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The 5-minute essential guide to French lavender

Its gentle aroma evokes sunny countryside Provence. At one time only harvested in the wild, today…

Mystery and magic potion

Hide and seek among Brittany’s megaliths

6,000 menhirs and over 1,000 dolmens... Brittany is home to the great stones of the Neolithic era.…

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The 5-minute essential guide to the Santiago de…

Want to experience the human and spiritual sides of pilgrimage? You’re in the right place: France…

Get some fresh air

10 magical huts that’ll have you sleeping in the…

Over the past decade, trees in France have started to bear some curious fruit. Across all four…

Divine diving

New Caledonia: learn it like a fish in 6 lessons

In 2018, New Caledonia celebrates the 10th anniversary of its lagoons making the UNESCO World…

Another view on the sea

Maia Flore’s marine poetry

Atout France gave artist-photographer Maia Flore a blank canvas to put her poetic visual stamp on…

Holidays by foot, by kayak or dug-out canoe

A family trip to meet the wild seals of the Baie…

With its sand, shingle and salt meadows, the coast of Picardy is packed with natural treasures. A…

Sea depths magic

Behind the scenes of the new Nausicaà, we’ve…

The National Sea Centre at Boulogne-sur-Mer in the Hauts-de-France region offers its visitors an…

Cycling

Get out more: running races and cycle routes in…

Home to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Vendée Globe, the Atlantic Loire Valley has sport high on…

Preview

Grand Nausicaá: what awaits you at the largest…

On 19 May 2018, Nausicaá is increasing in scope with a new visitor experience, ‘Voyage en Haute…

Climb the highest sand dune in Europe

Eight beautiful reasons to explore the Bay of…

Small oyster-farming ports, sandy beaches, pine forests ... the Bassin d'Arcachon is located 30…

Hiking

6 rewarding trails to take on in Corsica in 2018

Test your stamina in stunning surroundings this year, with our pick of the best outdoor challenges…

A historical journey

5 experiences in Tarn that will take you back in…

Time-travel isn’t just for dreamers: take the Tarn, for example. Ancient rocks, medieval villages,…

Sport

Corsica's Great Outdoors

This Mediterranean French island is like a miniature continent for its geographical diversity –…

Cycling

The Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Pays de…

With its 2,800km of cycle routes, few French regions are better suited to two-wheeled exploration…

Hiking

5 active challenges to tackle in Brittany this…

Want to keep fit beside the seaside? Fancy taking the edge off the calorie-burn with a beautiful…

Sport

Brittany's Great Outdoors

Brittany is an outdoor explorer’s paradise, with a wonderfully varied geographical character and…

FUNDAMENTALS

The islands of Guadeloupe: what to do, what to…

There's no such thing as one Guadeloupe—this archipelago between the Atlantic and the Caribbean …

Seaside

Capturing the sea in Normandy

In Jullouville, Normandy, Eloi de La Monneraye takes photos of the sea. That seems natural, even…

Mountain

7 tips for enjoying winter in the Vosges

In the French mountains, and in the Vosges massif in particular, winter is a season of contrasts:…

Nature

The routes to Santiago de Compostela

More and more inspired pilgrims and motivated hikers take to the trails leading to the tomb of…

Nature

A jaunt around Brocéliande with a women who gets…

The Forest of Brocéliande is a distant dream for some... But for Alice Bertrand, a photographer…

5-minute guides

The 5-minute essential guide to Bourbon vanilla

Carefully ripened on Reunion Island, Bourbon vanilla is known as the best money can buy.

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The 5-minute essential guide to Brittany's legends

In Brittany, from the Forest of Brocéliande to the Monts d’Arrée, magic is just part of the…

Nature

Beautiful Burgundy through the lens of Mathieu…

To the centre of Burgundy with Mathieu Mouillet, who invites us to get on our bikes and discover…

Seaside

How I manage not to get to the beach in Guadeloupe

What if the best part of a holiday was in the unexpected twists and turns? In France, you have to…

Nature

At one with nature, in the Basque country with…

There’s more than just beaches in the Basque Country! Chloé Delanoue, the woman behind the blog,…

Nature

How about Champagne on a motorbike?

Known around the world for its wines, Champagne is also a popular destination for bikers, offering…

Golf

8 moments of pure, unadulterated golf in Brittany

Perfect links and well-watered greens, gourmet treats, and luxurious spas. Head to Brittany for an…

Nature

The Ardèche – nature’s playground

Forests with an altitude of between 300m and 1,000m, contrasting relief, lakes and world-famous…