Fantastic Landscapes of the Jura Mountains

Don’t be fooled by appearances... despite the peacefulness, these mountains have an impetuous and unpredictable character: steep rocks, wild water features and steephead valleys... the Jura Mountains have many surprises in store! 1. ROCKS NIBBLED...

10 Reasons to Visit Tours, the Gateway to the Loire Valley

The gateway to the Loire Valley, Tours is far more than a mere stopover on the châteaux trail. With a flurry of world-class attractions and a dreamy Old Town to boot, it is a...

10 Reasons to Spend the Summer in the Jura Mountains

Here is a brief overview of the main reasons why you should book your summer holiday in the Jura Mountains. You won’t regret it! 1. DID YOUR CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY FALL THROUGH? Don’t worry – water in...

Great Destinations in France: A Guiding Light to Brittany

Brittany is the first port of call for thousands of visitors each year, yet many continue their journeys without a second glance. However, Stephen Davy-Osborne finds the region’s rugged scenery and dramatic seascapes are...

A Fallen Nobleman: Following the Footsteps of the Marquis de Sade in France

Chloe Govan discovers the dark heart of the Marquis de Sade, tracing his footsteps through Paris, Provence and an infamous fortress christened the Bastille of the Alps Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Savoie...

Six surprising reasons to visit the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is a big draw for visitors with most coming in search of the magnificent A-List châteaux. Given their sumptuous settings, flamboyant designs, stunning gardens and colourful history, it’s no surprise. But there...

City Focus: Marseille, France’s Second City

France’s second city is enjoying a resurgence, attracting visitors away from Provence’s more traditional tourist spots with its combination of arts, music, cuisine, architecture, shopping and edgy culture, says Dominic Bliss "I see Armenians, Comorians,...

Top 5 Destinations in Midi-Pyrenees

If you’re planning a holiday to the fabulous Midi-Pyrenees region of France, here are our top 5 destinations for an unforgettable holiday in France. 1. Rocamadour Rocamadour is a pretty village, dramatically built into the...

Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley

As the Loire Valley prepares to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance, with the Viva Leonardo da Vinci! festival, Gillian Thornton immerses herself in the region's iconic châteaux, where half a millennium ago...

The Lot-et-Garonne: One of the Best Kept Secrets in France

The Lot-et-Garonne department in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of Southwest France has been described as "the France that you always hoped existed but could never quite find". It's idyllic; a paradise. I looked over at...