Nivernais need to know

Nivernais canal boat hire base

The Canal du Nivernais  ranks as one of Burgundy’s best-kept secrets and remains undiscovered by many hotel barge cruisers. Yet the 174km of gliding canal take you through some of the loveliest countryside in central France with plenty of surprises on the way. Get ready to discover medieval villages, centuries-old…

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Events in August – 14 must-do’s in France

Live like a local when you’re in France this summer and wend your way to one or more of these fabulous cultural events 1. Normandy Impressionist Festival Where: various venues around Normandy When: throughout August until 26 September As the birthplace of some of the founders of Impressionism, Normandy is more…

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The 5 iconic Paris sights you can see best from the River Seine

Every year millions of tourists flock to Paris drawn to the city’s world famous monuments, but this popularity inevitably leads to big crowds of people all trying to see the same thing at the same time. The city is so popular that even in low season it can be difficult…

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How the rivers and canals of France inspired an arts movement

The French waterways are known for their tranquility and lovely scenery, and these attributes have unsurprisingly inspired artists for centuries. In fact, some of the world’s most famous paintings feature rivers and canals in France. There’s something about the reflections in the water, the sunlight dappling on the ripples and…

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7 must-visit Beaune wine cellars

The Côte de Beaune ranks among the best wine areas in Burgundy. And not surprisingly the lovely town of Beaune is home to some fine wine cellars. Visiting a wine vault in the town is one of the top attractions in Beaune. So we’ve pulled together what we believe to…

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10 of the best spring events in Burgundy

Spring in Burgundy is one of the most colourful times of year. From the bright yellow rapeseed* fields to the delicate pink blossom on the cherry trees, and the burgeoning green-leaf growth of the famous vineyards, the entire region springs into colour as the days grow longer and the weather…

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