Holidays & Things to do

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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An Accidental Tourist at the Festival of Avignon

Written by on July 10, 2015 in Festivals and Carnivals, Provence-Alpes
An Accidental Tourist at the Festival of Avignon

As our taxi entered the city walls of Avignon, it was evident that something was happening. I had seen online that a festival would be starting the day after our arrival, but didn’t think much about it. I just thought it was nice that there would be a little festival going on. But, from our […]

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Safari France at La Fleche Zoo

Written by on July 8, 2015 in Centre, Theme Parks
Safari France at La Fleche Zoo

There are plenty of places to stay in La Flèche, Sarthe, not far from Le Mans,  from gorgeous b&bs, hotels and gites. There is even a free place to park your camper van (with free electricity) right on the pretty river front. However for something completely different and slightly wild you can sleep in La […]

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Peek into a Living Museum at the Chateau du Lude Sarthe

Written by on July 7, 2015 in Museums and Châteaux, Pays de la Loire
Peek into a Living Museum at the Chateau du Lude Sarthe

There are thousands of chateaux in France, some of them we all know of, like Versailles, others are far less well known. The Chateau de Lude located on the banks of the river Loir, Sarthe, is not as famous as some but it is a quite extraordinary castle. When I stumbled upon it in a […]

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Marathon du Medoc a REAL Fun Run

Written by on June 29, 2015 in Active Holidays, Aquitaine
Marathon du Medoc a REAL Fun Run

If I had to run a marathon – and having done three, I would think seriously about it first – I would look for one that met certain conditions. Firstly, none of that urban rushing around city streets, like London, Paris, Berlin and Boston. No, it would have to be through the most pleasant countryside, […]

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Musée des Confluences Lyon, France

Written by on June 17, 2015 in Museums and Châteaux, Rhône Alpes
Musée des Confluences Lyon, France

The Musée des Confluences, a magnificent new museum both architecturally and in its content, which sets off to explain, well, the history of everything…or so it seems. Do not miss this stunning experience, but do allow a good few hours, including on-site lunch, to get the best from the experience. This huge square, all 62,000 […]

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