Central France

Cour des Loges Hotel

In a gorgeously-preserved mediaeval city whose cobbled streets and ancient stones have won it World Heritage Site status,  the five-star Cour des Loges offers visitors the chance to live the lifestyle of a mediaeval nobleman for a night or three in the heart of VIeux Lyon.

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Biking in Burgundy

The EuroVelo 6 is a long distance cycle track running 2,270 miles along some of Europe’s major rivers. Rupert Parker tries a short stretch in Burgundy.

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Three days in Lyon

The greatness of Lyon’s past is amply matched by its contemporary cultural dynamism and diversity. Sited at the meeting point of two great rivers, was always a guarantee of prominence, and today Lyon is France’s second city. Here is my travel guide to three days in Lyon

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Travel Guide to Exploring Angers

There is a buzzing exhilaration about exploring Angers, a bright modernity underpinned by a unique and fascinating heritage. This lively city of noteworthy architecture, rainbow-coloured trams and more than 150,000 souls is highly regarded as urban friendly

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Eurocamp Les Ecureuiles

After a reading a staggering statistic which showed the number of camping holiday nights booked in 2013 in Europe totalled over 360 million, with nearly half of those taken in static mobile homes, I admit I felt my view of outdoor leisure living needed a rethink. It was time to test out these impressive statistics, and after getting a family of four teamed up with Eurocamp, a provider of camping and mobile home holidays for over 34 years we tested out a week at Eurocamp Les Ecureuiles in Vendee.

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L’Orangerie-du-Chateau

Henry James described the Loire as the “land of good dinners” and so it is.   The whole area is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the ascension of Francis 1 known as the “Le Grand Roi François” and a renowned gourmet.    We went to visit one of his homes, the Royal Chateau Blois which is filled […]

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