Yes there are good pubs in France so with the help of readers we've created the ultimate pub map of France. See if your favourite is on here. Sitting in a French cafe and soaking up the atmosphere is one of life's great pleasures. But if you're in France for the long haul, or indeed just for a short trip, you might feel like a trip to a proper pub every once in a while. Luckily there are a lot of great options around France for when you just can't live without a pint. We asked our readers to list their favorite pubs in France, whether English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian and of course French watering holes around the country. If you can’t find yours on the map tell us via Twitter or Facebook why it should be included. The interactive map below shows where in France the recommended pubs are. Click on each point to get the name of each pub and it's address. And don't forget to zoom in on cities like Paris, Bordeaux and Montpellier … [Read more...] about Interactive map: Where to find the best pubs around France
France 3 pays de la loire
STEPHEN DAVY-OSBORNE escapes the rat race in a beautifully unspoilt corner of France THE Val de Loire is famed for its fantastic wines, unrivalled chateaux heralding an era of regal France, and bountiful orchards that line the banks of the river. But journey west away from the so-called Garden of France towards the mouth of the magnificent river and you will find yourself in one of the most beautiful sun-kissed bays in the country. Think Nice or Cannes, but without the hustle and bustle of the film festival or flight-loads of tourists newly landed, eager for a party. La Baule is where Parisians go to get away from it all. Just three hours from the capital by high-speed train, this 9k stretch of sand and pure blue waters has made itself a destination resort – home to two of the world’s 18 luxury Barrière hotels and resorts. L’Ermitage offers unrivalled beachside dining with an extensive seafood menu that is sure to please. Beautifully ornate villas are … [Read more...] about TRAVEL: Ooh La Loire!