Regions of France

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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Brilliant Summer Holidays in the French Alps

Brilliant Summer Holidays in the French Alps

The Alps – they’re not just for winter, they make for the most amazing summer playground too! A holiday in the French Alps in summer isn’t about taking advantage of the region’s off-season – it’s about taking advantage of the different world that’s revealed once the snow has melted… The Alps are Europe’s longest mountain […]

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Unlock the history of Lyon

Written by on April 21, 2015 in Rhône Alpes
Unlock the history of Lyon

  Founded by the Romans in the first century BC, and having borne witness to two millennia of history, urbanization, and culture, Lyon was classified a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998; a testament to its stunning landscape, architecture, and many, many years of cultural, economic, and political contributions to Europe. Take a stroll through […]

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The Best Panoramic Views in Paris

Written by on April 14, 2015 in Funky, Paris
The Best Panoramic Views in Paris

Paris is panoramic; fact. From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, Musee d’Orsay and the Montparnasse, everywhere you look there are sights to be seen from every angle. The local experts at The Paris Pass have travelled high and low in search of the best panoramas in Paris. From historic forts, to riverside […]

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Monday Antiques and Flea Market Cours Saleya Nice

Written by on April 14, 2015 in Markets, Provence-Alpes
Monday Antiques and Flea Market Cours Saleya Nice

It’s Monday in Nice! The food and flower vendors are taking a well-deserved day off. Another kind of magic, a fabulous flea market/marché aux puces, appears under the colorful, striped canopies of the stalls that fill the pulsating nerve-centre of the Vieille Ville. Steps away from the siren call of the sparkling Mediterranean, another kind […]

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Paris Insider Address Book | Buly 1803

Written by on April 13, 2015 in French Style, Funky, Paris
Paris Insider Address Book | Buly 1803

Buly 1803 is located at the end of rue Bonaparte in a store that you might pass if you weren’t looking for it or if you weren’t keeping your eyes peeled. It is located in an old pharmacy and the owners were smart enough to keep most of the interior intact with dark cabinets and […]

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The Biggest Strawberry Tart in the world!

Written by on April 8, 2015 in Festivals and Carnivals, French Cuisine, Limousin
The Biggest Strawberry Tart in the world!

In France, strawberries are adored – in fact they even claim to be responsible for the popularity of the delicious red fruit! The common woodland strawberry was known in Roman times and grown in Europe since early days but it was much later that the sweet red strawberry will know today was cultivated. In France […]

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75th anniversary Operation Dynamo Dunkirk

Written by on April 8, 2015 in Events, Nord-Pas de Calais
75th anniversary Operation Dynamo Dunkirk

Dunkirk, the last town to be liberated in 1945 was also the dramatic scene of a key episode at the beginning of the Second World War. Known as Operation Dynamo, it resulted in the evacuation of 340,000 allied soldiers to England, an event which will be commemorated in May 2015 for the 75th Anniversary… Great […]

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Ten Incredible Facts about Paris France

Written by on April 6, 2015 in Paris, Quirky
Ten Incredible Facts about Paris France

Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world. Newspapers and magazines the world over write about it, it’s on our TV screens and in films, books, paintings, mugs, place mats, music and a whole heap  more places. We think we know it well but there’s always something to surprise! Here are ten facts […]

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Champagne Drappier and the biggest bottle of Champagne in the world

Written by on April 5, 2015 in Champagne-Ardenne, Wine and Drinks
Champagne Drappier and the biggest bottle of Champagne in the world

A thousand year old cellar and  the biggest bottle of Champagne in the world, now that’s got to be a big pop when that cork goes! Welcome to Champagne Drappier…   Champagne Drappier in the village of Urville, Aube, Champagne  is one of the biggest Champagne houses in the area producing some two million bottles […]

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