This week saw 65 articles about France. Here is a selection of some articles which appeared in National publications from 30th April to 6th May.
The slow boat to Burgundy – The Sunday Times
Seeking still waters and a slice of the French good life, Stanley Stewart booked a barge in Burgundy and appoints himself skipper along the Canal de Bourgogne: a very quirky way to discover the beauties of Burgundy in a real adventure.
Go full throttle in Provence – The Times
John Naish rides a vintage Triumph motorcycle down a twisty mountain road in Provence. Southern France might seem an incongruous place to live the English motorcycle dream, but Neil Thomas’s guided tours on classic bikes take customers through the best Provencal villages, restaurants and scenery, with all the environmental intimacy that motorcycling brings.
Chasing waterfalls – Saturday Guardian
The best swimming in the Cote d’Azur is not in the Mediterranean Sea, but pools and cascades in the steep valleys, a few miles inland. Daniel Start, author of Wild Swimming in France, explores those incredible hidden paradises of clear rivers and water chutes, bubbling natural Jacuzzis and wonderful places for swimming.
How Caroline the Gladiator got me fit in the French Alps – The Mail on Sunday
Max Wooldridge signs up for a fitness weekend in the inspirational setting of the French Alps. Close to Lake Annecy, in the village of Le Grand Bornand, Adventures in the Alps arranges a variety of weekends and week-long activity holidays, under the guidance of former heptathlete and bobsleigher Caroline Pearce, also known as Ice from Sky TV’s Gladiators.