A Grand Weekend in Le Morvan: Visit Burgundy; France Today
Looking for a long weekend away? How about the rolling green hills of the Morvan? This beautiful corner of nature is protected by it’s a Natural Park status, offering the perfect place for a short trip.
9 AM- A Pretty City
In the morning take a walk in the medieval streets of Avallon. This pretty city was recently labelled one of the “Plus beaux Détours de France” – the most beautiful visits in France, and is full of charm with its ramparts, turrets, timber houses, collegiate church and marketplace (Thursday and Saturday mornings.)
Visit the pearl of Morvan: Vézelay village. Its famous basilica and “eternal hill” are listed as Unesco World Heritage sites. The further you climb up the hill, the more you will be touched by the grace of this little village. At the top you will find the basilica which offers 180 ° panoramic views of the Morvan.
2.30 PM- Château Life
After lunch, treat yourself to an afternoon exploring a chateau full of history; Bazoches, the home of Marshal Vauban, the French genius behind the nations fortifications under Louis XIV.
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The 15 Most Beautiful Towns and Villages in France; Oliver’s Travels
One word – variety. And France has heaps of it. This beguiling country is both sleepy and captivating with snippets to satisfy everyone. It’s near impossible to imagine France without thinking of the Eiffel Tower sparkling in Paris or the famous golden sands of the French Riviera. But France has oh so much more than meets the eye. With that in mind, we wanted to share our favourite towns and villages in France, that will hopefully add an extra layer for you to explore on your next adventures. Not only are these towns and villages easy on the eye, but they’re all totally unique from each other. So whatever your taste, you’ll find something new. And if you’re looking for a cosy abode to match, check out our portfolio of villas in France.