Les Baux de Provence: 22 Historical Monuments

A must-see village in the heart of the Alpilles While Les Baux de Provence is more of a tourist site rather than an active village - there are only 500 inhabitants - it still remains...

Mountain walking holidays in France

What better way to take in the breathtaking scenery of French mountains, than to immerse yourself in your surroundings, on a walking holiday. With the Alps, Pyrenees, Massif Centrale, Jura, and the mountain ranges...

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...

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...

Lozere – Languedoc-Roussillon’s secret department

Discover a land of endless beauty where the great outdoors is king! To say that the Lozere department in the northern Languedoc Roussillon has been largely overlooked by English speaking tourists would be something of...

The Indre – some facts and figures

Geography and economy of the Indre The Indre is in the south of the Centre region, and extends over the low plateaux which form the heart of the Berry – Champagne, Berrichonne, Boischaut North, Boischaut...

Aigues-Mortes in the Camargue: Medieval Walled Town

Lovers of history and castles should put a pin in the map at Aigues-Mortes, a town whose medieval centre is enclosed within rectangular ramparts, complete with circular towers and gateways and walls that you...

A Dordogne climate guide

Sun, rain and temperatures The Dordogne is the third largest département in France, with a total area of 9,200 square kilometres. (The first and second largest are the Gironde, round Bordeaux, and the Landes, to...

Argentat town guide

A river and people In recent years due to an increase in the number of tourists visiting Argentat, the town has made enormous efforts to achieve a ‘tourist friendly’ environment and has had to invest...