A long holiday in France might be just the thing to escape the winter weather. Or perhaps you’re thinking of checking out an area for a potential move to France. A long winter break gives you a great chance to do some house hunting, get to know a region and experience the way of life. […]
Driving through France, heading to my house sit in a village near Coulommiers, in the Grand Mourin valley, Ile de France I was excited about the opportunity to stay in a regional home. I knew I’d enjoy the company of four lively dogs and a clutch of hens. Last year I had answered one of […]
France is always a good idea but in autumn perhaps just that little bit more special. Hot chocolate, golden leaves falling from trees, acorns crunching under foot and steaming stews are just a few reasons to visit France in the fall. Here are three regions that are particularly perfect for autumn trips. The Loire Valley […]
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France is a land of diverse landscapes and varied cities. There’s the cultural capital Paris, the gastronomic capital Bordeaux and wine capital Lyon – but there’s far more to France that the well-known. Discover some of the most beautiful, undiscovered cities for a special break you’ll love. Brittany – Dinan Dinan is a beautifully preserved […]
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Paris in Autumn Hot chocolate in cafés that have a warm glow at dusk, golden leaves floating gently down on wide avenues and rosy sunsets. Rainy days when museums beckon, steaming hot coffee and croissants and walking on frosty cobble stones. And don’t forget Nuit Blanche, the big event of the season held every first […]
Deep in the south of France, nestled in the foot of the stunning Montagne Noire mountain range, which divides the departments of the Tarn from the Aude, sits Mazamet. And, nestled in Mazamet is the exquisite Villa de Mazamet, the No. 1 B&B in France on Trip Advisor… France’s leading luxury B&B Mazamet isn’t your […]
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It’s my secret place, the best B&B in Avignon in Provence, but I’m the sort of person who likes to share… Au coeur d’Avignon If you go to Avignon and you’re looking for a lovely B&B then look no further. Au Coeur d’Avignon (which translates as in the Heart of Avignon), is tucked down a […]
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For fabulous food themed holidays in France and gorgeous gites with an olive flavour – look no further, we’ve got you covered! Divine olive vineyard visits Olive trees have been grown in France for around 2,500 years. They were introduced by the Greeks who landed in Marseille, the oldest city in France. Homer called it […]
A trip to Provence is often the trip of a lifetime. It’s a very special place and when you visit, you want to have a very special time and to create unique experiences and memories that you’ll cherish for ever. Martine Bertin-Peterson at Gout et voyage puts it this way “if you want to experience […]
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The photos show the colours of the lavender growing in its gorgeous surroundings in Provence but there’s nothing quite like seeing it – and sniffing it – in person… Go in June to enjoy the lavender fields before the summer crowds arrive. At this time of the year the purple flowers begin to share their […]
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