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Explore the dizzying wonders of Le Haut Var
By Alison Cummings on Jan 26 2017

If the thought of hilltop villages, forested valleys, hairpin roads, village markets brimming with quality local goods and world-class views, all shaped by century upon century of rich history sounds like your vision of a dream getaway, then Le Haut Var, an area of Provence in the south of France, might well be the ideal holiday destination for you. Villages of the Haut Var There... Read More

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Five of the Best Places to Ski in France
By Alison Cummings on Oct 5 2016

France is well known for some of the best ski resorts in the world. The French Alps tend to be hugely popular in winter and spring when tourists head to this exquisite part of the globe to explore the attractions and sporting facilities. So, which French locations offer the best places to ski? Here are 5 remarkable suggestions.  Courcheval Situated in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alp... Read More

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Wondering about the best way to see the real Provence?
By Alison Cummings on Aug 8 2016

The answer? By visiting some of the region's traditional villages. From seemingly precariously perched hilltop villages to small coastal communities, the traditional Provencal village is the perfect place in which to enjoy the region's architectural delights, and to soak up the area's culture - while uncovering some hidden gems that are off the normal tourist track. Enjoy a coffee or a drink... Read More

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An introduction to the most beautiful villages in France
By Alison Cummings on Jul 26 2016

France is populated by dozens of beautiful villages, all of which make for perfect getaway destinations. If you don't have quite enough time to see every single one on your next holiday, here are a handful of top-picks that may help you narrow down your options. Gordes Carved into the hills of the Monts de Vaucluse 35km from Avignon, this charming village tempts visitors with majestic views and... Read More

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7 summer music festivals in France
By Alison Cummings on Jun 6 2016

If you thought France was just about wine and countryside, then think again. Some of the best music festivals are based in the country, and they’re well worth attending, especially if you’re thinking of making holiday plans. France is a beautiful country, boasting exquisite scenery and amazing sights. However, if you want to experience some of the best music festivals, here are some to... Read More

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A guide to the village of Bargemon
By Alison Cummings on Mar 30 2016

A medieval village, located in the Var department in the South East of France, Bargemon is a charming and scenic town. Situated at 500m altitude, and residing close to Sainte Croix and the Verdon canyons, this beautiful location is perfect for tourists and adventurers alike.  Enriched with history, Bargemon is surrounded by olive groves. Inside the village itself, you’ll discover small... Read More

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