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December in France

December in France

December in France December is a wonderful month to visit France, a time when the entire country comes alive with seasonal delights. Ice skating rinks are set up in major cities, often alongside Christmas markets that fill the streets and squares, attracting crowds...
Christmas Markets South of France 2022

Christmas Markets South of France 2022

Christmas Markets South of France 2022 The south of France is not well-known for it’s Christmas markets but almost every town and village will have a Christmas market at some stage from mid-November to New Year, but usually just for a day.  The big towns and...
Best Beaches in the Languedoc

Best Beaches in the Languedoc

The Languedoc’s beaches are vast and striking, with unbroken stretches of sand and backdrops of wild grasses. The better known ‘town’ beaches, such as Carnon, St Pierre and Canet are pretty awful – ruined by cheap concrete beach apartments. But get off the beaten...
A Trip to Minerve

A Trip to Minerve

If you are visiting this part of France then a trip to Minerve should be on everyone’s itinerary. There really is something for everybody – breathtaking scenery, rich history, walking, swimming, great restaurants and little local shops. Here are a few...
The Perfect Mid-Week Break in Occitanie

The Perfect Mid-Week Break in Occitanie

We thought we would share with you our idea of a perfect mid-week break in Occitanie – in and around Montouliers. The weekends can get busy on the beaches, in the restaurants and on the roads, so why not make the most of the quieter times and come and have a...
Sketching holidays in Montouliers

Sketching holidays in Montouliers

How do you fancy a relaxing stay at La Calade combined with a weekend of sketching in the local vineyards of Montouliers? Stay in one of our beautiful en-suite rooms, spend your days being taught by the very talented and patient Annette and your evenings relaxing in...