The French Cottages Story

The French Adventure

Paris

Eiffel Tower Paris at Night

Some years ago, when we first visited France, we made Paris our only port of call...we loved it.

 

Abounding in cafés, galleries, beautiful boulevards and a stylish ambience uniquely French, Paris seemed like a dream destination.

 

How limited we were!

Arc de Triomphe at Night

Eiffel Tower Paris at Night

Arc de Triomphe at Night

 It was only on subsequent visits, bristling with Eurail tickets and hire cars, that we discovered the enormous wealth of things to see and do in rural France and how amazingly varied were its regions.

 

Brittany’s diverse coastlines, the wine villages of Burgundy, the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean, the haunting alpine vistas of the Auvergne, the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc and the fairy-tale towns floating in the clouds or nestling in the Massif Central were just a few of the things to enjoy and discover.

 

But amongst this dazzling diversity, four particular regions captured our hearts and imaginations:

Provence, the Dordogne, the Loire Valley and the Basque Pyrenees

 

We couldn’t stop thinking about these four beautiful regions of rural France!

 

Each of these places, totally different to each other, has a dimension that goes beyond anything else in our travel experiences.

 

The Château de Biron is the largest in the Dordogne

The Château de Biron is the largest in the Dordogne

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Dordogne

The charm of the Dordogne, with its rolling green hills, châteaux 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.

 

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