Regions of France

Art and Gardens Festival Amiens

Written by on July 15, 2019 in Picardy
Art and Gardens Festival Amiens

From the middle ages, Amiens in Picardy, northern France, has been famous for its hortillonnages. This is the name given to the market gardens which line the network of nine waterways which run through the city. These watery arteries give Amiens a unique atmosphere. You really have a feeling that you are in the most beautiful […]

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Instagrammable Strasbourg France

Written by on July 9, 2019 in Alsace
Instagrammable Strasbourg France

Keen to take Instagram-worthy photos in Strasbourg to share with your friends and family? Here are my top 10 recommendations of instagrammable Strasbourg: Petite France Pretty much anywhere in the Petite France area is like a fairy tale town scene but Place Benjamin-Zix is particularly photogenic. The medieval district on an island is gorgeous. Notre […]

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Vegetarian restaurants in Toulouse

Written by on July 8, 2019 in Midi-Pyrénées
Vegetarian restaurants in Toulouse

Our four-year-old daughter announced one teatime that she didn’t want to eat baby animals anymore as she looked sadly at a half-eaten lamb chop, it was the start of a journey for all of us.  She has been a committed vegetarian ever since, only once wavering over a bacon sandwich but ultimately the baby animals […]

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Antibes is always a good idea!

Written by on July 7, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
Antibes is always a good idea!

To paraphrase Audrey Hepburn’s famous quote, “Paris is always a good idea,” I have felt the same way about the enticing old town of Antibes since I first set foot there … let’s just say many decades ago. These days there are a lot of changes happening in the vieille ville. Progress is catching up […]

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Family-friendly holidays in northern France

Written by on July 5, 2019 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Family-friendly holidays in northern France

If you’re wondering where to go this year for a quintessential French holiday that’s a real family pleaser then look no further! Just across the English Channel you will find long golden sandy beaches, rock pools where you can fish for shrimp and mussels, discover secret inlets and see seals sunbathe. Somewhere you can buy […]

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Cité de l’Automobile | Mulhouse Car Museum

Written by on July 4, 2019 in Alsace
Cité de l’Automobile | Mulhouse Car Museum

If you think going to a car museum sounds like it might not be fun – when it comes to Mulhouse, in Alsace, northeast France, you couldn’t be more wrong. You absolutely don’t need to be a petrol head to enjoy the Cité de automobile, it is extraordinary, extravagant and extremely fascinating. History of the […]

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The most beautiful beaches of Brittany

Written by on July 2, 2019 in Brittany
The most beautiful beaches of Brittany

Life’s a beach… Never has a saying been more apt than when referring to Brittany.  With around 2,730 km of varied coastline, Brittany, and its cluster of islands, enjoys around a third of the total shoreline of France. It’s no wonder  that seaside activities and attractions abound in this wonderful region. We take a look […]

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Ten brilliant things to do in Dordogne

Written by on June 21, 2019 in Aquitaine, Places to Go
Ten brilliant things to do in Dordogne

Dordogne in southwest France is one of those places you can’t help fall in love with. It’s a verdant land of medieval villages and majestic chateaux, vineyards and pretty villages, forests, rivers and lakes. We asked the team at the private family holiday Chateau de Sadillac to share their top ten things to do in […]

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The best Bordeaux Wine and discovery Tours

Written by on June 18, 2019 in Aquitaine, Tours in France
The best Bordeaux Wine and discovery Tours

Bordeaux nestles on the edge of a river, surrounded by world famous vineyards in sunny south west France. A 20 year rejuvenation project has left the UNESCO listed neoclassical architecture of the city gleaming and given it a unique air of vibrancy and joie d vivre. When it comes to visiting Bordeaux, you’re utterly spoiled […]

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The Halle de la Machine in Toulouse

Written by on June 18, 2019 in Midi-Pyrénées, Museums and Châteaux
The Halle de la Machine in Toulouse

When I was a kid I was entranced by stories of mythical beasts. My favourite tale was of a Minotaur who roamed a labyrinth on the Greek island of Crete. Small me believed that Minotaurs, a species which had the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man, really lived, much […]

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