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The 2017 Michelin Travel Guide Collection

  ☆☆☆ Highly Recommended ☆☆ Recommended ☆Interesting Since Michelin first published guides in 1901, our collection has concentrated on helping travellers find the most beautiful natural sites, providing comprehensive background information and great restaurants and hotels. The guides feature the

10 Reasons to Ski in Val Cenis

10 Reasons to Ski in Val Cenis Look to the Italian border and you’ll find the welcoming resort of Val Cenis.  An internationally less well-known resort, with a big ski area and modern lifts. It’s an area well worth visiting…

6 great day trips from Paris

There are a wealth of discoveries to be made on the City of Light’s doorstep so if you’re visiting the capital, consider taking one of our recommended outings…

Najac castle in the Aveyron

If the word château conjures up epic battles and soaring ramparts in your imagination, Najac Castle in the Aveyron is a must-visit site. Situated in the west of the department, the fortified castle of Najac overlooks the town that shares its name.

Top five things to do in Brive

With its rich culinary culture, picturesque gardens and robust castle, Brive boasts everything a characterful city should. We outline our top five things to see and do in Brive.

Cycling holidays in the Tarn

With vineyards and sunflower fields as far as the eye can see, the Tarn is an ideal destination for a cycling holiday in harmony with nature. What better way to see both landscapes and heritage of the department than while doing a bit of exercise?

48 hours in Amiens

One hour from Paris by train, the city of Amiens in Picardy has plenty going for it. Discover the tallest cathedral in France and the home of writer Jules Verne – now open to the public, plus floating gardens and delicious local delicacies.

5 reasons to visit France d’Outre-Mer

France has four départements, two territories and five collectivités territoires overseas, in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Here’s why you should venture to ‘France overseas’…

France’s national monuments

Governed by the Ministry of Culture, the Centre des monuments nationaux conserves and manages 100 national monuments in France, which welcome 9.2 million visitors per year. Watch the video below for an overview of France’s main monuments, from Paris’s Arc

City cycling in Mulhouse, Alsace

Tucked in the top right hand corner of l’Hexagone, bordering Germany and Switzerland, Alsace may be the smallest region in France, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in personality…

The majestic, mighty Puy-de-Dome

Family holiday adventures in the Auvergne

I swear the peacock just tried to peck me. He’s a beautiful chap, showing off his plumage at every opportunity, but stray too close and he verges on the aggressive. There’s no doubt he’s king of this farmyard. George Orwell

Parapente Aquitaine

France’s sensational sandscapes

Julie Lynn explores the beaches of the `Silver Coast’ at Biscarosse, between Bordeaux and Biarritz. It takes him a few attempts. And then he’s got it. On a hot afternoon in late July, a paraglider manages to launch himself into

Travelling with children

Crossing the Channel or even getting to the ferry terminal or airport can ask a lot of children, who can be strapped into their seats for fairly long periods of time and are restricted to a few choice play things to keep them entertained. Make sure your holiday is an enjoyable experience for everyone, from start to finish…

Sun protection for children

In hot weather, children can easily get sunburned if their delicate skin is not adequately protected from the sun’s rays. Cancer Research UK has launched a ‘SunSmart’ campaign to remind us that whilst “Sunburn fades, sun damage lasts”. Here’s how best to prevent youngsters from overdoing it on holiday.

Baby’s first holiday

Looking after a baby can be hard work but new parents in need of a holiday can enjoy a relaxing family break in France, have the pushchair carried free of charge, purées made to order, free seat reservation for everyone in your booking and a comfortable stay at a baby friendly bolthole in Normandy, Burgundy or beyond.

Disneyland Paris

“With 3 trips in the bag and another 2 planed for later this year – we have put together, based on our experiences as parents, our hints, tips, suggestions and advice to ensure your trip is as stress free as possible.”

John & Jo Withams, Euro Disney annual pass holders impart their expertise…

Holiday Activities for Kids in Provence

A list of various holiday activities for your children in the Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Vaucluse. From educational excursions to fun and adventure activties for all sorts of ages and interests…there is something for everyone! EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES Zoo de la Barben

Fancy a picnic on the beach?

Deux-Sèvres may well be a land-locked department, but that does not mean that there is not a place to build sandcastles or a beach from which parents can watch the kids swim in supervised stretches of water. All this and more is available, if not in the town or village where you are, then within a few miles at a local Plan d’Eau. Check out where the nearest one to you is, and what facilities are available.

Attractions near the Charente

Image not found.There are lots of things to see and do just outside the region in the neighbouring départements of Deux Sèvres, Vienne and Haute Vienne. Here are just some of the major attractions you’ll find close by so you won’t miss out …

Attractions in Poitou-Charentes

There are lots of things to see and do just outside the region in Poitou Charentes. Here are a few of the major attractions you’ll find in the region, read on for a selection of our favourites…