Media Release: Escape the spring weather blues with a Press trip to France!

Jump head first into its cultural, gastronomic and seaside flavours

A BUSY month of trips further south is on its way, and it includes lesser-known destinations, or simply the well-kept secrets of locals.

17 – 19 May ‘Hyères and its Islands’

Discover the little-known islands of Port-Cros and Porquerolles just off the coast of Hyères-les-Palmiers and its 8,000 palm trees. Explore the vineyards on a leisurely walk, or try your hand at kite-surfing off the internationally renowned competition beaches of Hyères.

23 – 26 May ‘Michelin Chefs and unique local flavours’

A programme of Michelin star restaurants and a look into what makes the region an exceptional place for amateurs and chefs alike. Taste local wines, pink garlic and more whilst breaking up the gourmet adventures with cultural and historical visits including a preview of the Soulages Museum.

31 May – 3 June ‘Unlock the charms of the Loire Valley’

Discover France’s most famous chateaux with visits to some of the many royal palaces and grand houses spread across the Loire Valley. An action-packed programme of cycling along the Loire a Velo trail, sailing along the Loire River and tasting of local gastronomic treats is in store.

If you would like any further details and/or are interested in attending one of these trips or in nominating someone on your behalf, please contact

Press contact:

0207 061 6635.

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