By admin on June 21, 2012
If you are driving from the UK to the South East of France then the chances are you will be driving through the Rhone Valley south of Lyon. As you drive the climate becomes noticeably warmer and the countryside noticeably Mediterranean in appearance as you approach the southern city of Valence.
By admin on March 14, 2012
Angouleme is not a city on the normal tourist agenda but non-the-less does have an interesting historic centre and a couple of unusual events that take place each year.
By admin on March 6, 2012
A recent visit to Montpellier has me wondering why I have never visited before and how soon I can return. It is a beautiful city made all the more attractive by its young and vibrant atmosphere – definitely one of our top 5 cities to visit in the South of France.
By admin on December 11, 2009
Marseilles is a city with an ancient seafaring vocation, so an essential route to see the attractions of Marseille should depart from the ‘old port’ of the city. Built in an area protected by the hills of Saint Lorent, Moulins and Carmes and two fortress (Saint Jean and Saint Nicolas) it is also a characterful [...]
By admin on August 25, 2009
Carcassonne is situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It is one of the most interesting towns in the region, indeed in the whole of France. The history of the town dates back to the medieval Cathar Wars, in which the town played a very important role. Located 90 km to the south-east of [...]
By admin on March 29, 2009
Bordeaux is a vibrant city and one of the most beautiful in the South of France. Half of the city, more than 1800 hectares has recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its historic buildings. The dominant architecture is classical and neo-classical and has remained virtually unchanged for 2 centuries and [...]
By admin on January 11, 2009
Biarritz is in the south-western corner of France, close to the border with Spain. There are several good reasons to visit this attractive city: – the town itself contains very impressive grand 19th century townhouses with wrought iron balconies and other decoration, and is a pleasure to explore – it is a lively town, where [...]
By admin on June 25, 2008
One of my favourite cities in the south of France is Toulouse. The city centre is small enough and calm enough to be manageable, but big enough to always have something new to discover. It always seems to be a modern active city, while keeping one eye carefully on the past and the important architectural [...]