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...

The Bridge 2017: A Historic Transatlantic Race Starring Queen Mary 2

It is a race like no other in history. Four intrepid teams of sailors commanding state-of-the-art trimarans have set out across the North Atlantic in a bid to beat the matriarchal monarch of the seas...

Top Things to See and Do in Normandy

We highlight some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the Normandy region. Related articles: Great Travel Destinations, Normandy for Everyone Top 12 Iconic Sites of Normandy Where to Stay and Eat in...

A Big French Secret: Boating Holidays in France

Culture and haute-couture, gastronomic delights and vineyards as far as the eye can see, plus a warm and sunny climate - all these make France the world’s number one holiday destination. But behind the...
The River Nive weaves its way through Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in Pays Basque

Great Travel Destinations: French Basque Country

Europe’s best surfing, the chic coastal town of Biarritz, the proud Basque culture and language, the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees, even a ski resort… the French Pays Basque is one of France’s most varied and distinct...

Exploring the Waterways of France with Boating Holidays

Boating is the perfect way to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends whilst discovering the beauty of the French waterways. You can tailor your boating holiday to suit you – from a...

Travel to Undiscovered France: 10 Secret French Islands

Even without taking its overseas territories into account, France has a number of interesting islands that are well worth venturing out to. Tristan Rutherford sets sail… Parisian Island: Île aux Cygnes Imagine a graceful tree-lined alley planted in the middle of...

A Weekend’s Punting and Pampering in Brière

Vast, ominous clouds linger stubbornly in the sky, but Valentin, the hulking, tattooed captain aboard our chaland (a flat-bottomed, wooden boat) keeps his sunglasses on as he guides us through the picturesque Brière wetlands. Exploring a labyrinth of sprawling marshes...

Life in the Slow Lane: Boating the Canal du Midi

It was the first of many such moments. Sitting high up on the sun deck, cold beer to hand, gently guiding our Royal Mystique cruiser along a stretch of the Canal du Midi, I see unfold before me...

Things to See and Do in Champagne and the Ardennes

A combination of cosmopolitan cities and isolated countryside means there’s no shortage of experiences in this delightful region. Related articles: Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes 12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the...