Regions of France

Axe Majeur An Architectural Masterpiece Near Paris

Written by on May 5, 2016 in Île de France
Axe Majeur An Architectural Masterpiece Near Paris

The Axe Majeur is a monumental, immensely grand, work of art. At 3.2km long it is extraordinary despite not being complete according to the original plans. And somehow, despite it’s size, the Axe Majeur on the edge of Paris is hardly known outside of France… Cergy village on the outskirts of Paris is quiet, peaceful […]

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Saint-Denis Paris Guide

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Paris
Saint-Denis Paris Guide

In the suburbs of Paris, Saint-Denis is named after the Patron Saint of Paris, a Christian Martyr who was buried in the town after being executed at nearby Montmartre. Saint-Denis is located a little over 5 miles from the centre of Paris and is home to France’s national football stadium. Best way to find your […]

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Lyon City Guide

Written by on May 3, 2016 in Rhône Alpes
Lyon City Guide

  Lyon is classy, elegant and gastronomically awesome, it’s also huge fun. There are several museums, Roman ruins, quirky shops, incredible architecture including the preserved streets of the old silk quarter and it’s a town with more restaurants than you can shake a stick at! Lyon City Guide Best way to find your bearings: Take […]

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Visit To Saint-Chinian Languedoc-Roussillon

Written by on May 3, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Visit To Saint-Chinian Languedoc-Roussillon

Three ways to discover the wine and wonders of Saint-Chinian, Languedoc-Rousillon… If you’ve ever spent time in the Languedoc then you’ll know that it has a habit of surreptitiously slipping into your soul. Is it the mile upon mile of fragrant, rocky hills wrapped in vineyards? Is it the passionate people who seem to have […]

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Bordeaux City Guide

Written by on May 2, 2016 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City Guide

Aquitaine’s “pearl”, the city of Bordeaux, is elegant, sophisticated, packed with beautiful buildings, fabulous restaurants and is THE place to go if you love wine. It’s a town to wander on foot or to be whizzed around by futuristic trams that criss cross the city – they’re easy to use and very economical. Bordeaux City […]

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Marseille Gastronomic Gem Of Southern France

Written by on April 30, 2016 in Gastronomy, Provence-Alpes
Marseille Gastronomic Gem Of Southern France

Marseille is a city that takes its food rather seriously. You’d be forgiven for thinking that no one works in Marseille as restaurants seem to be permanently busy and lunch goes on for three hours. A waiter working a busy bar in the old port had words of wisdom to share on the matter, “The […]

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Lille City Guide

Written by on April 30, 2016 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Lille City Guide

Lille is like a miniature Paris, it has the same air of grandeur, there’s masses to see and do but it’s easier to get around and discover. Lille is a really friendly and fun place that has a great cultural vibe and enormous gastronomic footprint plus more than a dozen renowned art venues. Best way […]

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Lens City Guide

Written by on April 28, 2016 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Lens City Guide

Lens is a former mining town that over the last few decades has been busy reinventing itself.  Some of the most defining characteristics of the city are the enormous slag heaps that are a legacy of its mining days. Rather than let them blot the landscape, Lens has made them into a feature, a haven […]

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Roquebrun Languedoc Roussillon France

Written by on April 28, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Roquebrun Languedoc Roussillon France

Rocquebrun is a lovely village in the Saint-Chinian area of Languedoc-Roussillon. It has been granted its own local appellation status and as you approach the village from the south you’ll see it clinging to the hill side, with its feet cooling off in the River Orb. If you can visit in September you’ll find the […]

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Toulouse City Guide

Written by on April 27, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Toulouse City Guide

The very old and the very new is to be found in Toulouse. This is a city with an ancient footprint but where you can experience the modern art of moon walking like an astronaut at the Cité de l’Espace space museum. The red brick buildings of old Toulouse give it a strangely intimate air […]

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