France

The Vendee: Beaches, bikes and blue skies in west France

Pedal power is big business in the Vendee. The region in mid-west France will become the focus of the cycling world in July when it hosts Le Grand Depart – the start of the Tour de France. For the amateur enthusiast or total novice, the family-friendly flat landscape has been […]

Le Signe du Triomphe at Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou: ‘The best theme park you have never heard of’

Puy du Fou is the best theme park in the world you have never heard of. The second most popular visitor attraction in France – after Disneyland Paris, of course – and voted the best park in the world at international awards. No slightly past-their-best roller-coasters at this theme park; […]

Val Louron ski resort

Pyrenees ski resorts reporting ‘excellent’ snow conditions

The Pyrenees2vallees ski area in the south of France is reporting excellent snow conditions. The area – which includes Saint Lary, Peyragudes, Piau Engaly and Val Louron – saw up to 60cm of new snow over the weekend. Peyragudes saw the most snow with over 60cm, while St Lary (50cm+), Piau Engaly […]

Crystal Ski Holidays help you find ‘ideal ski holiday’

Crystal Ski Holidays have created an interactive tool to help you find the ideal ski holiday. The tool that allows you to compare 50 of the best ski resorts around the world in seconds by applying filters like costs of a lift-pass, number of bars, slope difficulty ratings, or even the […]