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Culture and gastronomy in Dijon
May 03, 2020
Only 1.5 hours away from Paris by TGV, Dijon is a perfect destination for tourists searching for epicurean and cultural delights.
 Sweet chestnut land in Ardèche
October 04, 2020
Taste fresh or roasted sweet chestnuts and discover how they are cultivated. Visit medieval castles and villages. In autumn the Ardèche department offers numerous possibilities of cultural and gastron[...]
 Land Art in Auvergne
June 07, 2020
One of the major Land Art events in France, Horizons gives artists the opportunity to create works at the foot of the Auvergne volcanoes. The 14th edition runs from July 11th to November 1st.
 Lakeside retreat in the Jura region
May 12, 2020
In the heart of Jura, the gîte of the Chambly Lake gives you the chance to spend vacations in a quiet setting and enjoy a private lake. A paradise for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts.
 Saint-Etienne, the design in its soul
December 06, 2019
Every two years, the Biennale du Design attracts to Saint-Etienne people from all over the world. But design is also part of the town’s daily life as the municipality promotes the creations of designe[...]
 Head in the stars at Pic du Midi
December 03, 2019
The Pic du Midi is both a remarkable viewpoint over the Pyrenees and a famous astronomic observatory. For a few hours or a night people can go there to observe the stars and discover the work of the s[...]
 Firminy-Vert, a major work by Le Corbusier
October 20, 2019
Near Saint-Etienne, Firminy-Vert boasts one of the finest examples of 20th century architecture. Representative of post-war utopias, this district allow visitors to discover different facets of Le Cor[...]
 Loches, former royal residence
August 24, 2019
Peaceful and charming town of southern Touraine, Loches is steeped in history and boasts a rich architectural heritage. An enjoyable destination for couples and families alike.
 Nature stay in Combrailles
August 12, 2019
Gateway to the north of Auvergne, the Combrailles offer a beautiful and well preserved natural environment combining extinct volcanoes, river gorges, lakes and forests. A perfect setting to relax or f[...]
 Dieppe, a seaside resort with a long history
August 09, 2019
A seaside resort that will soon turn 200 years old, Dieppe has a huge pebble beach framed by impressive cliffs. Marina and fishing ports, castle, museum as well as manor houses and botanical gardens m[...]
 Beaches and salt marshes in Noirmoutier
April 12, 2019
Situated off the Atlantic coast, the Noirmoutier island is known for the mildness of its climate and was praised by Impressionist painter Auguste Renoir. Shaped by the wind, the sea and man, it is dot[...]
 The land of Bresse chicken
October 15, 2018
A gastronomic benchmark, Bresse poultry is raised according to traditional methods ensuring top quality and is considered the queen of poultry. Every year in December, four towns host fairs gathering [...]
 Renaissance in Bar-le-Duc
April 11, 2018
Largely ignored by tourists and so, still off the beaten tracks, Bar-le-Duc possesses however a gorgeous Renaissance district. Now served by TGV, this peaceful and charming town of Eastern France also[...]
 Renoir’s summer residence
August 30, 2017
For many years, painter Auguste Renoir spent his summers in the Aube department. Follow in the artist’s footsteps in the wine growing village of Essoyes.
 Oyster treat in Languedoc
July 12, 2017
The Tarbouriech family produces succulent pink oysters. On the shores of the Thau lagoon, the Saint Barth restaurant is a lovely place to taste them.
 Aubusson, a gold standard in tapestry
December 30, 2016
Since centuries, some of the world finest tapestries are produced in Aubusson. About twenty workshops and manufactures perpetuate this traditional know-how and the Cité de la tapisserie’s museum recou[...]
 Verdun, in the hell of the Great War
October 31, 2016
The WW1 longest battle took place around Verdun in the Meuse department. Scattered around a thick forest, numerous remains bear witness of the fierce fighting.
 Beer tour in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
April 21, 2016
More and more craft breweries pop up in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Some of them are open to the public and brewers explain you the production methods before offering you tastings of their excellen[...]
 Ostentions, thousand-year-old processions
December 25, 2015
From March to October, twenty towns and villages of the Limousinregion organize processions to honour their founding Saints. Called Ostensions and unique in France, these religious events attract thou[...]
