Regions of France

Five top tips for choosing a great restaurant in Paris

Written by on March 19, 2019 in Paris
Five top tips for choosing a great restaurant in Paris

With thousands of restaurants to choose from in Paris, just how do you pick the authentic and delicious eatery you’ve been dreaming of? Paris may be full of eating choices but not all restaurants and cafés are created equal. And it isn’t just about picking a place without English menus (in fact, this rule has […]

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Fabulous holiday ideas for your visit to Brittany

Written by on March 18, 2019 in Brittany
Fabulous holiday ideas for your visit to Brittany

Brittany has some 1780 miles of glorious coastline, that’s around a third of France’s total coastline – in one region. Everywhere you go there are great beaches, from the Pink Granite coast and hidden coves in the north to the idyllic beaches of Morbihan, Brittany really does have beaches to suit everyone. Inland, the unspoiled […]

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Cycling in the Pays de la Loire

Written by on March 14, 2019 in Pays de la Loire
Cycling in the Pays de la Loire

France offers a vast network of cycle routes across all regions, with some of the best of them in the Pays de la Loire region. With 2,800km of cycle routes, the Pays de la Loire really does offer something for all levels of riders. In 2018 the Grand Depart of the Tour de France was […]

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20 reasons to visit Provence!

Written by on March 13, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
20 reasons to visit Provence!

There’s something about Provence. Those who visit, long to return, charmed by its beauty, wowed by its markets, awed by the sight of fields of lavender, poppies, sunflowers… and much much more. We asked long term expat in Provence, as well as renowned tour guide, Emily Durand of Your Private Provence to share her top […]

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Things for families to do in the Pays de la Loire, France

Written by on March 13, 2019 in Pays de la Loire
Things for families to do in the Pays de la Loire, France

The vast and varied region of Pays de la Loire (Atlantic Loire Valley) is a fabulous holiday destination when you have the kids in tow, from its crazy cultural attractions to endless cycling and watersports. It’s home to zoos, interactive museums, giant mechanical creatures to ride, a world-famous race track and France’s second most-visited amusement […]

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Picture Perfect Paris in the spring

Written by on February 23, 2019 in Paris
Picture Perfect Paris in the spring

Antoine Collas, a Paris photographer, shares his favourite photos of the city of light in the spring. Originally from Aix-en-Provence he now lives in Paris and never tires of taking photos of the ever changing scenery. His favourite location is along the Seine River which he says “never looks the same”… The carousel by the […]

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10 great things to do in Bordeaux

Written by on February 20, 2019 in Aquitaine
10 great things to do in Bordeaux

Bordeaux used to have a reputation for being a bit grubby. It’s hard to believe as you wander its streets of honey-coloured buildings. But, if you head to the 17th century Church of Notre Dame (modelled after the Church of Gesú in Rome), stand facing it and look to your left. You’ll see a tea […]

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The best things to do in Marseille, southern France

Written by on February 18, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
The best things to do in Marseille, southern France

Marseille is not like other cities… On the edge of the Mediterranean in the far south of France, Marseille is steeped in history. In the past it’s had a reputation for being a bit gritty. It’s a thrilling, friendly, fun and fabulous city… But, before you dive into Marseille, here’s a tip: even though it’s […]

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Saint Quentin, Picardy

Written by on February 18, 2019 in Picardy
Saint Quentin, Picardy

A plethora of museums, parks and marvellous architecture make Saint Quentin in Picardy a fabulous destination for a day trip or weekend break. It also makes for a great base to explore the surrounding area. Saint-Quentin lies between Calais and Reims in Champagne and was founded by the Romans. During the middle ages it was […]

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Butte Bergeyre | A secret village in the heart of Paris

Written by on February 12, 2019 in Paris
Butte Bergeyre | A secret village in the heart of Paris

When you visit Paris and want to see it at its hidden best, it’s worth seeking out the charming inner city village of Butte Bergeyre in the 19th Arrondissement. Not many people know of it, not even Parisians. It is a hidden enclave in the city, where you’ll discover beautiful houses in streets perched high up […]

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