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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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Brilliant off the beaten track city breaks in France

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go
Brilliant off the beaten track city breaks in France

France is a land of diverse landscapes and varied cities. There’s the cultural capital Paris, the gastronomic capital Bordeaux and wine capital Lyon – but there’s far more to France that the well-known. Discover some of the most beautiful, undiscovered cities for a special break you’ll love. Brittany – Dinan Dinan is a beautifully preserved […]

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A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

“His intellect never flags, he is eager to see and express everything. For Monet, there are too many subjects – there is beauty in everything that exists. All of it should be painted. Life is too short to try and set limits on its variety of sights and infinity of sensations.” Gustave Geoffrey, 1922 A […]

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Sarlat Dordogne In Photos

Written by on August 7, 2016 in Aquitaine, Photo gallery, Places to Go
Sarlat Dordogne In Photos

Sarlat is a town that has retained its ancient good looks to a quite astounding level. Sarlat, or to give it its full name – Sarlat-la-Canéda, is a little bit off the beaten-track and all the better for it. In fact it was very much off the beaten track for almost two centuries from the […]

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Aire-sur-la-Lys Relaxing French Holiday Destination

Aire-sur-la-Lys Relaxing French Holiday Destination

Glass of bubbly in hand, I find myself relaxing by the waterside, soaking up the sun next to the hubby, while our two children play happily together in a field full of daisies. I know what you’re thinking – I must be recounting a dream. Well, you’d be wrong. This was a real, idyllic and picturesque […]

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10 of the Most Romantic Places in France

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go, Romantic
10 of the Most Romantic Places in France

France offers an endless choice of gorgeous towns to fall in love with. From vibrant city breaks to quaint and quirky country retreats, rustic vineyards and exclusive beach resorts, cultural treasures and culinary gems. Like a bottle of the finest wine, it is a destination with depth and complexity, stylish, tasty and utterly delicious, the […]

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Monet Garden Giverny in Pictures

Written by on January 13, 2016 in Normandy, Photo gallery, Places to Go
Monet Garden Giverny in Pictures

Claude Monet, the great French artist, lived in Giverny, Normandy for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926. He had a passion for gardening as well as for colours, and conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. As you walk though his house and gardens, you can still feel the […]

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Living History in a French Chateau

Written by on January 30, 2015 in Museums and Châteaux, Places to Go
Living History in a French Chateau

France is blessed with many castles and palaces, often in stunning locations, all full of history. Not just relics of the past, these days it’s possible for us to experience living history in a French chateau… The Loire Valley (Vallée de la Loire), two hours southwest of Paris, is home to more than 300 châteaux. […]

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Winter Holidays France Style with Wow Factor

Written by on December 10, 2014 in Places to Go, Ski
Winter Holidays France Style with Wow Factor

A look at ten sensational places to take a winter break in France… A hot tub with a view – check; luxury experience – check, cosy nights in, fabulous food and wine, best après ski, winter wedding venue, Christmas break and Christmas markets, family accommodation and best ski-in, ski-out.. they are all featured in The […]

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Gardens of Marqueyssac |Dordogne’s Green Whimsy

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Aquitaine, Places to Go
Gardens of Marqueyssac |Dordogne’s Green Whimsy

One of the most enticing quarters of France to visit, especially for the British, is the Dordogne valley close to the area of Perigueux. There is much to discover and fall in love with including the fabulous Gardens of Marqueyssac. The vast rocky outcrop, high above the river valley and occupied by the formal gardens, […]

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