B&Bs near Calais – our pick of the best

Planning on heading to France for your winter or summer holiday? If you’re grabbing a late ferry into or an early departure from the port or Eurotunnel you’ll be looking for a B&B near Calais at which to put your head down for the night. Thankfully there are several great value B&Bs near Calais which … Read More

10 reasons why I love France in Winter

The days may be shorter, the sun may be weaker, but there are so many reasons why I love France in winter.

Reason no. 1 – Peace and Quiet

France has a very small population in relation to its size (around 120 people per km2 as opposed to the UK which has 265 per … Read More

Winter holidays in France for the non skier

Think of a winter holiday in France and most people’s thoughts will jump to skiing. Piste skiing. Ski alpin. Resort skiing. It isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. But thankfully there are numerous possibilities for a winter holiday in France for the non skier.

I don’t know about you, but my idea of a good winter … Read More

A cultural holiday destination in France

France is the perfect cultural holiday destination. Millions of people every year visit its castles, abbeys and churches to explore the rich history of this beautiful country. But which part should you head for?

My suggestion would be the South of France. No, not the Provence/Riviera/Cote d’Azur south of France. The ‘other’ south of France, … Read More

Driving in France

If you are visiting France this summer, you may well be driving to your holiday destination. You may have driven on the French roads numerous times in the past or this may be your first time. Whatever the case, read on for top tips for driving in France including staying safe, staying legal and saving … Read More

Top tips for your family holiday to the Loire Valley

You may be considering a family holiday to the Loire Valley in France this year. After all, you love French history and culture and absolutely must see those beautiful castles that you have read about.

But what about the kids? They’ll be bored won’t they? Well no, actually! Here are our top tips for keeping them … Read More

Public holidays in France in May

There are three public holidays in France in May which is more than in any other month. Do you know what these public holidays are and what they represent in France? Read on.

1st May public holiday in France

The 1st May is ‘la Fête du Travail’. It has been a paid public holiday in … Read More

A holiday in Western France

The Poitou Charentes region of Western France enjoys more sunlight hours than almost any other region of France. No surprise then that this area is so popular as a holiday destination.

This is a land of sandy beaches, pine forests and green meadows, cognac vineyards and Romanesque churches. Considering a family holiday in this area of … Read More

French wine and chocolate pairing

French wine and chocolate – two of my favourite things. With Easter not far away, I have been thinking about French wine and chocolate pairing and wondering just which wines I should buy to go with the chocolate which will no doubt find its way into this household. Many people don’t believe that wine and chocolate … Read More

Cycling in France

Cycling in France is a wonderful experience when compared to cycling somewhere like the UK.

France is a big country blessed with an enormous variety of landscapes ranging from big mountains through to undulating foothills on down to flat river plains and canals. This means there is cycling in France to suit all abilities.

But … Read More