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We’ll explore a different destination for each Book Club, and a lucky Silver Travel Book Club reader can win a free copy of that month’s book.
This month the Silver Travel Book Club – proudly sponsored by Le Boat – is reading The Most Beautiful Villages of France.
From the medieval fortress of Montrésor in the Loire Valley to the lavender fields that surround the hilltop village of Gordes in the Luberon, this illustrated guide unveils the beauty of rural France, providing complete visitor’s information for these exceptionally preserved villages.
Carefully selected each year, the French villages featured in this official guide are replete with historical, architectural, and natural riches.
A brief history of each village is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other places to visit, accommodation options ranging from hotels to campsites, restaurants, markets, artisanal produce and local specialties.
Details on leisure activities include festivals, events, and excursions that encourage visitors to explore the surrounding area on foot or on a boating holiday as offered by Le Boat, the No 1 provider of boating holidays in the UK and Europe’s beautiful inland waterways.
Le Boat’s top recommendation for a boating holiday in France
Le Boat has the world’s largest fleet of self-drive boats to hire and the widest choice of fabulous boating destinations to choose from!
Le Boat offers something unlike any other holiday. When Le Boating, all hands are on deck! From plotting out the route, collecting the morning croissants, to operating locks and mooring – there is no licence needed and no experience required. After a quick boat briefing you are ready to set sail and discover the towns and waterways together! Discover the waterways of France and their surrounding villages and countryside, from the unique perspective of your private sundeck.
Le Boat operate in 9 different regions in France and we’ve picked out the Canal du Midi easily accessible by ferry, train or plane to tell you more: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, best explored by boat, you’ll take a wonderful journey through the sun-drenched vineyards and pretty villages of the Languedoc – France’s most prolific wine producing region. Try cycling along the flat banks of the canal, or explore the ancient fortress city of Carcassonne to soak up some history.
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For more information visit Le Boat and call our Silver Travel Advisors on 0800 412 5678 to book.
How to win a copy of The Most Beautiful Villages of France
France is one of the most popular destinations with UK holidaymakers. We’re pretty sure many of you have been!
Comment below to tell us where your favourite village was and what made it special. Or is there a place in France you’d like to visit? Let us know where it is and why you’d like to go there.
A winner will be chosen in early October 2022.
The competition closes on 30 September 2022.
Read more about all of our Silver Travel Book Club reads.