Aug 042023
The Limoux Carnival

A 400-year-old tradition, 3 months of celebration, music, dance and blanquette! Discover an unforgettable atmosphere of the world’s longest carnival in Limoux! The longest carnival in the world When you are visiting Limoux for the first time, between January and March, you may think that they have some big weddings here! Tons of confetti cover […]

Apr 172023
Budget Holidays in France

With low-cost flights reaching all areas of France, there’s every reason to visit this year. But with the cost of living crisis, how easy is it to enjoy all that France has to offer, without spending a fortune? Here are a few tips to making your trip to France both pleasurable and affordable. Travel in […]

Mar 312023
French Kissing

Is La bise really necessary when in France? Les bises, les bisous, les bequest, les pouts…so many words to translate to that so very French way of greeting called ” la bise”. The reality is if you have spent or intend to spend time in France, with French people, ” la bise” might simply be […]

Feb 152023
Best Beaches in France

As if France isn’t blessed with enough culinary, cultural and geographical assets as it is, it also happens to be home to some of Europe’s best beaches. From the north coastal dunes to the surfer-friendly Atlantic and the sparkling idylls of the Mediterranean, France has a wide variety of beaches, or plages, to choose from. […]

Jun 212022
Driving In France

Invariably, when people visit France from the UK, they do so by car, crossing the Channel by ferry and then taking to the French roads for their annual summer holidays. Other than the obvious difference of driving on the right, what specific issues, from the permitted alcohol limit to mobile phone use, need to be […]

May 102022
Iconic Events in France

Throughout the year, France hosts many iconic, world-class events that attract visitors from around the globe. While the pandemic may have temporarily curbed some of them, they remain much-loved and appreciated fixtures. Here are some of the best. Menton Lemon Festival – February Held over two weeks every February, the Fête du Citron, or Lemon […]

Dec 082021
France's Glorious Gardens

There is little more uplifting than visiting a beautiful garden, especially after a long, dull winter. France has a well established history for formal chateau style gardens around Paris and the Loire Valley, but is full of other surprises, too, such as a bamboo garden in Provence and some stunning hanging gardens in the Dordogne. […]