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...

10 Amazing Things to Do in the Vendée

1. The Puy du Fou Theme Park This multi-award winning park, set in the north of the Vendée, offers a multitude of spectacular shows ranging from gladiators in a life-sized colosseum, Vikings, musketeers, medieval knights,...
Meuse by bike

Take an Exceptional Bike Tour Through Dreamy Meuse in France

In 2019, The Meuse Cycle Route partnered with EuroVélo, the European network of cycle routes. Its 900km of cycle paths echo the words of Charles Péguy’s poem that describes the Meuse as “gentle” and “dreamy”. This...

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...

What to See and Do in La Manche

Make the most of the sea and land in this unique corner of France Related articles: Explore La Manche, a Beautiful Corner of Normandy 12 Things to See on the Coast of La Manche BACK IN TIME Pair...

10 Reasons to Visit Vercors, an Outdoor Enthusiast’s Dream

This mountainous massif in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Discover its many peaks and plateaux, hiking trails, cycle paths and paradisiacal nature reserve... MONT AIGUILLE An isolated body of limestone, spectacularly flat and rectangular, this...

Champagne tour to Paris by boat (and bike)

This eight-day, seven night Champagne, Marne River Valley & Paris tour on board the barge MS Zwaantje is a cycle touring classic that not only allows guests to explore the world famous city of...

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...

Bike and Barge Tour France: Bordeaux

Three rivers, six wine areas and 7000 châteaux During this unique tour you will explore one of the most beautiful, famous and beloved parts of France. The region of Bordeaux, located in sun drenched, southwestern...