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...
arcachon bay at sunset

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 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, ...
alps summer hiking

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...
Wine Tasting

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...

Top 10 Historical Sites to Visit in France

There are dozens of fantastic historical sites worth visiting for those with an interest in France’s past: from sobering battlefields to monumental Gothic cathedrals, it’s a country steeped in history and packed with relics and breat...
Top 21 chateaux to rent in 202`

Top 21 Chateaux to Rent in 2021

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...
Things to Do in Ile De Re

Top 10 things to do in Île de Ré

The French equivalent of the Hamptons, Île de Ré is all postcard-pretty villages, honeyed beaches and oyster shacks. Just 19 miles by five, the tiny island is best explored by bike or on horse back, while its c...
Destination Guide to Ile De Re, France

Destination Guide to Île de Ré, France

Just 19 miles by five, the tiny Île de Ré punches well above its weight. The pace slips down a few gears on this seahorse-shaped island, cast adrift from La Rochelle. A web of hollyhock-lined cycling trails con...
Best Ile De Re Beaches

The Very Best Île de Ré beaches

Île de Ré may be small, but it packs in some fine beaches. While flour-soft golden sand cushions much of the coastline, the southern stretches are busier and often crowded, especially in the summer. To escape t...

Top 10 Quirkiest Chateaux in France

We love a bit of quirkiness - that's what's fun about our collection... all our villas and chateaux have been handpicked for their style, character and odd quirk.  Our range of luxury chateaux and villa...

Team Travels: Dordogne and Aquitaine

Our intrepid photographer, Laeti, just got back from another tour. This time she has been around rural southern France taking pictures of our lovely French chateaux. She's our go-to oracle for foodie tips (you ...

The Best Food Festivals in France

If the foodie life is the only life for you - and you're a huge fan of wine and cheese - then you might want to take a look at this list of food festivals in France! Home of Brie, Camembert and Roquefort, chees...
Brittany Beaches - Privateers

Top 10 Brittany Beaches

When we think of beaches in France, our minds naturally wander to the South of France – sometimes it’s easy to overlook the beauty of Western France’s coastline… in particular, well-known surf mecca, Brittany. ...
Northern France

Top 5 Places to Visit in Northern France

Sadly, Northern France is often overlooked when planning a French getaway, while Southern France never fails to be a popular choice for family holidays and romantic retreats. However, here at Oliver's Trav...
Northern France Travel Guide

Northern France Travel Guide

Most people only see Northern France from behind a car window as they drive south towards postcard-pretty Provence or the chateaux-studded Dordogne. But look beyond the flat, barren expanses edging the A26 to d...