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Is St Tropez still the jewel of the Cote d'Azur?
By Alison Cummings on Jul 9 2020

Some places will always be synonymous with class, sophistication and excitement; Milan, Mustique, Courcheval. But for a truly unique glimpse of an old fashioned glamour combined with a truly modern sense of fun, then St. Tropez is surely the ultimate holiday destination. Just the name itself conjures images of a lithe and beautiful Brigitte Bardot stepping onto the dock from the motor launch t... Read More

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Bastille Day - La Fête Nationale
By Alison on Jun 7 2020

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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Immerse yourself in history in medieval Avignon
By Alison Cummings on Mar 30 2020

With a history stretching back to the Neolithic period, stunning buildings and monuments at every turn, and a town centre surrounded by medieval ramparts, the unique character of Avignon is evident from the moment you arrive. Owned by popes and fought over by kings, the city has long been one of the most important settlements in the South of France. Today, Avignon remains one of the most fascinat... Read More

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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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