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10 great things to do in Normandy with kids

10 great things to do in Normandy with kids

There are many wonderful activities on offer in Normandy for families with kids. Here GRETTA SCHIFANO of mumsdotravel.com picks her favourites. [...more]

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10 of the greatest Loire Valley chateaux

10 of the greatest Loire Valley chateaux

The Chateaux of the Loire are one of the most stunning sights in the world. From romantic fairy tale castles to impressive fortresses designed to repel armies, there is something for everyone. [...more]

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Give you tastebuds a holiday with these regional French foods

Give you tastebuds a holiday with these regional French foods

Mealtimes are always an integral part of a trip to France, and regional variety is key. We asked journalist BEN LERWILL to recommend seven delicious dishes from across the country – if you can wash them down with a drop of something local, so much the better. [...more]

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Cote d’Azur holidays in the footsteps of celebrities

Cote d’Azur holidays in the footsteps of celebrities

The Cote d’Azur is famous for its glamour, but is it popular to feel the same star dust when you ditch the extortionate five-star hotel for an affordable holiday village? We asked south of France specialist ANDREW THRELFALL how to have a celebrity break on a budget. [...more]

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10 French towns with wow! factor

10 French towns with wow! factor

Many French towns and villages close to our Siblu Holiday Villages have managed to hold back time and maintain a link to their past, while others have embraced 21st century cool. We’ve listed 10 of our favourites, so why not tell us what you think and add your own suggestions below. Carcasssone (Languedoc, pictured below) has been [...] [...more]

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South of France with ‘Les Enfants’

South of France with ‘Les Enfants’

If you tell people you’re taking the kids to France for a couple of weeks, most will assume you’re talking about Disneyland Paris. However, there is a lot our Gallic neighbours have to offer other than the American theme park. Even better, most are a fraction of the price, giving you and your children a [...] [...more]

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French campsites with spas

French campsites with spas

Who’d have imagined there would ever be French campsites with spas? Well, we’re hoping to pamper campers with our health and wellbeing facilities at siblu holiday villages in 2012. Our selection of saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and massage treatments will tempt mums who’ve previously pooh-poohed the idea of camping with their family. As an added pick-me-up, [...] [...more]

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Favourite festivals in France

Favourite festivals in France

Siblu’s holiday villages in Charente Maritime have been supporters of Un Violon sur le Sable, a classical music festival that takes place on the beach at Royan, for several years. Our partnership has even included rehearsal sessions for performers at Les Charmettes – culminating in a free show from French superstar Christophe Mae performing hits backed [...] [...more]

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Make, bake and cook like the locals in France

Make, bake and cook like the locals in France

We heard this week that a certain travel company is only offering ‘all inclusive’ holidays next summer. How depressing – where is the fun on going to a foreign country and not trying something different. So,  siblu is  making a stand for self-catered holidays in France ! Here are three ideas that we hope will make your [...] [...more]

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Brilliant Brittany has it all for families

Brilliant Brittany has it all for families

Want to hit the right note with your summer holiday to France? Well how about Brittany in August? Brittany is an ideal family destination for camping in France. The region has the longest coastline in France, so there are white-sand beaches, serene harbours and craggy coves to discover. Plus, camping doesn’t have to be under canvas. You [...] [...more]

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