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Explore the Cévennes National Park – Escape in the wild

August 11, 2020
Sunset over the Cévennes National Park

After visiting the Pays Basque in South West France, we continued our travel within France and headed to the Cévennes National Park in South of France, near Montpellier. The Cévennes National Park is one of the 10 National Park in France, located in the Massif Central, France largest mountain. It is one of the less populated area of France and one of the more preserved one, offering beautiful nature. The Cévennes National Park is also the second French dark sky…

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Our favourite things to do in the Basque Country – France

August 3, 2020
View over Guéthary

This summer, we are travelling in France exclusively with the Coronavirus! After visiting Lyon and Bordeaux, we headed out for the Basque Country (Pays Basque) to spend our first week in the sunny and wild beaches of South West France with some friends. It is a region of picturesque villages and cities, offering beautiful white beaches and perfect surfers spot. We loved our holidays there, and recommend it to everyone looking for a family or friends beach holidays destination in…

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A week-end hike in the Pilat Regional Natural Park

July 20, 2020

We decided to try bivouacking in France this summer on top of our usual hotels and Airbnb stays as we wanted to discover more the natural area of France. During our first week travelling, we had to head to Lyon for work and decided to plan a week-end bivouacking nearby with Aline, a friend who lives in Lyon. After that, we then moved to planning our 2 days hike and we settled to an itinerary from I-Trekkings, a very exhaustive…

France Paris and its vicinity Weekend Getaways

Week-end break – Fontainebleau and the majestuous Fontainebleau Forest

July 12, 2020
Forest of Fontainebleau

Alexandra’s family lives in the region of Fontainebleau named “Seine-et-Marne”, affectionately nicknamed “77” (to pronounce 7-7/set-set) by the locals. We have spent all our time there during lockdown and we enjoyed re-discovering one beautiful and more rural area of France. Fontainebleau offers a beautiful and majestuous castle: “The château de Fontainebleau” as well as a forest, full of hikes and diverse landscapes where we love to wander around. It is one of our favourite nature escape less than one hour…

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A week-end in Annecy

June 26, 2020
Canal Vassé in Annecy

Tired of visiting Paris in France ? Not a big fan of big cities such as Marseille or Lyon ? We have found the perfect alternative – a week-end in Annecy – between a small town with an astonishing emerald lake view and nature all around the area with absolutely gorgeous mountains view and escapades in Rhône-Alpes. How to go to Annecy Go to Annecy by Train Annecy is very easy to access by train. You have: TGV (high-speed train)…

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Fun fact about France

June 19, 2020

France is the most visited country in the world France is the most visited country in the world. With 89 millions international visitors in 2017, France is leading, followed closely by Spain and the United States. Most of the visitors are coming from country close-by, such as United-Kingdom and Germany. What is the most visited attraction in France? The attraction the most visited in France by visitors is Disneyland with over 13 millions visitors per year. As a French couple,…

Aquitaine France Weekend Getaways

Week-end in the Bay of Arcachon

May 18, 2020

“Le bassin” as connoisseurs calls it, is located only 1 hour away from Bordeaux, is a bay on the Atlantic Ocean. Very famous for the Great Dune of Pilat, Arcachon bay has many other treasures to offer. We have spent many summers there and we will gladly share with you Arcachon’s secrets and (not so) hidden gems! Where to sleep in Arcachon bay? This one will really depends on what you are looking for and… you budget. Arcachon bay is…

France Languedoc Weekend Getaways

Week-end getaway: Carcassonne in South of France

April 22, 2020
Carcassonne Medieval City and its vineyards

One year ago, between few days in Arcachon and few more days in the Drôme (South of France), we decided to stop on the way to visit Carcassonne. What a genius idea it was! We had a splendid week-end there. We hope you will get the chance to see this beautiful and unique medieval city too. Where to sleep in Carcassonne ? It really depends on your budget of course, but we would advice to sleep at the Hotel du…

France Normandy Weekend Getaways

A week-end in Trouville-Deauville, Normandy, France

April 16, 2020
Wave in Deauville beach (drone photo)

Alexandra has spent part of every summers of her entire life in Trouville-Deauville. Unsurprisingly, it is one of her favorite place in the World, and in our opinion an amazing place to spend a week-end away from Paris. Trouville is more an old fishing village but is getting more and more trendy every year. On the other hand, Deauville is fancy, full of luxury shops and cars, and nicknamed the « XXIe arrondissement » of Paris. It is two very different vibes…

France Lyon Weekend Getaways

Prepare your visit for a Week-End in Lyon

April 10, 2020
View over Fourvière from La Croix Rousse in Lyon

With Alexandra, we consider Lyon as our second home as we bought our first flat there! We turned it into an Airbnb and enjoy visiting Lyon every few months. This article compile our best advice to spend the perfect week-end in Lyon! Lyon is the third biggest French city after Paris and Marseille and offers a very different vibe than the capital. It is quieter, less international and somehow, we find it more “traditional and french”. Lyon has an exceptional…