Up for a challenge?

Our choice of challenging walking trip in France The GR20, which runs through Corsica's National Park, is one of the greatest treks in France, and has a reputation as Europe’s finest mountain walk. If you...

Walking holidays with children

The hills are alive with the sound of...children crying. Taking your kids on a hiking trip might be some peoples idea of a worst nightmare. But follow these tips and the family will be...

Mountain Climbing – Languedoc Roussillon

An overview of climbing sites in the eastern Pyrenees This is a much more specialist area than walking, and with a high potential risk factor, so it is important to know what you are doing...

Caving – Languedoc Roussillon

Exploring caves in the Languedoc-Roussillon I’ve never been one for actively choosing to spend my holidays in the dark - give me a stretch of golden sand and blue sky any day - but ever...

Alternative ski stations in the French Pyrenees

Resorts reviewed by Benn Coley If you are looking for a more authentic French skiing experience, want to get away from expensive English bar and restaurant prices you find in the Alps and you want...

Superb walks along the riverbanks of the Vienne

The Limousin remains one of the most unspoilt regions in France with an abundance of truly beautiful countryside, rolling hills, winding rivers, vast lakes, trickling waterfalls, colourful and peaceful woodland that stretch as far...

Nature Reserves in Brittany

Mol The Iroise nature reserve shelters species and habitats which are in need of protection and in some cases re-establishment. Access to the small islands is sometimes restricted. Discover this environment at the island environmental...

Bullfighting and Equine Tradition in France: Languedoc Tradition

Bull fighting – how to make sense of the posters! If you live in the Languedoc or are visiting the area, you might be puzzled by the amount of terminology that is involved in local...

Port Camargue

Yachting Marina in the Mediterranean Built in the 1970s, the Port Camargue pleasure marina and harbour is the ideal base for docking, with its sheltered entrance and many nautical services provided. It is the largest...

The Maritime Heritage

Brittany and the sea Fishing Breton fishermen, whether involved in coastal fishing, deep sea fishing, factory fishing or fishing for shellfish, have succeeded in adapting their trade and diversifying their products over the years. Small scale...