If you’re looking for somewhere exceptional to stay in the beautiful Luberon region of Provence, not far from the famous town of Bonnieux, then let us introduce you to Le Mas Martin.
Known for its rich maritime history where countless battles have taken place down the centuries, the ancient city of Brest, positioned at the tip of Brittany, is a beguiling port city to visit.
Unplugging from our phones, tablets, laptops and other devices can have significant benefits on the mind and body, helping us de-stress and truly unwind. Holidays provide the perfect opportunity to detox from technology and enjoy a week or two away from emails, SMSs, social media and more.
The great walls that surround the ancient city of Lugo in Galicia, North-West Spain are widely considered to be the best-preserved Roman walls, not just in Spain, or Europe for that matter, but in the world!
It’s safe to say that many of the other Greek islands receive much more attention than little Paxos, which is only seven miles long. But its dramatic craggy coastline to the west and unspoilt villages along the east coast are just as inviting as the landscapes of many of the better-known Greek islands.
Puig d’Es Mila is a beautiful country villa that’s nestled amongst the emerald hills that slope below the San Salvador monastery near the bustling town of Felanitx on Mallorca. This sprawling and characterful rural abode has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and can sleep up to ten guests in comfort.
It is now even easier to enjoy the delights of Brittany this summer. If you live within range of Manchester Airport, thanks to FlyBe both Rennes and Nantes can now be reached by direct flights. This is ideal if you are thinking about a quick city break, or even a full family holiday. Flight times are only two hours, every Saturday from late May to the end of September 2016 for Rennes, and all year for Nantes, and up to seven flights a week each way in peak times.
Nissaki means ‘Little Island’ and several hundred years ago the town of Nissaki on Corfu was exactly that, a little island. The local people worked, shaping stones and local rocks transported by boat to the island. The stones were mainly used for building work. Eventually the chippings, over many years formed the beginnings of a causeway to the mainland of Corfu.
Epiphany is celebrated around the world, but in Spain it takes on somewhat more importance. Although Santa Claus has made recent inroads, the ‘Three Kings Day’ has been a part of Spanish culture, celebrated since the end of the 2nd century, in one form or another. On January 6th the Spanish celebrate the visit of the Kings to the infant Jesus in Bethlehem, as well as Jesus being baptised by St John the Baptist, in the River Jordan.
Sat at the zenith of a verdant hillside above the steep gorge of the River Barbate slightly inland from the beautiful shores of the Costa de la Luz – the Coast of Light -, the whitewashed town of Vejer de la Frontera is a sight to behold, before you even reach it.