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Lérins Islands in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Lérins Islands

Take the 15 minutes or so boat trip from Mandelieu-La Napoule in Cannes, across to the two Lérins Islands.

The larger of the two, Sainte-Marguerite island offers its visitors 22 kilometres of pathways to explore.

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Carcassonne new town on market day

The New Town in Carcassonne

Here's what to see in the 'Ville Basse' of Carcassonne. The new town of Carcassonne offers, shops, bars, restaurants and markets and the lower town (Ville Basse) or 'new town' is where you head, to return to the modern world, although there are still buildings dating back to medieval times.

There is a more cosmopolitan feel with a charming main square and selection of cafés and bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques as well as museums and galleries. If you are looking for a bit of lively nightlife in Carcassonne there are two Irish bars; The Celt Pub and O'Sheridans.

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Marineland Côte d'Azur

Marineland on the Côte d'Azur

Explore the lagoon, adventure golf, aquasplash, kid's island and interact with the many fascinating animals in Marineland.

Enjoy a day relaxing on a sunbed on a sandy beach beneath palmtrees, beside the dolphin lagoon.

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Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

The Canal du Midi

The UNESCO listed Canal du Midi runs through Carcassonne. Don't miss this historic site if you are on holiday in the area. Take a boat trip, a bike ride or walk along its historic banks.

A popular attraction for holidaymakers in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie region of France and another UNESCO world heritage site, the historical Canal du Midi was built to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean as a trade route in the 17th century.

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Le lac de la Cavayère in Carcassonne

Le lac de la Cavayère

Visit the hidden gem that is Le lac de la Cavayère, a great family day out and an alternative to the beach.

Cool off on a hot summer's day with a visit to this recreational lake only a few minutes' drive from the city. A great day trip for families enjoying a self catering holiday near Carcassonne.

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Château d'Ussé in the Loire Valley

Château d'Ussé

Discover Château d'Ussé, a fairytale castle in the Loire Valley with its gardens, stables and Sainte-Anne D’Ussé’s chapel.

Château d'Ussé has been a home for more than two centuries for the Vauban's, Perrault's, Chateaubriand's and the current owner, the 7th Duc of Blacas.

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Océanile water park

Océanile on Noirmoutier Island

Set in 4 hectares, Océanile deep inside the heart of Noirmoutier Island, offers the whole family more than 13 water park attractions.

The crystalline water is warmed to 28 degrees celsius offering a perfect temperature for summer fun and happiness!

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Limnoreia Sailing Tours in Port-Leucate

Limnoreia Sailing Tours in Port-Leucate

Set sail upon the high-seas, with Limnoreia Sailing Tours, departing from Port-Leucate.

Come aboard the Limnoreia as its captain, Eric Vois takes you on a journey on the high-seas, departing from Port-Leucate.

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Concentrique excentrique © FR3 Occitane / Frédéric Guibal

'Concentrique excentrique' at Carcassonne's Cîte

Carcassonne Cîte's 20 year anniversary of being UNESCO listed. To celebrate Carcassonne Cîte's 20 year anniversary of being UNESCO listed, the artist, Felice Varini has completed a work of art on the Western ramparts of Carcassonne's Cîte.

This unique 'Concentrique excentrique' piece of art can be seen from many kilometres.

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Sound and light show at château Royal de Blois in 2018

Sound and light show at Château Royal de Blois

New sound and light show at the Château Royal de Blois. History and the château like no one has ever really seen them!

One of the first sound and light shows to be created in the courtyard of a French château, the Story of Blois (Ainsi Blois vous est conté) has been illuminating the site for more than 25 years.

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Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux

Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux

In the heart of Périgueux, named after Saint-Front, the first bishop of Périgueux, Cathédrale Saint-Front is the only Romano-Byzantine architecture of its kind in the world.

Since 1998, the cathedral has been classified at World Heritage and a historical monument since 1840.

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Camargue Aigues-Mortes ramparts

Aigues-Mortes

Enclosed by 13th century Medieval walls with towers on each corner, the city of Aigues-Mortes in Occitaine is a popular holiday destination surrounded by the flat Camargue marshlands.

The inner city of consists of restaurants and bars and narrow streets with the Église Notre-Dame-des-Sablons d'Aigues-Mortes, one of Aigues-Mortes oldest monuments.

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Lighthouse in Le Grau Du Roi

Le Grau Du Roi

The old French fishing village of Le Grau Du Roi in the Gard is a popular modern seaside resort, enjoying a Mediterranean atmosphere.

Its streets with bars and restaurants are lively with tourist during the summer months.

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Château Royal de Blois

Château Royal de Blois a favourite residence of the Kings of France

Discover more than 1,000 years of history, famous French architecture, 4 styles of architecture, 35,000 works of art and see where 7 kings and 10 queens used to live.

Visit over 30 furnished rooms within Château Royal de Blois along with sumptuous decors and discover the famous monograms located throughout the château.

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Château de Brézé, Loire Valley château

Château de Brézé

A unique 11th century medieval fortress with 1km of underground tunnels. Visit Château de Brézé in the Loire Valley and take a guided tour in the underground passageways, just 10 minutes from Saumur.

With history dating back to the 11th century and having been completely transformed in the 16th and again in the 19th century, Château de Brézé now produces wine from the local vineyards.

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La Franqui Beach, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

La Franqui beach

The lovely unspoilt beach resort in the Languedoc, La Franqui beach is a hidden gem, half an hour from Narbonne. Visit for a relaxed vibe and a lovely, large sandy beach.

La Franqui has remained unspoilt and not overdeveloped. You will find a huge sandy beach which is never crowded even in the height of summer.

