Eurocamp La Vallée, in Houlgate, Normandy. Our family holiday …

This Spring half term, we sailed across the English Channel to stay for a week at Eurocamp La Vallée, in Normandy. Pretty, spotlessly clean and…

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Affordable luxury: four of the best self-catering properties in France

*this post is in collaboration with Novasol.* France is a favourite destination among British holidaymakers. It’s easy to see why. The country boasts exquisite wine,…

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Six reasons for families to visit the Vendée, France

Set almost half-way down France, south of Brittany and north of the Dordogne, lies the Vendée. This mainly flat, leafy coastal department is more sheltered…

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A Parisian celebration on board a Bateau Mouche

If you haven’t seen the Seine, you don’t know Paris. Like London, the French capital is one of those cities whose pulse reverberates along its…

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Six places to visit in Europe for fairytale creatures

Europe is brim-full of stories of fairytale creatures. Here are some places you can visit, to try and catch a glimpse of these elusive beasties.…

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A photo journal from a family getaway in the Dordogne, …

In some rural French gîtes, there’s a certain quality you don’t find elsewhere. A silence that rings in your ears, so powerful that a cow…

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A photo tour of Pont-Aven, in Finistère, Brittany, France

Last summer we visited the picturesque Finistère region of Brittany, northern France. The closest town to our base at Siblu’s Domaine de Kerlann was Pont-Aven,…

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A love song to Finistère, Brittany, France

Our family fell in love with Finistère, in Brittany, France last summer. We spent three weeks in August travelling through the west of the country.…

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A trip to Aubterre-sur-Dronne, Charente, France

During our stay in the northern end of the Dordogne, south-west France, D had to work one day. I decided to leave the idyll that…

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