Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline

Glorious beaches, lagoons, medieval cities, bustling seaside towns and vineyards as far as the eye can see... Dominic Bliss visits the Languedoc coastline, where summer never seems to end From the Rhône Delta almost down...

French Riviera: 8 Secret Spots Off the Beaten Path

By foot, boat or car there are many secret spots to discover on the Côte d’Azur. Swerve the crowds for a deeper appreciation of this glorious coastal region, says Justin Postlethwaite A Skipper's Eye View The...

3 of The Best Regions to Visit by Boat: French Waterways

Done Paris? Then leave town and cruise into these three stunning regions to discover the real France. Brace yourself for a delightful variety of scenery, architecture, culture, cuisine and wines in each quite different...

Who Knew There Was a Tour de France for Boats? The Tour de France...

“Since 1978, thousands of sailors have discovered the French coast, got pushed back by the Channel currents, asked their position to Brittany's fishermen and heeled under the Mistral wind. From a joyful racing-cruising event,...

A Party in Le Havre: A Summer of Celebrations

The excitement mounted as I joined the revellers on May 27, the date the party got underway. Hundreds of people dressed in over-the-top costumes inspired by themes linked to the city waited in anticipation in front of the Hôtel...

Discover the Limousin, France’s Rural Heart

If you really want to get off the beaten track in France, head for the rural and little-populated region of Limousin, suggests Dominc Bliss. Discover medieval hilltop villages, imposing châteaux and swathes of stunning scenery... Back in the old...
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Your Péniche Hôtel in Burgundy

An authentic vintage barge with plenty of history, Le Papillon (‘The Butterfly’) first spread her wings in 1902. During her commercial life, she has proudly steamed the waterways of northern Europe and carried cargo...

Travel in France: 10 Reasons to Visit Brittany

With miles of unspoilt coastline, picturesque cities and the world’s largest megalithic rock site, Brittany is one of the most versatile provinces of France. And the food’s not bad either… CULTURE A GOGO Rennes boasts a glorious mix...

The Bridge 2017: Queen Mary 2 Arrives in New York

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 has beaten four trimarans in a Transatlantic race like to no other to celebrate a century of Franco-American relations. The iconic ocean liner docked in New York on Saturday, July...

Explore The Sarthe and Mayenne Valleys by Boat

A place of blooming nature and charming old villages Take a seat inside one of Anjou Navigation's houseboats to sail freely along those animated banks, full of unsuspected treasures. Created in 1980, this family company provides...