Provence Region : Uzès
What is it about this fabled region or even the word Provence itself that is so compelling? The rugged beauty? The vestiges of Roman architecture? Its Impressionist artistic heritage or the great wine and food?
All these are part of the allure as well as the lively outdoor markets,the friendliness of the local people who have retained the art of living, the lavender fields basking in the warm Mediterranean sun.The Romans loved it, Cézanne and Van Gogh fell under the spell, and we can’t resist going back, again and again... READ MORE >>>
Dordogne Region : Monpazier
The charm of the Dordogne, with its rolling green hills, chateaux towering above the surrounding Chestnut forests, its Medieval Bastide villages, the dramatically beautiful river, and the amazing variety of cultural, historic, artistic and leisure activities available there puts it squarely on our list of essential destinations in Europe. Being in this stunningly beautiful region feels really like travelling back in time... READ MORE >>>
Often styled the Garden of France, land of the great Châteaux, ancient abbeys, rugged fortresses staring imperiously over the wandering waterways and pretty little villages sprinkled along them, the Loire Valley is the heart of modern France. Home to poets, artists, philosophers and Kings, this living tapestry is so rich that, like the fine wine grown there, it is hard to ignore! READ MORE >>>
The picturesque Pyrenees appeal strongly to romantics: steep-sided valleys with rushing torrents leading in their higher reaches to vast upland pastures populated with picture-book cows and set off by snowy peaks mirrored in the tranquil lakes. This is an image that inspires artists and nature lovers alike. It is hard to believe such a contrasting landscape can be found less than two hours’ drive from coastal Biarritz where you will find one of the best ocean beaches in Europe, but even more surprising is it to learn that you will also find hot springs there! READ MORE >>>