Regions of France

What to see and do in Petite France, Strasbourg

Written by on January 20, 2020 in Alsace
What to see and do in Petite France, Strasbourg

Perfectly preserved, the picturesque Petite France district in the city of Strasbourg, Alsace, north east France, is one of those places where visitors, on seeing it for the first time, stop in their tracks and whisper “wow”. Pretty half-timbered houses, beautifully decorated bars and restaurants and the sparkling water of the River Ill make this […]

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What to see and do in Auch, Gers

Written by on January 18, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
What to see and do in Auch, Gers

Located to the South West of Toulouse on the River Gers, Auch is the capital of the Gers department and the historical capital of Gascony. One of the best way to explore towns and cities is just follow your nose and get lost. But, there was much to find out about Auch before doing that. […]

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The best Champagne tours of Champagne

Written by on January 16, 2020 in Champagne-Ardenne, Tours in France
The best Champagne tours of Champagne

Nothing beats sipping delicious Champagne in Champagne. It is the drink of choice for celebrations around the world and it is only produced in one beautiful area of France. “Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it” claimed Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV, a woman who was […]

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5 beautiful hilltop villages in Provence

Written by on January 15, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
5 beautiful hilltop villages in Provence

Provence is famous for its hilltop towns, known in French as villages perchés. These lovely villages, with their winding, narrow streets, were situated as high as possible, to provide protection against brigands and foreign invaders back in the old days. Today we can enjoy their charm and their fabulous views, while the only invaders are […]

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One day watercolour painting workshop in Gers

Written by on January 13, 2020 in Holidays & Things to do, Midi-Pyrénées
One day watercolour painting workshop in Gers

Enjoy a one day watercolour painting workshop in Fourcès, a Plus Beaux Village de France – officially one of the prettiest villages in France. In the heart of the Gers department, this isn’t a holiday experience that you’ll find in the tourist guides. But – that’s what makes it so special. Renowned teacher Ray Johnstone […]

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The best things to do in Le Havre, Normandy

Written by on January 11, 2020 in Normandy
The best things to do in Le Havre, Normandy

Le Havre in Normandy was once a hugely popular seaside resort. After the Paris to Le Havre railway line opened in 1847, it brought Parisians in their droves to enjoy the long beaches and take the fresh sea air. But these days it’s famous for its huge port and for its extraordinary architecture. A mid […]

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What to see in Fourcès Gers | Jewel of Gascony

Written by on January 7, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
What to see in Fourcès Gers | Jewel of Gascony

Fourcès in the Gers department is officially one of the prettiest villages in France. With medieval arcades, beautiful walkways, quirky shops and several restaurants, it’s a fabulous place to while away a few hours admiring its beauty. Here’s what to see in Fourcès… What to see and do in Fourcès “It is” said my guide […]

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A walking holiday in the Dordogne Valley

Written by on January 3, 2020 in Aquitaine, Tours in France
A walking holiday in the Dordogne Valley

Perhaps all journeys through the Dordogne Valley should start with stuffing yourself with punnets of freshly picked strawberries. At least, that’s how I began my exploration of the Dordogne Valley’s beautiful villages… I had arrived in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne on the day of the town’s Fete de la Fraise, the strawberry festival that celebrates, well, strawberries. Straddling […]

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Join a fabulous week-long Paris tour

Written by on January 2, 2020 in Paris, Tours in France
Join a fabulous week-long Paris tour

Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends or family, a week-long escorted tour of Paris with A French Collection is the sort of trip where you’ll make memories and get to experience authentic Paris like a local. You’ll see the most legendary sights. Visit iconic museums and monuments. And, you’ll also go beyond the typical […]

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What to see and do in Gerberoy, Picardy

Written by on January 1, 2020 in Picardy
What to see and do in Gerberoy, Picardy

A classified “plus beaux village de France”, officially one of the prettiest villages, Gerberoy has oodles of charm. Think cobbled streets, half-timbered buildings dripping with roses and wonderful views over the lush countryside. Gerberoy is in the Oise department, Picardy, northern France, on the border of Seine-Maritime, Normandy. It’s one of the smallest towns in […]

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