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Spotlight on the Alpes-Maritime department | French Riviera

Written by on July 29, 2019 in Places to Go
Spotlight on the Alpes-Maritime department | French Riviera

The Alpes-Maritimes department is in the far south of France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea. Think long hot summers, year round temperate climate, the French Riviera and impossibly pretty villages and historic towns in the interior – this is an area that makes for a great holiday destination. What to […]

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South Coast of France: what to see and where to stay

Written by on July 3, 2019 in Places to Go
South Coast of France: what to see and where to stay

When the summer comes, there are few countries with better beaches than France. The Mediterranean coast in the south of France for example has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here are ten of the most picturesque seaside resorts in the south of France. Saint Tropez This famous seaside holiday destination attracts […]

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5 places to enjoy sun, sea and sand holidays in France

Written by on June 21, 2019 in Places to Go
5 places to enjoy sun, sea and sand holidays in France

France is a wonderfully diverse and fascinating country that makes a great destination whatever type of holiday you enjoy. There’s a huge range of accommodation from cosy cottages, gites, country houses, villas or historic chateaux. Whether you’re looking for your perfect holiday home for two or twenty, there’s something for ever taste and every budget. […]

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Ten brilliant things to do in Dordogne

Written by on June 21, 2019 in Aquitaine, Places to Go
Ten brilliant things to do in Dordogne

Dordogne in southwest France is one of those places you can’t help fall in love with. It’s a verdant land of medieval villages and majestic chateaux, vineyards and pretty villages, forests, rivers and lakes. We asked the team at the private family holiday Chateau de Sadillac to share their top ten things to do in […]

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The Good Life and a gorgeous holiday house in the Lot

The Good Life and a gorgeous holiday house in the Lot

Rosalie and Malcolm Lewis found their dream home in France in 1995, a former convent built in 1837 in the village of St Martin de Vers in the Lot. Rosalie reveals how their wonderful home is also now a gorgeous holiday house rental. She trained as an interior designer and her skills are apparent in […]

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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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Super Spring Getaways in France

Written by on March 12, 2019 in Places to Go
Super Spring Getaways in France

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a detour to some of the most fabulous cities and towns in France. Spring in Alsace Alsace in the north east of France is a land of pine-clad forests, the Vosges Mountains and fairy-tale-like hamlets. Eguiseheim is the birthplace of wine making in Alsace and its pointy roofed […]

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3 regions in France that are perfect for Autumn visits

Written by on October 19, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go
3 regions in France that are perfect for Autumn visits

France is always a good idea but in autumn perhaps just that little bit more special. Hot chocolate, golden leaves falling from trees, acorns crunching under foot and steaming stews are just a few reasons to visit France in the fall. Here are three regions that are particularly perfect for autumn trips. The Loire Valley […]

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Beautiful Provence | Abbey Saint André Villeneuve-sur-Avignon

Written by on October 11, 2017 in Places to Go, Provence-Alpes
Beautiful Provence | Abbey Saint André Villeneuve-sur-Avignon

Provence is a place of beautiful villages, picturesque hill top towns, gorgeous gardens and a stunning landscape. All who visit long to return after falling in love with the colourful southern French region. We asked Emily Durand at Your Private Provence about some of her favourite Provence beauty spots… Abbey Saint Andre one of the […]

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