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Plage les Chalets Gruissan

Family friendly Gruissan beach

Visit this large and uncrowded Languedoc, Occitiane beach. Just 10 minutes, East of Narbonne and easily reached from the motorway, Gruissan plage is a lovely family friendly beach.

The huge wide flat expanse of Gruissan beach means you will never struggle to find a spot on the sand, and the calm waters make for safe swimming for all ages.

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Wild flamingos Peyriac-de-Mer

Pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer

See wild pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer in the South of France. A real treat for bird spotters, see pink flamingos in the wild on the Languedoc coast. If someone were to ask you where you can see flamingos living in the wild, France would be unlikely to be your first answer!

Peyriac-de-Mer, 20 minutes from Narbonne on the Languedoc coast is home to wild flamingos all year round.

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The interior of Église Notre-Dame-des-Anges

Église Notre Dame des Anges

A classified Monument Historique that looks out over the Ansa de la Baleta bay of Collioure.

In Collioure's Ansa de la Baleta bay the Église Notre Dame des Anges is clearly seen. With its incorporated medieval lighthouse, the church interior features wooden altarpieces in Catalan Baroque style.

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Gouffre de Padirac cave entrance

Gouffre de Padirac

Descend 100 metres into Padirac cave (Gouffre de Padirac) this summer. The added fun of an underground boat trip makes this our favourite cave in the Dordogne, bring the family and don't forget your jumper!

Our favourite cave in the Dordogne, the Padirac cave (Gouffre de Padirac) is a really great family day out.

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River Charente

Charming Charente

Sleepy rivers or lively beaches, the Charente and Charente-Maritime has much to offer.

This area is most famous for giving the world Cognac but people are drawn here for its sunshine, its beaches, its seafood and for the Charente’s unspoiled, sleepy charm.

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River Charente

Cognac

A jewel in the Charente region, here's why you should visit Cognac.

Although Angouleme is the capital of the Charente department, it is Cognac that is more famous worldwide.

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Minerve, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Minerve

Officially 'one of the most beautiful villages in France', the unspoilt medieval village of Minerve is definitely one to add to your list of days out if you are on holiday in the Hérault region.

Minerve is a lovely Languedoc village situated on a rocky outcrop in a valley between Carcassonne and Béziers.

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Château de Saumur in the Loire Valley

Château de Saumur in the Loire Valley

Visit the 11th century Château de Saumur which overlooks the lovely town of Saumur in the Loire Valley.

Discover how the château has been a fortress, a prison and a residence for important local figures and complete you visit by exploring the museum that houses wonderful works of art.

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The lagoons at Bages, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

Under the Bages boardwalks

Take an afternoon stroll across Narbonne's saltwater lagoons. A change from the beach, this offers a completely different landscape and is great for wildlife lovers and those wanting to get away from the crowds of the beaches.

Just 7km outside the city of Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the village of Bages offers an interesting alternative to a visit to the local beach.

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Angoulême Town Hall - Hôtel de ville d'Angoulême

Guide to Angouleme

Our guide to Charente's capital. Perched on a rocky spur overlooking the river Charente and urban sprawl, here are the highlights of Angoulême.

The Charente’s capital is Angoulême which is perched on a rocky spur overlooking its wide domain of the River Charente and urban sprawl. Its massive fortifications and ramparts are a visible legacy of its rich and tumultuous history. To visit Angoulême head up the hill to the centre ville and park in the underground carpark, then meander through the old town with its winding streets of art galleries and restaurants, and its huge famous comic book character murals, a testament to its world renowned comic book festival. The Circuit des Remparts is a classic car race that takes place through the narrow streets every year and definitely worth a visit!

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Château de Verteuil

Rural Charente

Take a trip to the lovely Charente countryside. Inside information on what to see in rural Charente in South-West France. From the river to pretty villages and historical Roman sites.

People who adore the Charente, love its honey coloured stone, its terracotta roof tiles, its warm micro-climate but also it's laid back sleepy vibe, reminiscent of the languid river that gives its name. It's slow flowing river is ideal for family canoe and kayak trips and hubs can be found all the way along its coiling journey west to the sea. Families with young children enjoy Le Réjallant near Ruffec, a picnic site with kayak hub, play area, restaurant and lifeguards. Charente's rolling countryside makes for ideal family bike rides, routes can be downloaded from the official Charente Velo website and are really well signed to take in off the beaten track attractions such as the Roman theatre at Saint-Cybardeaux.

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Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard

The UNESCO listed Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard is sure to impress. Built in the 1st century AD and towering nearly 50m above the riverbed, this should be a firmly on your daytrip list when visiting the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie.

Built as part of a series of aqueducts supplying the then Roman city of Nîmes, the Pont du Gard is now a well deserved UNESCO world heritage listed site.

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Arena of Nîmes

Arena of Nîmes

Step back in time at the Arènes de Nîmes and you will be transported back to Roman times when you step into its preserved amphitheatre, built around AD 70.

Nîmes amphitheatre is a wonderful place to visit and recommended is the audio tour to get the most out of the visit and to learn more about the arena's gory and fascinating past.

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Collioure Lighthouse

Collioure lighthouse

Collioure lighthouse is the perfect place from which to view the Mediterranean and the bay of Ansa de la Baleta in Collioure.

You can walk to the lighthouse by taking the seashore pathway below the Château Royal, passing the Egiles Notre Dames des Anges, Plage Boramar and Plage Saint-Vincent until you reach the Ansa de la Baleta sea wall which stretches out to the lighthouse situated at the mouth of Ansa de la Baleta bay.

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