Holidays & Things to do

There are loads of Free Museums in Paris

Written by on May 21, 2019 in Museums and Châteaux, Paris
There are loads of Free Museums in Paris

In Paris (and indeed the rest of France), many museums are free year-round. And, if you’re thinking that the free museums are only for hanging out in when its raining and you need a place to shelter, you couldn’t be more wrong. We’re talking top museums that you’d want to go to anyway including the […]

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The Good Life and a gorgeous holiday house in the Lot

The Good Life and a gorgeous holiday house in the Lot

Rosalie and Malcolm Lewis found their dream home in France in 1995, a former convent built in 1837 in the village of St Martin de Vers in the Lot. Rosalie reveals how their wonderful home is also now a gorgeous holiday house rental. She trained as an interior designer and her skills are apparent in […]

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Visit an exquisite iris farm in the Lot | Iriseraie de Papon

Written by on May 19, 2019 in Tours in France
Visit an exquisite iris farm in the Lot | Iriseraie de Papon

If you’re a fan of flowers, then the breath-taking iris farm Iriseraie de Papon, just outside of the village of Laplume in the Lot-et-Garonne in south-western France is a must-see. Iris Paradise in France With a collection of 2,500 different varieties of irises, there are 5 fields – one for walking through and four for […]

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The best sailing holidays in France

The best sailing holidays in France

If the idea of a sailing holiday in France floats your boat and you thought it might be too expensive or only for couples and groups – think again. Sailsquare are changing the landscape (or should that be seascape). No longer are sailing trips the preserve of the rich and famous. And, if you’re travelling […]

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Camping holidays in France

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Camping and Caravanning
Camping holidays in France

France is camping paradise. In every department of every region you’ll find campsites that range from starred accommodation (1-5), camping sauvage (camping in the wild), camping à la ferme (where you pitch up in a field on a farm), chalets, mobile homes, gypsy caravans, tree houses and yurts. So just how do you choose the […]

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Top events in France in June

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Month By Month
Top events in France in June

National event in June in France Fête de la Musique each 21 June. This annual free music festival takes place throughout France with performances of all kinds from classical music, choirs in churches, hip hop, jazz, orchestra and pop taking place in the open air, bars and restaurants. fetedelamusique.culture.fr/ Top events in June in France […]

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15 ways to celebrate 500 years of French Renaissance in the Loire  

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
15 ways to celebrate 500 years of French Renaissance in the Loire  

The Loire rolls out the red carpet in 2019 to celebrate 500 years of the French Renaissance and the death of Leonardo da Vinci. With an incredible programme of more than 500 events, here are 15 you really shouldn’t miss. Full details of all events can be found in the website link at the bottom. […]

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Ten of the best gardens to visit in France

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
Ten of the best gardens to visit in France

If you’re a lover of gorgeous gardens then you’ll be truly spoiled for choice in France. From the gardens of chateaux in the Loire Valley AKA “the garden of France”, to public parks, private gardens open to the public and even an entire village awarded “Remarkable Garden” status, you’re sure to find a garden to […]

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Three great coastal regions in France for a fun holiday

Written by on April 30, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go
Three great coastal regions in France for a fun holiday

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to picking a seaside base in France for a brilliant holiday. We asked Donna Sloane, general manager at www.frenchconnections.co.uk to pick three locations where you not only have great beaches but stunning countryside too… Normandy Normandy is a marvellous mix of seaside resorts and glorious […]

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Family friendly chateau holiday accommodation in Dordogne

Family friendly chateau holiday accommodation in Dordogne

In the midst of the magnificent Dordogne countryside, the Chateau de Sadillac rises up like a fairy tale castle but unlike in the story books – this castle isn’t just for Kings and Queens and sleeping beauties, it’s the most beautiful holiday home. With a ton of fabulous things to do without stepping out of […]

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