Normandy Travel: 10 Reasons to Visit La Baie du Cotentin

La Baie du Cotentin, at the heart of the Cotentin Marshes Regional Natural Park in La Manche, is a land brimming with abundant nature and history, and most famously it was home to the...

Great Canal Journey: A Trip through Paris on the Canal Saint-Martin

Sceptical at first, Marion Sauvebois finds the pot(s) of gold at the end of the rainbow on a cruise along the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris A bateau-mouche jolly on the Seine can feel a bit...
Aveyron Gorges

What To See and Do in Tarn-et-Garonne

With lots of natural scenic splendour, this is a great place to get out and about, by boat, by bike or on foot Related articles: Great Destinations, The Waterways of Tarn-et-Garonne 12 Essential Visits in Tarn-et-Garonne Wine...
The tidal island of Noirmoutier

The Lure of La Vendée in Pays de la Loire

This coastal departément is famous for its sunshine, but there is much more to discover, writes Stephen Davy-Osborne Beautiful sandy beaches and levels of sunshine more closely associated with France’s Mediterranean seaboard than its western...
Courvoisier, Jarnac

What to See and Do Along the Banks of the Charente

From Cognac distilleries and outdoor sports, to museums and concerts, there is plenty to keep visitors busy Related articles: High Spirits in the Charente Valley Top 12 Cultural Attractions in the Charente Valley Where to Stay and...

What to See and Do in the Drôme

Lavender farms, waterfalls, vineyards and botanical gardens... welcome to a nature lover’s paradise Related articles: The Drôme: The Organic Heart of France 12 of the Drôme’s Top Attractions FOLLOW A LAVENDER TRAIL One thing you simply must do...

What to See and Do in Corsica

From wild country and outdoor sports to cathedrals and museums, there is plenty to keep holidaymakers busy Related article: Great Destinations, The Italian Influence on Corsica OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Boat trips There are boat trips of every kind on...

What to See and Do in Ardèche

From the thrills of canoeing to exploring caverns to visiting historic châteaux, there's something for everyone Related articles: Ardèche: A World of Picture-Perfect Wonders 12 Unmissable Spots in Ardèche SPORTING CHALLENGES Head to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc for a huge choice...

Cruising the Loire from the Coastal Port of Saint-Nazaire

Guy Hibbert boards the Loire Princesse for a leisurely cruise up the river from the coastal port of Saint-Nazaire through Nantes and beyond... The Loire is France’s longest river, rising in the Ardèche mountains more...

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...