The best places to camp in Provence

19 Oct

Provence has it all. Beautiful beaches, secret coastal bays, spectacular countryside peppered with lavender fields, fruit and olive orchards, magnificent towns and perched villages. The locals wines are delicious, especially sipped under the stars. Provencal gastronomy is superb. The history and culture of Provence is famous the whole world over. And, it makes for the […]

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5 of the best things to do in Toulouse

14 Oct

Toulouse has loads to offer visitors of all ages with some truly outstanding museums and activities – who can resist a go at moon walking!? Architecturally splendid, gastronomically gifted, the sunny city is a terrifically tempting destination. Place du Capitole The Place du Capitole is the beating heart of Toulouse. Located in this immense square […]

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5 of the best things to do in Toulouse

14 Oct

Toulouse has loads to offer visitors of all ages with some truly outstanding museums and activities – who can resist a go at moon walking!? Architecturally splendid, gastronomically gifted, the sunny city is a terrifically tempting destination. Place du Capitole The Place du Capitole is the beating heart of Toulouse. Located in this immense square […]

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Reviving retreats in France

12 Oct

The Happy Hamlet, a centuries old farm-hamlet in the sunny Tarn-et-Garonne, countryside southwest France, has been transformed into a special hideaway. It has quickly become the place to go for many travellers seeking a relaxing and meaningful holiday. Reenergising retreats in southwest France “Heaven on earth; great people, warm hearts, caring and genuine hospitality. Charming […]

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How to make Crème Caramel classic French desssert

11 Oct

This delicious recipe for creme caramel comes from the cook book In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy by Mardi Michels of popular blog eat.live.travel.write In her first book, Mardi shows that French food doesn’t have to be complicated. The result is an elegant, approachable cookbook featuring […]

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How to spend 48 hours in Reims Champagne

10 Oct

Known as the Gateway to Champagne, just 45 minutes by train from Paris, this bustling town is renowned for its prestigious champagne houses, Gothic cathedral and Art Deco architecture. Little of the original Roman town remains except Porte Mars, an ancient gateway to the town and the cryptoportico – a semi-underground gallery dating from the […]

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What to see and do in Aigues-Mortes Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

9 Oct

Aigues-Mortes, Languedoc (now part of the wider region of Occitanie), isn’t that far from Montpellier (just over 30km). But, it’s a whole different world from the city’s beautiful old centre or it’s architecturally fabulous new district. Detour here and you’ll discover a walled town which dates back to the 13th century, though people lived here […]

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The new city of Montpellier | An architectural wonderland

8 Oct

Montpellier is a booming area, often voted one of the places the French would most like to live and the number of residents is growing year on year. To cope with the influx, the town is expanding in an extraordinary architectural experiment. The city has been growing for a while. At first it went north […]

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What’s on in France November 2018

8 Oct

We take a look at what’s on in France 2018… National Holidays in France November 2018 1st  November 2014 La Toussaint – All Saints’ Day.  All over France, pots of chrysanthemums are placed on graves as loved ones who have passed on are remembered. 11th November Armistice 1918 – commemorative services will be held all over France in […]

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