Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

France travel guide 250The France travel blog articles below will help you to choose the right places to visit in France on your holiday.   There are plenty of French tips and France travel ideas to help you plan the perfect French holiday. 

When deciding where to visit in France there are endless possibilities with each region of France offering its own unique charm.  I hope you find the articles below helpful.



The city of Albi had been calling me for a number of years and, despite staying only a couple of hours away at Olonzac on numerous occasions, I still hadn’t visited.  A three-day road trip from Toulouse to Albi via the villages of the Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne departments meant I could finally tick Albi off my must-visit list. 

There’s something about a medieval hilltop village that captures the imagination and draws the tourist.  Perhaps it’s our fascination with villages built so precariously on rocky outcrops or maybe we are just drawn by the sheer beauty of these villages that were built many hundreds of years ago.

Situated just north of the French Riviera's playground for the rich, Cannes, the inland town of Grasse is most famous for one thing and one thing only: perfume. It is internationally renowned as the world’s perfume capital, an industry for which the town rose to prominence in the 18th century. 

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.