Holidays & Things to do

Best wine tours Provence

Written by on February 22, 2020 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
Best wine tours Provence

The Rhone Valley is the ultimate wine lovers destination. And there’s no better way to discover this beautiful area of Provence and its vineyards than with a three day tour with a local expert guide. This is a unique chance to experience the real Provence. You’ll meet local wine makers, visit the grand domaines and […]

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Guide to the Chateau de Chantilly

Written by on February 21, 2020 in Museums and Châteaux, Picardy
Guide to the Chateau de Chantilly

Though France has plenty of Chateaux that impress, wow and take your breath away – some are more special than others. The Chateau de Chantilly in Picardy, a short journey from the centre of Paris, is one of them… Potted history of the Chateau of Chantilly Castles have stood for many centuries on the site […]

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Top events in France in March

Written by on February 4, 2020 in Month By Month
Top events in France in March

Spring officially starts on March 20, 2020 and festivals and events, as well as blossom, bursts into life all over the country. We take a look at some of the top events in France in March … What’s on in France in March? Provence, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Alpes Maritime, Festival of Violets 29th February- 1st March 2020. The whole […]

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Guide to family skiing in Samoëns, French Alps

Written by on February 2, 2020 in Ski
Guide to family skiing in Samoëns, French Alps

When booking your ski trip, there is often a trade-off between convenience and charm. Samoëns, in the Grand Massif ski area, just 1 hour and 10 minutes’ drive from Geneva airport, is a beautiful alpine village, ancient and French… It’s a tale of love at first sight for travel writer Rachel Ifans, whose guide to […]

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The best Champagne tours of Champagne

Written by on January 16, 2020 in Champagne-Ardenne, Tours in France
The best Champagne tours of Champagne

Nothing beats sipping delicious Champagne in Champagne. It is the drink of choice for celebrations around the world and it is only produced in one beautiful area of France. “Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it” claimed Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV, a woman who was […]

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One day watercolour painting workshop in Gers

Written by on January 13, 2020 in Holidays & Things to do, Midi-Pyrénées
One day watercolour painting workshop in Gers

Enjoy a one day watercolour painting workshop in Fourcès, a Plus Beaux Village de France – officially one of the prettiest villages in France. In the heart of the Gers department, this isn’t a holiday experience that you’ll find in the tourist guides. But – that’s what makes it so special. Renowned teacher Ray Johnstone […]

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Top Events in France in February

Written by on January 13, 2020 in Month By Month
Top Events in France in February

We look at some of the top events in France in February from celebration days to festivals, fairs, carnivals and more… Celebration days in France in February La Chandeleur – Pancake Day in France: 25th February 2020. La Chandeleur or Crêpe Day is the day in France when people traditionally eat crêpes and drink cider! Here’s how […]

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A walking holiday in the Dordogne Valley

Written by on January 3, 2020 in Aquitaine, Tours in France
A walking holiday in the Dordogne Valley

Perhaps all journeys through the Dordogne Valley should start with stuffing yourself with punnets of freshly picked strawberries. At least, that’s how I began my exploration of the Dordogne Valley’s beautiful villages… I had arrived in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne on the day of the town’s Fete de la Fraise, the strawberry festival that celebrates, well, strawberries. Straddling […]

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Join a fabulous week-long Paris tour

Written by on January 2, 2020 in Paris, Tours in France
Join a fabulous week-long Paris tour

Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends or family, a week-long escorted tour of Paris with A French Collection is the sort of trip where you’ll make memories and get to experience authentic Paris like a local. You’ll see the most legendary sights. Visit iconic museums and monuments. And, you’ll also go beyond the typical […]

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Top Events in France in January

Written by on December 30, 2019 in Month By Month
Top Events in France in January

A look at some of the top events in France in January – just because it’s cold out doesn’t meant there’s nothing going on! National holidays and Celebration days in January in France New Year’s Day 1st January is a national holiday in France Celebration day: La Fête des Rois. It’s traditional to eat a […]

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