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Castle Capers: Exploring a Village Gem in Provence

One of our first missions on holidays in France is to search for the local tourist office (office de tourisme or syndicat d’initiative). Invariably, good advice in a number of languages is available plus...

Safety First: French Tourism Learns to Adapt to Covid-19

The impact of Covid-19 on tourism has been devastating. And yet in learning to adapt, France is finding fresh new ways to share its culture with visitors. Marion Sauvebois reports In the wake of quarantines...

Modern Art and Steampunk Fantasy: City Focus on Nantes

Past and future collide in Nantes, creating a glorious mix of modern art, steampunk fantasy and industrial heritage that has seen its rebirth as one of France’s coolest destinations, says Stephen Davy-Osborne Quitting law and...

12 Great Places to Visit in Coastal Languedoc

Our pick of a dozen wonderful spots to visit along the Languedoc coast... Related feature article: Just Say “Oc”: Exploring the Languedoc Coastline ÉTANG DE SCAMANDRE The Réserve Régionale du Scamandre occupies 146 hectares on the southwest side...

Top 5 Sunniest Places in France

Looking for a sunshine-filled holiday? Check out our list of top French destinations.

Driving to the Corniche des Cévennes

Author Rick Lee runs a writing course in the Cévennes. Here, he writes a short story on an experience in France – similar to what you could write if attending his autumn writing course. 'One...

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...
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Family Holidays in France: Simple Pleasures in Charente-Maritime

France is a huge country, many times bigger than each individual part of the UK, and as a result it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint exact locations where the family can have a great deal of fun without spending...

A Fairytale Trip to the Loire Valley

An excursion into "The Garden of France" to discover the region's celebrated chateaux and vineyards.

48 Hours in Deauville, the Elegant Seaside Resort

Just two and a half hours from Paris by train, which depart several times a day from Gare Saint-Lazare, Deauville is the destination of choice for many well-heeled Parisians looking for a quick weekend...