France holidays

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Basque country, Brittany and Jura: three epic camping road trips across France
From the cliff-top roads of the Pyrenees to the ‘almost islands’ of western France and the waterfalls and wild meadows of Jura, author Martin Dorey picks three favourite slow road adventures from his France guide

Martin Dorey

14, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We were hopeless at pétanque’: readers’ favourite campsites in France
There’s never a dull moment on a French campsite, our tipsters tell us, with a huge range of fun activities topped off with lovely food and wine

Guardian readers

30, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Hidden France: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track
If you dream of salt pans and chalets on stilts, wild heather-clad hillsides and car-free isles …

Jon Bryant

18, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Hossegor, France: sand, surf and the best sunsets in the world
Surfer and board maker Damien Marly suggests food, walks, bike rides and nights out in the breezy Atlantic resort

Interview by John Brunton

13, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I took the train to Strasbourg, France – here’s my guide to the city
In the first of a series of stopovers marking the rail pass’s 50th birthday, our writer heads to the Alsatian capital, where France seamlessly meets Germany

Emma John

09, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘So serene and beautiful’: readers’ favourite riverside spots in France
Our tipsters celebrate the joie de vivre of experiencing France’s inland waterways, by boat, bike or on foot

Guardian readers

02, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Megaliths and hoopoes: chance encounters in untamed Brittany
A five-day walking trip along the shoreline and around the islands of Brittany’s Gulf of Morbihan reveals a fascinating blend of the familiar and the exotic

Ben Lerwill

26, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tell us about a great riverside visit in France – you could win a holiday voucher
Share your top French river or canalside experience. The best tip wins £200 towards a Sawday’s stay

Guardian community team

24, May, 2022 @10:42 AM

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Do I need a mask to fly? Check carefully as European rules change
France has relaxed its rules, but holidaymakers heading for Greece, Italy and Spain will need masks for several more weeks

Nazia Parveen

17, May, 2022 @12:49 PM

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Move over Cannes: 10 of Europe’s best summer film festivals
The star-studded French fest starts today, but the coming months bring plenty more celebrations of the big screen – in stunning settings

Anna Smith

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Enticed through the gates of heaven’: readers’ best French beaches
Rockpools, pine trees, sand, surf and sunshine … our tipsters recall gorgeous beaches from Normandy to the Côte de Vermeille

Guardian readers

12, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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40 of the best beaches in Europe
From flamingo-pink shores to wild coastlines and everything in between, our travel writers pick the continent’s finest sands, and places to stay nearby

30, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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