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12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the Ardennes

The region isn’t all about the sparkling wine and historic cities. With so much beautiful countryside, much of it surprisingly isolated, there are loads of sporty and outdoor activities on offer – great for burning...

Roche de Solutré: Burgundy’s Most Famous Natural Site

Located west of Macôn in Burgundy, the Roche de Solutré rises far above the Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards and, sphinx-like, appears to be watching over the valley and villages below. Protected by French law and classified as a...
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12 of the Finest Dordogne Châteaux

The fascinating history of the Dordogne from medieval to modern times is brought to life by the grandeur and mystique of some of its splendid châteaux. When you visit these medieval fortresses, Renaissance palaces and...

Things to See and Do in Champagne and the Ardennes

A combination of cosmopolitan cities and isolated countryside means there’s no shortage of experiences in this delightful region. Related articles: Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes 12 Best Outdoor Activities in Champagne and the...

The Fruits of Paris: The Preservation and Rebirth of Montreuil’s Peach Orchards

Montreuil’s oldest inhabitants remember when this suburb on the eastern edge of Paris was nothing but fields and orchards. Today, the Saint-Antoine quartier shelters the last murs à pêches (peach walls), which provide a...
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Things to See and Do in the Dordogne

Canoeing The Dordogne is France’s leading département for recreational canoeing, whatever your age or ability. Visitors can explore the delightful valleys of the Dordogne, Vézère, Isle and Dronne from spring right the way through to the autumn. Cycling Hire bikes and follow cycling...

Jardins Ouverts: France’s Secret Gardens

Open Gardens, or Jardins Ouverts, is modelled loosely on the UK’s National Garden Scheme (the Yellow Book), which started in 1927 and now represents over 3,800 gardens. Over the decades, the UK scheme has...