Archive for the ‘Short break ideas’ Category.

A summer short break in Normandy

We have just been advised of the latest availability at one of our wonderful b&bs in Normandy. Although she is pretty much fully booked in June and also on weekends in July, she still has good availability in August. She has received quite frankly superb reviews from previous visitors and is in a fantastic location … Read More

Low season special offers

Many bed and breakfast guest houses in France close for the Winter season but many of those that stay open have special offers that they hope will entice in clientèle in the low season. Here is a selection of just a few of them.

Between now and the end of March, stay for 3 nights … Read More

Autumn – my favourite time of year in France

Autumn is one of my very favourite times of year in France for many many reasons. The heat of the high summer months has dissipated leaving a much more tolerable warmth. A peace has once more descended on the French countryside after the madness of the summer months.

But best of all, the French countryside is … Read More

A golf break in France. Our suggestions.

Spring is the perfect time to head over to France for a golfing holiday or short break. The temperatures are still amenable and the countryside is simply gorgeous dressed in its fresh, new finery. The country is blessed with some truely superb golf courses and we are lucky enough to work with some accommodation hosts … Read More

Pamper yourself on a spa break in France

Many of the B&Bs that we work with in France are really offering that little extra something. We have several hosts who don’t just offer the standard bed and breakfast experience but also the opportunity for you to thoroughly relax and be pampered during your stay. You will find indoor swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas, massages … Read More

Fancy a Christmas break in the Limousin?

Go on! Treat yourself! Thanks to your retired professional chef Richard and his lovely wife Jan, you are assured of gourmet food, fine wine and excellent company in the course of this special 3 day break over the Christmas period. Full menus are available in advance should you be interested, but local, homegrown and homemade … Read More

Burgundy – les Trois Glorieuses

Les Trois Glorieuses is THE big event in Burgundy for the serious wine enthusiast. It takes place over the third weekend of November and attracts connoisseurs of fine wine from all over the world.

So what’s it all about? Les Trois Glorieuses means the Three Glorious Days and is a celebration which marks the end … Read More

It’s Beaujolais Nouveau time again

Each year, on the stroke of midnight on the third Thursday of November, the festivities surrounding Beaujolais Nouveau kick off in France.

With a song and a dance and quite often a lot of fireworks, France celebrates the arrival of the first wine of the season. Beaujolais is the southernmost department of the Burgundy … Read More

A Christmas break in France

It is impossible to delay time’s inevitable hurtle towards Christmas, which always comes far too soon for most people. You either love or hate the ‘festive’ period, the hype, the expense, the commercialism. But in my personal opinion, the French are pretty darned good at ‘doing’ Christmas and, indeed, visiting France in the Christmas run-up … Read More

Enjoy an Easter Break in a chateau in the Loire Valley

This fantastic family-owned chateau in the western Loire Valley has once again come up with a very special offer, this time for a short break over the Easter weekend. The stay is on a half board basis and includes a Champagne reception, a costumed lunch feast at Leonardo da Vinci’s former home, where you will … Read More