Holidays & Things to do

New Tank Museum to open in Cambrai northern France

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Battlefields and War Memorials
New Tank Museum to open in Cambrai northern France

Cambrai Tank 1917 Museum welcomes “Deborah”. In June 2017, the famous World War One tank known as ‘Deborah’ will begin her final journey to a purpose-built new home at the soon-to-be completed Cambrai Tank 1917 museum. Deborah, a 26-ton female Mark IV British tank, is the star exhibit at the new museum dedicated to the […]

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Where to spend Family Holidays in Normandy France

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Normandy
Where to spend Family Holidays in Normandy France

With the May half term falling right at the end of the month and into June, it’s the perfect time to take a late spring break in France. One of the best places to enjoy a holiday at this time of the year is Normandy, easily accessible from the UK via Brittany Ferries and DFDS […]

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Fantastic themed retreats in France

Fantastic themed retreats in France

Discover a stunning retreat in a centuries old farm-hamlet. A secret spot and special hide away in the gorgeous Tarn-et-Garronne department in southwest France – it’s the perfect place to relax and re-energise… The Happy Hamlet rustic retreat “It’s a place to love what you do and do what you love” says Suska Karjalainen who […]

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Women’s Tour of Provence

Written by on April 10, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
Women’s Tour of Provence

Provence is one of those utterly luscious places that if you see it once, you will always remember it and long to return. Bordered by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alps and the Rhone River, Provence is a sun-drenched paradise with a gentle climate. Set at the crossroads of Europe and the Mediterranean, […]

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The Ultimate Campervan holiday in the south of France

Written by on April 7, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
The Ultimate Campervan holiday in the south of France

Imagine, you arrive in the south of France, collect your fabulous campervan from Cookies Campers and take a tour, discovering the beauty of the area and the freedom of the open road. With a campervan it’s possible to park up close to the most beautiful beaches and stop off at the most picturesque villages. Shop at the […]

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3 Romantic places to enjoy spring in France

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do
3 Romantic places to enjoy spring in France

France is a country of romantic cities, towns and villages. From the south to the north, the east and the west, there’s an intoxicating number of ways to celebrate romance from sitting at a terraced cafe watching the world go by to holding hands wandering cobbled streets or lazing on a beach, letting the silky […]

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Learn how to take better photographs on a course in Gascony

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Learn how to take better photographs on a course in Gascony

Blessed with extraordinary natural beauty, peppered with picturesque villages, Gascony is an outstanding place to join a photography course. Gascony is a region full of stone bridges, half-forgotten abbeys, hilltop villages and ancient traditions. The heart of this terrain lies in the Gers départment, where white clouds languish in blue skies above rows of vines […]

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Life on the Loire River – A Glimpse into the Past

Written by on March 28, 2017 in Pays de la Loire, Tours in France
Life on the Loire River – A Glimpse into the Past

Living in the Loire Valley of France is like living in the midst of an abandoned fairy tale. Though the knights on horseback and the feuding kings of medieval times are long gone, the shadows they left behind conjure the magic of days gone by. You’ll find yourself constantly amazed at the enchanting villages you […]

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2017 World Puppet Festival in Charleville-Mézières Ardennes

2017 World Puppet Festival in Charleville-Mézières Ardennes

It’s bonkers and brilliant! The 19th World Puppet Festival will be held in Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes, France this year from September 16-24. This isn’t a puppet festival like any other, held every two years, it’s been listed as one of the top 20 events in the world – and rightly so. This fab fun factor festival […]

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The music lovers guide to music events in France

Written by on March 25, 2017 in Events, Music Events
The music lovers guide to music events in France

We’ve put together details of some of the best known, best-loved or just plain fun annual music events in France. If you know of any music events that you think we should include so that other people can enjoy them too, please let us know via our Contact Form. France Music events in May Belfort […]

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