The absolutely best Loire Valley tours 

16 Nov

The Loire Valley is peppered with chateaux of all shapes and sizes and if you love castles – there’s no better place to explore. The Loire Valley is also home to magnificent vineyards, glorious countryside, enchanting little villages, historic cities and fabulous markets. It’s known as the garden of France, the Valley of the Kings […]

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Key dates and National Holidays in France 2018

12 Nov

France enjoys special days and national celebrations throughout the year. There are fixed national holidays and changeable national holidays and special days that aren’t holidays but are when traditions are honoured. Public Holidays in France in 2018 January 1: New Year’s Day April 2: Easter Monday May 1: Labor Day / May Day May 8: […]

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The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

11 Nov

For a captivating Christmas event, Montreuil-sur-Mer is the place to be for a special inaugural weekend of celebration. Featuring a fabulous wine fair, sublime gourmet dinner, carol singers and an enchanting Christmas market – this event will certainly get you in a festive mood. It all takes place on 9 and 10 December 2017, and […]

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Top ten things to do in Mazamet in the Tarn, France

8 Nov

Mazamet is in the Tarn, south of France. It’s a place of dramatic natural beauty, of soaring mountains and floral pastures, lakes and hilltop villages. So, what is there to do in and around Mazamet? That’s a question guests often ask before booking a stay at La Villa de Mazamet and owners Peter and Mark told […]

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Win a copy of C’est Bon: Recipes Inspired by La Grand Epicerie de Paris

19 Oct

Best-selling food writer Trish Deseine demonstrates how a few well-chosen, high-quality ingredients can create simple yet sublime dishes. Trish Deseine is renowned for her unpretentious approach to food, creating delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that are always inspired and refined. Here, Trish presents more than eighty original recipes that incorporate simple, quality ingredients. They’re often in […]

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