Tag: France

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Arc 1950 launches Activity Wednesdays for summer season

Arc 1950, the village resort in the French Alps, launches its summer season with a series of Activity Wednesdays running throughout the summer high season. The village opens on July 7 with the first Activity Wednesday taking place four days later. Focusing on a different theme every week, visitors to the […]

Pontoon in the Sky

Pic du Midi: Walking in the clouds on the Pontoon in the Sky

The Pontoon in the Sky is the latest attraction at the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrenees. Anyone who has been to the Step into the Void – the glass box high above Chamonix – at The Aiguille du Midi will know the drill. Whereas you are indoors and wearing […]

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Get set for spring skiing in Arc 1950

Spring brings warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine, making skiing conditions ideal for a magical end to the season. Arc 1950 Le Village is a car-free, family-friendly resort where everything is planned to ensure that guests of all ages can make the most of their holiday. Different services including a crèche, ski lessons for all […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Jet 2 plane

Jet2 launches winter ski flights from Manchester and East Midlands

Jet2.com has announced its biggest-ever ski programme, including flights to six ski destinations from Manchester Airport this winter. Jet2 will operate up to 20 weekly flights to six top ski destinations from Manchester – Andorra (via Barcelona), Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon, Salzburg, and Turin. In addition, Jet2 will operate flights to […]

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Taking children on the ferry to France

Ferry or not to ferry, that is the question. Whether is nobler to fill up the petrol tank and cram everything you own into the family hatchback or suffer the high-season airline check-in queues, baggage weigh-in dread and hire car roulette? For the first time, we are trying the ferry […]

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 […]