Holidays & Things to do

Relaxing Retreat in Rural France

Relaxing Retreat in Rural France

The Soul Alive Retreat in the magical Tarn Valley, Midi-Pyrenees, 21-27 September 2016. Personal, creative, life-changing.  Imagine the luxury of six whole days away from it all in this tranquil corner of rural France to focus on you and to reflect on where you’re heading.  If you’re wondering what else life has to offer than […]

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Lille Braderie Europe’s Biggest Boot Fair!

Lille Braderie Europe’s Biggest Boot Fair!

The flea markets of France are well known, but the biggest and many say the best in Europe and one of the top flea markets in the world is the Braderie de Lille, northern France. This massive market takes place annually and lures crowds of treasure seekers and bargain hunters from around the globe. I […]

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Magical Son et Lumière Palais des Papes, Avignon In English

Magical Son et Lumière Palais des Papes, Avignon In English

A son et lumière masterpiece takes place each year at the incredible Palais des Papes, in Avignon, Provence, once the home of Popes. Throughout the summer as night falls and the hot air cools, the palace is festooned in a riot of colour as if daubed with a magic paintbrush. Music booms across the magnificent […]

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Jazz at Juan-les-Pins Antibes France

Written by on July 11, 2016 in Music Events, Provence-Alpes
Jazz at Juan-les-Pins Antibes France

I’ve been a regular at this jazz festival over the past few years and every year when the programme is published I cannot resist just one more visit! I duly pack my bags and set off for the French Riviera and head for Antibes/Juan-les-Pins… If you’re of a certain age you may well remember Peter […]

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The 21 stages of The Tour de France 2016

The 21 stages of The Tour de France 2016

Tour de France 2016: And… they’re off! On July 2 2016, 198 riders competing in 22 teams of nine riders will start an epic jounrey that will take in France, Spain, Andorra and Switzerland. They will cycle an astonishing 3535km in just 21 days which will push them all to their limits and leave them […]

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Walking the Pyrenees the Easy Way

Written by on June 14, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Walking the Pyrenees the Easy Way

The Pyrenees are a natural border separating France and Spain and, although the highest peaks reach over 3000m, there’s some beautiful hiking between villages, keeping mainly to the valleys. I’ve long wanted to visit the Pyrenees, attracted by the mountains and lured by the promise of good food and wine. Even better I’ve opted for […]

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Enter The Dragon In Calais!

Enter The Dragon In Calais!

The northern French town of Calais is going dragon crazy – and for a very good reason, a dragon-horse is visiting along with a giant spider and the town is putting on a very special welcome… Dragon Fever in an Incredible Free Show From June 23 to June 26 2016, the streets of Calais will […]

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Tour de France 2016 Departs From Mont St Michel Normandy

Written by on June 5, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do, Normandy
Tour de France 2016 Departs From Mont St Michel Normandy

On 2 July 2016, the Tour de France Grand Départ pedals off from the legendary Mont St-Michel in the Manche region of Normandy. With 355km of coastline and the largest network of country roads in France, the Manche is an ideal setting for the start of the Tour de France. Stage 1 (2 July) will start from […]

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How to Get the Best Deal on Car Hire in France

How to Get the Best Deal on Car Hire in France

For the best deals for car hire in France – look no further. We’ve done the hard work for you and found one of the best car hire sites there is with thousands of pick up and drop off locations, a huge choice of cars, market leading rates plus an exclusive discount for The Good […]

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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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