Honfleur was an important port 600 years ago, and it was from here that Samuel de Champlain was sent to colonise Canada, founding Quebec in 1608. With perhaps one of the prettiest harbours in all of France, Honfleur will live up to your lofty expectations. You can spend a few nights in the harbour town […]
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.
As a general rule, formal authorisation is required for all new construction works, and works to existing buildings where the works either increase the external surface area, or create new surface levels. Consent is also required for certain alterations and change of use.
Although many of us have a perception that the idyllic rural locations where French homes are located are virtually crime-free, this is a mistaken perception that may cost you dear if you don’t take precautions.
Provençal Christmas traditions are rooted in both charming local customs and historical religious rituals. During this festive season, called Calendale, villages throughout Provence host Christmas Markets, Santons Fairs, Lighting Festivals and Tours of Nativity Scenes, leading up to Le Gros Souper on Christmas Eve and Les Treize desserts following Midnight Mass.
In the past twenty years or so, thousands of people from Britain, the Netherlands, and many other countries – even Australia or the USA – have taken the plunge, and moved to France – for retirement, early retirement or to find a slower pace of life in a rural area.
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.
Though the days are shorter and there’s a tinge of winter in the air, France events in November will be gathering steam. It may be chilly but you can bundle up and enjoy a thrilling day trip to Champagne, Loire Valley or even Mont Saint Michel.
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