The department of Mayenne is in the Pays de la Loire and its capital is Laval. It’s the sort of town where you immediately feel you can relax and chill out. There are excellent restaurants serving fabulous local produce, one of the best markets in France, chateaux galore and incredible art museums. It’s a laid-back […]
Win a copy of this book that’s written from the heart, a charming tale that’s easy to read. An inspiring “it’s never too late”, feel good memoir that will sweep you along on the author’s journey as she finds herself in the France of her dreams. For thirty years, Diane Covington-Carter dreamed of living in […]
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Win a Pair of tickets for the South of France’s most glamorous and gorgeous music Festival… Set in the shadow of a 1,000-year-old Chateau, Machine du Vin is two parts festival, one part fairy-tale: a boutique destination event like no other. It takes place from 31 July to 2 August 2018 and it is going […]
France is a treasure chest of inspiring destinations. For this reason you have plenty of options when it comes to holidays in France. However, such an abundance of choices creates a dilemma. Which one should you choose? If you are longing to escape to the countryside or coast, and if your preference is a self-catering […]
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You just can’t help but fall in love with Sarlat in Dordogne. The medieval buildings, fabulous market and gourmet food shops are so enticing. The cobbled streets lure you on to discover winding alleyways, steep stairways and their treasures. It’s a town where restaurants serve the most delicious of local dishes with pride and flair. […]
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Financiers are an excellent handheld after-school snack. Essentially a tea cake made with a touch of almond meal, these are a little more substantial than madeleines. They come in various shapes, including rectangles and ovals, and here we’re using a mini muffin pan because they’re easy to find and many people have them in the […]
A medieval French chateau is to be the setting for the first edition of La Machine du Vin, an exceptional music festival featuring DJs such as Claptone, 2manydjs and Booka Shade. ‘La machine du vin’ combines music, wine, food and art into one festival in the south of France The French expression “Vivre comme un […]
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Le Selfie Gascon is Perry Taylor’s third book of humorous drawings from France. It’s a work of gentle wit and humour from the artist who takes inspiration from daily life in the south of France. Beautifully drawn scenes of life in Gascony, old ladies on bikes, avenues of plane trees and fields of golden wheat conjure […]
Provence is one of the most popular destinations for holiday makers in France, once visited and you’ll always yearn to return. There are more than 800 villages and towns in this area of France and everyone will have their own preference but here are 5 of our favourites in lovely Provence… Avignon With its historic […]
Deep in the heart of rural countryside yet just 30km from the centre of Paris you’ll discover Les Villages Nature Paris. A holiday resort that’s perfect for those who want to spend time at Disneyland Paris, who love nature, want a taste of la vie Francais, love sports activities, want a family break with loads […]
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