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

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

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Six places to visit in Vendée, France

The Vendée, France is a good option for UK families. It’s set almost half-way down France, south of Brittany and north of the Dordogne. This…

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

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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What to expect at Puy du Fou theme Park, Vendée, France

It might be the second most popular theme park in France, after Disneyland Paris, but Puy du Fou is well-kept secret. This history-based theme park…

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Océanopolis, Brest, France – a family day out in Finistère, Brittany

In August, we escaped the heat of Brest, in Brittany, France, and visited Océanopolis, a large aquarium based on the harbour, close to the city…

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