Historic town on the Opal Coast

Boulogne-sur-Mer is much more than just France’s largest fishing port. A charming medieval walled town, an exceptional marine park and beautiful beaches make it a destination well worth a weekend away.
Boulogne/Mer. Belfry © T. Joly      

Cathedral © T.Joly
 Chartres by night
For six months, every night the monuments of Chartres are bedecked with shimmering colours. A specta[...]

Terra Botanica © T. Joly
 Plants galore at Terra Botanica
Europe’s first-ever theme park entirely devoted to plants has opened in Anjou. Showcasing flora from[...]

Rasteau © T.Joly
 Epicurean stroll in Rasteau
Once a year in the village of Rasteau in the Vaucluse a tasting of wines and fine food takes place c[...]

Cévennes © T. Joly
 Following in Stevenson’s footsteps
At the end of the 19th century Scottish writer R.L Stevenson went to discover the Cévennes. On the o[...]