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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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Head to Morzine France to learn French and ski!

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Learn French, Rhône Alpes, Ski
Head to Morzine France to learn French and ski!

A week in Morzine – it’s not all about the snow The Portes du Soleil area is one of the largest ski areas in the world. It includes 13 resorts (both Swiss and French) and roughly 650 km of marked ski and snowboard runs. There are 14 valleys and nearly all of the runs are […]

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Top tips for taking your dog on a ski holiday in France

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Holidays with Pets, Ski
Top tips for taking your dog on a ski holiday in France

These days, taking your dog on holiday with you is fairly simple. Plenty of B&B, gites and even hotels are dog friendly. But what if you want to take your dog on a ski holiday in France? It’s not that common but it’s perfectly doable – we tried it! Taking your dog on a skiing […]

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Move over snowboard, sledge and sand slider – hello Axiski

Written by on August 23, 2017 in Active Holidays
Move over snowboard, sledge and sand slider – hello Axiski

The ultra-light, yet strong and flexible, Axiski is set to be the ‘must have’ addition for both winter and summer holidays. It a sledge and more for the 21st century; its enormous fun and very cleverly designed. Axiski Fast, fun and highly adaptable on snow, Axiski also works well on sand dunes, frost, slush and […]

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Spectacular cycling holidays in France in the Tarn

Spectacular cycling holidays in France in the Tarn

La belle France – birthplace of the world’s most famous cycling race. France is renowned for its cycling terrain be it Alpine peaks, Pyrennean passes, river roads or canal towpaths. It’s the country of choice for any cyclist worth their salt and one Occitanie based cycling holiday company hopes to introduce an undiscovered region to […]

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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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Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

Written by on January 23, 2017 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

‘You want us to be guinea pigs?’ I said. ‘Yes,’ said Kat and Stuart Pagram, young newly-weds, recently moved to France from the United Kingdom. ‘We need you to test our new chalet – the food, beds, bathroom, hot tub and sauna.’ Well, who could say no to an offer like that? So I drove […]

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Learning to ski in the Pyrenees France

Written by on November 10, 2016 in Ski
Learning to ski in the Pyrenees France

Samantha Verant, author of the best-selling Seven Letters from France reveals how she learned to love skiing in France in the Pyrenees. Less chi-chi and more ski-ski When one thinks of skiing or snowboarding in France, famed or glitzy ski resorts in the Alps – like Chamonix, which hosted the 1924 Olympic games, or Courchevel, […]

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The Best Bike And Hike Holidays Burgundy

Written by on October 17, 2016 in Active Holidays, Burgundy, Tours in France
The Best Bike And Hike Holidays Burgundy

Burgundy is a land of vineyards and picturesque villages, of wine and good food, markets and chateaux. It’s also an absolutely brilliant place to ride a bike or take a hike! I’m not what you would call a bike or hike fanatic – I like to ride my bike from time to time, usually at a […]

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Taking Bikes To France On The Ferry

Written by on September 28, 2016 in Active Holidays, Brittany, Holiday Travel
Taking Bikes To France On The Ferry

While there may be several ways of getting yourselves and your bikes over to France, there’s really only one that makes sense if you’re a cyclist. This is something anyone who’s had the misfortunate of travelling by plane with bikes in-tow will know all too well. The unacceptable expense of paying for its transit, wondering […]

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