Holidays & Things to do

Camping holidays in France

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Camping and Caravanning
Camping holidays in France

France is camping paradise. In every department of every region you’ll find campsites that range from starred accommodation (1-5), camping sauvage (camping in the wild), camping à la ferme (where you pitch up in a field on a farm), chalets, mobile homes, gypsy caravans, tree houses and yurts. So just how do you choose the […]

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Top events in France in June

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Month By Month
Top events in France in June

National event in June in France Fête de la Musique each 21 June. This annual free music festival takes place throughout France with performances of all kinds from classical music, choirs in churches, hip hop, jazz, orchestra and pop taking place in the open air, bars and restaurants. fetedelamusique.culture.fr/ Top events in June in France […]

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15 ways to celebrate 500 years of French Renaissance in the Loire  

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
15 ways to celebrate 500 years of French Renaissance in the Loire  

The Loire rolls out the red carpet in 2019 to celebrate 500 years of the French Renaissance and the death of Leonardo da Vinci. With an incredible programme of more than 500 events, here are 15 you really shouldn’t miss. Full details of all events can be found in the website link at the bottom. […]

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Ten of the best gardens to visit in France

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
Ten of the best gardens to visit in France

If you’re a lover of gorgeous gardens then you’ll be truly spoiled for choice in France. From the gardens of chateaux in the Loire Valley AKA “the garden of France”, to public parks, private gardens open to the public and even an entire village awarded “Remarkable Garden” status, you’re sure to find a garden to […]

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Three great coastal regions in France for a fun holiday

Written by on April 30, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go
Three great coastal regions in France for a fun holiday

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to picking a seaside base in France for a brilliant holiday. We asked Donna Sloane, general manager at www.frenchconnections.co.uk to pick three locations where you not only have great beaches but stunning countryside too… Normandy Normandy is a marvellous mix of seaside resorts and glorious […]

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Family friendly chateau holiday accommodation in Dordogne

Family friendly chateau holiday accommodation in Dordogne

In the midst of the magnificent Dordogne countryside, the Chateau de Sadillac rises up like a fairy tale castle but unlike in the story books – this castle isn’t just for Kings and Queens and sleeping beauties, it’s the most beautiful holiday home. With a ton of fabulous things to do without stepping out of […]

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The Musee de Compagnonnage Tours, Loire Valley

Written by on April 29, 2019 in Museums and Châteaux
The Musee de Compagnonnage Tours, Loire Valley

I stood on a balcony at the Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley. My eyes travelled over thousands of thin, black slate tiles that cascaded down spires in stark contrast to sculpted contours of ivory coloured stone. There were endless details that drew my eye from one piece of artistry to the next. I […]

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Discover authentic, unspoiled and utterly gorgeous France on this tour of Aveyron

Written by on April 28, 2019 in Tours in France
Discover authentic, unspoiled and utterly gorgeous France on this tour of Aveyron

If you want to discover a south of France destination that’s truly authentic, fairy tale pretty and has oodles of charm, then Aveyron is the place to go. Fairy-tale Aveyron Ever since Peter Mayle put Provence on the tourist map, tourists have led a long procession to enjoy its charms. But, there is another south […]

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3 top reasons to visit France on a school trip

Written by on April 25, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
3 top reasons to visit France on a school trip

More than 80 million visitors from across the globe flocked to France in the last one year alone. France has continued to be a global tourist hot spot since 2013, with the local authorities hoping to attract as many as 100 million visitors per year by the end of 2020. So what makes France an […]

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Fabulous things to do in France in late spring

Written by on April 24, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
Fabulous things to do in France in late spring

In late spring there’s loads to do in France. And if you’re looking for fabulous things to do in or out of the school holidays – be inspired by our France for families visit tips: boats, bikes, beasties and brilliant theme parks… Bordeaux River Festival Massive fun for the whole family at this fabulous festival. […]

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