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Remembering the Past: 1914 – 2014 in France

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. As we approach the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, there's been a lot of debate about how to commemorate this sombr...

Top 3 Restaurants for Eating out in Dordogne

Parisian gourmet cuisine may be celebrated around the world, but if you really want to discover the true tastes of France, head to the Dordogne Valley. This idyllic region, known as Périgord by the locals, is f...

A Guide to France for Cheese Connoisseurs

We all know French cuisine is practically synonymous with 'good food', and any self-respecting foodie will consider the country a must-visit destination. One of France's most popular and distinguished prod...

Top 9 Beautiful Châteaux in Bordeaux

As the wine industry capital of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage, Bordeaux is an excellent destination both for wine lovers and those who enjoy long walks in a stunning, picture perfect landscape. By renti...

Top 5 Romantic Wedding Venues in the Loire Valley

France is celebrated for many reasons, not least of which is its immortal sense of glamour and romance. With that in mind, there’s perhaps no better place to hold the wedding of your dreams than in France, and Simply Chateau offers a ...

Why Book a French Chateau?

We’ve all seen stunning images of French Chateaux on the TV or in magazines and most of us will have wondered just what it would be like to stay in such luxurious surroundings.  Imagine yourself stood on the ve...
Chateau de Falloye - Dordogne - Oliver's Travels

Chateaux to rent in the Dordogne

The Dordogne region of south western France is so called due to the great river which runs through it.  The Dordogne is home to the famous Bergerac wine variety and is an ideal destination for wine lovers....