This week saw 133 articles about France. Here is a selection of some articles which appeared in National publications from 7 November to 13 November
Press Review – weekend – 12 to 13 of November
Rainforests, beaches, bananas…and Gitanes– The Times
Need something exotic with the approaching winter? There is a smell of coconut in the air in Guadeloupe. With its sun and fields of emerald sugar cane, you will discover a volcanic island. For example La Soufriere is a giant volcano which is still active!
This week’s bargain breaks – Saturday Daily Express
It’s time to book a deal in Lille: 2 nights at the three-star Hotel des Tours from £195pp including Eurostar. Get into the Christmas spirit with a Ferris wheel and the snow-covered village in the main square. www.short-breaks.com
Honfleur – The Sunday Telegraph
Follow the example of local painter Eugene Boudin and go to Honfleur; a picturesque Norman port. Relax in the best hotels: Hotel du Dauphin, La Cour Sainte-Catherine or La Ferne Saint-Siméon. Eat coder and crepes in a cidrerie creperie; a traditional restaurant near the harbour.
15 summer holidays to book now – The Times
We know it’s not even Christmas, but if you don’t book now it will be full. Les Carrasses, a beautifully restored chateau in the Languedoc has a boutique winery and luxury self catering estate, will give you the chance to learn all about wine-making. There are 28 apartments in the estate buildings.
Six weeks before Christmas – Financial Times
Any ideas for your Christmas presents? A craftsman in the Dordogne will create the ultimate Brigitte Bardot ballet pump in a choice of 250 lambskin finishes, trimmings and laces, all delivered to your door in time for Christmas.
Insider’s guide – The Independent on Sunday
Discover The Loire Valley by cycle: a great way to discover the famous chateaux and cities of the region, such as Saumur. Drink Muscadet, the local wine made from a single variety of grape. Discover the local flora and fauna at the Terra Botanica, which will give you a fun insight into the life of plants.
Hit the slopes with Santa – The Sunday Express
Morzine, one of the Portes du Soleil resorts, is really magical during the Christmas period. There are street parades and lots of children’s entertainment, and also a chance to meet Père Noël (Santa)! Then, spend the next morning whizzing down one of the 400 miles of piste spread across 14 valleys before enjoying a traditional Savoyard lunch at the rustic Chez Nannon.
Press Review – Week – 07 to 11 of November
Vine Art – The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.
Get a taste for the real France with Anthony Peregrine’s article about Languedoc Roussillon.
Gastronomy and astronomy in Normandy – Bristol Evening Post (2 Star)
Normandy is just across the Channel, but lots of Brits don’t take the time to discover this region. Like Tim Davey, next time, do not bypass the place.
The splendour of the Cote d’Azur – Liverpool Echo
Fly to the Cote d’Azur with John Sutton and enjoy the sunny and cultural French Riviera.
The One Minute Guide To Paris… that chic city full of Gallic grace – Mail Online UK (Web)
Discover Paris through Nick Abbot’s eyes and use his advice to enjoy a perfect short break in the chic city.
Snow Special – The Independent on Sunday
Winter sports special in the Independent on Sunday. Patrick Thorne tried lots of slopes, including some of the best French ones!
Mountain high prices low – The Independent
Patrick Thorne, once again, highlights the many advantages of the French mountain resorts.
Ski trends: How to do the hottest ski spots this season – even on a budget – Mail Online UK (Web)
Once again an article which deals with the affordable prices of French Mountain resorts.
Snow play – Food and Travel
Jane Labous gives us her take on the best ski resorts, and discovering how to walk with snowshoes in France.