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How about a taste of Cognac!
By Alison Cummings on Sep 4 2017

The world's best-known brandy comes from the peaceful countryside surrounding the Charente River one hundred miles north of Bordeaux. This slow moving river, which King François I called the loveliest river in his kingdom, passes through a placid landscape of vineyards bathed by a clear and radiant light. A twenty-mile area called the 'golden circle" of cognac production encompasses Cognac... Read More

Normandy - a road trip through must see places
By Alison Cummings on Aug 22 2017

Choose Normandy if you want to do away with the sand and chlorine and enjoy a more active holiday. A road trip around Normandy is the ultimate getaway. Visit historic towns, coastal villages, sample the delights of local produce and meet the cutest cows. This article takes you on a tour around the best parts of beautiful Normandy so you can hit the road the moment you arrive.Caen Caen is the capi... Read More

Ile de France - Paris and then some!
By Alison Cummings on Aug 7 2017

The Ile de France is France's most wealthy region, surrounding the capital city of Paris. This small region has it all, with the largest metropolitan city in Europe, surrounding towns, parks, forests and rivers. The city of Paris has endless attractions, with galleries, museums, trips along the river Seine and not to mention the fabulous shopping that the city has to offer. For pleasant afternoon... Read More

Porquerolles Island - France's hidden gem
By Alison Cummings on Jul 21 2017

Whilst many of us will have heard of classic South of France holiday destinations, such as St Tropez, Nice and Provence, we are only just cottoning onto some of the stunning paradise destinations favoured by the French themselves. Right down at the Southern point of France is Presqu’ile de Giens, a picturesque little oasis on the end of a stable sand bar. As well as being a haven for wild f... Read More

South of France – a great holiday destination with many ‘must see’ sites
By Alison Cummings on Jul 6 2017

The South of France is a great place to visit. It has a wonderful climate, rich wildlife, a spectacular coast, chic resorts, beautiful scenery and astonishing history.It is a perfect French holiday destination, however, the difficult question is which of the many amazing sites and landmarks to visit. Spoilt for choice, from Roman remains to stunning natural landscapes to the flashy resorts of the... Read More

Must visit places in the Loire Valley
By Alison Cummings on Jun 14 2017

There are so many places to visit and so many things to do and see along the 280km that make up the Loire Valley that you will struggle to fit it all in, no matter how long your visit. From fairy tale castles along the ‘valley of the kings’ to medieval cobbled streets in beautiful cities, this article covers the four must-see places of the Loire valley. So whether you are touring Franc... Read More