Top 10 Winter Holidays in France

Top 10 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...
Villa Engelo - Istria - Oliver's Travels

7 Steps to Planning Your First Villa Holiday

A villa holiday with your friends and / or family is the perfect way to spend a week. Everyone’s in one place, you could have a pool to chill out in, occasionally a Jacuzzi or hot tub and everything you need is...
Chocolats! - Oliver's Travels (Photo via Paul Downey on Flickr)

Finding Chocolat in France

Chocolate. Romance. Johnny Depp. It's no surprise that hit 2000 film Chocolat still sets our pulses racing. For fans of the film - or of course the book that it's based on - our French villas with pools provide...

Celebrating Mum With More Than Daffodils!

It can be easy to get stuck in the chocolate and flowers routine on Mother's Day - especially if your mum actually really likes chocolate and flowers! This year though, maybe it's time to take things up a notch...
Baguettes - Oliver's Travel's (Image courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/jarkkolaine)

French Bread 101

Cuisine connoisseurs the world over can hardly stop themselves from waxing lyrical about the wonders of French food, but in between all the foie gras, the escargots and of course, the impeccably aged chees...

The French Baguette

The French male stereotype: Dark floppy hair Black beret Blue and white striped t-shirt (Marine style) Black shorts Black plimsolls Accessorized with: Baguette under one arm a necklace comp...

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 Durantey And Cottage

Why Choose a French Chateau?

When going to France on holiday you normally have a good choice of accommodation, hotels, B&Bs, Gites, Luxury Villas and even Chateaux. Most of these will be recognised by English holidaymakers though some ...