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Holiday Rental in Normandy: Hibou Blanc

The best place to do everything – or nothing! Hibou Blanc, named after the barn owl, is a very comfortable, extremely well equipped Granite built house with 18th century origins. Set in its own ground,...

Things to See and Do in the Loire Valley

We highlight here some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the Loire Valley region. BALLOONING A relaxing and picturesque way to view the châteaux and river valleys from above; it’s as if the...

Savoring the Slow Road: Cruising the Burgundy Canal by Barge

From the deck of my hotel barge, I glimpse into the heart of rural France, admiring lush pastures of grazing Charolais cattle and the verdant hills of Burgundy’s pastoral landscape. We are cruising at...

Visit the WW1 Battlefields in the Somme from the Barge ASLAUG

Canal de la Somme is a beautiful waterway situated in the Picardie, Northern France. The Somme region was heavily hurt during the two World Wars, and visits to the many war memorials are an emotional...
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 the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, about 12 miles east of Marseille on...
bouchets, mussels, in Brittany

Mussels from the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel

Folklore has it that in 1235, an Irishman (or Scotsman, depending on which version you believe) named Patrick Walton was shipwrecked in the Bay de l'Aiguillon in the Charente region of France. Accustomed to trapping seabirds...
canoeing in the Dordogne

Things to See and Do in the Dordogne

Canoeing The Dordogne is France’s leading département for recreational canoeing, whatever your age or ability. Visitors can explore the delightful valleys of the Dordogne, Vézère, Isle and Dronne from spring right the way through to the autumn. Cycling Hire bikes and follow cycling...
Village of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in the Dordogne

Dordogne Travels: The Lure of Périgord

La Dordogne: an ancient realm where dark rivers sweep under limestone cliffs and medieval hilltop villages emerge from lush dense forest; where a cornucopia of local produce has created a rich and abundant gastronomic heritage; where the extraordinary legacy of...
Barge Saraphina

Barging in France: The Good Life on Barge Saraphina

There’s a reason barging is so popular in Europe. For one thing: you get to experience a diversity of places without unpacking your bags every day in a new destination. Watch the scenery glide...

Luxury Barge Cruises – France – Canal du Midi – Camargue – Provence

Welcome aboard Caroline – your hosts Uli, Uti & Bosun welcome you