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What to expect from a Christmas in France
By Alison Cummings on Nov 26 2018

If you’re heading over to France on holiday this coming festive season, it’s worth knowing how they celebrate this time of year on the other side of the channel. Of course, these traditions vary from one French region to another, and (as in the UK) even different families will have varying ways of doing things. But, broadly speaking, traditions reflect the nation’s deep-seat... Read More

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Poitou-Charentes and the forgotten beaches of France
By Alison Cummings on Oct 8 2018

Poitou-Charentes, home to cognac and other delicious spirits is a wonderful location to rent a villa or chateau for your family holiday. Situated on the west coast of France, it is a historic region with quiet sandy beaches, excellent cuisine and wines, beautiful towns and villages, and bundles of character. This is the warmest destination in France away from the Mediterranean, with short winters... Read More

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Top Ten Tastiest French Cheeses
By Alison Cummings on Aug 29 2018

France is renowned for its great food and fantastic wines, but if there’s one thing the French are famous for, it’s their cheeses. Whether you prefer cow’s milk varieties or a goat’s cheese, blue-veined versions or soft, white ones, there’s bound to be at least one French cheese to suit your tastes. Let’s take a look at the top ten French cheeses, to help you fi... Read More

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Could a Trip to France Save your Health?
By John Cummings on Jun 29 2018

France is not known as a particularly health-conscious country. Famously skinny women aside, cigarettes, cheese, Cognac, and the ever-deadly croissants au beurre are all French staples. It simply wouldn’t feel right to visit France without indulging a little, and for that reason you may associate a holiday across the channel with hedonistic living and diet-defying meals. However, a trip to... Read More

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Why choose a Cycling Holiday in France
By Alison Cummings on Jun 5 2018

The Tour de France is without a doubt one of the biggest cycling events worldwide, and France is the perfect place to go for your cycling holiday. Emulate the famous road race by choosing to travel through stunning countryside scenery and experience the wonderful French culture along the way. Whether you pick a long distance route or choose one town and try out a number of circuits around it, Fran... Read More

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Some French regional specialities to discover on your trip
By Alison Cummings on Apr 13 2018

France, of course, is famous for certain foods. When we think of French foods, snails, frogs legs and macaroons instantly spring to mind. However, each region of France boasts its own delicacies, whether this be a variation of a stereotypical French food or something that may come as a surprise to many. What are some of these French regional specialities? Alsace The Choucroute garnie of Alsace... Read More

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