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The History of the Canal du Midi
The History of the Canal du Midi

The slow glide of a canal boat across the waters of the Canal du Midi has an incomparably relaxing and calming effect with everyday stresses quickly forgotten says Andrea Hoffman, travel writer and author. In this extract from her new book Canal du Midi: The Ultimate Guide she examines the history of the Canal du …

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The prettiest villages in the Lot Department
The prettiest villages in the Lot Department

Of the 162 villages classified most beautiful in France, (Plus Beaux Villages de France) six are in the Lot department, southwest France. Magnificent castles, ancient stone houses, historical monuments, ancient wonders and gastronomic delights are among some of the many charms of this beautiful part of France. Discover the prettiest villages in the Lot department: …

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The ultimate guide to Annecy
The ultimate guide to Annecy

Annecy is everything a French alpine city should be – fairy tale pretty, historic, cultural, friendly and utterly delicious. Janine Marsh falls head over heels for the “Venice of the Alps”… If there was a contest for France’s most beautiful city, I’m pretty sure Annecy would be at the top of the list. Its charms …

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King Arthur’s forest of Broceliande in Brittany
King Arthur’s forest of Broceliande in Brittany

Wander through Broceliande, a wizard’s forest in the heart of Brittany. Though there are no signs of ogres or medieval maidens – it is truly magical… The forest of Broceliande In the forest of Broceliande, forty miles south-west of Rennes, there is a pile of red slate blocks. Through them grows an ancient holly tree. …

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Cormery Macarons, Loire Valley speciality
Cormery Macarons, Loire Valley speciality

Touraine in the Loire Valley isn’t just famous for its gorgeous castles. Gastronomy also plays a starring role in the region. One of the sweet specialities, recognisable by the legendary ring shape, Cormery’s macarons are one of the oldest cookies in France! Invented by monks in 781 at the thousand-year-old abbey of Cormery, this recipe …

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Essential France: Mont-Saint-Michel Normandy
Essential France: Mont-Saint-Michel Normandy

Mont Saint-Michel is majestic. It’s one of those places that, although its wiggly cobbled streets might be covered by many tourists (around 2.5 million a year), as it’s one of the most visited sites in France, the magic shines through. A tiny town on a granite island cradled between the coast of Brittany and Normandy, …

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Best battlefield tours of Normandy

Seeing photos, archived video or Hollywood films gives an idea of the enormity of the …

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Scrambles eggs and truffles recipe from Touraine

Brouillade aux truffes de Touraine or in English, very posh scrambled eggs with truffles: a …

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Winston Churchill’s love of painting on the French Riviera

In 2015, artist Paul Rafferty began a project to find the locations of Sir Winston …

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Where to eat out in Annecy

There are many reasons to go to Annecy and one that might be less well-known …

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EU 90 day stay rule

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, British citizens are now required to follow non-EU …

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How to sell your French property when you can’t get to France

We’ve had lots of people asking us about selling their second home in France when …

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