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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...
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...
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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...
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 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...
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...

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...
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...
Antibes in France

Three Amazing Day Trips in the Cote d’Azur

The warm climate and the inspiring landscape of the Cote d'Azur and French Riviera have long been associated with luxury and glamour, attracting famed personalities from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Brigitte Bardot. ...

Best Things To Do with Kids in Loire Valley

The Loire Valley offers a huge range of family activities for when you fancy taking the kids over to its beautiful and versatile countryside. Bring them along on a family-friendly tour with a twist, let them ru...
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48 Hours in the Dordogne

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...

3 Top Vineyards For Your Bordeaux Wine Tasting Trip

There are over 100,000 vineyards scattered across Bordeaux, making it one of France’s top wine regions. Wherever you choose to rent a chateau in Bordeaux, you’re never far from a crop of top quality wineries, many of which offer a v...

Best Group Activities in Rhône-Alpes

Whether you and your friends are outdoorsy types who like the idea of skiing, boating, and abseiling down mountains, or your idea of being ‘outdoorsy’ means eating al fresco, there is a holiday activity in Rhôn...

Best Things To Do in Normandy

Got a group of travel-hungry friends together and thinking of visiting Normandy? You've made the right choice - it's a region ripe with things to do. From exploring the varied and dramatic coastlines to fantast...

Best Things To Do in Vendée & Charente

With a huge variety of landscapes on offer from verdant farmland to ethereal wetlands and stretches of grand coastline, Vendée and Charente plays host to some fantastic activities whether you're travelling...