Enjoying the peaceful nature in the Haut-Languedoc

on 8 Nov 2019

Olle Vastbinder

Lots of holiday makers travel to the beaches of the South of France over the A7. The Route du Soleil, however, is more than simply a motorway to sunny weather. If you leave the motorway just after Lyon and drive west, you will soon arrive in some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in France. The nature parks Monts d’Ardèche, Cévennes, Grands Causses and Haut-Languedoc reach almost to the foot of the Pyrenees. It’s actually a...

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Do’s and don’ts on Black Saturday

on 24 Jul 2019

Tom Haze

No one wants to start their holiday off by sitting in a traffic jam for hours on end. Of course you can always choose to set off on a different day, but sometimes you don’t have any choice. For instance the accommodation you’ve booked might have fixed arrival days. I’ve compiled a few do’s and don’ts for the infamous Black Saturday in France, and also a few tips for if you do end up in a traffic jam.

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Reduce the risk of a holiday breakdown

on 12 Jul 2019

Bram Kuhnen

You are slowly making your way towards your campsite and your holiday destination is finally almost in sight. Everything is going smoothly, but suddenly all hell breaks loose. A red light on the dashboard starts flashing and there is smoke coming from the bonnet. Car trouble! Could you have prevented this? Of course you can’t prevent everything, but with these tips the risk of breaking down on the road will be a lot smaller.

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Emissions stickers: the rules for each country (2019)

on 8 Apr 2019

Jeroen Timmermans

Environmental zones have been established in many European (inner) cities since 2016. You can only drive into these areas with a special sticker. These rules have changed a little in recent times. That’s why I decided to incorporate all the latest legislation into a handy overview. There’s one tip I can share straight away: make sure you buy your emissions sticker on time. Particularly now that the holiday season is approaching, the delivery time may be longer than expected.

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Important: maximum speed in France has been reduced

on 12 Jul 2018


Are you planning a well-deserved break in France with your car this summer? Then please note that the maximum speed on two-way roads has been reduced from 1 July 2018. It’s been reduced by 10 km/h, so from 90 km/h to 80 km/h. This change applies to two-way roads without a central reservation, or ‘routes nationales’ (national roads) and ‘routes départementales’ (regional roads). Good to know before you start your...

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5 great apps for outdoor adventures

on 16 Jun 2018

Joyce Broekhuis

You might have spotted a survey on Facebook last week: do you use your smartphone when you head into the great outdoors? And it turns out – more than 80% of you do! You can use these five apps to make your outdoor adventures even more fun! 1. Geocaching: time for a treasure hunt! All over the world, there are small, hidden treasure chests to find. Following directions in the app, GPS coordinates, and wearing a good pair of walking shoes,...

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