Regions of France

What to See and Do in Barfleur, Normandy

Written by on November 18, 2018 in Normandy
What to See and Do in Barfleur, Normandy

On the northeast coast of Normandy’s Cotentin Peninsula lies the picturesque fishing village of Barfleur. With just 700 residents, this petite village, has an authentic feel and is largely untouched by tourism. Though small, there is still plenty to see here and it is definitely worth a detour if you are in the area or […]

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10 things to do in Toulouse

Written by on November 16, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
10 things to do in Toulouse

Toulouse is around 60 miles from the  Spanish border and its sunny neighbour definitely influences the flavour of this vibrant city. From lively bistros and bodegas in elegant squares to a penchant for tango dancing and al fresco dining, lively Toulouse is a great place for a city break. There’s plenty to do and see […]

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Where to see the Christmas lights in Paris 2018

Written by on November 15, 2018 in Christmas Markets, Paris
Where to see the Christmas lights in Paris 2018

Christmas is when Paris really does seem to live up to its name as the City of Light and the Christmas lights in Paris 2018 promise to bring a feeling of magic to the festive season. The city can be cold at Christmas so wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes because the best way […]

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10 things to do on Christmas Eve in Paris

Written by on November 12, 2018 in Paris
10 things to do on Christmas Eve in Paris

Christmas Eve in Paris – there’s nowhere quite like it. Lights sparkle in the streets and windows twinkle with tempting displays. People with a spot of final shopping to do dash about and those lucky enough to be finished their purchases take a break, wrapped up warm, sipping hot chocolate or perhaps Champagne at a […]

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What to see and do in Cassel Hauts-de-France

Written by on November 8, 2018 in Nord-Pas de Calais
What to see and do in Cassel Hauts-de-France

Approach the town of Cassel in the department of Nord, Hauts-de-France, from the flat countryside passing field after field. Cars wind their way helter-skelter-like, up and around the Mont of Cassel until suddenly, they reach the cobbled roads that lead into the small town with big views at the top of this famous hill of […]

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The Jardins du Mont des Récollets in Cassel, Hauts de France

Written by on November 8, 2018 in Nord-Pas de Calais
The Jardins du Mont des Récollets in Cassel, Hauts de France

Deep in the heart of the rural countryside of Nord, Hauts de France, lies an extraordinary garden. The Jardins du Mont des Récollets is an award winning garden with spectacular views in a most beautiful part of northern France… Owner and gardener extraordinaire Emmanuel de Quillacq took over what was his grandfather’s farm, in 1986. […]

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Adventurous Activities for families in Provence

Written by on November 7, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Adventurous Activities for families in Provence

Provence is a beautiful region, rich in history, gastronomy and wine, It’s also a playground for families. The limestone landscape is ideal for both big and small explorers with walking, cycling, mountain-biking, climbing and canoeing – and even caving experiences to enjoy. Daniel Wrightson of www.invitationto.com holiday villas in Europe shares some of his top […]

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The Enchanting Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau Loire Valley

Written by on November 4, 2018 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
The Enchanting Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau Loire Valley

On a hot summer’s night, after dinner at the lovely Hotel Le Grand Monarque in the bijou town of Azay-le-Rideau, I decided to stroll through the town’s pretty little streets. I was sure I could take a peek at the famous Chateau through its ornate iron gates, ahead of a visit planned for the next […]

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What to see and do in Azay-le-Rideau

Written by on November 4, 2018 in Centre
What to see and do in Azay-le-Rideau

When you visit Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley, the number one attraction without a doubt is the Renasissance Chateau. Set on an island in the River Indre, the fairy tale like castle is stunning both inside and out. It’s also worth taking the time to discover the town while you’re there. It’s charming and authentic […]

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Discover Aveyron France | Pickled in the past

Written by on October 30, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Discover Aveyron France | Pickled in the past

Aveyron echoes with the past. Every densely wooded gorge and valley, every ancient bastide town and every winding road seems to whisper of pilgrims making their weary way south, of Romans and rebellious Gauls or of Knights Templars, thundering across the plateaux. Part of the Massif Central but also the northern most part of the […]

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