Southwest France

Southwest France Travel Guide

Articles about Southwest France

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Hotels in Southwest France

These two hotels are interconnecting parts of the same maison d'hôtes. Both sit directly on the port in St.-Martin-de-Ré along with the Hotel de Toiras.

Restaurants in Southwest France

Things to do in Southwest France

Île de Ré is the only place in France where everything works, nothing tacky offends the eye, no one serving you is in a bad mood, and you can have a good meal without doing months of research. As a vacation spot it's completely undisappointing and entirely fulfilling.