Holidays & Things to do

French Riviera Club Celebrates the Belle Epoque

Written by on March 5, 2015 in Provence-Alpes, Quirky Stuff
French Riviera Club Celebrates the Belle Epoque

Re-live history on the French Riviera: Le Bal des Courtisans is a newly-formed club on the French Riviera, offering themed events to create an atmosphere of the grandeur of France at various periods during its history.  As an added interest, this includes dressing the part in period costume. It’s a great way for attendees to make […]

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Ski-daddle to France for Spring Ski Fun

Written by on February 27, 2015 in Ski
Ski-daddle to France for Spring Ski Fun

Spring is an excellent time of year to head to the slopes in France. The snow conditions are superb; the days are longer and warmer; the slopes are quieter; the local flora and fauna come back to life; prices are lower and France’s mountain resorts put on a range of fun events for kids and […]

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Great Cultural Exchange Opportunities in France

Written by on February 19, 2015 in Holidays & Things to do
Great Cultural Exchange Opportunities in France

Have you ever wished you had a friend who WANTED to join you on your adventure renovating your home or running your business, whether it’s setting up a yoga retreat or building pens for chickens or even just getting the house or garden a bit tidier? Someone who is willing to help you look after […]

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The Good Old Days of Cross Channel Travel

Written by on February 18, 2015 in Holiday Travel
The Good Old Days of Cross Channel Travel

Remembering “the good old days” of cross channel travel when just over 50 years ago, travelling to France from the UK was a real adventure that may well have involved driving your car onto a plane… By Car in a Plane 1958 was a big year for the Jones family, it saw the arrival of […]

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Attending La Fête du Citron in Menton

Written by on February 17, 2015 in Festivals and Carnivals, Provence-Alpes
Attending La Fête du Citron in Menton

Menton is a charming village near the Italian border. It was love at first sight for author Darina Nykl… Fête du Citron Every year the “Fête du Citron” has a different theme, such as 2015′s “The Tribulations of a Lemon in China” – deliciously quirky. This is a unique event and involves giant sculptures of citrus […]

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How to book Train Tickets to France 2015

Written by on February 6, 2015 in Holiday Travel
How to book Train Tickets to France 2015

Taking the train to and around France is part of the fun of your French holiday. Rail networks criss-cross the whole country from city to city and stopping at towns and villages en route. One of the best ways to book train tickets to France is through Voyages-sncf.com in the UK, a subsidiary of the French […]

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Guedelon A Medieval Chateau Built in 21st Century France

Written by on February 5, 2015 in Burgundy, Museums and Châteaux
Guedelon A Medieval Chateau Built in 21st Century France

In the small village of Guédelon in the départment of Yonne in Burgundy, between the towns of Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye and Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye an extraordinary project is underway. A medieval chateau is being constructed using 800 year old methods and tools – it is the biggest archaeological project of its kind in the world and it is extraordinary. […]

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Events in France February 2015

Written by on February 4, 2015 in Month By Month
Events in France February 2015

Alpes Maritimes:  Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Mimosa Festival 18 – 25 February 2015. Spring is in the air and in Mandelieu-La-Napoule millions of sweet smelling Mimosa flowers known as “yellow suns” are blooming in this annual celebration.  Parades, processions, singing and dancing, this joyous event signals the end to winter. www.ot-mandelieu.fr Calais: 7-9 February 2015. Pas de […]

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50 Years of Ski Fun in St Martin de Belleville

Written by on February 4, 2015 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
50 Years of Ski Fun in St Martin de Belleville

The ski resorts of St Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires in France’s Three Valleys are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They’ll be “rolling out the white carpet” with an eclectic mix of free music concerts, sporting activities, fireworks and, of course, a torch lit descent or two. Throughout February and March there will be musical […]

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Living History in a French Chateau

Written by on January 30, 2015 in Museums and Châteaux, Places to Go
Living History in a French Chateau

France is blessed with many castles and palaces, often in stunning locations, all full of history. Not just relics of the past, these days it’s possible for us to experience living history in a French chateau… The Loire Valley (Vallée de la Loire), two hours southwest of Paris, is home to more than 300 châteaux. […]

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