Essoyes, Summer Home of the Renoirs, Welcomes Visitors

For the people of Essoyes, a village in southern Champagne, the Year of Renoir, which was celebrated last year, capped years of planning, hard work, and determined effort that culminated in the opening of...

10 Reasons to Visit The Loire

The accessibility The Loire is easily accessible from the UK and is just a few hours’ drive from the Western Channel ports. Brittany Ferries offer a range of daily sailings from Poole, Portsmouth and...

A Grand Weekend in Le Morvan: Visit Burgundy

Looking for a long weekend away? How about the rolling green hills of the Morvan? This beautiful corner of nature is protected by it’s a Natural Park status, offering the perfect place for a...

A Weekend in Dijon: 48 Hours in Burgundy’s Capital

2 Days: It’s a very short time to discover all the treasures hidden away in Dijon. Therefore we have concocted the perfect programme so that you don’t miss the essentials. However we are sure...

The Top 3 Road Trips in France: A Driver’s Heaven

Road tripping is a fantastic way to see France. Renting your own car on holiday opens up a lot of opportunities to visit out-of-the-way villages and sights, without the hassle of organizing public transport...

Why it’s a Great Time to Visit Auvers-sur-Oise

Long revered by art lovers for its van Gogh connection, charming Auvers-sur-Oise is busy talking up its Impressionist pedigree – and it’s something worth shouting about. We’re going to go ahead and say it: the...

Aveyron: Experience an indulgent way to relax, an assault on your senses

Aveyron has an earthiness, a simplicity and a quiet but wild ruggedness that’s hard to find elsewhere. The thick and craggy relief of forests of chestnut, pine, oak and vineyards cling to steep ravines....

A Poetic World in Gascony: Chef and Culinary Innovator Michel Guérard

The modern trend for a healthier cuisine can, in great part, be attributed to one man. Guy Hibbert travelled to Gascony to meet chef and culinary innovator Michel Guérard One of the foremost figures of...

City Breaks in France: Nîmes

With the city on the brink of UNESCO World Heritage status, Guy Hibbert suggests you get there early to beat the crowds... When the Romans conquered Gaul it was the well-known source of spring water...

The Vallée du Loir: The Other Loir is a Well-Kept Travel Secret in France

The lesser-known cousin of the Loire Valley, the well-kept secret that is the Vallée du Loir, certainly packs an incredible and diverse punch, as Marion Sauvebois discovered "The gardens of the Prieuré de Vauboin are...