El Alamein

Paris Houseboats: Living and Partying on the Seine’s Péniches

With the Seine and three canals winding their way through Paris, transport, travel, fun, and living on the water have always featured high in daily activities. The motto of the city of Paris, Fluctuat nec mergitur (tossed but not sunk)...

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...

See France differently: unusual travel ideas

10 unusual ways to travel in France… 1. Hit the road Do you dream of cruising through the south of France in the utmost style, getting a taste of celebrity status while motoring through the vineyards and...

The Canal du Midi: A Gourmet Journey

On the third day of living on the water, in the dappled shade of the great green nave of plane trees, I woke early to bird song. Then a buttery waft told me the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Enchanting L’Isle: Kayaking and Cycling the River Isle

From Roman remains to deep mining tunnels, Heidi Fuller-love discovers a host of cultural treasures as she kayaks and cycles down the River Isle from Périgueux to Libourne The Isle River, a tributary of the...
La Roque-Gageac

Favourite Travel Destinations: La Roque-Gageac in the Dordogne

La Roque-Gageac is my favourite village of all les plus beaux villages in France. After discovering it over 20 years ago, I've returned numerous times to savour its beauty and watch its transformation. Located...