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The Islands of France:

September 29th, 2015

Islands are dotted all round the French coast from the rocky outcrops of Brittany and the sacred site of Mont-St-Michel in Normandy to the Mediterranean and Corsica.

Islands of the French Atlantic Coast:

September 16th, 2015

The French Atlantic coastline is dramatic and the islands are gorgeous with beaches, rocky inlets, sports, great places to stay, seafood and history.

Ile d’Aix off the French Atlantic Coast:

September 14th, 2015

Ile d'Aix is a delightful small island on the French Atlantic coast. Made famous by Napoleon who spent his last days on French soil here, book at the one hotel and chill out.

Ile de Re island off the French Atlantic Coast:

September 16th, 2015

Ile de Ré is a very chic island off the Atlantic French coast. Why visit, how to get there and tourist information.

How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Dijon by train, car, and flight:

September 18th, 2015

How to get from London, the UK and Paris to Dijon in Burgundy by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to help plan your journey.

French Departments and Regions:

August 31st, 2015

French Departments, numbered from 01 to 95 are all-important. See the map of the French Departments and check out which department you're in.

Guide to Avignon, City of the Palais des Papes:

August 25th, 2015

Avignon is a beautiful city, famous for the Palais des Papes. It's both a top south of France destination for a few days and a great base for exploring Provence and Languedoc.

Top Attractions and Things to Do in Avignon:

August 24th, 2015

The imposing Pope's Palace in Avignon was the 14th century home of the papacy. Explore the courtyards and the rooms, and book for a spectacular summer light show.

Great Day Trips from Nice:

August 14th, 2015

Nice is the Queen of the Riviera. But if you have time, try these easy days out from Nice and explore this wonderful part of southern France a little more. Start with Antibes

10 Great Reasons to Visit France:

August 11th, 2015

Reasons to visit France run from the the diverse landscape, great cities, hilltop villages and the best food and wine in the world to great shopping and top festivals.

Aquitaine Region on the French Atlantic Coast:

August 6th, 2015

Aquaitaine on the French Atlantic Coast has everything, from romantic castle to sweeping sandy beaches, from beautiful villages to market towns. Plus top food and wine.

Moissac in Tarn-et-Garonne:

August 4th, 2015

Moissac in Tarn-et-Garonne is a delightful small town with a big important abbey. On the pilgrim route from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Spain, the Abbey of St-Pierre is magnificent.

Disgusting French dishes to avoid unless you are French:

September 7th, 2015

10 French foods most of us consider disgusting but the French consider as delicacies. You should try them once; you might become very French in your tastes.

Top 20 Most Visited Sites in France:

July 31st, 2015

The 20 most visited sites in France start with Disneyland Paris and end with the Bois de Boulogne Zoo. How many have you been to?

Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseille:

July 30th, 2015

The Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseille is an ambtious project. The museum is housed in the old Fort Saint-Jean and in a superb modern building at the entrance to the Old Port.

Canals of France:

July 27th, 2015

Canals in France run from north to south, east to west, forming a massive inland waterway system and linking up the main rivers. Many carry hotel barges.

Take a Slow Barge Cruise through Gascony:

July 31st, 2015

A slow barge cruise along the canals of Gascony in south west France is one of the most relaxing vacations you can imagine. Check out the details.

Top 10 Most Visited Sites in France outside Paris:

July 31st, 2015

Of all the 10 most visited sites in France outside Paris, the chateau of Versailles comes out top. Check all the other attractions on the list; some will surprise you.

Tour de France 2015 Week by Week Route July 4 to 26:

July 6th, 2015

Follow the weekly route of the 2015 Tour de France Race. Information on where the race goes and which French cities and attractions it passes by.

The Tour de France 2015:

June 30th, 2015

The Tour de France is the world's greatest cycling race. Check out the teams, the riders, the highlights and the new cities.

Top Attractions and Things to Do in Bordeaux:

October 1st, 2015

Here are my top 10 attractions and things to do in Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage City. It's beautiful, historic and vibrant, great for a short visit.

Top French Cities You Should Visit:

June 24th, 2015

Aix-en-Provence is one of France's most beautiful cities. Check out this guide to the top cities you should visit, both large and small.

London to Marseille by Direct Train:

May 30th, 2015

The new London to Marseille Train Service is direct, with no changes and takes just 6 hours 27 minutes. It means that Marseille is a great short break.

Longest Rivers of France:

May 27th, 2015

France has beautiful rivers flowing through its towns and villages. The longest rivers of France flow into the sea. Here are the top five.

Hotels in Marseille:

May 26th, 2015

Hotels in Marseille range from the chic to the trendy to the chains. Something for everybody. Check my list of recommended hotels.

Restaurants in Marseille:

August 5th, 2015

Marseille now has a reputation for excellent restaurants, with new places opening. Expect Michelin stars, small fish specialists, brasseries and bistros.

