Travel guides to France
Set off on a journey to discover the most beautiful regions in France!
A change of scenery in Normandy and Brittany
With its stunning coastline, picturesque ports and beaches galore, Normandy offers unparalleled holiday choices. Steeped in our common history, Normandy invites you to go back in time to retrace the footsteps of William the Conqueror and to walk along the D-Day Beaches, the Coast of Heroes. Normandy is also the birthplace of Impressionism with Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. The Mont-Saint-Michel remains a must see for all visitors and for those who prefer the lure of the city, you are spoilt for choice. There are the historic delights of Caen, the medieval streets of Rouen, the harbour and marina of Cherbourg and the Unesco World Heritage site of Le Havre, famous for its post-war architecture. Bayeux, home to the world renowned tapestry and magnificent cathedral, is well worth a visit. Or nature lovers can head in land to get away from it all and recharge their batteries in the peace and quiet of the idyllic Norman countryside. > Find out more about Normandy or download the following brochures :
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Find out more about this beautiful region here or watch Love the land, live the life, a movie about the breathtaking landscapes of Normandy.
Heading towards Brittany, you will be charmed by the magic of Mont-Saint-Michel. Then, let yourself be seduced by the Breton countryside; with its temperate climate and unspoilt natural beauty, it is a region rich in history and Celtic traditions. > Find out more about Brittany
Pays de la Loire
Atlantic coast and Loire Valley
So much to see, do and envoy!
The Pays de la Loire region is ideal for a truly unforgettable holiday. So close to home, yet so different, it offers something for every member of the family. Don’t miss the lovely beaches in Vendée and Loire-Atlantique. Stop by and see historic chateaux, breathtaking Loire Valley vineyards, wonderful cycle trails like the 800km Loire by bike trail, great shopping and fantastic culture. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is full of fabulous things to see. For motor racing fans, Pays de la Loire is home to the world famous Le Mans 24hr race. If shopping is more your bag, then Nantes, the region’s capital, gives you the perfect opportunity to shop until you drop.
One of the most surprising things about the region is that is bursting with creativity. You’ll be transported to other worlds, like the ‘Machines de l’île’ in Nantes, inspired by former resident Jules Verne. You can lose yourself in magical gardens at the Terra Botanica and be transported to times gone by at the Puy de Fou historical theme park – there really is something for everyone! The historic walled city of Guerande, Angers, Saumur and its famous Cadre Noir are well worth a visit, as is the famous seaside resort of La Baule. To complete your trip check out the famous Vendée Globe sailing race starting in November and beautiful beaches at Les Sables-d’Olonne.
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The tranquillity of the Loire Valley
Discover the chateaux and history of the Loire; only a drive of 4 hours from Le Havre or 4.5 hours from Dieppe. Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV or François I, taking in the impressive surroundings of the chateaux of Chambord, Chenonceau, Blois…. For the wine-lovers amongst you, the Loire Valley is a must; as France’s third largest wine-growing region, and featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list, this will be a real experience for you! > Find out more about the chateaux de la Loire
Enjoy the romance of Paris !
What would a trip to France be without being amazed at the wonders of the most romantic city in world? Be sure to visit its iconic and unusual sights: The Eiffel Tower and its 1665 steps, Montmartre and the artists who flock there, the Louvre and its famous pyramid…Or perhaps you fancy doing a bit of shopping and taking in some high fashion? You will certainly enjoy the department stores on Boulevard Haussmann and the pretty designer boutiques which are found in abundance around the capital. For those of you who like to take in the sights, let yourself be tempted by a trip along the Seine with Bateaux Mouches: amazing scenery guaranteed! Museums, brasseries, culture, fashion and design: Paris is sure to seduce you! > Find out more about Paris
Nantes Europe Express - Traveling Youth Orchestra
“Traveling Youth Orchestra” is a project of an itinerant orchestra dealing with youth, pop music, mobility, citizenship and intecultural exchanges. Througt the «Traveling Youth Orchestra» project, we want to professionnaly emphasize a new generation of musicians. Beyond this, we think that pop music can make cities and societies more friendly and citizens.
The 70th year of the intended raid in Dieppe !
2012 is the 70th year of the intended raid on 19th August 1942 by the Canadians, British and American troops, in Dieppe.
This operation called “Jubilee” was a failure – 2000 prisoners of war, 586 wounded and 907 dead.This raid was a great lesson to the Allied forces and helped them better prepare for the raid in 1944.
To commemorate this event, Dieppe will be hosting a number of official ceremonies from 18 to 20 August.
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