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...
Horse Riding in the Loire Valley

Tally ho! Touring the Loire Valley’s Chateaux on Horseback

A unique way to experience the sublime scenery, cuisine, and history of the region known as "the Garden of France."

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...

Festival Focus: Equestria in the Hautes-Pyrénées

The city of Tarbes, in south-western Frances’s stunning Hautes-Pyrénées département, boasts a time-hallowed equestrian tradition. This devotion reaches fever pitch for a few days every summer, during the Equestria festival. A far cry from...

5 Ways to Discover Vercors, Home to France’s Largest Nature Reserve

Home to the largest nature reserve in France, the Vercors's dramatic rockscape and patchwork of rugged valleys are ripe to be explored on foot or by bike – unless you fancy a canter? HIT THE...

Things to See and Do in Calvados

Explore the département’s history, heritage, museums, festivals and outdoor activities Related articles: Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy HERITAGE AND CULTURE As the birthplace of William the Conqueror, Calvados is...

The Wild Camargue: 5 Reasons to Visit

Have you seen the Camargue episode of Wild France with Ray Mears and want to experience the wild side of the Camargue region? We invite you to see France’s cowboys, the 'guardians', and find...

Loving Loches in the Loire Valley

Good things frequently come in small packages, but the historic Royal City of Loches would seem to have more than its fair share of goodies. Despite a population of just 7,000, this enchanting town on the banks of the Indre...

Secret Provence: Exploring the Drôme Provençale in the South of France

Night was falling quickly and, having just navigated the breathtaking, and breathtakingly treacherous, roads over Provence’s jagged Mont Ventoux, I was anxious to reach our destination before dark. Not until the GPS announced two kilometres ahead did tiny Montaulieu appear, a hilltop...

Things to See and Do in the Drôme Provençale

We highlight some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the region... Related articles: Secret Provence: Exploring the Drôme Provençale in the South of France The Towns of the Drôme Provençale ...