Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

France travel informationPlanning to visit France but not sure exactly where to go? The articles below feature some of France's most popular destinations to give you an idea of what each region offers. There are endless possibilities with each region of France offering its own unique charm.


Although it is France’s fourth largest city, Toulouse has a very relaxed, friendly feel to it. There are plenty of things to see and do in the city – and many of them are free - but if you’re short on time this post offers my suggestions for how to spend 24 hours in Toulouse.

Think long, lazy summers, fields of lavender and hilltop villages and chances are you’ll be thinking about Provence in the south of France.  It’s been a hot destination amongst travellers for many years but what are the best places to visit in a region that offers so much?  

No visit to Paris is ever long enough and you could spend a month sightseeing in the French capital and still not see everything.  Unlimited time is something most of us don’t have though, and the majority of visitors tend to allow three or four days to see the city. With this in mind, I’ve put together my recommended itinerary for a three day visit to Paris.

If you’re heading to the Cote d’Azur in the south of France, chances are you’re keen to visit a beach or two.  There are plenty of famous beaches along the French Riviera but you shouldn’t overlook the less-famous ones in your search for the best beach on the Cote d’Azur.

One of the best ways to explore France is by car and this 30 day self-drive tour itinerary visits many of the most popular regions of this beautiful country.  A self-drive holiday in France gives you the freedom to travel at your own pace and to visit some of the off-the-beaten-path villages, too. 

With perhaps one of the prettiest harbours in all of France, Honfleur lived up to my lofty expectations. We spent four nights in the harbour town and used it as a base for exploring northern France.  There are lots of things I love about Honfleur - here are nine of them.

Does anyone ever need an excuse to visit Paris?  Certainly not me!  Whilst I usually visit Paris during the summer, I have enjoyed a few days in Paris in the lead up to Christmas and it is a magical time to be in the French capital.

Heading to Nice on the French Riviera and not sure what to do?  Here are eight things to do when you visit Nice.

Anyone who has read Peter Mayle’s classic “A Year in Provence” or seen the movie version “A Good Life”, starring Russell Crowe, will be familiar with the names of some of the Luberon villages of Provence. Images of rugged hills, fields of lavender and sunflowers, gnarled olive trees and grape vines, and Medieval villages perched on hilltops probably spring to mind when you think of the Luberon, and that is exactly what I found when I visited this lovely part of Provence.