Holidays & Things to do

Visiting the Lille Braderie Flea Market

Written by on August 25, 2015 in Events, Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
Visiting the Lille Braderie Flea Market

For years my neighbours went on about “The BIG One”, the Lille Braderie, the biggest flea market in Europe with its 10,000 stalls full of bits and bobs, vintage, antiques, pre-loved pieces. Here in France going to flea markets at the weekend or on a national holiday, is a national hobby… but going to the […]

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Cooking Courses Loire | Irresistibly French Flavour

Cooking Courses Loire | Irresistibly French Flavour

French cuisine, beautiful old stone farmhouses nestled in sleepy countryside, a sense of serenity but also of culture and subtle sophistication. These must surely top the list of the many irresistible things about France that draw us there over and over again. Never has a place brought these elements together more beautifully than at the […]

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Family Friendly Holidays in France

Family Friendly Holidays in France

Lot of parents say that they have problems trying to book a holiday in France that offers self-catering accommodation where the needs of children of all ages are provided for, including babies and toddlers. Pagel  Child Centred Holidays near Cahors, in the Lot region, southwest France, set out to knock this issue on the head […]

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Lille Braderie 2015

Written by on August 6, 2015 in Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
Lille Braderie 2015

The Braderie de Lille is the BIG one, the biggest flea market in Europe and for lovers of vintage, bargains and old tat this is a place of wonderment and temptation… Ancient History Held every September, the Braderie de Lille has been going on for centuries. No one knows for sure why or how it […]

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Marionnettes Festival Charleville-Mezieres

Written by on July 30, 2015 in Champagne-Ardenne, Festivals and Carnivals
Marionnettes Festival Charleville-Mezieres

Quirky and Quaint – the World’s Biggest Puppet Party, Charleville-Meziers, Champagne-Ardennes… It may not be quite so well known as the Place Stanislas in Nancy, but Place Ducal in Charleville-Mezieres, in the region of Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne is one of the finest and most beautiful in France. Visitors may be forgiven for thinking that they may […]

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Disneyland Paris Tickets Online

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Theme Parks
Disneyland Paris Tickets Online

Disneyland Paris is Europe’s number one attraction. That makes it pretty busy, pretty much all of the time. When I say busy, I mean it, a staggering 14.2 million visitors in 2014. It’s certainly big enough to accommodate all those people but some days are busier than others and I don’t know about you but […]

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Dream Castle Disneyland Paris

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Theme Parks
Dream Castle Disneyland Paris

Staying at Dream Castle Disneyland Paris is a real treat… Just a few minutes from the Disneyland Park by free shuttle bus, the 4 Star Dream Castle is a great extension to the whole Disney experience in Paris. And, if you’re intending to enjoy the night time sound and light show and the fantastic fireworks […]

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Disneyland Paris and The Earl of Sandwich

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Theme Parks
Disneyland Paris and The Earl of Sandwich

You might be surprised to discover that Disneyland Paris is not only really popular for its rides and Disney attractions but because it also has a huge food court with a huge choice of restaurants. You don’t have to enter the Disneyland Park to access the restaurants. If you’re driving the car parks are close […]

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Planet Hollywood Disneyland Paris

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Funky, Theme Parks
Planet Hollywood Disneyland Paris

From the moment you ascend the staircase at Planet Hollywood Disneyland Paris you know you’re in for a treat. It screams drama, theatricality, entertainment – lights, camera, action! Access to Planet Hollywood and all the other restaurants in the huge food court at Disneyland Paris is free. You don’t have to buy tickets or go […]

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Three marvellous markets in Provence

Written by on July 19, 2015 in Markets, Provence-Alpes
Three marvellous markets in Provence

Without a doubt one of the best things to do when in Provence is to visit the markets. It doesn’t matter whether they are big or small; the markets are where you can really experience an authentic French way of life. The market at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue One of the largest markets in Provence is held every […]

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