Holidays & Things to do

The magnificent Jazz in Vienne festival

Written by on May 23, 2018 in Music Events, Rhône Alpes
The magnificent Jazz in Vienne festival

There’s no denying that the French love a festival, their many and diverse street celebrations always seem to bring out the soul and essence of a city. And surprisingly, the sleepy and historic city of Vienne in the Isère department of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region in the south east of France, is no exception. […]

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Tour South of France in style | Provence to Cotes du Rhone

Written by on May 14, 2018 in Tours in France
Tour South of France in style | Provence to Cotes du Rhone

Discover the most wonderful places in the south of France from Provence to Cotes du Rhone on this luxury 10-day, small group tour. Explore the sun-drenched region of Provence as well as Nice and Lyon. Highlights include visits to the monumental Palais des Papes in Avignon, exquisite Aix-en-Provence, beautiful Saint-Remy, always lovely Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the fragrant Luberon […]

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Here’s France’s Top 5 Golf Courses For This Summer

Written by on May 13, 2018 in Golf
Here’s France’s Top 5 Golf Courses For This Summer

Summer is coming very soon, and for many of us, it simply means that it is the time for golf and vacation. If you are currently planning a golf trip to Europe, make sure to include France on your list. Being one of the most popular golf destinations in Europe, France is the home to […]

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House Sitting in France | The lure of Provence

Written by on May 11, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do
House Sitting in France | The lure of Provence

I love travelling, especially in France. And since I discovered house sitting and started my business HouseSitMatch.com I find that I travel wherever the assignments take me. It’s a real adventure led by happenstance. I apply for house sits through the website, homeowners see that I am ID and Police checked and I am thrilled […]

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 A luxury tour of Normandy and Brittany

Written by on May 11, 2018 in Tours in France
 A luxury tour of Normandy and Brittany

A luxury tour of two very distinct regions of France, neighbours Brittany and Normandy have stunning seascapes, historic sites and fabulous gastronomy. In Normandy, explore Mont Saint Michel, Normand and Gothic architecture, landscapes captured by the Impressionists including Monet’s garden at Giverny. You’ll also see the main sites connected to the liberation of Europe in […]

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Finding accommodation for the Tour de France 2018

Written by on April 27, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do
Finding accommodation for the Tour de France 2018

It’s not long now until the Tour de France, the biggest sporting event on earth – and this year it’s an all France route. Starting at the lovely Noirmoutier-en-Ile on July 7, famous for its gorgeous sunsets, the first day ends in the Vendée in the floral town of Fontenay-le-Comte.  It’s a flat but windy […]

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Visit to the Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte France

Written by on April 23, 2018 in Museums and Châteaux
Visit to the Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte France

The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte lies in the lush countryside of Maincy, department Seine et Marne, Ile de France. The famous tapestry makers Gobelins were once based here before being ordered to set up shop in Paris by Louis XIV. They remain in Paris, creating their extraordinary designs to this day. They were not alone in […]

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Reliability and careful selection combine with “the French touch” at Villas du Monde

Written by on April 20, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do
Reliability and careful selection combine with “the French touch” at Villas du Monde

Established in 1999 Villas du Monde started out on a mission to become the leading villa holiday agency in France from its office in Paris which was surrounded by numerous foreign embassies a short walk from the place de la Concorde. Given its strategic location and well-presented brochure it was not surprising that many well […]

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A truly special Wine and Chateaux Bordeaux and Loire Valley Tour

Written by on April 12, 2018 in Tours in France
A truly special Wine and Chateaux Bordeaux and Loire Valley Tour

Join a fabulous guided tour of Bordeaux and the Loire Valley and discover the wine chateaux and Renaissance castles of these outstandingly beautiful regions. Wine chateaux and Renaissance castles Delight in exquisite landscapes while sampling some of the world’s finest wines. The châteaux on this tour are legendary and the wine is beyond compare. You’ll […]

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The Historic Chateau de Blois Loire Valley

Written by on April 7, 2018 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
The Historic Chateau de Blois Loire Valley

The Chateau de Blois is one of the great castles of the Loire Valley. This beautiful castle is famous for its residents but also because it presents a unique view of the evolution of French chateaux architecture. Buildings dating from the 13th to 17th centuries are set before you. The stone markers of time from […]

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