France - Travel Guide - Oliver's Travels

France: Travel Guide

France is a beguiling place, bustling and cosmopolitan on one hand, calm and contemplative on the other. If you’re into fine dining, high-adrenaline sports, pristine beaches or historical masterpieces, you’ll f...

Brittany Travel Guide

Brittany is famed chiefly for its beaches, and with so much coastline to explore it’s certainly one of the best reasons to visit the region. But there’s more to Brittany than sun, sea and sand, and while a good...

Champagne Travel Guide

The people of Champagne have a lot to be proud about. Not only do they produce one of the world’s most celebrated fizzy drinks, the region was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2015, meaning it’s an ...
Vendee & Charente Travel Guide - Oliver's Travels

Vendée & Charente Travel Guide

With so much on offer, it's a wonder the departments of Vendée and Charente aren't bursting with tourists throughout the year. With Paris not too far off (so travel and a day trip to the City of Light are a bre...

Normandy Travel Guide

History and gastronomy go hand-in-hand in Normandy, making it a great choice if culture and fine dining are what you're looking for in a holiday! There's still plenty on offer besides the food and tales of yest...
Burgundy Travel Guide - Oliver's Travels

Burgundy Travel Guide

Renowned throughout the world for its venerable wines, Burgundy is an essential destination for those who appreciate the finer aspects of the winemaker's art. This is a region where you can visit some of the ol...
Loire Valley - Travel Guide by Oliver's Travels

Loire Valley Travel Guide

A region doesn't get to be called "The Garden of France" without being pretty special, and the Loire Valley is just as luscious and beautiful as its nickname would suggest. There's countless acres of beautiful ...

Midi-Pyrénées Travel Guide

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short o...
French Riviera - Travel Guide

Provence & Côte d’Azur Travel Guide

The Provençal way of life is one that's deeply tempting for anyone who's been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into pic...
Languedoc Travel Guide

Languedoc Travel Guide

Languedoc-Roussillon is one of those areas of France where you can feel like you're totally cur off from the rest of the country. Commercial tourism has been very slow to capitalise on the region, meaning you c...
The Dordogne River

Dordogne Travel Guide

With the eponymous river running through its heart, the Dordogne really is a treasure trove when it comes to the hidden beauty of France. It's got history, culture and tasty cuisine in spades, and the landscape...

Aquitaine Travel Guide

Aquitaine's reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned - whether you're looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the se...
beach with tourists, sunbeds and umbrellas

Travel Guide to the South of France

With its balmy summer days, picturesque beaches and rustic countryside, it's no surprise the South of France is one of the world's most popular destinations (it's certainly one of our favourites!) We've pu...