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Best Things To Do With Kids In Aquitaine

Here at Oliver's Travels, we handpick all our villas in Aquitaine so you can be sure you and your family find the perfect place to stay - whether they need a high chair or 24/7 wifi access for th...

Best Foodie Experiences in Dordogne

A big part of any proper holiday is taking time out to enjoy what your chosen destination has to offer, and that's never more true of the food of the drink on offer in somewhere like France. If you're heading t...
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Top 5 Reasons To Spend a Summer in Provence

Colloquially known as Le Midi, or the midday, due to the sheer amount of sunshine it enjoys, it's pretty clear why the south of France is one of the top France holiday destinations. Our top pick? Prov...
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Top Villas in France With a Vineyard

It's no secret that France is the place to go for wine-lovers. Every region you visit in the country has a locally produced drink, whether it be the seductive bubbles in Champagne, the delicate whites in Dordog...
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The 10 Best Beaches in the South of France

The South of France is popular for a reason – it’s one of the most luxurious destinations out there! From the star-studded glam of Cannes and St Tropez to the luscious landscape of the rural interior, visitors ...
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Top Winter Holidays in France

It’s time winter holidays were brought in out of the cold. On the surface – chilly as it might be – heading off for a relaxing break when the daylight hours are shorter and the temperature is better suited to s...
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Top 5 Wine and Food Tours in Bordeaux

France is without a doubt one of the world’s most renowned wine-producing countries, but it’s Bordeaux, in southwest France which is the jewel in the country's crown. Well developed for wine tourism, Bordeau...
View of Saint-Tropez, French Riviera, France

France’s Most Beautiful Towns And Villages

One word - variety. And France has heaps of it. This beguiling country is both sleepy and captivating with snippets to satisfy everyone. It's near impossible to imagine France without thinking of the Eiffel ...
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Provence, France

Top Things To Do in Provence & Côte d’Azur

Provence is a region bursting with unique possibilities. From the stunning beaches of the French Riviera and the challenging Alps to enchanting hidden wetlands and rolling lavender fields, this area of France h...

The 5 Best Cities For Mardi Gras in France

Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras... this beloved day goes by many names and is fabulously celebrated with local traditions all over the world. Here in the UK, we go wild for pancakes, which everyone at O...
Honfleur - Normandy

Best Normandy Towns and Villages

Nestled in landscapes of rolling green fields, farmhouses and white chalk cliffs, Normandy is an absoute gem on the north coast of France. Historical cities, seaside towns and medieval villages are in abun...
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4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Arcachon Bay

Arcachon Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean situated between the Côte d'Argent and the Côte des Landes, known as 'Le Bassin' ('The Basin') by local people, it's situated in the department of Aquitaine and Giron...

The Local’s Guide to Authentic Champagne

Thinking of renting one of our luxury villas in France? If you are, you'll want to make sure you're getting the very best of the region you're visiting, and sometimes that means staying well away from establish...
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Top 21 Chateaux to Rent in 2021/22

It’s no secret that France is always a hit holiday destination for the whole family. Superb food, breathtaking scenery, world-famous wine and, of course, the romance. But here at Oliver's Travels we like to tak...

The Local’s Guide to the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley in the South of France is one of the most beautiful regions of France, with a plethora of things to do year round. We love it and, quite honestly, could talk about it all day. Dedicated local, ...
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10 Reasons to Try an Alpine Summer Holiday

Wait – Summer holidays in the Alps?! Isn’t the Alps all about shredding the powder on your board or skis in the day, eating a potentially fatal amount of cheese fondue in the evening and then heading out for...
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The Best Wine Experiences in the South of France

A visit to one of our luxury villas in the South of France wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the Continent’s most celebrated export – wine. Whether your preference is red, white or sparkling (or per...

Top 5 Restaurants in South of France

The birthplace of the Michelin star, and home to a wealth of delicious fresh produce and world-class wine production, France is the ideal holiday destination for foodies. Why not make the most of its culinary delights by booking one of ou...