Posts Categorized: Do it, See it and Enjoy

Great Outdoors in Normandy

This tapestry of coast, forests, countryside and water in Normandy provides a seemingly unlimited diversity of outdoor activities. Whether by foot, horseback, canoe, kite surf, parachute, visitors to Normandy get the best of what we have to offer – the Great Outdoors. On your bike Quiet country roads, forest tracks and dedicated cycle paths make… Read more »

Water Activities in Burgundy

Green Burgundy Holidays There are so many things to see and do in this rich region that you can use your entire holiday pursuing your particular interest or, enjoy a little of everything that Burgundy has to offer. These are just some ideas… The choice is yours… Ideas : Sailing, surfing and water skiing Many… Read more »

Castles and Castles

The region is also dotted with impressive castles, many of which are open to visitors. Many are ‘chateaux forts’ when defence was a priority. Others reflect the Renaissance period where style was more important. ‘La Rochepot’ is definitely in the defensive league though its marvellous Burgundian roof reflects a somewhat romantic image of medieval times. Châteauneuf is… Read more »

Urban Splendor

The Middle Ages bequeathed to Burgundy a cluster of towns of inestimable beauty. Be it for historical, cultural, architectural or gastronomic reasons, or for the events held annually, they are worth a visit. Autun : “A sister and emulator of Rome”, Augustodunum has preserved important vestiges of the Gallo-Roman period. The sculptures of the cathedral… Read more »

History & Traditions

For history lovers Normandy truly satisfies in every way. This region is a historical masterpiece full of surprises that might leave you breathless ! Soak in the atmosphere created by an abundance of timbered houses and huge châteaux set in the circuit of a glorious medieval past. Follow the steps of William the Conqueror, Duke… Read more »

Welcome to Normandy

Normandy Legendary, enchanting, revitalising, refreshing… Normandy pleasures the senses and stimulates the mind, making you feel relaxed and refreshed after a perfect break. Normandy is a perfect blend of coastal and inland culture with five rich and varied counties which offer each visitor something unique. : The region’s location in the Northwest of France offers… Read more »

Prestigious Parks & Gardens

Normandy is a horticultural heaven and boasts an extraordinary number of parks and gardens open to the public. A wide range of garden styles are displayed, from simple cottage gardens to grand, formal schemes via walled kitchen gardens, botanical collections, subtropical plantations, landscaped “English style” gardens and authentic French Gardens. Refresh your spirit amid the… Read more »

D-Day, Still a Traumatic and Emotional Experience for Many

Troops after debarking on D-Day for the liberation of France and the rest of Europe

D-Day and operation OVERLORD are often regarded as one of the most important operations of all time. The stretch of beach along the Calvados coast is world famous for the part it played in turning around World War II on the 6th of June 1944, when British, Canadian and American troops broke through Nazi defenses…. Read more »

Inspiring Scenery of Impressionism

Turner, Monet, Sisley You will truly find your own inspiration in scenery that captured the hearts of Turner, Monet, Sisley and many others in the 19th century. The breathtaking views, the unusual pearlized light and the stunning colors remain the same today. Normandy was, for most artists, their birthplace and home. Its proximity to Paris… Read more »

Family Fun Favorites in Normandy

Normandy is one of the premiere destinations for non-stop, kid-friendly adventures. From the seaside coast to the fantastic countryside, families will discover a multitude of outdoor recreation, outstanding parks and gardens, rivers and beaches, spectacular sightseeing, historical landmarks and much more. The sheer number of museums and galleries can be overwhelming, so set your sights… Read more »

City Breaks in Normandy

Time for a real culture break in Normandy–a stone’s throw from Paris–but soooo refreshing Alençon Situated on the crossroads between the routes from Brittany to Paris and from Belgium to the Loire Valley, Alençon is an ideal stopover point for visitors travelling further afield, yet also offers much worth spending time to visit. Once known… Read more »

Tourist Routes in Normandy

Take your pick from among 17 tourist itineraries: Wine Roads punctuated by renowned vineyards, Historical Routes inviting you to follow in the footsteps of dukes, monks and famous writers. Craft and Nature Trails taking you through the patchwork of the Burgundian countryside, etc… All of these itineraries lead you straight into the heart of the… Read more »

Plunge into Thalassotherapy – Wellbeing for a Tired Body

Water and Fitness – Spa treatments for body and mind, fitness, thalassotherapy, hydrotherapy, balneotherapy Thalassotherapy, the very wellspring of wellbeing. Water, and especially seawater in thalassotherapy, does you so much good. Do you now about its great virtues? A body plunged into warm water becomes 80% lighter, taking the weight off the joints. Relieved of the… Read more »

France Events and Festivals to Titillate every Taste

What’s your outstanding Festival or Event? Let’s associate it with one in France. There is always a special occasion in your life that stands out and marks a milestone in your life. It’s an event that your mind comes back to time after time. So it is with Events in France that mark a region or… Read more »

Nature beckons … Farms, Parks, Wildlife … family visits

So, your family is going to France, you’re looking for things to do to keep the kids off their ipads. Activities that get them outdoors, hopping, skipping and jumping and to top it off that stimulate their neurons. Read on. What you need are . These are people who decided to come down to earth… Read more »

