Holidays & Things to do

Best Women only tour of Provence

Written by on November 20, 2019 in Tours in France
Best Women only tour of Provence

Join a truly fabulous women only tour of Provence and walk in the footsteps of iconic post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Immerse yourself in the local culture, indulge in fabulous French cuisine, discover the most beautiful places in the world and stay in a magnificent hotel in St Remy-de Provence… Discover Van Gogh’s Provence For […]

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The ultimate guide to Christmas in France 2019

Written by on November 18, 2019 in Christmas Markets
The ultimate guide to Christmas in France 2019

There’s nothing quite as festive and fun as an authentic Christmas break in France. Wandering along charming squares and frosty cobbled streets where the breath-taking ancient architecture of historic cities provides the perfect backdrop for the twinkling Christmas lights in December is magical. Check out with our ultimate guide to Christmas in France 2019. Warm […]

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Christmas at the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Written by on November 17, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Christmas at the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Christmas at the  Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte combines a historic, stunning castle with a fairy-tale-like festive display. In 1661, the famous French writer and poet Jean de la Fontaine wrote of the Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte: The stage was set with green so lush, and by a hundred torches lit; Once curtain raised, all Vaux was hushed. […]

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Christmas Markets in Paris 2019

Written by on November 14, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets in Paris 2019

Christmas markets Paris 2019, the dates, details and locations. Take in the sight of the twinkling city of light, warm up with a chocolat chaud or mulled wine. Wander the cobbled streets, elegant squares and legendary public gardens. The Christmas markets of Paris will definitely bring out the happy in you! The Christmas lights will […]

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Campervan road trip in Provence

Written by on November 14, 2019 in Camping and Caravanning
Campervan road trip in Provence

Rachel Ifans and schoolfriend Lucy Shrimpton decided to throw their kids in a pair of twin campervans and go in search of Autumn sun in the Vaucluse. Here’s Rachel’s report of their road trip… We flew from London Gatwick to Marseille with Easyjet. On arrival we picked up our hire vans there, using a company […]

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Best places to see the Christmas lights in Paris

Written by on November 8, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Best places to see the Christmas lights in Paris

Christmas is when Paris really does live up to its name as the City of Light. Wandering along charming squares and frosty cobbled streets where the breath-taking ancient architecture of this historic city provides the perfect backdrop for the twinkling Christmas lights in December is magical. The city can be very cold in winter so […]

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Christmas markets in the Pays de la Loire

Written by on November 7, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Christmas markets in the Pays de la Loire

Take in the magic of Christmas as you explore these markets, whether located in city centres or in smaller villages. Found in each department of the Pays de la Loire region, they showcase a dreamlike setting and invite visitors to stock up on original gifts. Christmas market Angers (Anjou) In historic Angers, the Place du […]

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Lille Christmas market northern France

Written by on November 7, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Lille Christmas market northern France

If you take your Christmas shopping seriously, you’ll find it hard to find a more inspiring city in Europe than Lille. Not only are there almost 4000 shops in this historic city in northern France but there is also the super festive Lille Christmas market and cultural attractions galore… Festive fun at Lille Christmas market […]

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Boulogne-sur-Mer Christmas market, northern France

Written by on November 6, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Boulogne-sur-Mer Christmas market, northern France

It’s amazing how many people visit Boulogne-sur-Mer on the Opal Coast in northern France and never even know that there’s a truly special old town. Vielle Boulogne, enclosed by ancient ramparts is even more magical at Christmas. Enter the old town through the immense stone gates cut into the high walls and discover a real […]

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Rouen Christmas Market, Normandy

Written by on November 5, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Rouen Christmas Market, Normandy

Rouen is a firm favourite with visitors to Normandy. There’s just something about those multicoloured half-timbered houses and gothic churches on every street corner – as French cities go, the ‘city of 100 bell towers’ (as Rouen was once called by French writer Victor Hugo) is certainly up there with the prettiest of them! For […]

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