Holidays & Things to do

Monaco Grand Prix History and Facts

Written by on May 25, 2016 in Active Holidays
Monaco Grand Prix History and Facts

There’s a lot to lap up in Monaco! This Formula One race is probably the most famous of its kind in the calendar and definitely the most glamorous. Run on the streets of the Principality, currently ruled by Prince Albert II who succeeded his father Prince Rainier III in 2005, the race – organised by […]

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Family Road Trip Through France

Written by on May 6, 2016 in Expats in France, Tours in France
Family Road Trip Through France

France seemed the ideal place for Brits Zoe and Andy Bridgeman and their three young children to rediscover their sense of adventure and have fun on a year-long tour… Zoe and Andy Bridgeman were happy in their lovely village called Stony Stratford in Milton Keynes, England. However,  after a few years that saw Zoe working […]

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Mademoiselle From Armentieres Café Opens in Armentieres

Mademoiselle From Armentieres Café Opens in Armentieres

History buffs will adore this little café dedicated to the “Mademoiselle From Armentières” song in the town of Armentieres, Nord in northern France. Open the door of this art deco house and you’ll be welcomed by the tunes of “it’s a long way to Tipperary” and the like. It’s a fitting reminder of the part […]

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Hotel de la Paix Montparnasse Paris

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do, Paris
Hotel de la Paix Montparnasse Paris

If you’re looking for a comfy, friendly hotel at a great price in central Paris, this one’s for you! It will come as no surprise to find out that those clever folk at Sawday’s found the Hotel de la Paix and include it in their Paris hotels recommendations in their latest edition of Sawday’s Special […]

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Saint-Ouen Flea Market Paris

Written by on April 19, 2016 in Funky, Markets, Paris, Quirky
Saint-Ouen Flea Market Paris

Saint-Ouen market in Paris is said to be the biggest antiques market in the world! For lovers of vintage, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen as it is called, or rather just “Les Puces” by those in the know, in the northern suburbs of Paris, Saint-Denis, is a must. It’s a fun, fabulous shopping venue where you’ll discover […]

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Bagatelle Theme Park Northern France

Written by on April 17, 2016 in Nord-Pas de Calais, Theme Parks
Bagatelle Theme Park Northern France

Bagatelle or Baggy Land as it is sometimes rather whimsically called, is big, bold and brilliant for waterproof children and patient parents… There are plenty of theme parks to visit in France but one of the most charming and authentically French ones I’ve been to is Bagatelle in Pas de Calais, about an hour from […]

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Palace of Versailles Shows 2016

Written by on March 30, 2016 in Museums and Châteaux
Palace of Versailles Shows 2016

Fireworks displays, fountains, classical music in the gardens and concerts – the Palace of Versailles summer programme at the Versailles Estate is packed with great events from March to October. Chateau de Versailles Shows  2016 Musical Fountains at Versailles Stroll through the gardens of Versailles that the Sun King himself adored.  The ornamental ponds and fountains […]

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What’s on: Top Events in France April 2016

Written by on March 29, 2016 in Events, Month By Month
What’s on: Top Events in France April 2016

1-3 April 2016 – Les Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art European Days of Crafts – a chance for the public to meet artisans as 5000 events take place across France. Workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations of skill plus tours. Get up close to some of the country’s greatest craftsmen and women. Details: www.institut-metiersdart.org Last Weekend of […]

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Join A Unique And Inspiring Wellness Retreat In Provence

Written by on March 29, 2016 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
Join A Unique And Inspiring Wellness Retreat In Provence

Take care of your body, soothe your mind, or just indulge in some rest and relaxation with a unique and inspiring wellness retreat break in beautiful Provence, southern France… “It’s all about recharging” says Emily Durand of Your Private Provence “using our senses to reconnect with our mind, body and spirit” adding “the richness and […]

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7 Brilliant Things To Do Across The English Channel

7 Brilliant Things To Do Across The English Channel

France is the world’s favourite tourist destination and luckily for Brits, the chance to enjoy a taste of the real thing is just on the doorstep. Nip across the Channel to northern France with P&O Ferries and within just a few miles of Calais port you’ll discover all that is great about France – glorious […]

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