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Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

Come on, let’s try Megève!

When it comes to winter magic, mountains have got everything going for them: sparkling snow, days to be spent skiing, the comfort of the sunny mountain terraces, mulled wine, cosy chalets, tasty fondue … With Christmas is on its way and the first snowflakes beginning to fall, there is truly nothing better than revelling in the winter magic of the ski resorts and beautiful Alpine villages with their wooden chalets.

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

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Top 10 Christmas Markets in France

The first Christmas markets emerged in the 14th century in Germany and the French region of Alsace. The famous Christmas market in Strasbourg has taken place every year since 1570. Largely intended for the sale of religious trinkets, the original Christmas markets in the North and East of France took place over the 8 days leading up to Christmas right up until the bells rang out for Midnight Mass.

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Top 8 French Ski Stations to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Sextant has scoured the Alps for the biggest and best New Year celebrations. We’ve wrapped up our findings in this Top 8. If you’re planning to see in the New Year at an alpine ski resort, you can do it in two ways: partying through the night or getting back to the roots of New Year’s Eve traditions. Here is the Top 8 French Ski Stations to celebrate New Year’s Eve!

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Languedoc Roussillon: focus on 2 unusual towns

It’s time to discover the French region Languedoc Roussillon and to focus on Uzès and Argelès

Languedoc Roussillon is bounded to the east by Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur and Rhone-Alpes, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, to the north by Auvergne, and to the west by Midi-Pyrenees. From the Camargue to the Côte Vermeille

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The Route du Rhum race is back!

After 4 long years, the famous Route du Rhum race is back in Saint Malo! The 10th edition of the competition will start at 2pm on the 2nd November. The objective: to sail solo from Metropolitan France to the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe within the allocated time.

The single-handed sea race will gather nearly 100 men and women ready to depart from Brittany

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Le Corbusier – property designed by the famous architect at Sextant

Ever heard of the architect Le Corbusier? If yes, it’s time to brush-up on your knowledge! If not, never fear, it’s never too late to learn about this leading figure of 20th century French architecture, urbanism and design.

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier

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Halloween trick-or-treats: French property!

“That’s good luck for you for the whole year!” were my Grandma’s words when I almost broke my teeth biting into a silver coin hidden in her freshly backed Barmbrack on Halloween in Ireland when I was 8. Thankfully my teeth lived to tell the tale and, as far as I can remember, it was a great year.

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Le Salon du Chocolat coming soon to Paris!

The annual not-to-be-missed event will take place in Paris at the Parc des Expositions from 29th October to 2nd November.

For its 20th anniversary in Paris

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The ‘Ile de Beauté’: follow in the footsteps of Honoré de Balzac

In March 1838, the celebrated French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac stayed in Bastia, Corsica. Today, the character building he stayed in is listed as a Historical Monument and now is the time to seize your chance to own a piece of history! Relive Balzac’s moments in Corsica

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Le Marathon du Médoc: the French wine race

Save the date! On 13th of September, thousands of thirsty runners will compete in the 30th edition of the Marathon du Médoc. The 26 mile course runs through prestigious vineyards where competitors will enjoy … red wine stops

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