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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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Meribel: Little England in the French Alps…

Written by on March 4, 2019 in Ski
Meribel: Little England in the French Alps…

If you crave beautiful Alpine runs, dramatic mountain backdrops, sun, fantastic ski conditions and lovely wide pistes – then you’ll certainly be in your element if you follow in our snowy footsteps to Meribel. Meribel – Picturesque resort As a seasoned skier, and regular visitor to the Alps over the last decade, I’m no stranger […]

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The best kept skiing secret of the French Alps | Skiing in Arêches-Beaufort

Written by on December 5, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
The best kept skiing secret of the French Alps | Skiing in Arêches-Beaufort

Dropping “my last ski trip was a short break in Arêches-Beaufort” into any ski based conversation is a bit of a polarising moment. The enlightened will beam from ear to ear, talk about the charm of the village, the enviable quality – and quantity – of the snow. And, inevitably, the wonderful cheese cooperative in […]

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Alpe D’Huez, the Island of the Sun in the French Alps

Written by on September 26, 2018 in Ski
Alpe D’Huez, the Island of the Sun in the French Alps

The French Alps are breath-taking no matter what season you choose to pay a visit. But if you’re fan of skiing then this impressive chain of picturesque mountains, which boast some of the highest and most spectacular peaks in Europe, will float your adrenaline-seeking boat during the winter months. For skiers at all levels, Alpe […]

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Fully catered luxury tandem bike holidays in France

Fully catered luxury tandem bike holidays in France

Discover beautiful, gastronomic south west France on a bicycle made for two… Cycling in France is massively popular and that’s no surprise, in the land of the Tour de France, where roads are less populated and the scenery from a saddle is second to none, riding your bike is an absolutely joy. For 2019, there’s a […]

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Ryder Cup Paris 2018

Written by on July 13, 2018 in Golf, Paris
Ryder Cup Paris 2018

Paris is playing host to the one of the greatest golf matches in the world in September 2018. The Ryder Cup, a contest between between the top golfers of Europe and the visiting team from the United States will be hosted at Le Golf National course, at Guyancourt, near Paris. Ryder Cup Paris 2018 From […]

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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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5 Great Spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

Written by on March 18, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
5 Great Spring-time activities in Samoëns, Haute Savoie

The alpine village of Samoëns is just an easy 1-hour drive from Geneva international airport but if feels as if it is 100’s of miles away from the real world. When you’re there you’ll feel like you’re living in a beautiful Alpine bubble where the daily stresses of life are easily forgotten. Spring in the […]

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Ski holiday with dogs in France

Written by on February 23, 2018 in Ski
Ski holiday with dogs in France

Have you dreamed of taking your dogs on a ski holiday to France? Well there are ski companies that will accommodate the whole family, even the furry members. Our intrepid reporter Lucy Pitts checks out skiing with dogs, kids and a heroic partner in the French alps. The family: Mum, dad and three kids (aged […]

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Biking in Burgundy, along the famous EuroVelo 6

Written by on January 24, 2018 in Active Holidays, Burgundy, Franche-Comte
Biking in Burgundy, along the famous EuroVelo 6

The long-distance cycling route, EuroVelo 6, runs 3,653 km from the Black Sea to the Atlantic, following the course of Europe’s major rivers. Rupert Parker gets on his bike and tries a short stretch along the Saône through Southern Burgundy. EuroVelo 6 from Dole As I’m setting out, the lady from the B&B Maison Curie […]

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