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What's New - June 2013
What's on in France this June
For events, weather and happenings all over France this month, check out our guide to Visiting France in June
The Somme region - holidays a hop across the channel
Around 90 minutes' drive from Calais is our region of the month – the Somme. Historically the name may be associated with the tragedy of war, but these days the Somme is a haven for fishing and water sports, cycling and riding and also boasts several leisure parks and some of the best golf courses in France. This is actually the most unspoilt stretch of coastline in the whole of France, retaining the original, immense beauty of its changing seascapes. With fishing ports, lively restaurants, bars and craft shops, why not use our complete guide to the Somme and its accommodation to plan your next big discovery for a handy holiday or weekend getaway?
Could your French property search feature on TV?
Are you dreaming of a new life in France? The BBC programme ‘Escape to the Country’ is the UK’s longest running relocation show – and now it is expanding into Europe. The show’s researchers have told us that they would love to hear from anyone thinking of embarking on the adventure of buying and relocating to France. If you’re interested, please contact them direct by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
And of course you’ll want to start by checking out our fantastic selection of French property for sale.
New! Follow the 2013 Tour de France
The Tour de France will soon be here again - and after last year’s scintillating victory for Bradley Wiggins, all eyes will be on this marathon of cycling through the mountains, valleys and glorious countryside of France. The 2013 course starts on on 29th June on the island of Corsica – our region of the month for May – then hops across to Nice and winds around France before ending on 21st July with a big finish along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. We’ve made it easy for you to follow the Tour with our complete guide to all the stages and all the choices of accommodation along the entire route. Follow all the excitement with our 2013 Tour de France guide.
Time to grab an early summer bargain
May and June are lovely months to beat the crowds and take a holiday in France. All the attractions like theme parks are in full swing and the countryside is fresh, green and glorious – but the roads and beaches are uncrowded and the sun is not yet scorching. Visit a new region, try a bold activity, or explore a national park. It’s a good time to go touring or take a fun city break. In Paris, all the museums are free on 18th May. And don’t forget the youngsters – half term is the last week of May and during this week, as in all the early summer weeks, there’s a good chance of grabbing a self-catering bargain with our discounts and special offers and last minute deals.
New! Win a luxury break in beautiful Brittany
Take part in a reader survey in French Property News magazine and win a break at the gorgeous La Longère, a French Connections luxury bed and breakfast farmhouse in Morbihan, Southern Brittany. To enter the prize draw, complete the survey in the June issue of French Property News magazine. Print and digital editions are available and full details are on page 94.
See more about La Longère.
Latest blog entries
11 June 2013
Our featured region this month is the Somme in Northern France. Bet you didn’t know that there was such a potent mix of history, seascapes, fishing harbours, unspoilt beaches, sports and activities around an hour’s drive from Calais. Typical is St Valery sure Somme, shown in our photo. I first visited this area by train [...] Read full entry...
06 June 2013
Take part in a reader survey in the latest French Property News magazine and you could win a break at the gorgeous La Longère, a French Connections luxury bed and breakfast farmhouse in Morbihan, Southern Brittany. At La Longère Elaine and Paul Hayden have created a stylish, secret hideaway exclusively for adults. With just three [...] Read full entry...
31 May 2013
I EXPECT you’ve come across those competitions in magazines and newspapers that invite you identify some place in a photo? They’re entitled ‘Where is this?’ or ‘Where am I?’ and they give you various clues. If yours is the correct answer drawn out of the hat you win a free weekend at somebody’s bed and [...] Read full entry...
28 May 2013
Whenever I think of Picardy I think of the song “Roses of Picardy” and will break into song – singing the chorus only as these are the most famous of its lyrics (you will have guessed that I don’t know the rest of the lyrics!). You really wouldn’t want to hear me I assure you [...] Read full entry...
14 May 2013
The sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Corsica, our region of the month, is a fantastic holiday destination that gave me a whole new taste of France. This, if you like, is France on the edge – a small yet intense area of rugged traditions and landscapes to match, of glorious seascapes and mountains, sweeping beaches and [...] Read full entry...