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Les Rives du Loup Les Rives du Loup

Located in the magnificent, dramatic valley of the River Loup, in the Golden Triangle (Nice - Gr..

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Buchenois Buchenois

Buchenois. Holiday cottages near the Vendee coast. Large heated pool, acres of grounds, children’s..

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Les Chardonnerets Luxury Gites Les Chardonnerets Luxury Gites

This beautiful selection of gites in the Dordogne offer you everything you need for a relaxing holid..

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Taking your pet to France

August 2016

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So, you’re planning a family holiday to France but you have a new pet and you’re wondering just how easy (or difficult!) it is to take your family pet with you.

Luckily, help is at hand courtesy of France for Families. We have taken our family pet Harry (very lively springer spaniel) with us to France on numerous occasions, so here are some handy tips plus a link to our video – starring yours truly and Harry the dog.

Find out more in our Taking your Dog to France article….


Top 8 Dordogne Gites with pools

July 2016

splash pool BlogLooking for a Dordogne gite that will suit all the family?

We feature many gites and holiday homes in the Dordogne, check out our favourite top holiday homes in this fantastic area of France by using the search box on the home page.  Many of the gites feature top quality swimming pool, with both shared and private options, you’ll see all the facility options listed.

Read our Dordogne blog here…






Top 5 Beaches in the Charente Maritime

January 2016

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After working for a long time in the Charente Maritime area, I know the this stretch of coast like the back of my hand!

There’s a fantastic array of places to go, from the quiet, sheltered beaches of La Palmyre, to the more energetic surfing stretches of the Cote Sauvage.  Find out in our Top Beaches blog which spot will sort your family the best and why you too will love this area for your holiday to France.

Read the piece on the Top 5 Beaches in the Charente here…




Ten Things to Know about Eating Out in France

Dec 2015

DSC 0141 1024x680 BlogThere’s a certain etiquette when eating out in restaurants and cafe’s in France – do you know the do’s and don’ts of French dining?

When you’re enjoying your holiday to France, a major part of your break will no doubt be eating out.

Read our article on 10 Things to Know about Eating Out in France here…