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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

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

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

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

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

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