The Queen of Champagne: The Legacy of The Widow Clicquot

Once upon a time, French monks would enter the cold, dark cellars of their monasteries, only to discover that their precious wine was destroyed. Unbeknownst to these winemakers, the cold temperatures created a second...

Bouygues Telecom Launches Fabulous New SIM Plan for Tourists

As a traveller, there's nothing more frustrating than searching for a wireless Internet connection while you’re abroad. Whether you’re trying to download maps, contact loved ones or upload your holiday snaps, relying on free...

Great Destinations: Limousin, Land of Fire and Stone

Colourful villages, masses of châteaux and wonderful local stone – a Limousin road trip is an exciting way to see the delights of this rural and sparsely-populated region. Hit the Route Richard Coeur de...

10 Reasons to Visit Auch, Ville à la Campagne

Home to a UNESCO-listed cathedral, the National Circus Centre and the finest Armagnac in the south, the capital of Gascony has more to offer than you ever dreamed of... MONUMENTAL AUCH They say the best things...
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The Festive Season in France: Favourite Christmas Markets and More

Treat your loved ones to authentic gifts from spectacular France If you fancy a winter getaway or want to stock up on goodies for the festive season why not take a trip to a Christmas...

Cruising the Loire from the Coastal Port of Saint-Nazaire

Guy Hibbert boards the Loire Princesse for a leisurely cruise up the river from the coastal port of Saint-Nazaire through Nantes and beyond... The Loire is France’s longest river, rising in the Ardèche mountains more...

Explore Eure, the Hidden Gem of Normandy

Inland Normandy is often overlooked in favour of its coastal hotspots. However, Eure has a beauty of its own and plenty for intrepid visitors with a passion for the outdoors, art and history to...

Treasure Island: Alternative Ways to Visit Mont-Saint-Michel Bay

Gillian Thornton ventures far from the madding crowd with alternative ways to tour Mont-Saint-Michel Bay Wind on up the busy lane to the Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel and you can’t miss the racks of picture postcards:...

A Day in Vincennes, at the Eastern Edge of Paris

Jennifer Ladonne finds Paris's 'eastern lung' is a haven for everyone, from history buffs to birdwatchers to naturists For most visitors to Paris, a day trip outside the city means braving the lines at Versailles...

Legends and Traditions of Old Poitou-Charentes

Mary Winston Nicklin zips off to the historic province and former region of Poitou-Charentes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine to (re)discover the stomping grounds of her husband's ancestors Mamie Madeleine poured generous glasses of épine, a homemade apéritif...