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Camping and caravanning are fantastic, cost-effective ways to travel the globe and experience new sights, rich cultures and unique gastronomic delights. From lesser-known landmarks across Europe to UNESCO heritage sites and local UK attractions – there’s an entire world of cultural camping to explore.

Fantastic Châteaux & Where to Find Them

Rob Fearn | 27 Mar 2023

Castles can be found throughout Europe. But only France has such a wealth and variety. In this, the first of our two part look at French châteaux we peer over the battlements of some of the most illustrious, attention-seeking, headlining grabbing châteaux.
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The Alan Rogers guide to the French Regions

Rob Fearn | 22 Mar 2023

In January 2016, the Assemblée Nationale of France adopted 13 new administrative regions, down from the previous 22. The Parliament's aim was to reduce costs and simplify bureaucracy.
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Highlights of Catalonia

Rob Fearn | 16 Mar 2023

Occupying a neat triangle of north east Spain, Catalonia holds a unique place within Europe. A region of contrasts, it...
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9 French Bridges

Rob Fearn | 14 Mar 2023

Well known for its architecture, France boasts some amazing bridges, here we've picked 9 of our favourites...
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Exploring Spain's Ancient Cities

Peter Stannett | 9 Mar 2023

With many of Spain's ancient cities built by Romans and Muslims, the ruins impress even today as a testament to their ingenuity. Each city tells a story of struggle, hope and resilience as the population has weathered many upheavals in its history.
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Islands and Overseas Regions of France

Ben Tully | 4 Mar 2023

During Napoleon lll's rule in the mid to late 1800s, France colonised several overseas territories, and with Britain restoring ownership of some territories to France, Napoleon doubled the size of his empire.
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The Dordogne - Royal Variety Show

Russell Wheldon | 10 Feb 2023

I well remember visiting the Dordogne (as we British usually refer to it) for the first time and feeling...
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A Brief History of the Humble Croissant

Russell Wheldon | 8 Feb 2023

Standing at the counter of a French boulangerie or patisserie can be a daunting affair. Confronted by a dizzying array of tempting treats and baked delights, it can be hard to make a choice, let alone know what you are asking for.
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Get Ready for Eurovision!

Ben Tully | 6 Feb 2023

Hosting on behalf of war-torn Ukraine, Liverpool's musical heritage makes it the perfect location to host Europe's largest singing competition.
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Events that shaped France

Rob Fearn | 3 Feb 2023

France has been shaped over the centuries by countless events. Some well documented, others less immediately obvious. But all played a part in creating a France that we know and love today.
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AR Guide to: French flea markets

Rob Fearn | 30 Jan 2023

The flea market originates in the marché aux puces, where the goods on offer were literally the kind of shabby items you could expect to find infested with fleas.
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The Evolution of French Art & Where to See It

Russell Wheldon | 30 Jan 2023

There is an awful lot more to French art than Monet’s lilies. And for that matter, the daubings of some Neolithic would-be artist who decided 17,000 years ago that the caves of Les Eyzies in the Dordogne needed a little brightening up with a lick of paint.
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5 Historic French Monuments to Explore on Your Next Holiday

Peter Stannett | 27 Jan 2023

With over 213,000 square miles, France is one of the largest countries in Europe with a rich and varied history. France has played a significant role in many areas, including art, literature, fashion and architecture.
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The Moulin Rouge and the Can-can

The Alan Rogers Team | 23 Jan 2023

A name that conjures up a thousand images, and no doubt a thousand misrepresentations.
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Protected cultural traditions in France

Rob Fearn | 16 Jan 2023

In common with many countries, France’s identity is framed by its rich cultural heritage. The gorgeous landscapes, majestic coastline, ancient towns and mighty rivers all play a part.
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A brief history of the 2CV

Rob Fearn | 8 Dec 2022

Shortly before World War Two, the French car manufacturer Citroen hit gold when it introduced the 2CV. As the clouds of war gathered, this revolutionary car did not have the chance to capitalise on its launch, but in time, it went on to secure its place as one of the most significant vehicles ever produced.
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Tiny Country Camping

Rob Fearn | 18 Nov 2022

Europe is home to five of the top-ten smallest countries in the world, and if you want to explore these micro-nations, then camping could be the perfect way to visit.
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Top 5 European Music Capitals

Ben Tully | 11 Nov 2022

Ahh Europe... birthplace to some of the world's most famous composers, musicians and songwriters, and home to a great selection of intimate music bars, awesome underground scenes, world-famous clubs, live music venues and stunning opera houses.
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Unusual France

Russell Wheldon | 7 Nov 2022

France has a great wealth of world-class tourist attractions. But sometimes, whether you've somehow managed to see them all, or just a handful, you want something more quirky. You've visited Pont du Gard, the Caves of Lascaux, Père Lachaise Cemetery and Monet's Gardens; what now?
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Campsites for the Rugby World Cup - France 2023

Rob Fearn | 2 Nov 2022

Camping has always been a popular way to visit France, and with the 2023 Rugby World Cup taking place just over the English Channel, we're expecting bumper bookings on many campsites throughout this rugby-crazy country.
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