How to Eat Responsibly in France

Does it matter to you where your food comes from? Do you need to know that the meat on your plate has been ethically raised, that you are supporting local producers and that you are eating food that hasn’t travelled a great distance?

Fortunately, eating responsibly in France is not difficult. Here’s how you can do … Read More

Hello charming hotels and chateaux stays in France

You may have to come to the Stopover Connections website when searching for self-catering accommodation in France. This post explains why you won’t have found what you’re looking for.

The background to Stopover Connections

If you’re a regular visitor to the Stopover Connections website, you can’t help but notice that we have been making some important … Read More

The revival of craft beers in France

France is renowned worldwide for its vineyards and its tremendous variety of wine. However, beer? The brewing of craft beers in France is rapidly gaining in popularity but will craft beer ever replace wine on the French table?

Craft beer brewing in France

Wonderful smallscale micro breweries are scattered throughout France producing a huge variety of award-winning … Read More

5 essential reasons to spend Springtime in France

Springtime in France is a special time of year. It is with some relief that we wave goodbye to winter and welcome in this new season which is fresh with the promise of warmer days and delicious food. Discover France in the spring and enjoy all that this early season has to offer.

Fresh spring produce

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3 Essential Tips for Travelling to France

So, you’ve decided to visit France. Good call! It’s a beautiful and varied country. Follow our essential tips for travelling to France and it will be a stress-free experience.

Getting around

Our no. 1 tip, right here, is don’t rely on the sat nav!

Or at the very least, don’t use it in the traditional … Read More

Pancake day in France

When is pancake day in France celebrated?

Pancake day in France is always celebrated on the 2nd February.

Known as la Chandeleur in France, it is also a Catholic holiday which comes under the name of Candelmas and takes place 40 days after Christmas Day.

In the Catholic calendar the date commemorates the purification … Read More

Travelling to France with a dog – the essentials

The UK rules and regulations concerning pets, travel and vaccinations have the sole purpose of ensuring that no nasty diseases are brought back into the UK by people returning from the European continent.

If you are thinking of travelling to France with a dog or a cat, there are therefore some important things you … Read More

An Adventure Holiday in France -Where You Should Go

Some people need more from their hard-earned holiday than just lazing by the pool or sitting on the beach.

If you’re one of those adventure-loving people then you’ll be delighted to hear France is a big country, a varied country with almost unlimited possibilities for adventure holidays of all sorts.

An adventure holiday in France will create … Read More

Top 5 stress busting tips for the journey to your ski holiday

So how do you turn the annual stressful, tedious journey down to your winter ski holiday into something remotely bearable? After all, you dread it every year and it never gets any easier. Read on for some tried and trusted stress-busting ideas.

Plan your journey in France

Google maps is my go to resource for journey … Read More

Autumn bounty in France

Summer, with its colourful bounty of fruit and vegetables, is a distant memory. It’s the greens, oranges and reds of autumn produce that now fill market stalls in villages throughout France. This is after all the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and the fruit is particularly bountiful this year.

Autumn squashes and pumpkins

My particular favourites … Read More