France Sites and Monuments – the Splendour of Castles

France has from time immemorial seen the hand of man excel in his wondrous works. From Gallo-Roman vestiges to majestic cathedrals, towns and villages offer visitors marvelous treasures. Over 80,000 buildings, countless parks and formal gardens are evidence of this incredible craftsmanship. France has a history dating back 2000 years and what is interesting is that… Read more »

Sports Activities for a Real Workout or for Leisure

Break your France Touring routine … spend some energy, give your heart and lungs a workout with a sporting activity. Whether your a regular sports buff or an amateur looking for a little exercise and change of pace, there’s plenty to do around France. Want some ideas? Bowling, petanque, paintball, swimming pools, luge d’ete (summer sledding),… Read more »

Get Away and Golf in France

Your passion is golf … you’re looking for a new challenge in sumptuous surrounding. You need to Golf in France. Golf in France is the perfect golfing vacation. Why? The golf courses are unpared in Europe. there’s a vibrant interest and environment. You can practice your sport at leisure in diverse atmospheres from the professional to… Read more »

Natural Reserves and Wonders … Lakes, Rivers, Gorges, Wetlands

France National Reserve Parks, Marine Parks and Regional Parks

You’re a nature lover, you’re looking to get lost in greenery and reunite yourself with the down-to-earth pleasures of life. France can offer you preserved open natural spaces. National Reserve Parks, Marine Parks and Regional Parks are close by with botanical gardens and a wide variety of plants The sheer abundance and variety of preserved… Read more »

Winter in France – Ski, Skate, Sled, Sleigh … Total Fun

France Ski regions: Alps, Jura, Massif Central, Vosges and Pyrenees, ... winter skiing and fun for everyone.

France, and the Alps in particular, is the largest developed ski domain in the world. Skiing in France France has undoubtedly some of the best ski resorts in the world. With more than 200 stations, generally in the Alps and the Pyrenees. The largest ski areas in the world are found in the French Alps. 3 Valleys with… Read more »

Family, children, fun — Theme Parks and more Play Delight

Fabulous Family Fun. France is filled with memory-making experiences you and your kids will cherish for a lifetime. Afloat in a rowboat, in a well-organized camp sites, at amusing museums with hands-on attractions and of course, joining in festival mania, there’s never a dull moment for families with children in tow.   Everywhere, France offers the… Read more »

Museums … Admire the Accomplishments of the Past and Present

The Pyramid which adorns the central courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris, France

Museums, including those in France, contain and propose more visual knowledge and know-how than any other place on earth. Of course there’s internet where you can find just about anything and libraries filled with books covering the gamut of subjects. Both have their pluses but they just don’t offer you the same ‘visual hands-on’ experience museums… Read more »

Disneyland Paris Park and Walt Disney Studios Park – kids love it

Disneyland Paris with the enchanting Sleeping-Beauty Castle

Disneyland Paris, where the kid’s eyes light up with enjoyment … and the parent’s eyes do too! Mickey and Minnie invite you into their land of fairytales brimming with musical street parades, colorful attractions and amusing rides along with all those adorable real-life Disney characters… come and give them a hug. Disneyland Resort Paris is between… Read more »

France Tourist Attractions – Put on Your Siteseeing Shoes

Historic, natural or modern Tourist Attractions, whatever your desire for site-seeing, you’ll discover it in France. From the Paris Flea Market (weekly), to the George Pompidou Center (1972), to the Eiffel Tower (1889) icon of France, to historic Louis XIV Versailles (1682) to mention just a few, Paris and its environ area has enough to keep… Read more »

Cultural Activities to Attend or Participate in for Your Enjoyment

France culture with the ornate and opulent facade of the Paris Opera House by Charles Garnier

Cultural activities and France go hand in hand at all levels of life. The origin of the word ‘culture’ comes from ‘cultivate’, in French the term ‘culture’ actually refers to agricultural crops. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 19th century that the word took on the meaning of cultivating the mind, faculties, or manners and… Read more »

Water Activities – Swimming, Fishing, Boating … you have it all in France

Water Activities in France. From white-water rafting to canyoning to boating down the canals or relaxing on a beach, you’ll find it all in the Hexagon With Rivers, seasides, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and canals the diversity of locations and variety of water activities is endless. Whether you’re looking for thrills and spills or plain leisure… Read more »

Contemporary Montpellier on an Electric Bike

Montpellier - Arc de Triomphe

Do and See in France. Discover a unique variety of exciting and sometimes strange sites doing it by bike, donkey, paragliding… How about exploring one of the major Southern cities, doing it on an electric bike while taking in the contemporary work of some of the younger artists. What an experience. Explore, by regular or… Read more »

Chamonix Valley, a Legendary Destination

Mont Blanc Chamonix Valley, Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix Valley – the cradle of Alpinism and Skiing – is known worldwide for its natural beauty. The Chamonix valley rests at the foot of the towering 4800m-high Mont Blanc stretching its open arms to you as a legend waiting to be discovered. Planted in the Alps in France, the valley of Chamonix Mont Blanc is only 15 km… Read more »