France

The swimming pool at Les Ecureuils

Les Ecureuils: Eurocamp campsite in the Vendee

Kids will love Les Ecureuils, one of a series of campsites along the west Atlantic coast in the north Vendee region of France. The site near St Hilaire-de-Riez is a real family favourite with a great swimming pool that has slides and a lazy river. Kids will also spend hours riding their bikes […]

Summer in Zermatt

Summer in the mountains of France, Italy and Switzerland

Fancy spending some time in the fresh air of the Europe’s high peaks? Mountain expert Vanessa Fisher looks at some options for summer holidays. 1. Lake Annecy Ski Resorts, France Combine a few days by Lake Annecy with one of four charming alpine villages – La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, […]

Erna Low offer pools with stunning views in the French Alps

Erna Low summer holidays in France: Arc 1950, Chamonix and Antibes

Erna Low offers excellent value summer holidays to some of the most popular mountain villages in the French Alps and also to the French Riviera. In the French Alps, enjoy the spectacular scenery – join the hikers, runners and bikers in popular towns such as Chamonix or Morzine, or head […]

Roc des Alpes in La Clusaz

Roc des Alpes taking place in La Clusaz this summer

La Clusaz in the Lake Annecy Ski Resorts region is home to the Roc des Alpes mountain bike event, the summer version of the Roc d’Azur, which has been organised in the Var for 30 years. The fifth edition in La Clusaz from June 16-18 will consist of three days packed with MTB events […]

Much Better Adventures

Much Better Adventures launches Epic Weekends collection

Much Better Adventures has kicked off 2017 with a bang with the launch of its series of Epic Weekends, a collection of over 60 mini active breaks designed for time-poor, experience-hungry professionals. The new series offers customers unique experiences in the likes of the Norwegian fjords and High Atlas Mountains, […]

Take advantage of some great offers in Lake Annecy Ski Resorts

Learn to ski for free in spring in Lake Annecy Ski Resorts

Beginners skiers or snowboarders can take advantage of this great offer in the Lake Annecy Ski Resorts region. The area includes the pretty resort of La Clusaz, just an hour’s drive from Geneva Airport. From the April 8-28, 2017, La Clusaz is offering beginner skiers and snowboarders: Free ski lessons […]

Arc 1950

10 fun activities to do with your family in Arc 1950

Arc 1950 was designed with families in mind. Built just 13 years ago, it is the newest ‘village’ in the French Alps. All accommodation is ski in-ski out making it so easy for a family ski holiday, as I discovered on my visit there with my family before Christmas. Here […]

Bulgaria and Italy ‘best value ski resorts’

Skiers should head for Italy or Eastern Europe for the best value this winter. Bansko in Bulgaria remains the cheapest of 20 European resorts surveyed for the Ski Resort Report compiled by Post Office Money with help from Crystal Ski. Second is Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, where prices are up […]

Mauvezin: Rising to the occasion in the Pyrenees

The French take their bread, and the way it’s made, very seriously. And for good reason. Ten billion baguettes are enjoyed every year in France, and are considered a standard accompaniment to every meal. So much so, that boulangerie proprietors once had to apply for permission to go on holidays, […]

Chinaillon in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand: Something for all the family an hour from Geneva

The Chalet du Maroly in the Grand Bornand ski region could just be the perfect family mountain restaurant. Easy to get to on a long green run, it sits between three chairlifts that give access to different parts of the French Alps above the pretty village of Chinaillon. Plus it […]