Holidays & Things to do

The fabulous Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées Paris

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Paris
The fabulous Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées Paris

The Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées is pure luxury, from the entrance with its smart doorman to the dining room with its modern trompe l’oeil, bar with comfy chairs and a grand piano and rooms that are elegantly decorated. On the edge of the Avenue du Champs-Elysees, a few yards from the metro station and right in […]

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Autumn in the south of France is the perfect time to tour

Autumn in the south of France is the perfect time to tour

Autumn in the south of France is a great time to take a visit and enjoy the sights without the summer crowds. The weather is mellow and warm, the light is soft and the locals go about the business of real life. Glampervan in the south of France in Autumn One of the best benefits […]

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The Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte France and it’s incredible history

Written by on August 11, 2017 in Museums and Châteaux
The Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte France and it’s incredible history

The Chateau of Vaux-Le-Vicomte in Maincy, around an hour from Paris, is one of those places that looks utterly gorgeous in photos but when you see it for real looks even better. You may have seen it recently and not even realised. If you’re a fan of the TV series “Versailles”, the raunchy bonk-buster serial […]

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The Monumental Palais des Papes Avignon Provence

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Museums and Châteaux, Provence-Alpes
The Monumental Palais des Papes Avignon Provence

I’d heard of the Palais des Papes in the Provencal town of Avignon. I’d seen photos and even knew a little bit of history though not much. But it hadn’t at all prepared me for seeing it in person. The sheer overwhelming size of this towering palace in which Popes once lived is mind boggling. […]

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Brilliant B&Bs in France

Written by on July 28, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do
Brilliant B&Bs in France

For a holiday where you’re made to feel welcome and a bit pampered, a B&B break in France could be just the ticket. B&Bs are called chambres d’hotes in France and basically it means bed and breakfast and sometimes evening meals. It’s usually in a home that’s occupied by the owner but can also be […]

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Brilliant Autumn events in France 2017

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Events
Brilliant Autumn events in France 2017

Some of the best autumn events in France 18 September -1 October France Gourmet Week known as “Tous Au Restaurant”. All over France restaurants will offer a buy one meal, get one free menu. Search on the website for participating restaurants: tousaurestaurant 22-24 September Fete de la Gastronomie. Every corner of France will come alive […]

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Pet Friendly Car Hire in France

Written by on July 18, 2017 in Holiday Travel, Holidays with Pets
Pet Friendly Car Hire in France

If you’re planning a holiday or long trip and you have a beloved pet – you may well want to take them along for the ride. If you’re hiring a car for your trip, then these helpful tips from Rhino Car Hire about pets and hire cars will help you… Are dogs allowed in hire […]

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Dunkirk the film and the town

Dunkirk the film and the town

It’s one of the blockbuster films of 2017 – Dunkirk (Dunkerque in French), Christopher Nolan’s film about Operation Dynamo, the historic event which saw the rescue of allied forces from the beaches on Dunkirk during World War II. The film Dunkirk Filmed largely on location on the beaches of Dunkirk with a clutch of stars […]

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Artists and music at the Marciac Jazz Festival

Written by on July 13, 2017 in Music Events
Artists and music at the Marciac Jazz Festival

Marciac is a Gascon bastide village that dates to the end of the 13th Century, set among the sunflowers and cornfields of the Gers. Despite its petite size it has a global reputation thanks to the famous jazz festival that takes place each year pulling in almost quarter of a million visitors. To a town […]

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Marvellous Marciac and its fabulous Jazz Festival

Written by on July 13, 2017 in French Music, Midi-Pyrénées, Music Events
Marvellous Marciac and its fabulous Jazz Festival

  Tucked away in the small valleys of the Gers in south west France is the classic bastide town of Marciac. It’s not huge, it has a population of around 1300, a central village square with the town hall as its main feature and the four sides of the square are lined with shops and […]

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