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We know it’s a pretty subjective statement but these are the 50 best beaches in France that we think have something special about them – really family friendly, an amazing location, privacy and tranquility and/or great amenities. We’ve just written a little paragraph about each of them to give you a sense of the place. So here is our list of what we think are the 50 best beaches in France to visit in 2024:…

Calais, with its rich tapestry of history and landscapes, is a treasure trove of activities, even in winter. Have you ever wandered through its historical streets or marvelled at the tapestry of cultural offerings? So let’s get on with sharing ’10 things to do in Calais in the winter, Allez… Imagine climbing the Calais Lighthouse for a panoramic view that stretches to the White Cliffs of Dover, or exploring the inner workings of lace-making at…

Paris, often seen as the epicentre of culture and sophistication, attracts millions to its famed streets every year. But what if you’re keen to sidestep the well-trodden paths to the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre? Ever fancied exploring the peculiar nooks of Paris that remain untouched by the Instagram crowds, well, here’s a few unusual things to do in Paris in 2024 Forget the typical ‘must-sees’ and let your curiosity lead you down the cobblestones…

5 essential facts about the regions of France Hi, I’m Maria and I’m here to introduce you to la belle France and share this guide to the regions in France, including some top tourist attractions in the different regions. A seductive fusion of culture, cuisine, history and breathtaking landscapes, France is the most visited tourist destination on the planet! Let’s take a tour of each of the 13 regions of France, sometimes called continental France,…

Allier, one of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 12 departments, is a great place to start a French holiday. From visiting a medieval chateau to relaxing in thermal springs, Allier will surprise you at every turn. Read on to discover the top 25 things to on holiday in Allier: Explore the Historic Chateau of Chareil-Cintrat A highlight of Allier is the Chateau de Chareil-Cintrat. This magnificent chateau stands as a testament to French Renaissance architecture and history. Constructed in…

One of the most beautiful parts of France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, with it’s vibrant capital, Strasbourg, sits with it’s back against the French Alps and is one of the largest regions of France. It has 12 departments each with their own unique characteristics: Ain (01) ● Allier (03) ● Ardèche (07) ● Cantal (15) ● Drôme (26) ● Isère (38) ● Loire (42) ● Haute-Loire (43) ● Puy-de-Dôme (63) ● Rhône (69) ● Savoie (73) ● Haute-Savoie…

Introduction to Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Provence is a wonderful destination at any time of the year. There are new discoveries to be made, and many hidden treasures for you to explore. You’ll find glorious landscapes in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur: rough and wild mountains, majestic untamed seas, golden beaches, or miles of verdant vines in pristine rows, and don’t forget the sea of purple when the lavender blooms. It’s truly an inspiring…

Introduction to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes For many of us who live outside France, if you hear the name “Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes” you probably think of picturesque Lake Annecy, the majestic French Alps, and of course, the gateway to Provence, but there’s a lot more than that… This super-sized southeastern region of France has much to offer its visitors, if you know what you’re looking for! Our guide breaks it all down for you, so you can get on…

If you’re planning a trip to Paris and you want to discover the 10 best things to do in Paris You’ll be pleased to know you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top 10 places to add to your Paris bucket list.  Louvre Museum A trip to the capital of France isn’t complete without a visit to the Louvre, the largest and most-visited art museum in the world. Boasting famous masterpieces, such as…