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The children are back to school and the daily routine has returned to normal, the leaves on the trees are starting to turn and our thoughts naturally turn towards winter. In northern Europe, it can be long and miserable yet there are bright moments, Christmas, New Year and if you are lucky a holiday skiing. France is the number one European ski destination and it is easy to understand why. Not only is the access very good by sea, tunnel and air it also has two mountain ranges with very good skiing, the smaller and cheaper Pyrenees and the vast high...

Friday, September 08, 2017


Villas Worldwide / Villas du Monde has, even more, private ski chalets, individual ski apartments and apartment complex with swimming pools for winter 2017. Handpicked for quality, great prices and ease of skiing in the top resorts in the French Alps and Pyrenees. The best early snow ever has led to a number of ski resorts in the French Alps opening three weeks early so it is no surprise that reservations for this year's ski season are well under way. Ideal cold conditions and plenty of heavy snow over the last few weeks has enabled most of the major...

Monday, November 21, 2016


The lure of warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine are reasons enough for many to head towards the Mediterranean in the south of France. Then it becomes a bit more complicated to decide between the main areas of Provence and the French Riviera.Many choose Provence mainly because of the Romans. Yes strange as it may seem it is the legacy of the Roman occupation of large swathes of the South of France and Provence in particular which attracts visitors from all over the world to Provence as it has some of the best preserved feats of roman engineering...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Brittany is located in the extreme north west of France and it is really big, so large in fact that independentist Bretons have for some time been campaigning for a referendum like the one held in Scotland recently as they feel actual self governance would be appropriate.Most holidaymakers have next to no interest in such weighty matters, they are far more concerned with the big decision which is "do we go for the north coast or the south". The administrative capital of Brittany, Rennes is in the middle, it tends to be bypassed.The north of...

Wednesday, December 03, 2014


Bordeaux is one of the most popular and visited cities of France after Paris, Lyon and Nice, here is what you can expect to see and do on a day visit.Given its status as the wine capital of France it is no surprise that the local Bordelaise folk have a refined pallet for their food and drink. Consequently there are a large number of gastronomic restaurants in Bordeaux, so it is well worth eating out whilst you are there as you can experience some of the best food and wine France has to offer. There are literally thousands of restaurants to choose from...

Monday, December 01, 2014



As the children settle into school once again and adults clear the decks of summer and pile into accumulated work this is the time when many of us turn our thoughts to next years holiday and first and foremost which country to go to. Your first choice should be France, here's why.1 France is very easy to get to by car, train or airplane and travelling costs are reasonable. You can easily tailor your trip to your needs as the choice is so varied.2 The regional choice and variety in France is greater than any other European country so you...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular holiday pastime in France as equipment evolves along with dedicated cycle tracks, hire shops, tourist information and general enthusiasm. I have had a number of cycling experiences in the south of France recently which helped me realise quite how many people are electing to enjoy this simple pleasure on holiday.I'm a late developer when it comes to cycling and it was actually just after my divorce seven years ago, when I was feeling rather down that a good friend of mine called from the bike shop in...

Friday, May 02, 2014



This is our resume of the major events in France this year. We would welcome any feedback or promotions from organisers and visitors alike in 2014 on our facebook and twitter sites.The Monte Carlo rally takes place each year in mid-January. Part of the International Rally challenge it's official title is the Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo.Classic car enthusiasts are drawn to the Historic Monte Carlo Rally which takes place shortly after the modern day event at the end of January each year. The chateau gardens of the Loire valley are amongst the...

Friday, February 28, 2014


The Western Loire hosts the worlds toughest sailing race. Following the excitement of the Americas Cup it is the turn of the Vendee Globe to entertain sailing enthusiasts.Les Sables d'Olonne is a lively seaside resort with a huge beach and promenade lined with numerous shops, cafes and restaurants along with a major fishing port and leisure marina.Many are drawn to Les Sables during the summer yet in November there is another surge of interest for the spectacular depart of arguably the greatest long distance sailing event of them all, the Globe.It...

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Record snowfalls in the Pyrenees this year. Coupled with well priced ski passes and accommodation make it the ski destination to consider for your next ski holiday.The French Pyrenees have long held a reputation for good value ski holidays in part due to an inferior snow record to that of the Alps. That perspective may just be changing after the bumper snow falls this winter.We were treated to images on television of some resorts in the Pyrenees where there was so much snow it was actually becoming a problem. The snow was so deep that they were...

Monday, September 23, 2013


Discover the premiere cinematic theme park in Europe. Futuroscope offers a day out for the family to remember.Located near Poitiers the Futuroscope theme park is a the top attraction of the Poitou Charente region and one of the top five in France. A visionary theme park which evolves constantly, it is hard to explain the sheer scale and ambition of Futuroscope. Essentially it is a cutting edge cinematic experience set in a vast purpose built village which has taken on the proportions of a small town. Futuristic architecture characterises the buildings...

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Discover space travel in the Midi Pyrenees at the Cite de l'Espace, home of the Ariane rocket.Located near Toulouse the Cite de L'Espace is a living European space experience which has plenty to entertain and educate budding astronauts and adults alike. The French "space city" has real size mock ups of the fifty five metres high Ariane 5 space rocket as well as the Soyuz module and the Mir space station.There are also interactive exhibits such as the mission control room where you can do the count down and partake in a simulation of a...

Monday, September 16, 2013


The lakes of Les Landes are some of the biggest and most impressive in France and what's more they are just a short drive from the sea.Of the three northern lakes the biggest is Sanguinet, heading south next is the lac Biscarrosse then the Lac d'Aureilhan Mimizan.The great lake at Sanguinet is literally divided by the Gironde and Landes border. It covers a surface of 5800 hectares and is surrounded by pine woods, along the shores are beautiful sandy beaches. It is a boating centre which is ideal for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing although...

Friday, September 13, 2013


Walking and cycling along the Canal du Midi can be every bit as enjoyable as meandering along in a boat.Often flanked by tall plane trees the canal runs all the way from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Mediterranean Sea in the east. A remarkable feat of engineering attributed to Pierre-Paul Riquet it is one the main features of the Languedoc Roussillon landscape.You don't need to take a canal boat holiday to enjoy the Canal du Midi which is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site as the towpath is ideally suited for walking and...

Monday, September 09, 2013



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