 Rimbaud’s hometown
August 30, 2015
A two-faced city, Charleville-Mézières boasts one of Europe’s most beautiful Renaissance squares and perpetuates the memory of poet Arthur Rimbaud. It’s also an important puppetry centre hosting an in[...]
 Modern and contemporary art in Flanders
April 30, 2015
Whether in France or Belgium, the Flanders coast has pleasant surprises in store for contemporary art lovers. They have the choice betweens museums with rich collections and monumental works installed[...]
 WW1 battlefields in Northern France
October 30, 2014
Four remembrance trails help you discover First World War sites in Northern France. A journey though the horrors of this war in the footsteps of soldiers from more than forty countries.
 On the absinthe trail
September 10, 2014
Legal again, coined “the Green Fairy”, absinthe is coming back into vogue. Two regions of France and Switzerland have created a tourist itinerary to learn more about the history and the production of [...]
 One of Monet’s favourite places
July 01, 2014
In 1889, the Creuse valley played host to foremost Impressionist painter Claude Monet who was charmed by its rugged landscapes. This area also inspired many 19th and 20th centuries landscapists who ga[...]
 Prehistoric art in the Alps
June 18, 2014
A unique world-renowned prehistoric site, the Vallée des Merveilles boasts thousands of Bronze Age rock engravings set amid a stunning rocky landscape dominated by jagged peaks.
 Canet-en-Roussillon, enjoyable in all seasons
April 10, 2014
Known for its beautiful beach, Canet-en-Roussillon also has lots of green areas, a rich historical heritage and a picturesque old village. Enjoying a pleasant climate, it’s a family friendly destinati[...]
 Anjou’s underground world
February 16, 2014
In the surroundings of Saumur the subsoil hosts many underground galleries and dwellings. A mysterious world full of surprises, yesterday left in ruins, nowadays trendy, where it’s possible to enter a[...]
 Fouesnant – les Glénan, all the pleasures of the sea
October 03, 2013
A small town of the south Finistère, Fouesnant is the gateway to 17 km of coastline and the superb Glénan archipelago. A true paradise for holidaymakers who love sunbathing and water sports.
 Falaise, William the Conqueror’s birthplace
August 20, 2013
A powerful town in the Middle Ages, Falaise boasts several monuments bearing witness to its golden days. Thanks to augmented reality technology allowing tourists to see how the interior decoration onc[...]
 Impressionism and modern architecture in Le Havre
January 26, 2013
One of the most important European ports, Le Havre boasts the second largest collection of Impressionist paintings after Paris. Destroyed during WWII, the city retains only a few historic building but[...]
 WW1 American monuments
November 28, 2012
American troops participated in all the major battles fought in North-Eastern France during the final year of World War One. Numerous monuments and memorials commemorate these engagements as well as t[...]
 Cookery courses in Champagne
May 09, 2012
“Au Piano des Chefs” offers cooking classes that teach you how to prepare tasty, innovative and affordable dishes. Taking place in restaurant s or charming places, they are suited for everyone and for[...]
 The valley that inspired Courbet
April 06, 2012
The region where painter Gustave Courbet grew up and produced some of his masterpieces is rich in spectacular scenery and picturesque villages. A newly renovated and expanded museum traces the artist’[...]
 Historic town on the Opal Coast
September 30, 2011
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[...]
 Uzès, a gem in the Gard
June 01, 2011
Still rich in old medieval neighbourhoods and Renaissance and Baroque private mansions, Uzès is one of the most beautiful towns in France. Thanks to the mild climate in the South of France, it’s plea[...]
 Short break in Tarn
April 21, 2011
Awesome monuments, art museums, picturesque villages stepped in history,.. The Tarn department has lots to offer. Along with an enjoyable climate and contrasting landscapes, it also has gastronomic re[...]
 In the heart of the French Riviera
Mars 21, 2011
Once a haven for artists, Antibes Juan-les-Pins is quite unique on the French Riviera. It combines a charming, typical old Mediterranean town boasting museums and nice beaches with a modern, upscale r[...]
 Unforgettable stays
September 21, 2010
France has an abundance of hotels and bed and breakfast that are either lavish or situated in awe-inspiring places. Here is a selection of some of them that transport you back in time or allow you to [...]
 Ancient and modern Metz
July 07, 2010
Capital of the Lorraine region, in northeastern France, Metz has a particularly rich history and boasts many monuments. The recent opening of an outpost of the Pompidou Centre makes this green and arc[...]