Regions of France

Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) in the southwest of France is one of the country’s most popular camping destinations. It’s no wonder, with a diverse landscape incorporating four departments that take in some of the best beaches and most glorious countryside in France, this is a region that makes for very happy campers says Finán O’Donoghue, CEO of […]

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Guide to Calvados – the drink and the place

Written by on September 8, 2018 in Normandy, Wine and Drinks
Guide to Calvados – the drink and the place

Calvados is both a place and a drink. It is a department that lies in the heart of Normandy and includes amongst its many jewels the pretty harbour town of Honfleur, swanky Deauville, and the port town of Caen, capital of Calvados as well as William the conqueror’s last home town. This area is known […]

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The Coco Chanel Suite at the Ritz Paris

Written by on September 7, 2018 in Paris
The Coco Chanel Suite at the Ritz Paris

If money is no object, and we mean it – as a single night could set you back €28000, the Coco Chanel Suite in the Paris Ritz is the epitome of elegant refinement and luxury. But if you really want to channel your inner Chanel – this is the place to do it. Coco at […]

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Eight Reasons to visit Normandy in October

Written by on September 7, 2018 in Normandy
Eight Reasons to visit Normandy in October

It’s coming to that time of year: the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler and you’re in need of a family break before Christmas comes along. If you’re after holiday ideas for October half-term, then look no further: Normandy is the perfect destination for a short break with the kids, come rain […]

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Spotlight on Saint-Denis, Paris

Written by on September 3, 2018 in Paris
Spotlight on Saint-Denis, Paris

Head to Saint-Denis, a district in the suburbs of Paris for its incredible Basilica, last resting place of dozens of Kings and Queens of France. Saint-Denis is a suburb of Paris located 10km north of the city centre. The district took its name from a Christian Martyr buried there after being beheaded on nearby Montmartre […]

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What to see and do on the Ile de Bréhat, Brittany

Written by on August 30, 2018 in Brittany
What to see and do on the Ile de Bréhat, Brittany

A mile off the northern coast of Brittany you will find Ile de Bréhat, a lush and peaceful island of about 400 full time residents. Bréhat is located along the pink granite coast, situated in an archipelago of several islands. Attractions of the Ile de Bréhat The 15-minute ferry from L’Arcouest on the mainland will […]

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Château d’Arlay, Jura, Franche-Comte

Written by on August 29, 2018 in Franche-Comte
Château d’Arlay, Jura, Franche-Comte

The Chateau d’Arlay in the Jura department, Franche-Comté is close to the border with Burgundy and well worth a detour for its authentic beauty, gorgeous gardens and fabulous wine. History of the Chateau d’Arlay Chateau d’Arlay was built in 1774 on the site of a fort which dates back to 1150 and was home to […]

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5 things to see and do in and around Riberac Dordogne

Written by on August 29, 2018 in Aquitaine
5 things to see and do in and around Riberac Dordogne

Riberac Have a wander around to discover a variety of small shops, café/bars and restaurants. On Fridays throughout the year, Riberac hosts the biggest market in the area. The Office de Tourisme has plenty of local information. www.riberac-tourisme.com Brantome One of the most visited towns in the area thanks to its gorgeous good looks. A stunning abbey, […]

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5 great reasons to visit Brittany France

Written by on August 22, 2018 in Brittany
5 great reasons to visit Brittany France

Brittany, northwest France, is a world away from busy days and crowded streets. Spectacular landscapes and preserved nature, fresh sea air and authentic living, miles of coastline and picturesque villages… Brittany ticks all the boxes. Relax in Rennes a city of art, history and retail therapy Brittany’s administrative capital is a city of contrasts. Narrow, […]

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Discover Provence by bike

Written by on August 21, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Discover Provence by bike

Provence by bike One of the best things about Provence is that you can choose the way you want to discover it. By on foot, in a classic 2CV, by scooter and by bike… Monts du Vaucluse One of the best routes for a casual bike ride is from Goult to Roussillon passing through Joucas […]

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