Regions of France

Aubusson Tapestry Town Limousin

Written by on May 19, 2015 in Limousin
Aubusson Tapestry Town Limousin

Aubusson is famous the world over though not for its picturesque town with winding narrow streets, lovely architecture, pavement cafés and quirky shops or the glorious countryside that surrounds it. Aubusson is known for its tapestries and carpets, for this is where a remarkable industry has operated for six centuries. History of Aubusson Tapestry It is […]

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Brittany Ferries Make Going to France Easy AND Affordable!

Brittany Ferries Make Going to France Easy AND Affordable!

There’s never been a better time to visit France with great fares from Brittany Ferries Economie service… Warm croissants for breakfast, a crisp baguette and a wedge of cheese for lunch, fresh seafood dishes, browsing at a colourful street market, chilled wine and cider. Glorious countryside, picturesque villages, faded pastel coloured shutters, charming coastal resorts, […]

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The Louvre Paris Facts, Art and Tickets

Written by on May 18, 2015 in Funky, Museums and Châteaux, Paris
The Louvre Paris Facts, Art and Tickets

So enormous is the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum that it would take three months to view every piece of art contained in it, and that’s if you spent just 30 seconds looking at each artwork all day, every day without a break. There are more than 7,500 paintings, the displays cover nearly 15 […]

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3 Gastronomic Reasons for a Day Trip to France

Written by on May 12, 2015 in Gastronomy, Nord-Pas de Calais
3 Gastronomic Reasons for a Day Trip to France

It may come as a surprise to many who live in the UK that right on the doorstep of England is a gastronomic delight called Pas de Calais. This little region has much to offer day trippers and visitors who are food lovers. From street markets and supermarkets to specialist gourmet food shops and artisan […]

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Place des Vosges A Small Square Of Parisian Paradise

Written by on May 11, 2015 in Paris
Place des Vosges A Small Square Of Parisian Paradise

At the Bastille end of the Marais on the right bank is a small square of Parisian Paradise. Place des Vosges is the city’s oldest square. It’s tiny compared to the Jardin du Luxembourg on the left bank or Jardin des Tuileries alongside the Louvre. It’s a garden bed in comparison to one of those […]

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Chardonnay Day Burgundy

Written by on May 11, 2015 in Burgundy, Wine and Drinks
Chardonnay Day Burgundy

Did you know that May 21st is Chardonnay Day in the Bourgogne (Burgundy)? Now an international event, Chardonnay Day celebrates all things Chardonnay. And while the event got its start six years ago via social media in California, the history of the Chardonnay varietal starts in the Burgundy wine region. Some wine wags contend that […]

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South of France by Train, a Cultural Journey

Written by on May 8, 2015 in Holidays & Things to do, Rhône Alpes
South of France by Train, a Cultural Journey

Fancy some French culture this summer? Take the train… Is it just me who still gets genuinely excited by the prospect of a European train journey? Particularly so in fact if the train I’m travelling on is leaving from the iconic London station of St Pancras with its echoey charm and sweeping me through the […]

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Palais des Papes Light Show Avignon

Palais des Papes Light Show Avignon

It’s a star attraction in Provence – the ancient Palace of the Popes. Avignon is one of the prettiest places in France, a once tranquil and picturesque town that for a brief time became the seat of religious power in Europe. From 1309 to 1376, seven successive Popes based their court there instead of Rome; […]

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Markets in France | Lyon

Written by on April 29, 2015 in Rhône Alpes
Markets in France | Lyon

As he has done every Saturday morning for two decades, Marcel parks his battered white van on Avenue Edouard Millaud, main thoroughfare of the rural area west of Lyon. Removing a contraption that resembles a strangely-doctored bicycle, this robust senior citizen cycles hundreds of kilometres, but never leaves his spot in front of the Craponne […]

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Behind a Quiet Door | Palais Lascaris Museum Nice

Written by on April 23, 2015 in Provence-Alpes
Behind a Quiet Door | Palais Lascaris Museum Nice

Palais Lascaris Museum in Nice: Discovering ancient houses and their history is a great joy, it bring out the curious in us about the life of the residents who once lived there and the stories that were told… In Nice, one such ancient building with a story to tell is the is  the Palais Lascaris […]

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