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Sweet Traditions

Sweet Traditions

Home of gastronomy and great restaurants, France also has dozens of sugary specialties. From candied chestnuts to Calissons we take a tour of France’s top ten traditional sweets and find out where to taste them. [...more]

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Charente Maritime holiday guide

Charente Maritime holiday guide

Coastal county of the Poitou-Charente region, Charente Maritime offers an irresistible mix of sea, sand and stunning countryside. Pictures and words by Gillian Thornton. [...more]

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Vendee holidays guide

Vendee holidays guide

Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the Loire, the department of Vendée offers all the elements of the perfect family holiday. Pictures and words by Gillian Thornton. [...more]

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Brittany holiday guide

Brittany holiday guide

An established favourite with British holidaymakers, Brittany extends an open invitation to ‘Be Breizh’ … Pictures and words by Gillian Thornton. [...more]

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Languedoc holidays guide

Languedoc holidays guide

Beautiful beaches and family facilities combine with history and culture in sunny Languedoc-Roussillon. Pictures and words by Gillian Thornton. [...more]

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Normandy holiday guide

Normandy holiday guide

The department of Calvados includes lush countryside, historic towns, and some of the best sandy beaches in Normandy. Pictures and words by Gillian Thornton. [...more]

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Aquitaine holiday guide

Aquitaine holiday guide

Sandy shores and shady forests make Aquitaine the perfect choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Pictures and words by Gillian Thornton. [...more]

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We’ve launched an outdoor play guide (because parents have forgotten the games they loved as children)

We’ve launched an outdoor play guide (because parents have forgotten the games they loved as children)

Do you remember games of blind man’s bluff in the schoolyard and firing marbles as the evening sun sets? It seems that a generation of parents have forgotten the rules to the outdoor games of their youth and children are responding by staying indoors. [...more]

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Late deals on family holidays in France: Loire Valley and Charente Maritime

Late deals on family holidays in France: Loire Valley and Charente Maritime

Are you still looking for a summer-time family holiday to France? Take advantage of these late deals from siblu and you could be watching a deadly duel in the Loire Valley or a classical concert on the sands of Charente Maritime. [...more]

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Say cheese! Where to find and taste France’s best cheeses

Say cheese! Where to find and taste France’s best cheeses

From fromage museums, to gourmet farms, we asked travel journalist HEIDI FULLER-LOVE to take us on a tour of France’s top cheeses and show us where to sample them. [...more]

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