Holidays & Things to do

Perfect Provence Truffle and Wine Tour

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Tours in France
Perfect Provence Truffle and Wine Tour

Escape the winter blues and head for southern France in January and explore fine food, outstanding wines and exotic truffles. What a way to start the New Year. Truffle Hunting in Provence January in Provence is generally not that cold and usually sunny. And, if you’re really lucky you may catch a day or two […]

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Visiting the Battlefields of the Somme France

Written by on November 21, 2016 in Battlefields and War Memorials
Visiting the Battlefields of the Somme France

A flock of red-legged partridge has just crash-landed in a flurry of feathers into long grass at the edge of a field, and overhead the cause of the consternation, a buzzard doing a passable impersonation of a kestrel, hovering on the wind, ready to drop in on lunch. The landscape east of Amiens is mainly […]

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A Feast of Festive Fun for Christmas in Calais 2016

Written by on November 17, 2016 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
A Feast of Festive Fun for Christmas in Calais 2016

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the kids having fun at a fabulous parade, grown-ups appreciating a glass of French wine or Champagne and everyone enjoying a friendly Christmas Market – which is why Calais really looks forward to welcome you this year. The town’s gone all out festive with a massive programme of events to tempt […]

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Reims Christmas Market 2016

Written by on November 15, 2016 in Christmas Markets
Reims Christmas Market 2016

Reims Christmas market is one of the best in France and attracts a lot of visitors. There’s a reason for that, not only is it truly festive and incredibly pretty, it’s also fun AND let’s not forget the Champagne connection! What’s on at Reims Christmas Market 2016 Just 45 minutes from Paris by train, Reims Christmas […]

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Best French Language Immersion Courses in France

Written by on November 14, 2016 in French Language, Learn French, Tours in France
Best French Language Immersion Courses in France

There can be no better way to learn the French language than by living, breathing and immersing yourself in the culture and essence of France. Learning from classes, books and online works well, but for truly appreciating and understanding the nuances of real French by getting to know and chat to the locals, enjoying the […]

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Christmas Markets Paris 2016 Dates and Details

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets Paris 2016 Dates and Details

Christmas markets Paris: Join in the fun, enjoy the ambience and find some fab goodies for the festive season… The lights will be switched on November 21, thousands of lights and decorations in more than 125 squares and streets in Paris will twinkle, flash and glitter. The ‘Scintillance’ lights display by Blachère Illuminations will once again […]

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Learning to ski in the Pyrenees France

Written by on November 10, 2016 in Ski
Learning to ski in the Pyrenees France

Samantha Verant, author of the best-selling Seven Letters from France reveals how she learned to love skiing in France in the Pyrenees. Less chi-chi and more ski-ski When one thinks of skiing or snowboarding in France, famed or glitzy ski resorts in the Alps – like Chamonix, which hosted the 1924 Olympic games, or Courchevel, […]

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Postcard from Colmar Christmas Market Alsace

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Alsace, Christmas Markets
Postcard from Colmar Christmas Market Alsace

There are more than 100 Christmas markets in Alsace, the oldest and biggest is in Strasbourg with the market at Colmar coming in close behind in terms of popularity and size. Go to either of these markets at this seasonal time of the year and you enter an alternative world – the world of Christmas. […]

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Ideas for Autumn breaks in France

Written by on October 20, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do
Ideas for Autumn breaks in France

This is the perfect time to plan a last minute Autumn holiday or short break in France. A major bonus of spending time in France now is that you can find beautiful accommodation at great value prices. The French Connections website lists hundreds of holiday lets, gites and B&Bs in France. General manager Donna Sloane […]

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The Best Bike And Hike Holidays Burgundy

Written by on October 17, 2016 in Active Holidays, Burgundy, Tours in France
The Best Bike And Hike Holidays Burgundy

Burgundy is a land of vineyards and picturesque villages, of wine and good food, markets and chateaux. It’s also an absolutely brilliant place to ride a bike or take a hike! I’m not what you would call a bike or hike fanatic – I like to ride my bike from time to time, usually at a […]

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