Boat vs Bike in Burgundy

Christiane Trégouet- Creator of FRANCE À VÉLO, an agency organizing bike trips. Are you a bike fan? I started cycling very early and practiced it a lot. In Germany I studied for a diploma in tourism,...

Chugging along the Canal du Midi

Boat along the picturesque Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy wine tasting, cycling, and sightseeing at medieval villages. When it comes to barging in the South of France, the scenic Canal du...

Great Outdoor Activities in Auvergne

Our choice of a dozen outdoor pursuits to get you active (but not too active) in Auvergne Related article: Great Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child MÉANDRE DE QUEUILLE This natural wonder, a huge oxbow lake in...

Hotel Barge Luciole: Discover the Waterways of Burgundy

When moored at her berth on the river Yonne, overlooked by Auxerre’s magnificent gothic cathedral or plying her way up and down the Nivernais canal, La Luciole is something of a landmark in her...

Boat Bike Tours: Where to find the best backgrounds for your France pics

When enjoying your holiday in France you need to keep your friends and family updated of your adventures. Especially if you’re making a cycling holiday whereby you spend the night aboard a comfortable ship....

Best Locations for Wine Tasting Boating Holidays

Wine is best savoured. Not rushed. However, the fast pace of the daily grind rarely affords us time to appreciate a glass of wine to its fullest. Instead, we quaff a glass of plonk between...

The Quiet Side of the Côte d’Azur

Travellers seeking a laid-back beach experience tend to shy away from the Riviera. Yet, to the west of the glittering towns lining the Côte d’Azur lies a more tranquil counterpart that remains under the...

Things to See and Do in Nord-Pas de Calais

Explore the region’s history, natural heritage and enjoy many outdoor activities Related article: Top of the World, Nord-Pas de Calais REMEMBRANCE Follow four self-drive Remembrance Trails to visit memorials to and cemeteries of the fallen from WWI. For...

The Heritage of Marseille: 5 Things We Love about the Southern City

Once a diamond in the rough, Marseille is fast becoming the go-to destination on the Mediterranean coast. With history aplenty, breathtaking coves and edgy architecture, it's little wonder... THE GOOD MOTHER Perched 154m above the city...

The Majesty of The Loire Valley

Over 600 miles long from source to sea, and draining half of the French land mass, the River Loire rises in the highlands of the Massif Central and finally reaches the Atlantic Ocean at...