Regions of France

Rouen History A Preserved City with a Foot in the Past

Written by on August 1, 2015 in Normandy
Rouen History A Preserved City with a Foot in the Past

Rouen is the capital of Normandy in northern France.What makes this city unique is its incredible Gothic architecture coupled with half timbered medieval street houses that blend effortlessly and its long, turbulent history whose traces can be seen in the present… The City of Rouen There are more than 2000 original half-timbered houses in the […]

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Medoc Ocean France

Written by on July 30, 2015 in Aquitaine
Medoc Ocean France

Meandering around Maubuisson, in the region known as Medoc Ocean: If you like sun, surf and seafood in France, then Maubuisson may be just the place for you. Situated on the Atlantic coast in Aquitaine, the area boasts France’s largest lake, Lac d’Hourtin et de Carcans, as well as world famous waves. Maubuisson is designed for […]

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Marionnettes Festival Charleville-Mezieres

Written by on July 30, 2015 in Champagne-Ardenne, Festivals and Carnivals
Marionnettes Festival Charleville-Mezieres

Quirky and Quaint – the World’s Biggest Puppet Party, Charleville-Meziers, Champagne-Ardennes… It may not be quite so well known as the Place Stanislas in Nancy, but Place Ducal in Charleville-Mezieres, in the region of Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne is one of the finest and most beautiful in France. Visitors may be forgiven for thinking that they may […]

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Wish you were here… Place Stanislas Nancy Photos

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Alsace
Wish you were here… Place Stanislas Nancy Photos

Place Stanislas Nancy Photos Stanis Leszczynski , a former King of Poland was exiled to France in the 18th Century. In order to connect the Old Town and New Town of Nancy, he designed a vast square. He wanted something sensational and extraordinary, something that would honour the Sun King who had given him somewhere […]

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Visit to Saint Emilion

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Aquitaine
Visit to Saint Emilion

When we landed at the remote, industrial port of Le Verdon-sur-Mer at the mouth of the Gironde River, about 100km northwest of Bordeaux, it was a cold and rainy October morning. The Gironde is an imposing body of water, the biggest estuary in all of Europe, which flows into the Bay of Biscay on the […]

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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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Lavender fields of Provence

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Photo gallery, Provence-Alpes
Lavender fields of Provence

The lavender fields of Provence: For many people Provence in the summer evokes the beautiful image of the famous lavender fields and no wonder – once seen, never forgotten. Lavender has been used since the days of the Romans who used it to perfume their baths and their clothes. By the time of the middle […]

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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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How to create a Monet style Garden

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Normandy
How to create a Monet style Garden

Claude Monet’s gardens, nestled along the banks of the Seine in Giverny, are world renowned thanks to the famous paintings they inspired. Today, Monet’s House and Gardens at the Fondation Claude Monet have become an international pilgrimage site for garden enthusiasts and art lovers alike. In London for the famous annual flower shows at Chelsea […]

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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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