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France, the ultimate road trip destination

Written by on June 11, 2018 in Holiday Travel
France, the ultimate road trip destination

France is the most visited country in the world and no wonder, world famous gastronomy, culture, historic cities, snowy alps, bucolic countryside, gorgeous beaches and more is on offer. One of the best ways to see France is to take a road trip, get out of the centre of the city or simply travel from […]

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Diner en Blanc in Paris 2018 in pictures

Written by on June 10, 2018 in Funky, Gastronomy, Paris
Diner en Blanc in Paris 2018 in pictures

Friendship, gastronomy, elegance, magic: Diner en Blanc Paris is the chic-est annual gathering the world has ever seen. It is the pique-nique of pique-niques. A giant sea of laughing faces and popping champagne corks. A magical night: Le Dîner en Blanc celebrated 30 years in 2018 On June 3rd 2018 the world’s biggest organized pop-up picnic, the exclusive Dîner en […]

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Stunning wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

Written by on June 1, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Stunning wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

Gascony is situated halfway between the Dordogne River valley and the Pyrénées Mountains, on the same latitude as the Italian Riviera. It’s a region of sunflowers, vineyards and rolling countryside, of rivers and streams crossed by stone bridges. There are half-forgotten abbeys, hilltop villages, and ancient traditions. The heart of this terrain lies in the […]

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The Medieval City of Carcassonne

Written by on May 31, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The Medieval City of Carcassonne

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old city of Carcassonne is every bit as enchanting when you see it in real life as it is in the photos. How Carcassonne got its name Its legacy goes back centuries, ancient tribes inhabited the area, the Romans arrived and built a fort – they called it […]

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The Roman sites of Nimes, southern France

Written by on May 28, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The Roman sites of Nimes, southern France

If you arrive in Nimes via train as I did, the Roman connection is obvious before you even leave the station. The vaulted ceiling and arched passage ways are the clue. Wander out to the centre ville with its palm tree lined avenues and in the distance straight ahead, a Roman tower looms. Walk for […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Spring 2018

Written by on March 17, 2018 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine Spring 2018

  The Good Life France Magazine – the Spring issue. As always it’s bursting with inspiration, filled with fabulous photos and packed with articles on places, to go, culture, gastronomy and life in France. It’s completely free to read online or download a PDF, you can subscribe for free and share it with your friends […]

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4 of the best restaurants in Nice that are also great value

Written by on March 5, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
4 of the best restaurants in Nice that are also great value

There are hundreds of restaurants in Nice – the only challenge in enjoying great southern French dishes, is which one to pick. They’re big on flavour in the south of France, the Mediterranean influence is tinged with a hint of Italian style. These four restaurants are in the centre, not expensive and all offer the […]

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Day Trip to Lyon from Paris by train

Written by on March 4, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Day Trip to Lyon from Paris by train

A shade under 2 hours on a fast train from Paris will bring you to the south of France and the lovely city of Lyon. The gastronomic capital of France, Lyon is a feast for the eyes, the soul and the stomach. Janine Marsh seeks out tempting visits for culture vultures and  shoppers and finds […]

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5 sensational spring visits in France

Written by on February 27, 2018 in Holiday Travel
5 sensational spring visits in France

As winter starts to retreat, it’s time to think about a spring break in France. The days get longer, the birds sing louder and the sun gently caresses the land. It’s the perfect time for a breath of fresh air and a re-energising French holiday. Donna Sloane, general manager at French Connections holiday rentals shares her […]

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Le Grand Bornand Haute-Savoie

Written by on February 26, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Le Grand Bornand Haute-Savoie

The French Alps are not just about snow and après-ski. For a holiday where you’ll experience the most amazing scenery, activities and food – look no further than the Annecy ski resorts in spring, summer and autumn. Summer in Le Grand Bornand Le Grand Bornand is a popular all year round destination with the French […]

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