Holidays & Things to do

Major events in France September 2014

Written by on September 1, 2014 in Month By Month
Major events in France September 2014

September in France is teeming with events, festivals and concerts as La Rentrée, the return to work, school and normality after the summer holidays. It’s a time of renewed energy and enthusiasm in France and you’ll find plenty going on to keep you entertained. We take a look at the major events in France September […]

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Chateau Azay-le-Rideau

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
Chateau Azay-le-Rideau

Standing proud on an island in the middle of the Indre River, the exquisite little Château of Azay-le-Rideau was built between 1518 and 1527, during the reign of François I and is one of the most popular of the Loire Valley Chateaux. Chateau Azay le Rideau History It was one of the first of many […]

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Behind the Lines in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on August 19, 2014 in Battlefields and War Memorials
Behind the Lines in Montreuil-sur-Mer

August 2014 marked the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The world’s most intense trench warfare and loss of life took place between 1914 and 1918 in Nord-Pas de Calais amongst the green and rural landscape. Bob Lyons reports on an exhibition that looks behind the lines in Montreuil-sur-Mer… If you are fascinated […]

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Visiting key sites of the Great War in France by coach

Written by on August 18, 2014 in Battlefields and War Memorials
Visiting key sites of the Great War in France by coach

I have always had a great interest in the events of the First World War. As a child, I grew up with the culture of it all. My grandfather served in the British army and fought at Vimy Ridge, northern France, during the conflict. He was poisoned by gas, left totally deaf but somehow survived […]

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A cruise on the Canal du Rhone to Sete

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Cruise holidays
A cruise on the Canal du Rhone to Sete

A cruise on the beautiful Canal du Rhone is to float deep into the heart of France, a chance to experience the famous nature reserves of the Camargue, a tranquil break that takes in several key destinations on the Rhone to Sète route… I always dreamed about living on a houseboat and a boat trip […]

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Cycling in the South of France

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Places to Go
Cycling in the South of France

Whether you are new to the art of leisurely cycling or you are a hardcore fan with years of experience, not many things can beat the sheer exhilaration of cycling maniacally from point A to B. Although there are many beautiful cycling routes across the UK, just across the sea, a short train or ferry […]

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French Attic Finds gorgeous vintage from France

Written by on August 11, 2014 in Expats in France, French Style, Markets
French Attic Finds gorgeous vintage from France

France is famous for its flea markets and antique fairs. Every town and village seems to hold at least one flea market a year and for many people in France, a weekend spent browsing at a brocante is a way of life. For visitors to France a visit to a local flea market is an […]

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Nuit des Chimères Annual Light Show Le Mans

Written by on August 11, 2014 in Festivals and Carnivals, Pays de la Loire
Nuit des Chimères Annual Light Show Le Mans

The annual light show Le Mans is a spectacular sight and a great way to enjoy an evening in the town throughout the summer months. Known as the Nuit des Chimères, this free event is a must see for all visitors to Le Mans says expat in the area, Susan Keefe… Annual Light Show Le […]

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Cycling in Poitou Charentes

Written by on August 11, 2014 in Poitou-Charente, Sport
Cycling in Poitou Charentes

There is no doubt about it, the 2014 Tour de France has started a bit of a cycling craze and where better to take a cycling holiday than France where it all started in 1903 (history of the Tour de France)… We don’t propose you work quite so hard at it as the legendary cyclists […]

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Better Travel Photos in Paris

Written by on August 6, 2014 in Arty, Paris, Tours in France
Better Travel Photos in Paris

Paris is the most visited city in the world and one of the most loved. The beauty of the architecture, the rich culture, historic streets and monuments, a myriad of museums and art galleries, a picturesque river, iconic landmarks – the reasons for the lure of Paris are many and varied. Paris is also the […]

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