Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

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Cézanne’s birthplace / City of arts / Roman history Birthplace of renowned artist Paul Cézanne, the university town of Aix-en-Provence is a vibrant place with the arts firmly at its heart. Aix, as it is more commonly known, is referred to as the city of art and lights – and has been the favoured haunt of artists in their many … Read More

Things to do in Languedoc-Roussillon France

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What makes Languedoc-Roussillon special Languedoc Roussillon is the heart of French Catalonia. This huge region of Southern France has a vast and diverse terrain extending from the Mediterranean Sea on the east, bordering Spain and taking in part of the mountainous Pyrenees on the south, reaching west to the Midi-Pyrenees and north to the Rhone. The region has a complex … Read More

Things to do in Collioure France

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Collioure is all about art and inspiration – gastronomy – pretty harbour by Susan Robertson Nestled in a sheltered bay on the Mediterranean coast, Collioure is a charming seaside town at the very south of France, close to the border with Spain. Known as the ‘City of Painters’; artists, poets and writers have always been inspired by this pretty harbour … Read More

Things to do in Carcasonne France

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Carcassonne – fairy tale castles – two UNESCO world heritage sites by Susan Robertson Floating among the clouds, the atmospheric citadel of Carcassonne sits majestically at the top of a hill. Lying north of the River Aude, it is said to have been the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. And with its high walls, elegant turrets and romantic towers, … Read More

Caravan catering in France – making the most of your experience

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Caravan holidays in France: how to take care of your foodie needs Now you’re on the road with the freedom of France and its vast road network ahead of you. Over half a million square kilometres to explore, with over a million kilometres of public roads. How much of France you’ll be able to explore on a single trip is … Read More

Auray France 15 Things Do & See

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Located in Morbihan, Auray is a picturesque town with a lovely old quarter, which enjoys mild short winters and long blissful summers. It is a good base from which to explore the Gulf of Morbihan, the Quiberon Peninsula and Carnac. The town is set in a bend in the River Lock, which is spanned by a seventeenth century bridge. In … Read More

Nice France Travel Guide

Nice France travel guide

There’s a certain warmth in Nice which doesn’t just come from the Mediterranean sun. Perhaps it’s the picture-postcard vista. After all, that view of nodding palm trees overlooking a gently sweeping bay, with its sparkling azure waters and dramatic mountainous backdrop, would warm the coldest of hearts. Or maybe it’s the terracotta roofs of the Old Town, and its cosy … Read More

Bordeaux France Travel Guide

Bordeaux France travel guide beautiful vineyards

Think Bordeaux, think wine. But not just any old plonk. Located on the River Garonne, Bordeaux is the largest wine-producing region in France, and possibly the most famous too – producing a range of wines that are considered among the best in the world. The Romans brought vines to the area as far back as the 1st century, and in … Read More

Biarritz France Travel Guide

Biarritz France travel guide

France’s ritzy Atlantic resort of Biarritz is famous for many things, among them its love affair with Napoleon III’s wife, Empress Eugenie. On a visit to Biarritz in the 1850’s she fell in love with the city and built a palace on the beach – now the swish Hôtel du Palais – and stayed here frequently. Among her regular guests … Read More

Agen France Travel Guide

Agen France travel guide

Located on the river Garonne in the South-Western region of Aquitaine, Agen is a historic market town that dates back over 2,000 years. Once a bustling Roman trading centre, Agen’s prominent location between the cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse – and between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic – meant it provided a vital crossroads and trading route. Because of its … Read More

Bergerac France Travel Guide

Bergerac France travel guide

An incredibly picturesque spot on the edge of the River Dordogne, Bergerac is embraced by rolling fields and lush vineyards, and of course is well-known as the birth place of satirist and dramatist, Cyrano de Bergerac. And even though it seems like there is an almost endless list of towns and cities throughout France that proudly uphold its gastro reputation, … Read More

Bayonne France Travel Guide

Bayonne France travel guide traditional facades with colourful windows

The town of Bayonne, barely 50 km from the border with Spain, nestles a few kilometres inland from the coast at the confluence of the rivers Adour and Nive (known as Errobi in the Basque language). An important tourist centre and prominent Basque town, Bayonne is one of the principal towns in the department of Pyrénées Atlantiques. The town was … Read More

Ulldecona Spain Things To Do & See

ulldecona things to do and see

Located in southern Catalonia about 11 km from the border with the Valencian Community, Ulldecona is a typical Catalan town, only 10 to 15 minutes drive to the sea. Ulldecona is a good choice for visitors who want to sense the real Catalonia, enjoy nature, visit other towns and interesting sites, yet only be a 10 to 15 minute drive to the beach. The closest beach is at Les Cases del Alcanar, but other beaches that are very accessible are Sant Carlos de la Rapita and Vinaros.