Regions of France

A bike tour of Paris provides a new view of the city

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Paris
A bike tour of Paris provides a new view of the city

Finding myself with a few hours to spare in Paris in the middle of August on a sunny day I decided to join a bike tour. I had considered the implications of confronting mad Parisian motorists from the saddle of a bicycle. My faith was never tested though, their manners were perfect and I was […]

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The Promenade Plantée Paris – the most unusual park in the city

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Paris, Quirky, Romantic
The Promenade Plantée Paris – the most unusual park in the city

The other day I was waiting at Gare de Lyon in Paris to take a train to Burgundy (I know I have the best job, right?!)… I had quite a bit of time to spare so, lugging my suitcase and camera bag I wandered outside the station. I decided to go no further than 10 […]

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Campervan tours in the south of France in Winter

Written by on October 11, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Ski, Tours in France
Campervan tours in the south of France in Winter

It’s entirely possible to enjoy sun in the morning and snow in the afternoon in the far south of France says Andrew Cook of Cookies Campers. He shares his top tips for a sun/ski winter combo break on the Cote d’Azur, just 90 minutes drive from Nice. It’s Nice to have both worlds Cookies Campers […]

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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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Guided Tours of Gascony a land of fabulous fortified villages

Written by on October 9, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées
Guided Tours of Gascony a land of fabulous fortified villages

Gascony is a land of gently rolling hills, a bucolic place where the sun shines most of the time, lighting up the walls of chateaux and mellow stone buildings in picturesque villages. The heart of Gascony is the department of the Gers, where for centuries the landscape has charmed all who visit. The Fortified villages […]

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3 cities perfect for Autumn visits in France

Written by on October 4, 2017 in Aquitaine, Holidays & Things to do, Paris, Rhône Alpes
3 cities perfect for Autumn visits in France

Paris in Autumn Hot chocolate in cafés that have a warm glow at dusk, golden leaves floating gently down on wide avenues and rosy sunsets. Rainy days when museums beckon, steaming hot coffee and croissants and walking on frosty cobble stones. And don’t forget Nuit Blanche, the big event of the season held every first […]

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Estaing Aveyron one of the most beautiful villages in France

Written by on October 4, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Estaing Aveyron one of the most beautiful villages in France

Estaing in Aveyron, lies at the foot of the Aubrac Mountains, at the mouth of the river that runs through the gorges of Lot. A picture-postcard village that is classified as one of the “most beautiful villages of France”, it’s about 25km from Rodez. What to see in the captivating village of Estaing Averyon Estaing […]

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The hotel Les Prés d’Eugénie Landes France

Written by on October 2, 2017 in Aquitaine
The hotel Les Prés d’Eugénie Landes France

A visit to the delightful little town of Eugénie-les-Bains, reveals a wealth of natural beauty and a rather special spa resort. The stunning Hotel Les Prés d’Eugénie is a place to lure you to never want to leave… The hotel Les Prés d’Eugénie The Prés d’Eugénie named after a visit by the Empress Eugénie in […]

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La Villa de Mazamet France’s leading luxury B&B in the south of France

La Villa de Mazamet France’s leading luxury B&B in the south of France

Deep in the south of France, nestled in the foot of the stunning Montagne Noire mountain range, which divides the departments of the Tarn from the Aude, sits Mazamet. And, nestled in Mazamet is the exquisite Villa de Mazamet, the No. 1 B&B in France on Trip Advisor… France’s leading luxury B&B Mazamet isn’t your […]

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Au Coeur d’Avignon | The best B&B in Avignon Provence

Written by on September 25, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Provence-Alpes
Au Coeur d’Avignon | The best B&B in Avignon Provence

It’s my secret place, the best B&B in Avignon in Provence, but I’m the sort of person who likes to share… Au coeur d’Avignon If you go to Avignon and you’re looking for a lovely B&B then look no further. Au Coeur d’Avignon (which translates as in the Heart of Avignon), is tucked down a […]

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