Regions of France

Chedigny Rose Village, Loire Valley France

Written by on June 27, 2016 in Centre
Chedigny Rose Village, Loire Valley France

Chedigny is a sleepy little village that gently resides in the heart of the Loire Valley. You might miss it if you blink as you go through even though it is incredibly pretty and typically, quintessentially French. However, every year the tiny town bursts into life and becomes one of the most popular places in […]

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Rocamadour in the Lot, Midi-Pyrenees France

Written by on June 26, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Rocamadour in the Lot, Midi-Pyrenees France

Rocamadour in the Lot Department of southwest France (region:  Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées) is an absolute gem, a medieval city that feels as though it is between heaven and earth. The views of it and from it will leave you breathless as will the chest-thumping climb to the top but it’s so worth it when you reach the top […]

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Anne Valerie Hash exhibits at Calais Lace Museum

Written by on June 25, 2016 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Anne Valerie Hash exhibits at Calais Lace Museum

When Paris designer and costume creator extraordinaire Anne Valerie hash offered some of her collection for an exhibition to the renowned museum of lace in Calais, they accepted with enthusiasm. Cité Dentelle Mode as it is known, (dentelle means lace) has long been showcasing the greats of French couture, in 2015 the fabulous Balenciaga exhibited and in […]

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Rue Mouffetard | The Oldest Street in Paris

Written by on June 25, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
Rue Mouffetard | The Oldest Street in Paris

Paris has so many attractions, that sometimes it’s difficult to make a choice what you want to see, especially when you don’t have much time. Top visits include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Sacré-Coeur, but you also have Rue Mouffetard, a street in the 5th arrondissement (Quartier Latin). This pedestrianised street, which Parisians call […]

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Cahors The Lot Midi-Pyrennes

Written by on June 17, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Cahors The Lot Midi-Pyrennes

Cahors is a town of the Midi-Pyrénées, hot and sultry, nestling in the all but all embracing loop of the river Lot. Straddling the river is the fourteenth century, fortified bridge of Valentré, a UNESCO heritage site (like so much else in this department). Only three tall towers span the river on this bridge. A […]

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Petite Guide to Provence

Written by on June 15, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
Petite Guide to Provence

Provence is a geographical region of south east France and it is also quite possibly the most irresistible part of France and certainly one of the most popular areas for visitors. It extends from the lower Rhône River to the Italian border and is lovingly lapped by the Mediterranean Sea.  Sunshine, snow-capped mountains, beautiful villages […]

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Walking the Pyrenees the Easy Way

Written by on June 14, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Walking the Pyrenees the Easy Way

The Pyrenees are a natural border separating France and Spain and, although the highest peaks reach over 3000m, there’s some beautiful hiking between villages, keeping mainly to the valleys. I’ve long wanted to visit the Pyrenees, attracted by the mountains and lured by the promise of good food and wine. Even better I’ve opted for […]

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The Voluptuous Chateau de Valencay

Written by on June 13, 2016 in Centre
The Voluptuous Chateau de Valencay

There once stood a most forbidding fortress in the Loire Valley, built in the 12th Century in the town of Valencay, on the borders of Touraine and Berry. There is now a most enchanting Chateau in that spot as, thanks to good fortune and the monetary fortune of a bride who married the local lord who […]

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Enter The Dragon In Calais!

Enter The Dragon In Calais!

The northern French town of Calais is going dragon crazy – and for a very good reason, a dragon-horse is visiting along with a giant spider and the town is putting on a very special welcome… Dragon Fever in an Incredible Free Show From June 23 to June 26 2016, the streets of Calais will […]

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Wines of the Heavens and Hilltops in Saint-Chinian

Written by on June 10, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Wines of the Heavens and Hilltops in Saint-Chinian

Head south of the village of Saint Chinian in Languedoc-Rousillon and you’ll find Château Pech-Ménel. (which loosely translates as Chateau of the heavens and hilltops) just outside the village of Quarante. Refined and elegant wines are produced here which really do seem to reflect the personality of the two sisters at the helm, who are descended from […]

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