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Christmas market in France

10 Things to Do at Christmas in France

Public holidays are sacrosanct to the French, and none more so than Noël, when the Champagne...

A Dozen of the Loire Valley’s Finest Gardens

While the Loire Valley is noted for its châteaux, its many extremely attractive gardens are...

French TV Series: The Tunnel, Season 2

Such is the shape-shifting world of TV commissioning that remakes of foreign dramas often take on...

500 Year Anniversary: Leonardo da Vinci in the Loire Valley

With François I as patron, Leonardo da Vinci received a handsome pension to live in Amboise. He...

Things to See and Do in the Loire Valley

We highlight here some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in...

Taste the Terroir: Following the Provence Wine Route

We see how a mapped trip along the Provence Wine Route takes its aficionados much...

Accommodation in France

Where to Stay and Eat in Brittany

The best restaurants and hotels in the region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about! TOP HOTEL Les Agapanthes (22): Hôtel de charme of 20...

Campsite in Soulac-sur-Mer

Our campsite is a personal size, neither too big nor too small. We consider this to be the perfect size as it allows our...

Riviera Dining: La Passagère in Juan-les-Pins

There are few settings for dinner in the south of France that can be more delightful than the terrace of the charming Art Deco-styled Hôtel Belles...
Hotel de la Plage Mahogany

Travel in the South of France: Where to Stay in Cassis

Nestling between Cap Canaille and the calanques, Cassis is a picturesque fishing port with a busy harbor, inviting beaches, colourful buildings and plentiful greenery. Located in...

Where to Stay in Marseille: Come to Mama!

Fresh. Affordable. Intelligent. I’m in my element. Arriving a little spent from an early start and a full day of exciting art exhibitions, the...

Chateau de Montastruc in the Dordogne

A splendid residence, listed to the French Historical Monuments, remarkably standing on an emerging rock, the chateau de Montastruc mixes grandeur with simplicity, character and serenity, history...
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