Posts Tagged ‘ France ’

Letter from France – August 2013

Aug 14th, 2013 | By

Frederic updates you on what is happening in France over the next few months. In particular the 14/15 of September is when there will be free entry to museums.



The getaway begins

Jul 26th, 2013 | By

Today and over the weekend, the summer exodus begins. ABTA says that two million of us will be leaving the UK and Ireland to head for our summer holidays over the next three of four days.



Sur le pont d’Avignon

Jul 19th, 2013 | By

]Most school children were taught the song as they were introduced to French but how many of us have been there or know much of the area?



Normandy, a summer of Impressions!

Jul 17th, 2013 | By

We have always been drawn to the work of impressionism and they have led to large viewing figures at our museums. In France, Frederic explores the huge impressionist festival that is taking place in Normandy until the end of the summer



Cornwall in Brittany

Jul 16th, 2013 | By

In a week’s time, one of the biggest French festivals takes place. Called the Cornwall Festival or Festival de Cornouaille, it has little to do with Cornwall but a lot to do with Brittany.



Languedoc-Roussillon: a place to remember

Jul 16th, 2013 | By

Patricia visits Languedoc-Roussillon and decides that the the countryside and the food is somewhere to return to time and time again.



Summer in the Lot Valley

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

Lot is a rural area in the south west of France where the largest town, Cahors, has under 25,000 people. So if you want a busy, hectic holiday Lot is not the place for you. It appeals to the walker, the hiker, the car tourer and those in search of a quieter break.
But during the summer there are a number of festivals that can attract quite large numbers



Happy Bastille day

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller would like to wish all our French readers a happy Bastille or national day.



In the footsteps of Jean Cocteau

Jun 18th, 2013 | By

One of the appeals of Menton on the French Riviera is the largest museum dedicated to the works of Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), a famous French artist who died fifty years ago. Frederic exolores the museum and the three towns forever linked with his work



Letter from France: April 2013

Apr 9th, 2013 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel



FINALLY! Britain is learning to say ni hao to Chinese visitors

Apr 7th, 2013 | By

So Home Secretary, Theresa May, has pledged to improve the visa system in an attempt to attract more Chinese visitors – both for business travellers and tourists – to Britain



Last chance to enter young travel writer competition

Apr 4th, 2013 | By

Al Fresco Holidays has extended the deadline of their Young Travel Writer competition so children now have until 15 April, to work on their entries and be in with the chance of winning a family holiday



Where the experts holiday: Jeff Redl

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Jeff Redl, sales and marketing manager at Asia Destinations, on Vietnam, Italy and France’s future in the tourism industry



Letter from France – March 2013

Mar 20th, 2013 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel



Loire Valley’s stunning châteaux and beautiful gardens

Mar 10th, 2013 | By

The Loire Valley aka the former “playground of kings” is famed for its magnificent chateaux and stunning gardens. Planning on visiting this picturesque region of France? Anthony Lydekker has the low-down on the chateaux you really shouldn’t miss



Letter from France: February 2013

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel



Naughty but Nice!

Feb 4th, 2013 | By

France’s fifth largest city remains the undisputed queen of the Cote d’Azur. Frederic tells us everything we need to know about Nice and its unmissable Carnival – a fortnight of fireworks, flower parades and parties



Letter from France: January 2013

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel



Europa Park looks back on a year of superlatives

Jan 10th, 2013 | By

In 2012 Germany’s biggest theme park exceeded the record mark of 4.5 million visitors for the first time



French fancy: part two

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By

Kaye Holland is seduced by the sleek sophistication of Montreal and the old world charm of Quebec City in Quebec – aka the most surprising destination in North America



French fancy

Jan 1st, 2013 | By

Kaye Holland is seduced by the sleek sophistication of Montreal and the old world charm of Quebec City in Quebec – aka the most surprising destination in North America



CD-Traveller’s travel highlights and trends: part two

Dec 18th, 2012 | By

The CD-Traveller team share their favourite 2012 travel experiences and look at the top spots for 2013



Where to ski in Europe this season

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

As ski enthusiasts look to the new season, Anna Maria Espsater tells us everything we need to know about Europe’s ski scene



Letter from France: December 2012

Dec 9th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel



LILLE: It’s “Fantastic”

Nov 21st, 2012 | By

Frederic explores Fantastic 2012, a huge event that takes over Lille once every three years



Viva la vie: France tops the property hot spot ladder

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

France tops the property hot spot ladder, even as Eurozone troubles take their toll



Letter from France

Nov 13th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel



Christmas getaways to cost Brits a fortune – and that’s just for data

Nov 12th, 2012 | By

Sky-high roaming charges levied by the UK’s mobile operators could cost Brits taking Christmas holidays abroad, a small fortune