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Life's a beach! Spectacular seaside breaks in France
By Alison Cummings on Jan 15 2020

France really does have it all. The food, the culture, the history, the weather... and some fantastic beaches and seaside destinations to choose from too. If you are planning a seaside getaway this summer, France has a wealth of destinations to choose from, whether it is a romantic break, a family holiday or an action packed water sports adventure that you are looking for. The... Read More

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Top French Christmas Markets
By Alison Cummings on Nov 14 2019

Do your Christmas shopping in style this year, and have a short break holiday to France at the same time! Here is a round-up of some of the best Christmas Markets France has to offer. Lille The 80 minute Eurostar link makes this one of, if not the, most popular French Christmas markets to visit among the British. The market is situated in Place Rihour and caterers for all budgets and tastes. The... Read More

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Wondering about the best way to see the real Provence?
By Alison Cummings on Oct 10 2019

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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Why St Tropez has something for everyone
By Alison Cummings on Sep 3 2019

In the old times, St. Tropez was just a former fishermen's village, but over the years it has become an alluring and exquisite destination. Today it is a world-renowned seaside resort that attracts many famous and wealthy visitors every year. Yet it’s not all about celebrity. St. Tropez still boasts a Provençal charm and it has beautiful architecture, years of history, great tradition... Read More

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Top Summer Festivals in France
By Alison Cummings on Jul 29 2019

The French summer is teaming with festivals, both music and others, perfect to incorporate into a French summer getaway, or even just to visit for their own merits. Les Choregies d'Orange The oldest French festival, dating back to 1860. This incredible opera festival is held in the Roman theatre, making both atmosphere and acoustics perfect. The theatre holds up to 9,000 spectators, so the envir... Read More

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Where to find some of the best markets in France
By Alison Cummings on Jun 24 2019

France is home to some of the most amazing markets in Europe. Whether it’s a great antique bargain, wonderful local produce, or original vintage wares, there’s always something for everyone. Almost all villages and towns have their own or a nearby market.  Some of the best are listed here. Lille The Braderie de Lille flea market is the largest in Europe. Attracting over 10,000 e... Read More

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