Holidays & Things to do

Things to see in Mons Belgium

Written by on September 17, 2014 in Battlefields and War Memorials
Things to see in Mons Belgium

Mons in Belgium is known for its ‘First and the Last‘ reputation attained during World War One. It is the town on the Frontline where the first and last major engagements of World War One took place, where the first and last English soldiers were killed in Europe, their remains buried next to each other […]

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The First and Last shots of WW1 in Europe, Mons Belgium

Written by on September 17, 2014 in Battlefields and War Memorials
The First and Last shots of WW1 in Europe, Mons Belgium

The small city of Mons on the France-Belgium border is special in many ways. It’s the cultural capital of Wallonia, boasting a wealth of ancient buildings, fascinating museums and collections of art, design and natural history. It even has religious relics. The preserved body and separated head of a medieval saint are revered each year in […]

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Hike through history in Wattwiller France

Written by on September 15, 2014 in Alsace, Battlefields and War Memorials
Hike through history in Wattwiller France

Deep in the forest of Wattwiller, Alsace, France, famous for the mineral water that flows there, Susie Woodhams discovers an extraordinary history lesson… We climbed a small slope of tangled ivy and dried leaves to reach what seemed like a practical lunch spot: the moss-covered roof of a building nearly a century old, tucked deep […]

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Where do the French go on holiday in France?

Written by on September 9, 2014 in Holidays & Things to do, Quirky
Where do the French go on holiday in France?

Where do the French go on holiday in France? We discover the favourite places that the French like to visit and holiday at in France. French-born Australia based Yves Calmette re-visits France each summer. He likes to see and do as much as possible and takes us on a green journey from Brittany to Provence, […]

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Alsace River Cruise with CroisiEurope

Written by on September 8, 2014 in Cruise holidays
Alsace River Cruise with CroisiEurope

Fabulous castles, picturesque countryside, rolling vineyards, medieval towns and magnificent cities, an Alsace river cruise is a great way to discover this beautiful region. Waterways framed by mountains and forests, floating along scenic and tranquil waterways, Reza Amirinia takes an all inclusive Alsace river cruise and falls in love with the adventure of new places, […]

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Major events in France September 2014

Written by on September 1, 2014 in Month By Month
Major events in France September 2014

September in France is teeming with events, festivals and concerts as La Rentrée, the return to work, school and normality after the summer holidays. It’s a time of renewed energy and enthusiasm in France and you’ll find plenty going on to keep you entertained. We take a look at the major events in France September […]

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Chateau Azay-le-Rideau

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
Chateau Azay-le-Rideau

Standing proud on an island in the middle of the Indre River, the exquisite little Château of Azay-le-Rideau was built between 1518 and 1527, during the reign of François I and is one of the most popular of the Loire Valley Chateaux. Chateau Azay le Rideau History It was one of the first of many […]

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Behind the Lines in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on August 19, 2014 in Battlefields and War Memorials
Behind the Lines in Montreuil-sur-Mer

August 2014 marked the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The world’s most intense trench warfare and loss of life took place between 1914 and 1918 in Nord-Pas de Calais amongst the green and rural landscape. Bob Lyons reports on an exhibition that looks behind the lines in Montreuil-sur-Mer… If you are fascinated […]

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Visiting key sites of the Great War in France by coach

Written by on August 18, 2014 in Battlefields and War Memorials
Visiting key sites of the Great War in France by coach

I have always had a great interest in the events of the First World War. As a child, I grew up with the culture of it all. My grandfather served in the British army and fought at Vimy Ridge, northern France, during the conflict. He was poisoned by gas, left totally deaf but somehow survived […]

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A cruise on the Canal du Rhone to Sete

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Cruise holidays
A cruise on the Canal du Rhone to Sete

A cruise on the beautiful Canal du Rhone is to float deep into the heart of France, a chance to experience the famous nature reserves of the Camargue, a tranquil break that takes in several key destinations on the Rhone to Sète route… I always dreamed about living on a houseboat and a boat trip […]

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