This week saw 79 articles about France. Here is a selection of some articles which appeared in National publications from September 5th to 11th
PRESS REVIEW –WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 10th & 11th
Shopping-The Sunday Telegraph British Food Special Stella
Have you ever caught the incredible smells emanating from the Parfumerie Fragonard? If you do get the opportunity, you will not regret your trip to Grasse. You may also be able to get a hold of the sumptuously-scented, heart-shaped jasmine soaps – a delight for the senses!
Guestlist-The Sunday Telegraph Seven
Autumn does still allow for a few outdoor picnics (especially in the South of France!) so pick up your delicious products on the Carpentras market in Provence. You will be delighted to find great range of fruit and vegetables, including every variety of olive under the sun!
Try me a river-The Daily Mail
Take a lazy jaunt in early November with Avalon – an Arts and Impressionist cruise. You will be seduced by the charming Monet’s house at Giverny and Montmartre.
Shopping in a winter wonderland-The Mail on Sunday Travel
There are only 105 shopping days left until Christmas! Go quickly by Eurostar to Paris: you will find markets, high-end stores, quirky boutiques and some world-class flea markets. Elsewhere in France, you will be surprised by the illuminations in Le Touquet and the Christmas market in Lille where Santa abseils down the clock tower.
Deals of the week-The Daily telegraph Travel
Nice is top with the Hotel Villa Rivoli! According to Anthony Peregrine, it’s “one of the most charming of Nice’s smaller, privately run hotels”.
Ask the Expert- The Telegraph Travel
The end of the school holidays means cheaper travel and accommodation, but does it mean less predictable? According to Nick Trend (and from our experience here in the office), the South of France enjoys warm and sunny weather until the end of September.
Peace and tranquility in glorious Provence- The Daily Telegraph Viking River Cruises
If you are a fan of cruising, and a lover of fine food, take a cruise like Julie Peasgood, the actress! She enjoyed relaxing through idyllic southern France in Arles and Avignon. These Provence towns are home to UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The Hottest Hotels- The Sunday Times Travel
You will fall in love with La Maison du Bassin, so much so, that you may not want to come home. This elegant family home-turned-hotel is the perfect expression of barefoot beach culture. You may run into the famous actor Guillaume Canet to taste some French oysters.. someone told me he usually goes on holiday in the region of Cap Ferret !
Autumn: it’s just better in France- The Sunday Times Travel
(And we didn’t change the title) There are two ways of reacting to autumn: the first is to be depressed by the weather and the coming of winter. The second is to embrace it. For that, you must go to France because the French autumn has some amazing gastronomic treats such as the truffles and conkers in Dordogne, the mushrooms in Normandy, and the wine in the Loire Valley.
Food and Drink-The guardian Saturday Travel
France organizes the first ever Fête de la Gastronomie on 23 September with 2, 400 foodie events taking place all over the country! (See our Press Corner for more information)
Cruises – The generation games-The Times Weekend
Paris by Ship? Yes you can! Uniworld has ten-day trips targeted at three generations of families on the River Baroness, departing from Paris and Normandy on July 13 and 29 next year.
Press Review – Week from September 5th to 9th
Paris for art’s sake – The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph launches a new Travel Guide by a local expert. For the occasion, Natasha Edwards describes a perfect 2-day break in Paris. Use her tips to miss nothing in the French capitale.
Designs on a fashionable autumn break – The Independent
Aoife O’Riordan gives us a fashion guide in which Paris competes with London, Milan and New York. That reminds me – Paris fashion week is fast approaching: from September 27th to October 5th.
Insider’s Guide : Brittany – The Independent
The 10 best things to do in Brittany, by Jeremy Waldron. Life is made up of little, but delightful moments.
Du pain, du vin, du Boris bike – The Times
How to be a show off in Paris? Lauren Davidson succeeded with a Boris bike (London hiring cycles). She offers us a Parisian Tour on a British bicycle. But if you would like to stay more than a day in Paris, you could always try the “Velib”!
Futuroscope launches Little Prince attraction with special effects & 3D images – Travel Bulletin
Does exactly what is says in the headline! Now you only need to go to Poitiers to live the adventure.