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The Amazing and Unique Library at Saint Omer

Written by on August 22, 2014 in Book Reviews And Interviews, Nord-Pas de Calais
The Amazing and Unique Library at Saint Omer

When you enter the modern doorway of the municipal library in Saint Omer, Nord-Pas de Calais, you will think it just like any other library in any other town in France – but you would be wrong. This library houses a secret, a room that is home to some of the oldest books in the […]

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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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The Marais in Paris

Written by on August 19, 2014 in Paris
The Marais in Paris

The Marais is an enticing mélange of old and traditional plus contemporary and slightly quirky. It is one of the most compelling areas in Paris. You can go to temple or to church and on the way home, pick up a hip new ensemble for visiting the gallery of modern art. You may pause to […]

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A day on the Cote d’Azur France

Written by on August 13, 2014 in Guest Blogs, Provence-Alpes
A day on the Cote d’Azur France

Visiting the Cote d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, for the first time can instill a love of southern France that never ends. The blue waters of the Mediterranean that give their name to this stretch of coast, the picturesque villages and beautiful countryside are captivating and are a certain tourist magnate. Lyn Baker […]

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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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4 Great Tastes of Provence

Written by on August 5, 2014 in French Cuisine, Provence-Alpes
4 Great Tastes of Provence

Provence is a place of great beauty and fabulous gastronomy. Margaret Clare, expat in the gorgeous hill top village of Vence, describes her favourite tastes of Provence… a feast for the eyes as well as for the stomach. Provence Seafood and Fungi Seafood is available in abundance and the local dishes use all forms of […]

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5 Great Gardens in Finistère Brittany

Written by on August 4, 2014 in Brittany
5 Great Gardens in Finistère Brittany

Islands and gardens at the end of the world – that’s Finistere in Brittany says Georges Lévêque, France’s leading garden guru as he reveals some of his favourite places to visit in this beautiful area of northern France… The department of Finistère was once considered the end of the world in France – but that […]

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5 Places you should not miss in Northern France

Written by on August 4, 2014 in Nord-Pas de Calais
5 Places you should not miss in Northern France

  A fishy tale: France’s national sea life centre is just one of myriad attractions in Pas de Calais advises Roger St. Pierre as he samples the delights of Britain’s nearest French neighbour. Nord-Pas de Calais is a mere 21 miles across the English Channel but truly represents la France profonde… Nausicaa – Europe’s biggest […]

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