Shopping in Marseille:

May 23rd, 2015

Shopping in Marseille is a real pleasure. There's everything here from chic new shopping malls to small individual boutiques plus wonderful markets.

Top Day Trips from Marseille to the nearby islands and rocky coastline:

May 25th, 2015

The Chateau d'If is a must if you're visiting Marseille. A rocky island just outside the harbor, it was here that the Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned.

Top 10 Attractions in Marseille:

July 31st, 2015

Marseille is a wonderful city, a place of great museums, good shopping, trails to wander and islands to visit. Plus top restaurants and places to stay.

Chateau de Balazuc Guest House in the Ardeche:

August 2nd, 2015

The Chateau de Balazuc is a wonderful place to stay in. The castle, overlooking the Ardeche gorges, has been decorated in chic style.

La Caverne du Pont d'Arc, a major new Cultural Site in France:

July 31st, 2015

La Caverne Pont d'Arc in the Ardeche is a replica of the prehistoric La Grotte Chauvet where the art of 36,000 years ago was discovered in 1994.

The Prehistoric Cavern of the Aven d'Orgnac and Museum:

April 30th, 2015

The Aven d'Orgnac cave deep underground is Nature's art gallery. In the Ardeche in south east France, it has extraordinary rock formations.

The Cannes Film Festival May 13 to 24 2015:

April 27th, 2015

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival from May 13 to 24 is the most famous film festival in the world, bringing the stars, directors, producers and more.

Guide to Dunkirk:

April 20th, 2015

Dunkirk is well worth stopping in. It has lots of attractions, long sandy beaches and World War II connections. Check this practical guide to Dunkirk.

The Best Beaches and Coast from the North to the Mediterranean:

April 20th, 2015

The best beaches in France from the North to the naturist Atlantic resorts and the Mediterranean hotspots. The guide starts at the north coast.

Operation Dynamo Dunkirk Sites in the Countryside around Dunkirk:

April 14th, 2015

Significant Operation Dynamo sites show the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in May 1940. Start with the shipwrecks on the beach at Zuydcoote.

Operation Dynamo Sites of World War II in Dunkirk:

April 15th, 2015

Operation Dynamo from the beaches of Dunkirk in May 1940. Check out the different sites you can see in the town starting at Place Jean Bart.

Operation Dynamo and the Little Ships of Dunkirk:

April 14th, 2015

Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British, French and Belgian soldiers from Dunkirk in 1940, is commemorated in May. 50 Little Ships will take part.

The Top 10 Most Underrated Destinations in France:

April 13th, 2015

You'll find your own remote, undiscovered places, but here's my selections of the most underrated destinations in France, starting with the Auvergne.

Mary Anne's France Travel News and Deals:

May 31st, 2015

France Travel news has the latest tours, hotel openings, discounts, deals and travel updates.

Top Attractions in North France and Where to Stay:

March 29th, 2015

North France is full of top attractions, from walled cities to great museums. Plus suggestions of where to stay nearby.

A Short Break in North France for Families and History Fans:

April 16th, 2015

This short break to north France takes in Henry VIII and the Field of the Cloth of Gold, Agincourt and St-Omer. Plus great places to stay and eat.

Top French Seaside Resorts from the north coast to the Riviera:

March 30th, 2015

France has wonderful seaside resorts, from the sophisticated north coast to the glamorous Riviera, from Le Touquet to St Tropez, Nice and Cannes.

Agincourt Battle and Museum:

April 16th, 2015

The Battle of Agincourt is celebrated in a museum at Agincourt. Check out the myths and legends, many of them from Shakespeare's play Henry V.

Top Attractions and Things to Do in Amiens in Picardy:

March 31st, 2015

Amiens in Picardy is an attractive town with a great cathedral, Jules Verne's house and canals. It makes a great short break from Paris or the UK.

Cheap France Hotel Chains and Cheap Rooms - France Travel:

March 4th, 2015

Go for budget over luxury and book a cheap hotel room in France. These international and national chains offer the best deals, even if you are booking late.

November in France Events and Festivals in 2015:

March 31st, 2015

November Events and Festivals in France to check out, from armistice day to animal and nature photography and the start of the Christmas markets.

Fall on the Cote d'Azur Events and Festivals 2015:

March 31st, 2015

Fall Events and Festivals on the Cote d'Azur. September food festivals, yachts and jazz in the open air.

Fall Events and Festivals in Provence from September to October:

March 4th, 2015

Fall Events and Festivals in Provence from September to October. There's plenty going on in this dynamic region from food festivals to medieval fairs.

Events and Festivals in France in August:

February 24th, 2015

Events and Festivals in France in August. Check out these top events when planning your trip in France this summer.

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