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How to survive a multi-generational family holiday

Fighting over who uses the bathroom first (just like at home)…disagreeing over what to do each day…getting on each other’s nerves…travelling with your family can be a daunting prospect. But if you plan it properly it can be a fantastic bonding opportunity, full of laughter and love (and hopefully not lots of learnings!). Here are […]

Walking in Provence: it started with a film

Apologies to everyone who already knows me as a Jean de Florette bore, but it’s true to say that I’ve been prattling on about wanting to Go Walking in the Provence Hills since the tender age of 16, ever since I saw the heart-wrenching Pagnol tale at the cinema circa 1987. OK, so I think […]

Velos and Vendanges – Burgundy regional update

By Lin Toye, Headwater Gastro Burgundy Rep A flash of colour, the whir of wheels, the shouts and cheers of on-lookers. This is the Tour de France in full swing, or rather, in full cycle. This year saw ‘The Tour’ speed through our Gastro Burgundy region bringing with it all the excitement that this national […]

The Second Revolution: Cycling and Walking in France after 2040

‘A veritable revolution’ were the words used by French ecology minister Nicolas Hulot at the unveiling of his country’s radical mission to end the sale of petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2040. France follows the Netherlands and Norway in their bid to scrap highly polluting vehicles from the road, a move that has inspired the […]

Cycling in Brittany – from the point of view of my partner, who finally – finally – gets to choose our holiday

I was adamant. She knew this because my adamant face is entirely different to my habitual amenable face. She had successfully dodged my bucket-list holiday for years, but as the brochure on the coffee table was slid into her peripheral vision, she began to smell – figuratively speaking – a rat. I had found the […]

Not to be missed: 12 of the most beautiful villages in France

Rolling through France on two wheels, the warm breeze touching your skin as you pedal by, is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the joys of this wonderful country. With 156 villages officially named as “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”, there is plenty of culture, history and architecture to enjoy as you […]

Springtime on the Côte – a seasonal update from our Burgundy Rep

Spring is a fantastic time here in central Bourgogne, with the landscape changing dramatically over a matter of weeks. Warmer days and lighter evenings give us the ideal opportunity to walk and cycle through some of the oldest and most famous wine villages in existence. From the beginning of May, the vines begin growing in […]

 The 9 best places to see wildlife around the world

When visiting a destination, it’s always a pleasant experience making friends with the local wildlife, who add a splash of colour and various sounds to a region. From the chattering, colourful birds in Costa Rica to the big brown bears in Transylvania, wildlife make for fabulous photographs and add to the charm of an area. […]