Je t’aime la 2CV – The Independent Saturday
Enthusiasts from all over Europe joined together in the Loir-et-Cher to celebrate one of France’s most iconic cars. Last week saw the “19th world gathering of the friends of the 2CV” in Salibris. It was an opportunity for the car’s fans to come together and celebrate their love of the “Deux chevaux”.
Indiana Jones fever grips French village – The Daily Telegraph Saturday
In-keeping with this region’s myths, legends and mysteries, researchers claim to have discovered what they believe to be King Solomon’s Gold! The race is on to see who finds it first. To find out more about the region and some of its mysteries see this article about Bugarach.
Corsica is pure gold! – The Daily Mail Saturday
Hugh Gordon falls in love with this island’s landscape and beautiful beaches. The traditional old towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio are enough to wow any visitor, and the island’s patriotism can be seen in its bilingual signs and promotion of local produce in supermarkets and restaurants.
French citadel casts its magical spell – The Sunday Express
Take a trip to the UNESCO world heritage and fairytale castle of Carcassonne. The area is steeped in Cathar history which dates back to the 13th century, but is also famous for its food and local wines. Take a walk around the ramparts of Europe’s largest citadel built in the 11th Century.
Where the preferred tip is a Matisse – The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times takes a look at a famous restaurant “La Colombe d’Or” located between Grasse and Nice. This restaurant was frequented by famous impressionists such as Matisse, who would pay the bill with their artwork. Today there are many stars of TV and film who stay in the “Colombe d’Or”, or who live in the surrounding area. But don’t worry, you no longer have to pay your bill with master pieces!
Nantes – The Sunday Telegraph
This is an essential guide to this city in North-West France. Take a ride on an elephant! No, it’s no joke – a 40ft tall mechanical elephant is an original way to discover the city. The city centre has been pedestrianized, so feel free to walk along the streets, the old town and the trendy boutiques.
Coastal Ambles and Scrambles – The Sunday Times Travel
This article looks at the top destinations for seaside treks. The Cap Ferrat on the Riviera offers stunning views of the landscape and the path suggested is an all-downhill path from La Turbie to Eze.
A Luxury Travel Blog – St Tropez – top 10 ‘to do’ list
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