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Toulouse-Lautrec museum

Toulouse-Lautrec museum

Come and explore the world famous Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi this summer.

Discover the art of the famous painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Take a visual trip back in time to 19th century Paris, Montmartre and the world of French theatre.

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Canoeing on the Dordogne River

Canoeing on the Dordogne River

Enjoy a sunny afternoon, drifting down the Dordogne River in a canoe this summer.

Discover the tranquility and watch the historical beauty of the Dordogne countryside pass you by from the comfort of your canoe or kayak.

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Grotte des Grandes Canalettes

Les Canalettes caves

Discovered in 1951, Les Canalettes caves near the medieval village of Corneilla-de-Conflent in the Pyrénées-Orientales, opened to the public in 1954.

Visitors today can explore the Grandes Canalettes cave along with its galleries.

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Le Parc Australian Carcassonne

Le Parc Australian Carcassonne

Visit Carcassonne in the South of France this summer and discover the Australian world of Kangaroos and wallabies in Le Parc Australian.

Leave France for an afternoon and experience Aborigine culture, throw a boomerang or play a tune on a didgeridoo!

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Beach time on Portiragne Plage

Beach time on Portiragne Plage!

Come visit Portiragne Plage and 'Le Surfing beach bar' this summer.

Since 1999, Alex and Sandy have been operating 'Le Surfing Beach Bar' at Boulevard du Front de Mer, Portiragnes Plage for the beach loving holiday maker.

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Hot-air ballooning in the Périgord

Hot-air ballooning in the Périgord

Fly over the Dordogne by hot-air balloon with Montgolfiere du Périgord and discover the beautiful and historical castles of the Périgord.

Choose your hot-air balloon flight.

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Le Bike butler

Le Bike Butler on the Côte d’Azur

Here’s a great new idea for anyone staying on the Côte d’Azur near Cannes, Valbonne or Grasse.

‘Le Bike Butler’ is a fantastic new company renting premium road bikes. With free delivery to your door!

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Saint-Marcel caves illuminated formations

Saint-Marcel caves

Visit the gorges of the Ardèche this summer and decent into the Saint-Marcel caves situated near Bidon. Walk the 600m long circuit, in 14°c temperature, admiring the illuminated galleries, its eccentric formations, its fauna, flora, the caves huge cavens, basins and water pools.

The location of the Saint-Marcel caves was discovered in 1836 by a hunter whose ferret fell into one of the cave's cavities. Today, 657 km of caves have been discovered.

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Albi cathedral


Albi is a hidden gem in the Midi-Pyrénées, tucked away in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The city of Albi may not be first on your list of cities to visit in France but it has much to offer the visitor, not least the stunning UNESCO listed brick cathedral.

Albi is a city like no other in France. The red brick used to build the impressive cathedral and many other buildings in the city adds a lovely warmth to the atmosphere. The centre is relatively small in scale and easy to navigate on foot, a visit to Albi makes for a great day out in the Midi-Pyrénées region.

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Palais des Papes in Avignon, Provence

Visit ancient Avignon

An absolute gem of a city on the Rhône river in Provence. A charming city with a small-town feel and well worth visiting not only for its famous bridge, the Pont d'Avignon.

Take the time to visit the city of Avignon in Provence and you won't regret it.

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Château Cheverny

Château de Cheverny in the Loire Valley, famous for its magnificent interiors

The history of Château Cheverny begins with its first owner, Henry Le Mareschau in 1315.

The de Vibraye family today the current owners of the chateau, attractions many thousands of visitors each year who admire its magnificent interiors with its collections of furniture and tapestries and many famous painting on display.

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Château Chambord

Château de Chambord, the largest château in the Loire Valley

Château de Chenonceau was built between 1519 and 1547. Upon completion the then wealthy owner, Pierre Nepveu played host to Emperor Charles V.

The château offers visitors unique French Renaissance architecture. During the Second World War, works of art on display at the Louvre in Paris were moved and stored at Château de Chambord.

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Oléron harbour

Visit family-friendly Île d'Oléron

Oléron is France’s second largest island and revels in its laid back attitude.

Here's why you should add the island of Île d'Oléron to you list of places to visit in France...

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Château Chenonceau in the Loire Valley

Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley

Explore the Loire Valley this summer and visit Château de Chenonceau which spans the River Cher.

Château de Chenonceau was built between 1514 and 1522 on the foundations of a mill. Today it's structure spans across the River Cher in the Loire Valley.

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Château de Najac

Château de Najac, the Royal fortress of Najac

Situated 200 metres above the Aveyron River on top of a hill in Najac, Château de Najac also know as the 'Royal fortress of Najac' was built in 1253 by the inhabitants of the village.

