One day in Avignon, Provence: must-see sights for your itinerary
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One day in Avignon, Provence: must-see sights for your itinerary

Dominated by the gothic, fortress-like Papal Palace, the charming walled city of Avignon is one of the major draws for tourists visiting the Provence region in the south of France. Avignon is a beautiful city and a great place to spend time. Whether you visit for a short break, or even if you only have…

2 days in Bordeaux France: your guide to the perfect itinerary
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2 days in Bordeaux France: your guide to the perfect itinerary

If you’re looking for an itinerary for 2 days in Bordeaux, this post has it for you. Bordeaux is full of wonderful historic buildings, fabulous museums, and a river to wander along, and it is within easy reach of other great places if you’re looking to go out and about on day trips. The Bordeaux…

Visiting Versailles: A day trip to Versailles from Paris (2022)
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Visiting Versailles: A day trip to Versailles from Paris (2022)

The Palace of Versailles is a grand royal palace near Paris, France. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a massive residence (there are 2,300 rooms here!) with beautiful gardens set in extensive grounds that span over 63,000 square metres. It’s only around 12 miles from the French capital, so is easy to do as…

The best things to do in Menton, France (2022)
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The best things to do in Menton, France (2022)

Menton is a coastal town on the French Riviera in the south of France. Known colloquially as The Pearl of France, it’s easy to see why when you visit. It’s a picturesque little medieval town with small winding streets, colourful houses, and beautiful tropical and sub-tropical gardens set against a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. Queen…

The Menton Lemon Festival: a great south of France short break
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The Menton Lemon Festival: a great south of France short break

By Emma Marshall I was lucky enough to experience the 2018 Menton Lemon Festival – the “Fete du Citron”.  This was something I had wanted to do after visting the town the previous year.   I did, however, wonder if it was worth travelling back for the Menton Lemon Festival. Would it be worth the effort? Would the early Spring…

The Sanguinaires Archipelago: A Corsican treasure
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The Sanguinaires Archipelago: A Corsican treasure

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links Corsica is famed for its outstanding scenery.  Towering, rugged mountains, emerald green forests which sweep across the island, wide stretches of golden sand beaches, and imposing fortresses that overlook its charming towns and cities. However, two-thirds of this French island is mountainous and a fifth is forested….