Regions of France

Hike through history in Wattwiller France

Written by on September 15, 2014 in Alsace, Battlefields and War Memorials
Hike through history in Wattwiller France

Deep in the forest of Wattwiller, Alsace, France, famous for the mineral water that flows there, Susie Woodhams discovers an extraordinary history lesson… We climbed a small slope of tangled ivy and dried leaves to reach what seemed like a practical lunch spot: the moss-covered roof of a building nearly a century old, tucked deep […]

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Rocamadour Dordogne

Written by on September 15, 2014 in Midi-Pyrénées
Rocamadour Dordogne

Rocamadour in the Dordogne – a small village with a big history says Bob Lyons as he visits the famously rocky town… Rocamadour is a very small village in the Lot department in south western France. It rests in the gorge of the Alzou River, a tributary of the Dordogne. Rocamadour has a population of […]

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Six of the best historic restaurants in Paris

Written by on September 11, 2014 in French Cuisine, Paris
Six of the best historic restaurants in Paris

Six of the best historic restaurants in Paris, where to walk through the door is like entering a time tunnel and emerging into the world of Paris a hundred years ago… If you want to eat in Paris at a restaurant that offers great atmosphere, old school Paris menus and a real taste of yesteryear […]

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Where do the French go on holiday in France?

Written by on September 9, 2014 in Holidays & Things to do, Quirky
Where do the French go on holiday in France?

Where do the French go on holiday in France? We discover the favourite places that the French like to visit and holiday at in France. French-born Australia based Yves Calmette re-visits France each summer. He likes to see and do as much as possible and takes us on a green journey from Brittany to Provence, […]

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Real Life Fairy-Tale Chateau to rent in France

Written by on September 3, 2014 in Midi-Pyrénées, Wedding Expertise
Real Life Fairy-Tale Chateau to rent in France

Step through the ornate gates that lead to the Secret Chateau de M in Gascony and you’ll enter a different world… a beautifully preserved centuries old living artwork – a secluded and intoxicating Chateau to rent in the heart of south west France… A most beautiful Chateau to rent in France An avenue flanked by […]

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Horse riding holidays in Normandy

Written by on September 1, 2014 in Normandy
Horse riding holidays in Normandy

In 2014 Normandy hosts the world famous World Equestrian Games (August to September). It isn’t surprising that Normandy was chosen as the perfect location for this prestigious event since it has a rich heritage of horse breeding, two national studs, hundreds of equestrian centres and equestrian events taking place throughout the year. Normandy truly is […]

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Hermione French Ship That helped to win America’s Liberty

Written by on August 22, 2014 in French Style, Poitou-Charente
Hermione French Ship That helped to win America’s Liberty

An extraordinary project to recreate an 18th Century ship which sailed from France to America and helped America to win the War of Independence. A mission to honour the memory of a young French nobleman with a passion for America. A story of two countries whose ties were forged when America was born and whose […]

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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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