Charente Maritime: La Rochelle, Rochefort, Île de Ré and More!

Most of my travels involve a flight time of over ten hours so it was quite novel to do a trip so close to home. I was invited by Charente-Martime Tourisme to explore the area. I’m a yes man when it comes to travel so I thought why not? Most people I know travel to…

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What to Expect on Your First Ski Holiday

Well, first and foremost: Snow. Lots of snow. But a ski holiday isn’t just about the snow of course, as most places in the northern hemisphere see enough of it every winter. It’s a chance to do something not just off the beaten path, but many miles skyward,away from your average holiday. If you’ve never…

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Snowboarding in Saint Gervais, France

When you think of snowboarding in France, Meribel, Chamonix or Courchevel might come to mind. Saint Gervais was pretty unknown to me before I went but I managed to sneak in a spring snowboarding trip before the snow disappeared. Naturally I jumped at the chance to try somewhere different and I was not disappointed by…

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How To Get A Ski Resort Job In France – Q&A With Skiweekends

It’s an attractive prospect taking half of your Gap Year to work in a ski resort and spend your time skiing or snowboarding. So where do you start? We caught up with Skiweekends to get you some answers. Also feel free to check out our Q&A on how to become a ski or snowboard instructor.

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Budget Ski Holidays in Meribel, France: Ski Weekends Review

I’ve just got back from a rather awesome week snowboarding in France with Ski Weeks. Ski and Snowboarding holidays have never been the cheapest recreation but it is possible to do it on a budget. Let me tell you how…

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Exploring the South Eastern Region of France

France has long been a popular tourist destination, and the south east region has a character all its own with a rich heritage, great cuisine and lush landscapes. Getting there The south east region of France is well served by a variety of transport options. France’s rail system is one of the best in the…

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A Complete Guide To Basking In All of Bastia

Most arrive to Bastia by ferry. You have to work to get here, but once you do, you discover an atmospheric old port town, not quite French, but quite Corsican. The dynamic, baroque cultural resort sprawls out across a hillside. Tenement buildings jumble into the scene, creating an atmosphere so poetic and postcard worthy, you…

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A Day Trip to Paris with Eurostar

We teamed up with Eurostar this month to do a little travel experiment; can you do Paris in a day? Why travel to Paris with Eurostar? Eurostar seemed like an obvious choice to do a day trip to Paris from London. First off, the Eurostar timetable is frequent and the journey times are reasonable when…

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