Things to See and Do in Franche-Comté

Explore the region’s military history and foodie trails or enjoy the great outdoors on skis, horseback, in a boat or on foot... Related article: Franche-Comté: The Land of Plenty HISTORIC ROUTES Belfort from Fort to Fort. Drive...

10 Reasons to Visit Vercors, an Outdoor Enthusiast’s Dream

This mountainous massif in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Discover its many peaks and plateaux, hiking trails, cycle paths and paradisiacal nature reserve... MONT AIGUILLE An isolated body of limestone, spectacularly flat and rectangular, this...

Things to See and Do in the French Pays Basque

Indulge yourself from the beaches to the mountainous interior, via the great cities of Bayonne and Biarritz Markets There are great Halles marketplaces in the town centres of both Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne. Open until lunchtime every day of...

Great Destinations in France: A World of New Adventure in Alsace

It's a part of France that is unlike any other (not least because it hasn't always been a part of France.) Much of the culture is distinctly German, and the influence of the Swiss...

Things to See and Do in Picardy

Must-do events for your diary, sites to explore, arts, sports and culture Related article: Picardy at Peace REMEMBRANCE For an overview of the 1914-18 conflict on the Somme, visit the tunnels of the Somme 1916 Museum in...

Pilgrimages in France: Walking a Mountain to Mary Magdalene

The pilgrimage to Sainte Marie-Madeleine high on the Massif Ste Baume has always been one of my more accessible bucket list dreams. Now, I’m on my way. I am staying in the gorgeous Couvent...

Day hikes, Organised Trips or Freedom with a Tent

FREEDOM WITH A TENT One option is to book a flight, pack your tent and go. If you know what you're doing, this can be a liberating experience. You will need to get the correct...
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12 Must-Visit Sites in Brittany

Brittany is famed for its sea-faring history, its unique culture, and of course its fabulous seafood, but there is so much more to the region beyond this. One of Europe’s most impressive prehistoric stone circles...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Véron, A Quieter Part of Montmartre

Back in 1929, Édith Piaf was still known as Édith Giovanna Gassion. Then 14 years old, the future chanteuse spent her days following her father around France with his touring acrobatic act. But La...

Walking in the Pyrenees Catalan

A brief overview of some of the walks in the Pyrenees Orientales The Pyrenees Catalan covers a large area of what we now call the Pyrenees Orientales, Ariège & Andorra but for the purpose of...