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.
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 French mainland has water on more or less three sides – the Atlantic, the English Channel – or La Manche as the French prefer to call it – and the Mediterranean, so France has beaches to suit just about everyone, from families to super stars, world class surfers to naturists.
The month of May is the finest time to move out of the house. The spirits of the people are usually high as this is the time for bank holidays. These are the finest events to make the best of the fun-filled month.
Marseille came into existence in 600 BC, founded by Greeks from Phocaea. Marseille is the oldest city in France. It is the second largest city after Paris. The city is home to almost 900,000 people living in its 16 districts, most of which have held onto their authentic village atmosphere.
If you are an outdoorsy type of a person, there are lots you can do to enjoy yourself in France this summer. Read on for the top 10 activities that draw millions of tourists every year from across the globe.
One annual event that keeps the sport lovers on the edge of their seats is the Tour de France. It is a world class cycling competition that takes place on the French soil every year. It is a prestigious event and cyclists from all over the world aspire to take part in this championship.
If you associate France with only love, then you are wrong. Apart from the amazing art, architecture, food and fashion, France is also known for the beautiful beaches that will give you a unique feel. If you are traveling to France this summer, make sure you check out the top ten beaches, which have been […]
For the lucky ones who will go to the Cannes Festival this year, it remains one BIG question: where are you going to sleep? If you leave it to the last minute, this question will become your worst nightmare. This is why Sextant will give you the best tips to find the perfect properties to […]
The South of France has inspired numerous artists, one of the most famous ones probably is Van Gogh. The Dutch painter produced numerous masterpieces there and managed to capture its essence! But there is more to the South than Provence. The whole southern part of France is very picturesque with variety of scenery, culture and […]