City Focus: Angers, The Historic Capital of Anjou

From my lofty vantage point on the broad ramparts of Angers’s medieval fortress, the high points of this attractive city stand proud above the rooftops, an open invitation to explore. Dominating the Old Town are...

Winter In Chamonix: Not Just For Skiers

Chloe Govan challenges the misconception that this stunning stretch of alpine valley is only for winter sports Known as "the birthplace of extreme skiing", with many seasoned professionals calling the steeper than average slopes here...

Chain Reaction: Exploring the Chaîne des Puys Volcanoes in France

Dominic Bliss finds perfection in the magical Chaîne des Puys volcanoes, a phenomenon recently recognised by UNESCO Le Puy du Pariou is the perfect volcano. Conical, symmetrical and with a crater gouged out of the...
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Take a Wellness Retreat in the French Countryside at the Happy Hamlet

Be good to yourself – Take a wellness retreat in the French countryside "The most gorgeous, warm-hearted, charming, delightful, inspiring and mesmerizing location and retreat you could imagine. Thanks, Suska and Nico. You're amazing! I'm...

Great Destinations: The Italian Influence on Corsica

This mountainous Mediterranean island is today one of the 13 regions of Metropolitan France, though its culture is more Italian than French, and its sense of otherness is strong. Guy Hibbert learns about its...

Top Tips for Travelling with Young Children in France

Holidaying with young children can sometimes seem like a daunting task, but with some careful planning you can have a perfect trip away in France that’s fun for all the family. Here are our...

Ardèche: A World of Picture-Perfect Wonders

The landscape of this rugged region has inspired humankind since prehistoric times. Gillian Thornton meanders amongst works of art both man-made and natural... As warm welcomes go, our reception at Mazan-l’Abbaye is positively scorching. This...

In the Footsteps of Victor Hugo in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Marion Sauvebois finds joy following in the footsteps of Les Misérables author Victor Hugo through the picture-perfect town which inspired his most famous work Buffeted by gales, hugging my flapping notebook for dear life, it...

Spring Fever on the Canal du Midi

Pledging to get back to nature, Rhiannon Rees embarks on a leisurely cruise along France’s most famous waterway – and becomes hopelessly smitten with life in the barge lane... If two years living and working...

Camargue Rules: Cowboys, Bulls and the Course Camarguaise

Chloe Govan visits the cowboys of the Camargue to discover centuries-old cultural traditions and encounter a humane version of the controversial art of bullfighting – without the bloodshed Bullfighting: brutal and bloodthirsty, right? In most...