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Top five winter activities in Brittany
By Alison Cummings on Sep 14 2017

Though you probably associate the stunning beaches and rugged coastline of Brittany with idyllic summer holidays and revitalising spring breaks, the region has something to offer visitors throughout the year, with the winter months some of the wildest, most romantic and most atmospheric of all. Plus, with all of the summer tourists safely back at home, you’ll have the stunning... Read More

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How about a taste of Cognac!
By Alison Cummings on Sep 4 2017

The world's best-known brandy comes from the peaceful countryside surrounding the Charente River one hundred miles north of Bordeaux. This slow moving river, which King François I called the loveliest river in his kingdom, passes through a placid landscape of vineyards bathed by a clear and radiant light. A twenty-mile area called the 'golden circle" of cognac production encompasses Cognac... Read More

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Normandy - a road trip through must see places
By Alison Cummings on Aug 22 2017

Choose Normandy if you want to do away with the sand and chlorine and enjoy a more active holiday. A road trip around Normandy is the ultimate getaway. Visit historic towns, coastal villages, sample the delights of local produce and meet the cutest cows. This article takes you on a tour around the best parts of beautiful Normandy so you can hit the road the moment you arrive.Caen Caen is the capi... Read More

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Ile de France - Paris and then some!
By Alison Cummings on Aug 7 2017

The Ile de France is France's most wealthy region, surrounding the capital city of Paris. This small region has it all, with the largest metropolitan city in Europe, surrounding towns, parks, forests and rivers. The city of Paris has endless attractions, with galleries, museums, trips along the river Seine and not to mention the fabulous shopping that the city has to offer. For pleasant afternoon... Read More

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Porquerolles Island - France's hidden gem
By Alison Cummings on Jul 21 2017

Whilst many of us will have heard of classic South of France holiday destinations, such as St Tropez, Nice and Provence, we are only just cottoning onto some of the stunning paradise destinations favoured by the French themselves. Right down at the Southern point of France is Presqu’ile de Giens, a picturesque little oasis on the end of a stable sand bar. As well as being a haven for wild f... Read More

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Bastille Day - La Fête Nationale
By Alison on Jul 14 2017

Few national celebrations encapsulate the French spirit like Bastille Day. La Fête Nationale (as it is formally known in France – Bastille Day is English only!), is an action packed day, filled with events, feasts, military parades and sometimes, moments of political significance. Whilst Bastille Day is celebrated around the world by French communities (including in London), it is in F... Read More

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