. It is the drink of choice for celebrations around the world and it is only produced in one beautiful area of France. “Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it” claimed Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV, a woman who was […]

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One day watercolour painting workshop in Gers

Written by on January 13, 2020 in Holidays & Things to do, Midi-Pyrénées
One day watercolour painting workshop in Gers

Enjoy a one day watercolour painting workshop in Fourcès, a Plus Beaux Village de France – officially one of the prettiest villages in France. In the heart of the Gers department, this isn’t a holiday experience that you’ll find in the tourist guides. But – that’s what makes it so special. Renowned teacher Ray Johnstone […]

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Top Events in France in February

Written by on January 13, 2020 in Month By Month
Top Events in France in February

We look at some of the top events in France in February from celebration days to festivals, fairs, carnivals and more… Celebration days in France in February La Chandeleur – Pancake Day in France: 25th February 2020. La Chandeleur or Crêpe Day is the day in France when people traditionally eat crêpes and drink cider! Here’s how […]

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A walking holiday in the Dordogne Valley

Written by on January 3, 2020 in Aquitaine, Tours in France
A walking holiday in the Dordogne Valley

Perhaps all journeys through the Dordogne Valley should start with stuffing yourself with punnets of freshly picked strawberries. At least, that’s how I began my exploration of the Dordogne Valley’s beautiful villages… I had arrived in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne on the day of the town’s Fete de la Fraise, the strawberry festival that celebrates, well, strawberries. Straddling […]

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Join a fabulous week-long Paris tour

Written by on January 2, 2020 in Paris, Tours in France
Join a fabulous week-long Paris tour

Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends or family, a week-long escorted tour of Paris with A French Collection is the sort of trip where you’ll make memories and get to experience authentic Paris like a local. You’ll see the most legendary sights. Visit iconic museums and monuments. And, you’ll also go beyond the typical […]

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Top Events in France in January

Written by on December 30, 2019 in Month By Month
Top Events in France in January

A look at some of the top events in France in January – just because it’s cold out doesn’t meant there’s nothing going on! National holidays and Celebration days in January in France New Year’s Day 1st January is a national holiday in France Celebration day: La Fête des Rois. It’s traditional to eat a […]

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Stunning B&B in authentic Provence

Written by on December 30, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go
Stunning B&B in authentic Provence

Not far from Marseille on the sun-kissed Cote d’Azur, lies a secret piece of Paradise. Unspoiled southern France at its best, seemingly left behind and a world away from the usual busy, crowded beaches and towns. And, in the middle of it, in the medieval town of Ceyreste, with its winding cobbled streets and pretty […]

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10 non-ski activities in snowy Les Arcs

Written by on December 27, 2019 in Ski
10 non-ski activities in snowy Les Arcs

Not everyone who loves mountains and snow, likes to ski all day long. So what is there that doesn’t involved racing down those snowy white slopes? Here are our top tips for non-ski activities that will make your cheeks rosy and mean you can really enjoy the snow without the skis! From adrenaline-fueled to totally […]

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French immersion holiday Dordogne

Written by on December 23, 2019 in Aquitaine, Learn French, Tours in France
French immersion holiday Dordogne

It’s hard to think of anywhere more enchanting than the Dordogne. Around every corner is something that takes your breath away – stunning landscapes, magical chateaux and historic villages. A discovery tour of this part of France is authentic, cultural and downright delicious – it’s famous for its wonderful gastronomy. Take a tour combined with […]

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The best museums in Dijon Burgundy

Written by on December 23, 2019 in Burgundy, Museums and Châteaux
The best museums in Dijon Burgundy

Dijon, capital of Burgundy, is a city of culture, history and exquisite architecture, a living museum in itself. There are so many cultural venues to visit, it’s hard to know where to begin. Surrounded by vineyards and stunning countryside, it really is an absolute jewel of a French city. Plus there are fabulous restaurants and wine […]

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