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From the rugged scenery of the Alps to stunning sandy beaches and cosmopolitan cities full of amazing architecture and fabulous food – there’s a reason France is one of the most popular camping and caravanning destinations in the world. If you’re planning your next trip to this country of culture, don’t miss our in-depth guides to camping in France.

Six (or Seven) French Tunnels

Rob Fearn | 29 Mar 2023

With railways, roads and even canals, France is home to many underground engineering feats.
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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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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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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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Seafood of Normandy

Rob Fearn | 20 Feb 2023

Normandy is synonymous with many things: 1066 and all that. The D-Day Landing Beaches. Calvados and orchards. But its seafood is a stand out feature of this slow paced, bucolic region.
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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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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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Wonderful Waterways: The Rivers of Western France

Peter Stannett | 22 Dec 2022

There's no better way to explore France than its beautiful waterways. With some of the most picturesque rivers and lakes in Europe, it's a fantastic way to experience the "real" France.
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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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Wonderful Waterways: The Rivers of Southern France

Peter Stannett | 29 Nov 2022

France's beautiful streams, rivers, canals, lakes and coasts offer some of the most fantastic opportunities for exploring the country. They wind their way through tranquil scenery and historic towns, crisscrossing agricultural countryside, breathtaking mountain landscapes and forest-filled valleys.
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Wonderful Waterways: The Rivers of Eastern France

Peter Stannett | 25 Nov 2022

From the Rhône to the Loire and the Seine, these rivers wind through some of the most scenic countryside, captivating châteaux, charming villages and vineyards.
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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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Wonderful Waterways: The Rivers of Northern France

Peter Stannett | 26 Oct 2022

France is a stunning country with rivers, lakes, streams and canals. They've inspired artists, writers and nature lovers throughout the centuries.
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