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The absolutely best Loire Valley tours 

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Centre, Tours in France
The absolutely best Loire Valley tours 

The Loire Valley is peppered with chateaux of all shapes and sizes and if you love castles – there’s no better place to explore. The Loire Valley is also home to magnificent vineyards, glorious countryside, enchanting little villages, historic cities and fabulous markets. It’s known as the garden of France, the Valley of the Kings […]

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The best culture and gastronomy tour of Provence

Written by on November 13, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
The best culture and gastronomy tour of Provence

June is when the lavender begins to bloom in Provence, the sunflowers start to awaken and the last of the poppies are still nodding their heads in the warm summer breeze. It’s also the perfect time to take a gastronomic tour of Provence and experience the beautiful sights before the crowds of high summer arrive. […]

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The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

For a captivating Christmas event, Montreuil-sur-Mer is the place to be for a special inaugural weekend of celebration. Featuring a fabulous wine fair, sublime gourmet dinner, carol singers and an enchanting Christmas market – this event will certainly get you in a festive mood. It all takes place on 9 and 10 December 2017, and […]

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A most delicious Truffle tour of Provence

Written by on November 10, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
A most delicious Truffle tour of Provence

It’s the perfect way to start the new year – a truffle tour of Provence… Provence in January – it must be truffle time! Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve has been and gone but the best is still to come! In January, you can join a fabulous and unique tour of Provence. One where […]

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What’s it like to house sit in France?

Written by on November 8, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do
What’s it like to house sit in France?

Driving through France, heading to my house sit in a village near Coulommiers, in the Grand Mourin valley, Ile de France I was excited about the opportunity to stay in a regional home. I knew I’d enjoy the company of four lively dogs and a clutch of hens. Last year I had answered one of […]

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Six of the most beautiful Museums in Paris

Written by on October 25, 2017 in Museums and Châteaux
Six of the most beautiful Museums in Paris

Paris is teeming with historic, exquisite and gilded buildings galore. The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are the most visited museum and monument in the world. When it comes to culture, Paris offers a backdrop like no other city and has so much to offer culture vultures. Here are six of the most gorgeous museums […]

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Chateau Du Rivau Loire Valley: pumpkins, roses and fairy-tales

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Museums and Châteaux
Chateau Du Rivau Loire Valley: pumpkins, roses and fairy-tales

Over twenty years ago I visited the Chateau du Rivau. In its first stages of renovation by owner Patricia Laigneau, a Versailles trained garden designer with a passion to restore the chateau to its former ancient glory. The chateau remained in my memory as an enchanting place. Reminiscent of fairy tale castles, the gardens were […]

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3 regions in France that are perfect for Autumn visits

Written by on October 19, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go
3 regions in France that are perfect for Autumn visits

France is always a good idea but in autumn perhaps just that little bit more special. Hot chocolate, golden leaves falling from trees, acorns crunching under foot and steaming stews are just a few reasons to visit France in the fall. Here are three regions that are particularly perfect for autumn trips. The Loire Valley […]

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Campervan tours in the south of France in Winter

Written by on October 11, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Ski, Tours in France
Campervan tours in the south of France in Winter

It’s entirely possible to enjoy sun in the morning and snow in the afternoon in the far south of France says Andrew Cook of Cookies Campers. He shares his top tips for a sun/ski winter combo break on the Cote d’Azur, just 90 minutes drive from Nice. It’s Nice to have both worlds Cookies Campers […]

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Beautiful Provence | Abbey Saint André Villeneuve-sur-Avignon

Written by on October 11, 2017 in Places to Go, Provence-Alpes
Beautiful Provence | Abbey Saint André Villeneuve-sur-Avignon

Provence is a place of beautiful villages, picturesque hill top towns, gorgeous gardens and a stunning landscape. All who visit long to return after falling in love with the colourful southern French region. We asked Emily Durand at Your Private Provence about some of her favourite Provence beauty spots… Abbey Saint Andre one of the […]

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