Holidays & Things to do

Mayenne River cruises

Written by on December 17, 2014 in Cruise holidays
Mayenne River cruises

The Mayenne River offers 200km of waterways to discover the rich heritage and picturesque countryside of the Pays de le la Loire. A perfect cruise location for nature lovers, famous for its locks, each of which has its own charm and character – the bakery lock where you’ll find an explanation of the history of […]

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Christmas in Paris from your Armchair

Written by on December 11, 2014 in Christmas Markets, Paris, Photo gallery
Christmas in Paris from your Armchair

It just trips off the tongue doesn’t it, Christmas in Paris… the lights, the markets, bars and restaurants gleaming and teaming, vin chaud and lush shops with wonderful window dressings. The loveliest streets and avenues in the city are decked out in magical lights and historic buildings twinkle. More than ever, the capital lives up […]

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Winter Holidays France Style with Wow Factor

Written by on December 10, 2014 in Places to Go
Winter Holidays France Style with Wow Factor

A look at ten sensational places to take a winter break in France… A hot tub with a view – check; luxury experience – check, cosy nights in, fabulous food and wine, best après ski, winter wedding venue, Christmas break and Christmas markets, family accommodation and best ski-in, ski-out.. they are all featured in The […]

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Vendée Christmas Markets

Written by on December 4, 2014 in Christmas Markets, Poitou-Charentes
Vendée Christmas Markets

If you love the Vendée for its enchanting landscape and breath-taking historical monuments, then the chances are you’ll equally love its crisp, cold, clear blue winter skies, sharp frosts and bracing Decembers. But whilst perhaps not the most obvious choice of venue, if you want to really indulge yourself in the spirit of Christmas, the […]

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Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Christmas Markets, Events
Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014

We looks at some truly great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014 and at any time of year! In Alsace, head for Strasbourg‘s Christmas market, Christkindelsmarik, the oldest in Europe. From 28th November to 31st December, beautiful lights and decorations in this, the most festive Christmas market with the tallest decorated Christmas tree […]

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Notre Dame de Lorette memorial

Written by on December 2, 2014 in Battlefields and War Memorials, My French Life
Notre Dame de Lorette memorial

Arras is a beautiful old town with Flemish style buildings, imposing squares, great shops, quirky cafes and there is lots to do and see. Many of the beautiful buildings are surprisingly not quite what they seem. The town and all around saw fierce fighting, dreadful battles and suffered horrendous loss of life and destruction during the […]

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Awesome 4 Day Light Show in Lyon France

Written by on December 1, 2014 in Festivals and Carnivals, Rhône Alpes
Awesome 4 Day Light Show in Lyon France

“Protect us from famine, war and plague, Seigneur,” cried the Lyonnaise people in 1628. Alas, their pleas came too late – the bubonic plague had already crossed the Rhône River, terrifying the inhabitants and killing half of them. Liza Perrat investigates the Black Death illuminated in Lyon… The desperate people prayed to the Virgin Mary […]

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Strasbourg Christmas 2014

Written by on November 25, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Strasbourg Christmas 2014

The town of Strasbourg in Alsace, north east France is known by another name – The Capital of Christmas, and with good reason. It is one of the prettiest, most festive, atmospheric and oldest Christmas markets in the world. Several centuries ago, in early December a “St. Klausenmarkt” (St Nicholas Market) was held in front […]

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Arras Christmas Market 2014

Written by on November 25, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Arras Christmas Market 2014

The Arras Christmas market is one of the biggest, best, most fun and atmospheric Christmas markets north of Paris. This year’s market promises to be more exciting than ever with the addition of a grand Ferris Wheel and a Toboggan run as well as an ice rink, live entertainment and wonderful red carpeted Christmas market […]

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Lille Christmas Market 2014

Written by on November 24, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Lille Christmas Market 2014

For those who take their Christmas shopping seriously, it would be hard to find a better place in Europe than Lille. Not only are there almost 4000 shops in this city in northern France but there is also a very nice Christmas market and festive and cultural attractions galore… Based in Place Rihour, stalls at […]

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