Regions of France

The best tours of Normandy | Visit like a local not a tourist

Written by on September 12, 2019 in Normandy, Tours in France
The best tours of Normandy | Visit like a local not a tourist

Normandy is a land of lush meadows, gorgeous beaches, bucolic countryside, picturesque villages, grand monuments and historic sites. It’s famous for its apples and cheese, delicious gastronomy and friendly people. It is the perfect place to get to know real, authentic France and there’s no better way to do that than with a local guide […]

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What to see and do in Manche Normandy

Written by on September 10, 2019 in Normandy
What to see and do in Manche Normandy

The majority of people who arrive at the port of Cherbourg in La Manche in Normandy, hit the road and head south. Or the Loire Valley, or somewhere else. Sometimes they stop at Mont Saint-Michel en route, and who can blame them, it’s one of the most famous sites of France. But, this Norman department […]

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What to see and do in Royan Charente-Maritime

Written by on September 8, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
What to see and do in Royan Charente-Maritime

Royan in the south west of France, in Charente-Maritime, is a classified “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”. This holiday resort combines the old world charm of the Belle Epoque with modern architecture, a buzzing port and sea front and plenty to see and do in the town and close by. Here’s what to see and do […]

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Best things to do in Dordogne for families

Written by on September 4, 2019 in Aquitaine, Holidays & Things to do
Best things to do in Dordogne for families

Dordogne really does have something to please everyone. And, when it comes to families, there’s heaps to do for the kids too. Accommodation for families When taking kids on holiday, choosing the right accommodation right is a big part of a successful break. Chateau de Sadillac near Bergerac is the perfect holiday home for families […]

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Opera Garnier | Paris Opera House, mini-Versailles

Written by on September 3, 2019 in Arty, Music Events, Paris
Opera Garnier | Paris Opera House, mini-Versailles

Opera Garnier, Opera National de Paris or Palais Garnier, or more known commonly as the Paris Opera, whatever you call it, it’s generally considered to be one of the most important buildings in Paris. Opera Garnier | the Versailles of Opera Houses It’s actually not as old as you might think. In 1860, the city […]

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Gorbio | Stunning medieval village in Cote d’Azur, France

Written by on September 2, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
Gorbio | Stunning medieval village in Cote d’Azur, France

Gorbio, France is a hilltop medieval village, high-up above Menton, in the south-eastern corner of the Côte d’Azur. This picturesque village is a secret place, seemingly forgotten by tourists. As with other historic perched villages, Gorbio has an impressive view, 354 meters above the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll find it in the craggy mountain side of […]

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Ten top things to do in Rochefort

Written by on August 29, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
Ten top things to do in Rochefort

Rochefort in the department of Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine (formerly Poitou-Charentes) is a naval town with lots for visitors to see and do. The Arsenal Quarter Louis XIV’s former Royal Dockyards along the River Charente are vast. Created in the 1660s, over the next three centuries, 550 ships were built, rigged and launched from these docks. The […]

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Top ten things to do in Versailles

Written by on August 27, 2019 in Île de France
Top ten things to do in Versailles

Versailles, just 12 miles from Paris is home to the most famous castle in the world. But there’s more to this fabulous town than the chateau and most visitors miss out. Here are our top 10 things to do in Versailles… Palace of Versailles Of course you can’t go to Versailles and not see the […]

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Mulhouse Train Museum | Cité du Train

Written by on August 22, 2019 in Alsace, Museums and Châteaux
Mulhouse Train Museum | Cité du Train

When it comes to the Cité du train at Mulhouse, you don’t to be a train buff or train spotter, an anorak or a ferroequinologist (someone who studies trains) to get steamed up about a visit. This incredible museum is a fabulous place on so many levels. History, engineering, social history but overall – it’s […]

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Museums, Monuments and Arts Venues of Lille

Written by on August 21, 2019 in Museums and Châteaux, Nord-Pas de Calais
Museums, Monuments and Arts Venues of Lille

Lille in northern France is one of the most cultural cities in the country. There are more than a dozen museums and art venues in the city and every three years or so Lille goes arty-party mad with a major several-months-long art festival known as Lille3000 in public buildings and the streets. Palais des Beaux […]

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