The Good Life and a gorgeous holiday house in the Lot

20 May

Rosalie and Malcolm Lewis found their dream home in France in 1995, a former convent built in 1837 in the village of St Martin de Vers in the Lot. Rosalie reveals how their wonderful home is also now a gorgeous holiday house rental. She trained as an interior designer and her skills are apparent in […]

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The best sailing holidays in France

8 May

If the idea of a sailing holiday in France floats your boat and you thought it might be too expensive or only for couples and groups – think again. Sailsquare are changing the landscape (or should that be seascape). No longer are sailing trips the preserve of the rich and famous. And, if you’re travelling […]

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15 ways to celebrate 500 years of French Renaissance in the Loire  

7 May

The Loire rolls out the red carpet in 2019 to celebrate 500 years of the French Renaissance and the death of Leonardo da Vinci. With an incredible programme of more than 500 events, here are 15 you really shouldn’t miss. Full details of all events can be found in the website link at the bottom. […]

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Ten of the best gardens to visit in France

7 May

If you’re a lover of gorgeous gardens then you’ll be truly spoiled for choice in France. From the gardens of chateaux in the Loire Valley AKA “the garden of France”, to public parks, private gardens open to the public and even an entire village awarded “Remarkable Garden” status, you’re sure to find a garden to […]

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Three great coastal regions in France for a fun holiday

30 Apr

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to picking a seaside base in France for a brilliant holiday. We asked Donna Sloane, general manager at www.frenchconnections.co.uk to pick three locations where you not only have great beaches but stunning countryside too… Normandy Normandy is a marvellous mix of seaside resorts and glorious […]

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Family friendly chateau holiday accommodation in Dordogne

30 Apr

In the midst of the magnificent Dordogne countryside, the Chateau de Sadillac rises up like a fairy tale castle but unlike in the story books – this castle isn’t just for Kings and Queens and sleeping beauties, it’s the most beautiful holiday home. With a ton of fabulous things to do without stepping out of […]

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Fabulous things to do in France in late spring

24 Apr

In late spring there’s loads to do in France. And if you’re looking for fabulous things to do int the school holidays – be inspired by our France for families visit tips: boats, bikes, beasties and brilliant theme parks… Bordeaux River Festival Massive fun for the whole family at this fabulous festival. It takes place […]

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Where to stay in a beautiful and undiscovered part of Provence

9 Apr

Montauroux is a small hilltop village in the department of Var, Provence. From its elevated position, surrounded by forests there are fabulous views over the gorgeous countryside. One of 8 traditional Provencal villages in the Fayence area, it is ideally situated between the mountains and the sea (Cannes beaches are only 25km away) and close […]

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Great city breaks in the spring in France

5 Apr

Spring in the Loire Valley The Loire Valley is made up of orchards, vineyards and farmlands, châteaux and picturesque villages. In spring the fruit trees burst into colour and so do the chateaux gardens. Intoxicating detours are plentiful in this region but not to be missed are these three historic towns: Angers: Lively, buzzing and […]

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