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Étretat: A Hotel Among the Cliffs

This enchanting hotel in Étretat with breathtaking sea views offers an escape to a place of exceptional natural beauty Overlooking the sea and the village of Étretat, Hotel-Restaurant Dormy House opened in 1955.  Since then, it...
Claude Monet, Les Falaises à Étretat

Étretat and the Normandy Coastline: Endless Inspiration for Artists

The natural beauty of Étretat has long attracted artists such as Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet, whose paintings entice even more visitors to this special place. (Monet painted a series of canvases depicting les falaises à Étretat, the dramatic coastal cliffs.) Located...

7 great places to play golf in France

With the golf season is now in full swing, we select some of France’s most beautiful and welcoming courses. 1. Les Bordes This beauty deep in the Loiret department tops many golf course ‘best of’ lists...

Golfing in France – a glossary of terms

As anyone familiar with golf will already know, there is a whole world of vocabulary associated with it. Fortunately, some of it will still sound familiar in French. From the various clubs de golf to...

Summertime, and the living in France is easy!

1. Faire la fête The south of France is blessed with a glorious summer climate and the locals make the most of it, at festivals which are spread throughout the season. Arts and theatre aficionados are...

Activity ideas in the mountains of France

1. HIT THE BIKE TRAILS With five mountain ranges and some of the world’s most varied terrain, France can’t be beaten for mountain biking and downhill cycling. Les Deux Alpes has over 100km of marked biking...

Golf à la Basquaise

France does not readily spring to mind as one of the premier golfing nations. Who remembers Arnaud Massy, the former sardine fisherman from Biarritz who back in 1907 became the only Frenchman to win...