Active Holidays

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

The 21 stages of The Tour de France 2016

The 21 stages of The Tour de France 2016

Tour de France 2016: And… they’re off! On July 2 2016, 198 riders competing in 22 teams of nine riders will start an epic jounrey that will take in France, Spain, Andorra and Switzerland. They will cycle an astonishing 3535km in just 21 days which will push them all to their limits and leave them […]

Continue Reading

Monaco Grand Prix History and Facts

Written by on May 25, 2016 in Active Holidays
Monaco Grand Prix History and Facts

There’s a lot to lap up in Monaco! This Formula One race is probably the most famous of its kind in the calendar and definitely the most glamorous. Run on the streets of the Principality, currently ruled by Prince Albert II who succeeded his father Prince Rainier III in 2005, the race – organised by […]

Continue Reading

7 Brilliant Things To Do Across The English Channel

7 Brilliant Things To Do Across The English Channel

France is the world’s favourite tourist destination and luckily for Brits, the chance to enjoy a taste of the real thing is just on the doorstep. Nip across the Channel to northern France with P&O Ferries and within just a few miles of Calais port you’ll discover all that is great about France – glorious […]

Continue Reading

Idiot’s Guide To Ski-ing In The French Alps

Written by on March 21, 2016 in Courses, Learn French, Ski
Idiot’s Guide To Ski-ing In The French Alps

So you haven’t ski-ed in a while? Neither has our intrepid reporter but we told her, don’t worry – it’ll all come back to you once you’re on the slopes, and just as the great Einstein once said “life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving…” Were we right or […]

Continue Reading

9 Essential Items for Cycling in France

Written by on December 1, 2015 in Active Holidays, Holidays & Things to do
9 Essential Items for Cycling in France

If you’re thinking about spending your next vacation as a way of getting to see a new country and improving your health and fitness at the same time, then cycling through France could be the best choice for you. The back roads are quiet, the weather is usually pleasant, without being too hot in summer, […]

Continue Reading

Top