Why the Ardeche is the perfect place for a French cycling holiday

30 Jan

Some places in France are made for lingering. The Ardèche in the Rhônes Alpes region, just north of Provence is certainly one of them. It feels untamed at times with its rugged, craggy gorges and deep forests. At other times it’s serene, with the grand river Rhône gliding majestically through her vineyards and hills. It’s […]

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A gem of a village | Yvoire Haute-Savoie

12 Jan

When it comes to beautiful villages, France has more than its fair share. Despite visiting so many of them over the years, I’m still frequently blown away by the charm and beauty that these French villages possess. One such village is Yvoire in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. Is Yvoire France’s most beautiful village? A member of […]

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Fabulous Flaine in the French Alps is great for skiers at all levels

22 Nov

It’s in the impressive shadow of the snow-capped Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the beautiful, French Alps, that you’ll find the ski resort of Flaine. Located in the Haute Savoie region, and part of the Grand Massif ski-ing area, Flaine has earned itself the nickname of “big snowy bowl”, as it boasts one of […]

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Meeting the makers of Legendary Reblochon cheese in Haute Savoie

21 Nov

“This is a little corner of Paradise” says the old lady throwing her arms wide and indicating at the window of her farmhouse in the mountains of Haute Savoie, not far from Annecy. We are sitting in her kitchen on a July afternoon and it is unseasonably cloudy – a rarity for this month she […]

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The famous thermal baths of Saint Gervais Haute Savoie

30 Jul

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains is in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s only a short distance from Italy, Switzerland and Mont Blanc and as ski resorts go, it’s relatively quiet. The village of Saint Gervais has been a popular ski destination for decades. However, it’s still a pretty village which has kept some […]

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