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Great places for a holiday not far from Calais

I’m often asked for recommendations on where to visit in France and one question constantly pops up. Where’s a great place to take a holiday …

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Stay in a gorgeous gite farmhouse in Charente-Maritime

Enjoy the good life with oodles of Gallic style in Charente-Maritime when you stay at Cognac No. 22 , a gorgeous gite farmhouse. Located in …

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The favourite villages of the French

Every year since 2012, there’s a flurry of excitement in my house when the TV Show “Village préféré des Français” – Favourite village of the …

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Stunning chateau B&B near Bergerac, Dordogne

With its honey-toned stone walls and sage-green shutters, the 18th Chateau de Masburel wine domaine and B&B, has a timeless, unhurried feel to it. It’s …

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Favourite monuments of the French

Every year, a TV contest in France focuses on the favourite monuments of the French. Voting is fierce and the monuments are marvellous. In 2021, Place …

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The petite guide to Gigondas Provence

Gigondas is a tiny village in the Vaucluse department, Provence, with a big reputation. It’s wine making country, and not just any old wine making …

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Stunning secret holiday spots in France

If you’re looking for crowd-dodging, off the beaten-track, fabulous places to holiday in France – check out these inspired choices! Burgundy, Annecy Mountains and Brittany …

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5 brilliant uncrowded beach holiday locations in France

If you fancy hopping in the car, taking the ferry or train to France and enjoying a brilliant beach holiday without crowds – you’re in …

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10 Cities to visit on a day trip from Paris

Of course Paris has plenty to keep visitors happy for weeks on end. But. Sometimes it’s great to get out of the city. To see …

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Some of the dreamiest places in France

In 1787, 14 years before he became the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson toured France. He left Paris where he was based …

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