The Château de Chambord is one of the most iconic sights of the Loire Valley. Towering majestically over the beautiful rural countryside, the château certainly draws attention. Here’s 10 things that you may not know about this striking château: It’s the largest of the Loire’s châteaux – although unbelievably, it was originally built as…Details
You can’t beat France for a camping holiday. Here’s our blog posts about camping in France, packed with holiday ideas and inspiration.
France in the summertime… you can’t beat it! When the sun is shining, the beautiful beaches, delicious food and incredible landscapes become even more irresistible.
Here are five hot spots perfect for your summer escape, all perfect for soaking up the rays with a glass of delicious French wine in hand.Details
No, this isn’t a blog post about a Ben Stiller film. Much as I’d like to spend time reviewing it, this post is actually to tell you about something rather good that’s happening this weekend.
Free entry to loads of different museums, all over Europe. At night. Oh, and did I mention it’s free?
Basically, on Saturday 16 May 2015, museums all over Europe will throw open their doors after usual closing hours and invite the public to come and explore. Some are ‘roam free’, while others hold special events or talks.
There are thousands to choose from. If you’re on holiday this weekend, the website has useful links to what’s on where.Details
Paris is the setting for numerous films, from the classics to modern productions: Think The Da Vinci Code, The Bourne Identity, Moulin Rouge, Amélie, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Ratatouille, The Phantom of the Opera… The list is endless and there’s sure to be something that will appeal to all members of the family! Visit the Louvre…Details
I love watching tennis. It’s the only sport my husband and I agree on, and we’ve always wanted to watch one of the Grand Slams live. Australia and the US Open are a little out of our price range, and we hadn’t been organised enough to enter the ballot for Wimbledon tickets. The French Open however, seemed like a possibility. Tickets were easy to buy online, so we decided to combine our trip to the tennis with a holiday at the campsite at Berny Rivière, around an hour north of Paris.Details
Avoid the hustle and bustle of city life and soak up the scenery on a lakes and mountains holiday. Enjoy walking, cycling, swimming or any type of water-based activity you can think of – a visit to the lakes or mountains can be as hectic or laid-back as you want it to be. Discover beautiful alpine country and glorious shimmering lakes, where the climate is perfect during the summer months.Details
Ah French swimwear rules and regulations. Always a topic that is interesting shall we say? For years customers have been baffled, amused and downright confused by our Gallic friends’ quirky demand that male swimmers abandon baggy swim-shorts in favour of the more tight-fitting trunks (affectionately nicknamed “budgie smugglers”). Skimpy swimwear in France is nothing new.…Details
Brittany is one of the most distinctive and beautiful regions in France with a unique character, intriguing history and 1,200km of dramatic coastline. Each year, over a million holidaymakers hop across the Channel to enjoy the stunning scenery, Breton lifestyle and charming hospitality.
The landscape in Brittany is diverse, with a rugged northern coastline, sophisticated beach resorts in the south and beautiful offshore islands to explore. Bordered by the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, Brittany is gently warmed by the Gulf Stream, giving it a very mild climate – perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy the elements and invigorating sea air on miles of coastal paths – walk or cycle as you admire the surrounding scenery.
Brittany’s strong cultural heritage is key to its appeal – a mix of Celtic traditions and medieval history. And of course, no visit to Brittany would be complete without sampling the delicious cuisine on offer. Specialities include seafood and crêpes – both can be washed down with a glass (or two) of tasty Breton cider.Details