Ready for a jolly (and slightly wacky) old time in La Belle France? Pack the party poppers: the Hexagon is all set for a bumper year of celebrations in 2019. With the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance in the Loire Valley, 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings on the Normandy coast and the centenary of Nice’s Little Hollywood, the Victorine studios, on the horizon, holidaymakers are in for one heck of a whoopee.
As well as getting swept up in the party spirit, this issue we’ve whipped up the ultimate bucket list of France’s greatest hits – animal, mineral and vegetable (can we interest you in a truffle festival or garlic bonanza?). Luckily for you, anniversaries or not, the French have never needed more than a fair harvest, thrice-removed patron saint – or mass beheadings – to break out the bunting… We’ve also mapped out fun-packed itineraries, city breaks, epic gourmet road trips for off-the-charts merrymaking (and scoffing) and enough challenging adventures to keep outdoorsy types high on adrenaline.
French Holiday Inspirations hits stores on Valentines Day but pre-order before February 3rd to save a massive 25%.
Grab your copy now for the lowdown on what’s new – and unmissable – in 2019.