Regions of France

Guide to spending a weekend in Toulouse

Written by on January 16, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Guide to spending a weekend in Toulouse

Toulouse may not immediately come to mind as a destination for a short break, but this exciting, vibrant and historic city is less than a 90-minute flight from the UK and is well served from all over France by the rail network. The vibrant city of Toulouse Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France, […]

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The perfect Wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony

The perfect Wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony

Unleash your spirit of adventure on a guided, custom tour of Gascony where you’ll taste the wonderful wines and famous Armagnac of this sunny southwest region of France. Wine and Armagnac Enthusiasts Adventure Join a two-day tour to taste the spirit of Gascony tucked away in the southwest corner of France. This is a land […]

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A gem of a village | Yvoire Haute-Savoie

Written by on January 12, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
A gem of a village | Yvoire Haute-Savoie

When it comes to beautiful villages, France has more than its fair share. Despite visiting so many of them over the years, I’m still frequently blown away by the charm and beauty that these French villages possess. One such village is Yvoire in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. Is Yvoire France’s most beautiful village? A member of […]

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Nice Carnival blows the winter blues far away

Written by on January 11, 2018 in Events, Provence-Alpes
Nice Carnival blows the winter blues far away

If, like me, you’re used to grey skies, biting rain, sleet and snow in February – going to the Nice Carnival is the nicest possible shock to your system. I arrived at Nice train station wearing a coat, gloves, scarf and hat. Within minutes they were off and so was the jumper I was wearing. […]

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Sainte-Agnès a hidden treasure near Nice France

Written by on January 9, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Sainte-Agnès a hidden treasure near Nice France

Sainte-Agnès, France is a perched medieval village, 10 kilometers inland from Menton, in the southeastern corner of the Cote d’Azur.  It’s a about a 30 minute drive from Nice and makes for a great day trip. This rocky outcrop gracefully dangles at an altitude of 800 meters above the sea. Since 1997, this medieval village […]

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The Chateau de Chenonceau – the Castle of Flowers in the Loire Valley

Written by on January 9, 2018 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
The Chateau de Chenonceau – the Castle of Flowers in the Loire Valley

Everyone who visits the Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley comes away with a memory of the exquisite gardens, the impossibly romantic white stone castle over a river with its pointy towers and arched bridge – and especially of the flower displays in every room… Jean-François Bouchet is the florist extraordinaire who creates and […]

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The charming, unspoiled Ile d’Aix Charente Maritime

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes
The charming, unspoiled Ile d’Aix Charente Maritime

The little island of Ile d’Aix sits off the coast from the lovely port town of la Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime region. Quaint and quirky, this bijou islet is a perfect place for a get-away-from-it-all break or a fabulous day trip. There are just 40 full time residents living on the island and most holiday […]

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The incredible Chateau de Chambord Loire Valley France

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
The incredible Chateau de Chambord Loire Valley France

The Chateaux in the Loire were created to be second homes and visual symbols of power and wealth. Those who owned chateaux didn’t usually live in them permanently, there are some exceptions, but on the whole, owners visited them rarely, taking their possessions with them. Unlike today when owners furnish their holiday homes, in the […]

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Secret Provence: the gorgeous beach at Estagnol Bormes les Mimosas Provence

Written by on January 5, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Secret Provence: the gorgeous beach at Estagnol Bormes les Mimosas Provence

Bormes les Mimosas is situated on the stretch of coastline connecting Toulon and St Tropez. It’s home to swanky villas and the  châteaux of the rich and famous. It’s also where you’ll find some of the best beaches in France, including lovely Estagnol. Why  Estagnol should be on your best beach ever list The best […]

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Feel good, real good fabulous and authentic south of France tours

Written by on January 5, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon, Tours in France
Feel good, real good fabulous and authentic south of France tours

What if you could really “do” southern France in 7 days in a truly meaningful, authentic and fabulous way? It’s just a week, but, if you know the right people and go to the right places, it really is possible to experience the very best of the south of France. The food, the sights, culture, […]

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