Posts Tagged: France

French Riviera on the Quiet: “Porquerolles”

SPINDRIFT falls like meteors on Porquerolles. Spinning spheres of sea spray burst high in the fierce blue sky and fizz on upturned faces. It feels magical, like a snow fight in summer. Les Iles d’Or – Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Ile

French Riviera on the Quiet: “Porquerolles”

SPINDRIFT falls like meteors on Porquerolles. Spinning spheres of sea spray burst high in the fierce blue sky and fizz on upturned faces. It feels magical, like a snow fight in summer. Les Iles d’Or – Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Ile

A Hidden Town in South France : “Uzes”

Uzès is the South of France without the beach or bling, a hidden town preserved in white stone. Although the Eurostar routes pass by less than an hour’s drive away – at Avignon and Montpellier – that short journey has

A Hidden Town in South France : “Uzes”

Uzès is the South of France without the beach or bling, a hidden town preserved in white stone. Although the Eurostar routes pass by less than an hour’s drive away – at Avignon and Montpellier – that short journey has

Montpellier: The Big Build-Up

The face of Montpellier, a city that manages to punch above its weight as a 21st-century design hub without losing its medieval mojo. In old-new Montpellier the sense of energy is palpable. Half the population (of about 260,000) is under 35,

Montpellier: The Big Build-Up

The face of Montpellier, a city that manages to punch above its weight as a 21st-century design hub without losing its medieval mojo. In old-new Montpellier the sense of energy is palpable. Half the population (of about 260,000) is under 35,

Classic France: “Ile de Ré”

If you want to rediscover life’s simple pleasures, head for the Ile de Ré. Laura Fowler gets a kick out of horse riding, cycling and fresh air on a short break to France’s favourite holiday island.  As you cross the

Classic France: “Ile de Ré”

If you want to rediscover life’s simple pleasures, head for the Ile de Ré. Laura Fowler gets a kick out of horse riding, cycling and fresh air on a short break to France’s favourite holiday island.  As you cross the

Destination: “La Loire”, France

Now is the time to sniff out snuffling wild boar, grapple with wild mushrooms and toast the forest spirits with overflowing jugs of wine. If you enjoy taking a break when everyone else has already returned home, the month of

Destination: “La Loire”, France

Now is the time to sniff out snuffling wild boar, grapple with wild mushrooms and toast the forest spirits with overflowing jugs of wine. If you enjoy taking a break when everyone else has already returned home, the month of

South-Western France: “Languedoc”

We drive down to Languedoc, the magical south-western corner of France. In place of the ritzy resorts and traffic queues of the Côte d’Azur, Languedoc has charming little hotels, long sandy beaches and Roman aqueducts. The Paris fashion world regards

South-Western France: “Languedoc”

We drive down to Languedoc, the magical south-western corner of France. In place of the ritzy resorts and traffic queues of the Côte d’Azur, Languedoc has charming little hotels, long sandy beaches and Roman aqueducts. The Paris fashion world regards

Paris Flair

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Paris Flair

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