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Charming Holiday Gites For Rent in Brittany

Since 2006 we have been providing high quality self-catering accommodation in the four gites we renovated in two tiny hamlets in Cotes d’Armor. Enjoy the local markets, eat at auberges, watch the bird life,...

Maison des Bois: Marc Veyrat’s New Restaurant in the Savoyard Mountains

The legendary Michelin-starred chef Marc Veyrat has opened a new restaurant and hotel, Maison des Bois, in the heart of the Aravis Alpine mountain range. This is a unique new project for Veyrat, as...

Where to Stay and Eat on the French Riviera

The best restaurants and hotels in the Côte d'Azur region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about. Related Articles: The French Riviera in Winter Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte...
Annecy, "Little Venice."

A Weekend in Annecy: Insider Travel Recommendations

The cure for most anything that ails is fresh mountain air. With winter arriving, I craved a higher altitude and slower pace of life, even if only for a weekend. A train ticket and...

Family Holidays in France: Rentals to Suit You and Yours

France is a fabulous destination for family holidays. There is so much to do - outdoor activities; sights, cities and markets; excellent theme and water parks, along with great food. Holiday gites and villas...

Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte d’Azur

The Alpes-Maritimes is the second most-visited region of France. Its ritzy backstory renders it awash with cultural sights, several of them once the private villas of the ostentatiously loaded. Even Nice, France’s fifth-largest city, hosts more...

Chateau du Landel: 18th Century Hotel in Normandy

Chateau du Landel is a beautiful 18th century hotel that has retained its historic charm and family spirit whilst evolving to provide modern comforts for its guests. The building was owned by master glass...

Château d’Audrieu: Luxury Four Star Hotel & Restaurant in Calvados

The Hotel Ideally located between Caen and Bayeux, in the heart of the county of Calvados, the Château d’Audrieu, an 18th century residence, listed as a Historical Monument, is set against the background of a...

Étretat: A Hotel Among the Cliffs

This enchanting hotel in Étretat with breathtaking sea views offers an escape to a place of exceptional natural beauty Overlooking the sea and the village of Étretat, Hotel-Restaurant Dormy House opened in 1955.  Since then, it...

A History of the Auberge du Père Bise: Featuring an In-House Recipe

In the village of Talloires, along Lake Annecy, sits a rustic-looking inn. Originally a simple guinguette, or tavern, the Auberge du Père Bise is a prestigious hotel and restaurant. Run by the same family...