March heralds the official start of spring so it’s time to shake off those winter cobwebs and fill your calendar with fun things to do. Here’s our pick of 12 events in France that you won’t want to miss. Paris Book Fair The Paris Book Fair, held at […]
A ski weekend in Megeve is certainly memorable; expect picturesque scenery, extensive skiing and some superb mountain restaurants. There are three main ski areas; Mont D’arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet, which collectively offer 445 km of pistes and are served by 111 lifts.
Top place among legendary ski destinations goes to the Alps, the majestic mountain range that divides Europe in a curving line from Austria to France. Some of the most iconic and top-rated ski resorts in the world lie on the north-facing slopes of these peaks, in the French Savoie. The Pyrenees and other mountains in […]
Visit France in January and you’ll find half the country celebrating the ski season in the glorious, snow-covered mountainous Alps and the other half it seems, enjoying the semi-annual sales. Jack Frost might be nipping at your fingers, but it’s a good time for bargains—on airfares, hotels, and package deals.
Dijon, the capital of the bountiful Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of France, has an abundance of historic landmarks and cultural attractions, as well as its exceptional gastronomy. With so much to see, this guide will help you make the best of a short break to this flourishing city, one of the best-kept travel secrets in France.
Packing is pivotal. Forget an essential item and you’re left disappointed and scrambling to find the nearest store in your destination. Pack too much and you end up disorganized, burdened with heavy bags, and hemorrhaging money to pay for pricey airline baggage fees.
More than three million people visit Corsica each year, drawn by the mild climate and some of the most diverse landscapes in all Europe. Nowhere in the Mediterranean there are beaches finer than the island’s perfect half-moon bays of white sand and transparent water, or seascapes more dramatic than the red porphyry Calanches of the […]
For most of its life, the Pyrenees-Orientales region (formerly called Roussillon) of Languedoc was Spanish, only reverting to France in 1659. Since then it has retained a distinctively Catalan flavour, with Catalan spoken widely, and the Sardana dance, Bullfights and Paschal rituals still performed. The food too has a Spanish flavour, with spicy chorizzo and […]
Statistics and surveys all agree upon one thing: France is the perfect holiday destination. Known for its incredible cultural riches and relentless pursuit of the good life, France has captured the imagination of the world.
The Lot is in the region now known as Occitanie. Aptly named, it has it all. It is the department where the transition from the cooler, wetter north to the dry, hot south is encapsulated. The honey-coloured walls, steep roofs and small, flat tiles of the houses and pigonniers of the north part of the […]