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France by bike: Not Just for Chris Froome!
By Alison Cummings on Jun 5 2017

You don't have to compete in Le Tour to enjoy an exciting cycling trip through France. In fact, France is known as one of the best countries in the world to explore by bike: there are safe trails for every skill level. Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced cyclist, the extensive network of voies vertes, or greenways, will enable you to explore the beautiful French countryside at y... Read More

Digging for Gold Sand: Exploring Brittany’s Beaches
By Alison Cummings on May 30 2017

There are many great holiday destinations which boast perfect sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, yet there are few which can beat the inspiring region of France that is Brittany. This incredible area is made up of hundreds of miles of coastline and therefore is prized for its spectacular and beautiful beaches. Interestingly, Brittany offers a diverse mixture of natural sandy beach... Read More

How to be English in France
By Alison Cummings on May 22 2017

Being English in France is not always easy.  From tense interactions during football matches  to the language barrier, you’ll find no shortage of potential gaffes for the average English visitor across the Channel. There have however been some who have pulled off the transition with grace and style, like the lovely Jane Birkin, an English actress who took France by storm... Read More

Three great reasons to visit Provence
By Alison Cummings on May 18 2017

From the art and culture to the wonderful gastronomy and renowned beautiful weather, the South of France makes the perfect destination for either a short break or a longer summer holiday. With a wealth of historic buildings, breathtaking scenery and fun activities, there’s something to please even the youngest members of the family. If you’re having trouble deciding how to spend your t... Read More

French summer holidays - why even teenagers love it!
By Alison Cummings on May 16 2017

It’s every parent’s worst holiday nightmare....a begrudging teenager, dragged along on a family holiday. As a country where culture and sport collide, France offers something really special for teenagers, a melting pot of festivals, sports, music and fashion. Here are just 7 of the many opportunities France can offer to a teenager on holiday… 1.  First up are the famous Fr... Read More

French inventions that changed the world
By Alison Cummings on May 12 2017

When we think of inventions that changed the world, we don’t normally think of France, and yet France is the birthplace of a surprisingly large number of inventions that we all depend upon today. Many of France’s inventions have just made life more comfortable or fun, but some of them changed the world for the better and revolutionised our lives. This article looks at the five mos... Read More