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  • Douarnenez in Brittany, a fishing port and living maritime museum

    Port-Rhu in Douarnenez has been turned into a living maritime museum. where you can see a collection of more than 200 old ships.

  • Latest Deals for Enjoying France by Train

    Discover France from a whole new perspective – by rail! We’ve scoured the net and compiled a list of the best deals and offers for discount rail travel in France.

  • Reasons to take an early summer holiday in France

    France is a fabulous destination in May and June. The weather has warmed up and can be hot in the South, yet without those searing days of high summer. The evenings are long and light and the sunset is often dramatic, making the perfect setting for strolling and outdoor dining.

    While Paris gets extremely popular at this time of year, the rest of France has so much space that it’s easy to find peace and quiet. Because the crowds have not yet arrived, both travel and accommodation are cheaper than in peak season and you may pick up a bargain holiday home with our special offers.

    With warmer weather, parks, gardens and the countryside are bursting with fresh growth, abundant with colourful, sweetly scented flowers. Special places to head for are Monet’s garden at Giverny, Normandy and the chateaux of the Loire valley with their exquisitely designed outdoor spaces, especially Villandry, shown in our photo.

    Attractions and museums are all open, so there are theme and water parks for the under fives and fascinating destinations for adults. We all know of Paris’s Pompidou Centre, but did you know there is also Pompidou Centre in Metz, Lorraine region, displaying the arts?  In Marseille is the ambitious Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and in the Ardèche the awe-inspiring replica of the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc caves with its prehistoric paintings.

    The festival season also gets going, with events dedicated to music, food, art and theatre. Try jazz in Le Mans or Normandy, the bull festival in Nimes, the film festival in Cannes or even tennis at Roland Garros. In France it seems that almost every city and town likes to put on its own show – and we love them for it!

  • The Chateau de Versailles - Photo Friday - 12 March 2010

    Of all the Chateaux close to Paris of course the Chateau de Versailles is the best known, however the Chateau de Chantilly is one you should not miss either.

  • Why are French theme parks and museums so appealing?

    As half-term approaches, perhaps it’s time to take the children and find out.