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.



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 the book by Peter Mayle “A Year in Provence” or seen the movie version “A Good Life”, (sometimes called “A Good Year” movie) starring Russell Crowe, will be familiar with the names of some of the Luberon villages of Provence.

Have you ever seen photos of a particular place in a travel brochure or on TV and thought “I must visit there one day”? That’s how my desire to visit Collioure came about. I’d seen photos and read about the French seaside town in numerous travel magazines and guide books and added it to my bucket list.

Boasting over 300 days of sunshine each year, it's not surprising that the Languedoc region in France's south is one of the most visited.  It's also home to a huge range of sightseeing opportunities from historic monuments and breathtaking churches and abbeys to art galleries and spectacular natural wonders.

There's no shortage of impressive architecture, museums, gardens and more to see in Paris but it also makes a great base for day trips to some of France's other popular attractions and regions. 

Languedoc, the 'alternative' South of France, is one of the most beautiful regions in France, if not in the world!  Together with Provence, Languedoc-Roussillion has a fascinating history and stunning Mediterranean landscape with gently rolling hills carpeted with vines and the wild ‘garrigue’ full of thyme, green oak, almond and cherry trees and ‘platane’ or plane trees. They line the Canal du Midi and in the autumn their leaves turn a flaming red. 

As the top tourist destination in the world, France offers a plethora of gorgeous towns and village to visit. No matter which region of the country you plan to spend time in, you'll find an abundance of lovely towns and villages that will take your breath away with their natural beauty and quaint town centres.  France's most well-known towns and villages are busy year round as tourists flock to discover their charms for themselves, but venture off the tourist track a little and you may find your own hidden delight.

My visit to Annecy in France was long overdue. I had planned to visit a few years ago when I travelled to Europe in winter but due to some unforeseen itinerary changes the visit had to be put on hold. It was therefore with some excitement that I arrived in the picturesque lakeside town in June this year for a 48 hour visit.