The castle's longest length is 40 metres, with 4 towers and one being square in shape.

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Exotic gardens in Monaco

The exotic gardens of Monaco

Visit and explore the Exotic gardens in the world famous city of Monaco the summer.

Visitors can walk along paths and up and down steps amongst the many exotic species of plants including cacti plants, admiring their colourful flowers.

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Vieux Port of La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime

Highlights of the Charente-Maritime

So much is on offer for holiday-maker in the Charente-Maritime, here are our highlights.

Must sees are the bustling tourist-friendly coastal towns of La Rochelle and Royan, the stunning Île de Ré as well as the deserted, untouched beaches of Île d’Oleron.

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Arcachon beach, Atlantic coast, France

Atlantic Arcachon beach

Visit the oldest resort on the French Atlantic coast.

Catch a boat, go for a swim of take a stroll down the 800m long beach at Arcachon, the oyster capital of the Atlantic coast.

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Harbour town of Royan in Charente-Maritime

Villages of the Charente-Maritime

More highlights from the Charente-Maritime region.

With 4 of the most beautiful villages in France, this region is definitely worth a visit. See two of our favourite villages among other highlights.

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Vézelay Abbey in Yonne

Vézelay Abbey in Yonne

Visit Yonne this summer and explore the famous Benedictine and Cluniac monastery which claimed to hold the relics of Saint Mary Magdalene.

The 11th century Abbey was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979.

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Mercantour National Park in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Mercantour National Park in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes departments, the Mercantour National Park covers an area of 685 km².

Since its creation in 1979, it consists of forests and snowy peak with summits reaching more than 3,000m.

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Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille

Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille

The 19th century Catholic basilic, Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille, decorated with coloured marble and mosaics is positioned upon a limestone outcrop on the foundations of a 13th century chapel.

Construction began in 1852, continuing for 21 years.

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Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon, Provence

Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon

Also known as the Pont d’Avignon, this famous medieval bridge was built over the Rhône river between Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and the town of Avignon in the 11th Century.

Only four arches, the gatehouse and the Chapel of Saint Nicholas sitting on its second pier survived. They can be seen at the Avignon end.

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Palais des Papes in Avignon

Palais des Papes

In Avignon in the South of France is one of Europe's largest medieval Gothic style buildings. Consisting of two buildings, the old and the new Palais. It's library houses over 2,000 volumes.

Construction design was done by Pierre Peysson and Jean du Louvres. The building was classified by the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

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Arles Amphitheatre

Arles Roman Amphitheatre

Founded in 90 AD the Arles Amphitheatre, an UNESCO World Heritage Site is a famous ancient Roman structure.

Hugely popular with tourist visiting the city of Arles, the two-tiered structure with its more recently added towers dating from the medieval era is a 'must see attraction' in Provence.

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on the French Riviera

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on the Côte d'Azur

Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild who inherited from her father, Alphonse de Rothschild his immense fortune, purchased land overlooking the Bay of Villefranche and the Bay Beaulieu in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera.

In 1907 construction of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild began, managed by the chosen architect, Jacques-Marcel Auburtin.

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Sarlat-la-Canéda in Dordogne

The cobbled streets of Sarlat-la-Canéda

Featuring the highest concentration of medieval, Renaissance and 17th century facades of any town in France, Sarlat-la-Canéda with its prosperity was a reflection of the privileged status it was granted in return for loyalty to the French Crown during the 100 years war.

Behind the nondescript rue de la République are narrow lanes and archways, and ancient ocher-coloured stone town houses rich in ornamental detail. Protected by law since 1962, Sarlat-la-Canéda's buildings now form an outdoor museum.

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Palais Longchamp in Marseille

The Palais Longchamp in Marseille

A monument set in a park in Marseille, the Palais Longchamp houses the Musée des beaux-arts and Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille.

Close to the port of Marseille, the Palais Longchamp constructed 1862 and opened to the public 15 August 1869.

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Château d'If on the island of If in Provence

Château d'If in the Bay of Marseille

Located in the Bay of Marseille, 1.5km off shore lies the Island of If. The uninhabited island with its high ramparts has the 3 storey 16th century fortress, Château d'If at its centre.

Tourists can visit the château, its courtyard and view its original prison, made famous by Alexandre Dumas' novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.

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Promenade des Anglais in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Promenade des Anglais on the Côte d'Azur

Take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais in Cannes and take in the famous sights. Take a photo on the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals which every year in May, hosts the world famous Cannes Film Festival.

Admire the mega rich super yachts in Le Vieux Port.

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