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...

10 Reasons to Visit Boulonnais

With beaches stretching as far as the eye can see and oodles of historic landmarks, the jewel of the Opal Coast makes a picturesque getaway HOLY CRYPT Rising imperiously over Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Basilique Notre-Dame was built...

A Brittany Golf Holiday to Remember

Should you ever spot a golfer with his flies undone and his most personal of golf clubs exposed for all to see, do not be alarmed. There’s an unofficial rule in British club golf...
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...

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...

Things to See and Do in Les Deux Charentes

Head to the coast for seaside fun, boat rides and island life, or go inland for fast cars, gentle cycle rides and history... Related article: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes MUSEUMS AND HISTORY With Romanesque...

Golf in the Dordogne

A perfect Dordogne holiday - or just an afternoon Think golf and you may find yourself thinking of the Spanish Costas or the Algarve. But wise up, folks. The Dordogne has some excellent places for...
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...

Ryding High: A Look at French Golf as the Ryder Cup Heads to France

As the Ryder Cup heads to France for the first time in the competition’s history, Dominic Bliss takes a look at the nation's love-hate relationship with golf "He’s surely not going to climb down in...