Regions of France

The officially prettiest villages in the Gers Department

Written by on January 13, 2021 in Midi-Pyrénées
The officially prettiest villages in the Gers Department

The department of Gers in southwest France, a land often called by its historic name of Gascony, is small – but beautiful. It’s a land of sunflower fields, vineyards and rolling hills. Medieval towns and tranquil hamlets, ancient churches, chapels and glorious castles dot the landscape. It’s where Armagnac is made and wine, and the […]

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Route of Richard the Lionheart in France

Written by on January 10, 2021 in Limousin
Route of Richard the Lionheart in France

Follow the Route of Richard the Lionheart in France for a trip back in time and a lesson in history. The trail takes you through Haute-Vienne and Corrèze (Limousin) to the edge of Dordogne. It covers almost 200km and includes 23 sites open to the public. Including possibly the only bowels in the world which […]

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The best virtual visits to Paris

Written by on January 4, 2021 in Paris
The best virtual visits to Paris

For the best virtual visits to Paris , look no further than Google Arts and Culture says Melissa Barndon. Dedicated to bringing, well, arts and culture, to everyone, it means there are many sites and museums all over the world, more than 2000, that you can visit without stepping out your front door. So head […]

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Visit to Rocamadour – the rock of miracles

Written by on December 16, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
Visit to Rocamadour – the rock of miracles

Rocamadour is a world famous pilgrimage site in the Lot departments, south west France. WriterAmy McPherson find it lives up to its reputation for being one of the wonders of France… A mythical place “That’s real, right?” “Yes.” “It’s not a mirage?” “No.” Imagine, having just spent four hours hiking through wilderness. Having encountered only […]

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Food and wine weekend in Lyon

Written by on December 1, 2020 in Rhône Alpes
Food and wine weekend in Lyon

Lyon in the south of France is the proud owner of the title “gastronomic capital of France”. It’s long been home to many top chefs from the famous Mère Brazier, who ran a famous bistro and taught the renowned Paul Bocuse, the man who put nouvelle cuisine on the food map. Lyon has a unique […]

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Guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup Provence

Written by on November 19, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup Provence

If you love towns with bucket loads of character that are impossibly pretty, you’ll love Tourrettes-sur-Loup. A quintessential small southern France medieval village. It’s just a few kilometres from Vence. Our guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup reveals its charms and secrets… The joie de vivre of Tourrettes-sur-Loup Tourrettes-sur-Loup is in the Alpes-Maritimes department, southeastern France. Located between […]

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Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Written by on November 12, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Pays de Sault is an area in Vaucluse, Provence. It’s comprised of six villages Aurel, Ferrassières, Monieux, Sault, Saint-Christol d’Albion, Saint-Trinit. Togher they form the ancient region known as Comté de Sault. Each is in naturally beautiful setting and each has a Romanesque church or chapel. Situated between the mountains of Lure, Luberon and Mont […]

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Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Written by on October 31, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Provence is rightly famous for its enchanting villages and lavender fields. But there’s a secret side to Provence. A side that is known mostly only to the locals. We asked local Emily Durand, who lives in the area and runs fabulous tours of Provence and southern France, to tell us about some of her favourite hidden […]

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Hidden gems in the Var, Provence

Written by on October 5, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Hidden gems in the Var, Provence

It’s impossible to overdo it pottering about in the many picturesque hilltop villages of Provence. Browsing the morning markets and sitting by the dreamy Le Lac de Sainte Croix with a good book or magazine is heavenly. But there are some unusual places in Provence you might not know about. Abi at The Little French […]

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Discover Gorgeous Gers – Gascony

Written by on August 27, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
Discover Gorgeous Gers – Gascony

Take to the road in Gascony and discover some of its charms. From medieval villages, quirky museums and the most intoxicating gastronomy … The Gers –  Gascony The Gers, or Gascony some call it, is one of the most rural regions in all of France. You’ll find it in southwest France, just west of Toulouse. […]

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