Holiday Ideas

Tripadvisor has announced its top 25 beaches in Europe and it includes three beautiful French seaside resorts

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Family holidays

Find out why there are so many churches with twisted spires in a little-known part of Pays de la Loire in western France

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From the Green Venice to the Venice of the Alps, these waterside towns and villages in France are excellent holiday destinations

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Enjoy exploring the Venice of the Alps and Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie

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French Alps

The French classical music festival will provide two weeks of immersive digital concerts this spring – all viewable online for free

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Between the Mediterranean and the Étang de Thau, Sète in Hérault is a vibrant port town overflowing with contemporary art and the finest seafood

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A digital recreation of the famous tapestry in Normandy gives online access to would-be visitors wherever they are in the world

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The low-cost airline has announced the service which will link the north of England directly to south-west France

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Short breaks

Stay at the brand new Maison de Beaumont B&B in Beaumont-du-Périgord and discover the wines of Bergerac-Duras

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Although born in Nord and educated in Paris, Henri Matisse was most inspired by the Côte d’Azur

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Not literally a wall of bees, but a wall of beehives – discover this ancient practice for modern times

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Rich in history and beauty, the hilltop town of Langres in north-east France is well worth a visit

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Champagne-Ardenne

We’ve rounded up some of France’s best virtual tours so you can take a French holiday from home

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The Golden Treasure of the Entente Cordiale armchair treasure hunt will see competitors race to find the key to a special golden casket by solving clues in a new book

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The volcanic peaks of the Auvergne provide both easy and challenging hikes while the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail in the Cevennes is perfect for a longer walking holiday in France

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Motorhoming and the great outdoors – just some of our French holiday trends for when it’s safe to travel again

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When it’s safe to travel again, here are some of the fantastic new museums, galleries, exhibitions and more to see in France in 2021

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Discover the story of the giant, murderous beast that stalked the inhabitants of a remote region in the south of France

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What could be more perfect than a sunny Atlantic island, full of pretty blue-shuttered homes and villages? One peppered with traffic-free, signposted bicycle paths

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The breathtaking beauty of Bayeux’s tapestry and cathedral never disappoints, as Rudolf Abraham discovers on a visit to the historic French city in Normandy

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Short breaks

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