Skiing in August: Sept Jours, Deux Alpes

Skiing in August is not an activity open to most Europeans, but there is one place you can go – and Dominic Bliss took his family there. I've just learned a new French phrase: l'épaule...

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...

10 Reasons to Visit Alpes de Haute-Provence

Bathed in sunshine 300 days a year and criss-crossed by lavender fields, the home of France’s own ‘Grand Canyon’ is an enchanting getaway... LAVENDER GALORE Perched 500m above sea level, the Valensole plateau is without a...

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...

Top 5 Destinations in Midi-Pyrenees

If you’re planning a holiday to the fabulous Midi-Pyrenees region of France, here are our top 5 destinations for an unforgettable holiday in France. 1. Rocamadour Rocamadour is a pretty village, dramatically built into the...

Najac castle in the Aveyron

If the word château conjures up epic battles and soaring ramparts in your imagination, Najac Castle in the Aveyron is a must-visit site. Situated in the west of the department, the fortified castle of...
bouchets, mussels, in Brittany

Mussels from the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel

Folklore has it that in 1235, an Irishman (or Scotsman, depending on which version you believe) named Patrick Walton was shipwrecked in the Bay de l'Aiguillon in the Charente region of France. Accustomed to trapping seabirds...

12 Reasons to Visit Aveyron

Dotted with rugged landscapes and more ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ than any other part of the Hexagon, Aveyron is one for the bucket list. Here are 12 reasons to explore France’s 12th département... UNMISSABLE SIGHTS Nestled in...

The Top 5 Theme Parks in France

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline filled theme park where you can have fun with all your favourite characters, a water park with log flumes and breathtaking slides, or a more educational park where...

Double the Fun in the Two Charentes

If you’re seeking la France profonde, with great weather, endless sandy beaches, and plenty for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike, you need look no further than Charente and Charente-Maritime, says Guy Hibbert. Having owned...