Regions of France

Cordes-sur-Ciel

Written by on July 23, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Cordes-sur-Ciel

Cordes-sur-Ciel is no ordinary hill top town, its medieval streets and buildings are literally in the clouds… “One travels over the years without quite knowing what one is searching for, wandering amid the clatter, caught up with desires or regrets, and one arrives unexpectedly in one from those two or three places which await each […]

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Lille Braderie Europe’s Biggest Boot Fair!

Lille Braderie Europe’s Biggest Boot Fair!

The flea markets of France are well known, but the biggest and many say the best in Europe and one of the top flea markets in the world is the Braderie de Lille, northern France. This massive market takes place annually and lures crowds of treasure seekers and bargain hunters from around the globe. I […]

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Magical Son et Lumière Palais des Papes, Avignon In English

Magical Son et Lumière Palais des Papes, Avignon In English

A son et lumière masterpiece takes place each year at the incredible Palais des Papes, in Avignon, Provence, once the home of Popes. Throughout the summer as night falls and the hot air cools, the palace is festooned in a riot of colour as if daubed with a magic paintbrush. Music booms across the magnificent […]

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Amazing Paris At Night Video

Written by on July 20, 2016 in Paris
Amazing Paris At Night Video

If you’ve always wondered what Paris looks like at night, or if you’ve been there and long to see it again – this lovely video by brilliant Paris photographer Wazim Tagaully reveals the city at night – in all its colourful glory. The Eiffel Tower, Canal St Martin, the Moulin Rouge and Arc de Triomphe […]

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The Lot Midi Pyrenees France

Written by on July 18, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
The Lot Midi Pyrenees France

It was the sea, lapping on the shores of the Massif Central, grinding up the shells and sea creatures that gave rise to the Lot; gave rise, too, to the thing that most distinguishes it from the Dordogne, a department with which it is commonly confused, the limestone causses. These high limestone plateaux  with views […]

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10 Fab Places To Eat Out On The Opal Coast

Written by on July 16, 2016 in French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Nord-Pas de Calais
10 Fab Places To Eat Out On The Opal Coast

The hauts de France in the far north is not known for its haut cuisine but for foodies who love fresh fish, tasty steak frites, robust stews and stinky cheeses that bite back, fabulous bread and cakes, savoury tarts and sugary treats, there are plenty of gastronomic opportunities. There are several Michelin star restaurants in […]

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Charismatic Wineries of Saint-Chinian Languedoc-Roussillon

Written by on July 11, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon, Wine and Drinks
Charismatic Wineries of Saint-Chinian Languedoc-Roussillon

Nestled in the very heart of the sumptuously compelling region of Languedoc-Roussillon is the up and coming wine appellation of Saint-Chinian (AOC Saint-Chinian). Spread across some 3,300 hectares and home to 450 wine producers including 110 wineries and 8 cooperatives, there are rich pickings here for the wine connoisseur with an abundance of different grapes, […]

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Jazz at Juan-les-Pins Antibes France

Written by on July 11, 2016 in Music Events, Provence-Alpes
Jazz at Juan-les-Pins Antibes France

I’ve been a regular at this jazz festival over the past few years and every year when the programme is published I cannot resist just one more visit! I duly pack my bags and set off for the French Riviera and head for Antibes/Juan-les-Pins… If you’re of a certain age you may well remember Peter […]

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The picture perfect port town of Auray Brittany

Written by on July 9, 2016 in Brittany
The picture perfect port town of Auray Brittany

Over the years the main road has increasingly bypassed Auray as the crowds flock to Carnac and the Quiberon peninsula. But it’s worth a stop to visit the picturesque central square with its superb covered fish market, the pretty port and the lovely old town… What to see and do in Auray, Brittany Whatever you […]

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10 Summer Must-do Things In Saint-Omer Northern France

Written by on July 8, 2016 in Nord-Pas de Calais
10 Summer Must-do Things In Saint-Omer Northern France

Saint-Omer is a perfect summer getaway!  Avoid the struggle of a long plane journey and get some well-deserved time-out in this little haven of peace in Pas-de-Calais which you can easily reach by train or ferry and then a short drive. Here are 10 activities and events you do not want to miss where you’ll […]

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