Events

Visiting the Lille Braderie Flea Market

Written by on August 25, 2015 in Events, Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
Visiting the Lille Braderie Flea Market

For years my neighbours went on about “The BIG One”, the Lille Braderie, the biggest flea market in Europe with its 10,000 stalls full of bits and bobs, vintage, antiques, pre-loved pieces. Here in France going to flea markets at the weekend or on a national holiday, is a national hobby… but going to the […]

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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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Easter Egg Hunts in Paris and around, 2015

Written by on April 3, 2015 in Events
Easter Egg Hunts in Paris and around, 2015

For several years, the City of Paris, some hotels, shops, associations or national monuments, have organised Easter egg hunts in the capital and nearby. Here are a few of our favourites: PARIS PARKS and MONUMENTS Champs de Mars (École Militaire side) near the Eiffel Tower from 10h to 17h, Sunday 5th April. 35,000 eggs to […]

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Agincourt 2015

Agincourt 2015

The Centre Historique Medieval at Agincourt has a packed programme of fun events for 2015, the 600th anniversary of the famous and bloody battle of Agincourt. From playmobil battle scenes to concerts and military shows featuring parachute jumps, a visit to Agincourt this year is sure to bring surprises and fun. Agincourt Programme of events […]

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Events in France February 2015

Written by on February 4, 2015 in Month By Month
Events in France February 2015

Alpes Maritimes:  Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Mimosa Festival 18 – 25 February 2015. Spring is in the air and in Mandelieu-La-Napoule millions of sweet smelling Mimosa flowers known as “yellow suns” are blooming in this annual celebration.  Parades, processions, singing and dancing, this joyous event signals the end to winter. www.ot-mandelieu.fr Calais: 7-9 February 2015. Pas de […]

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Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Christmas Markets, Events
Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014

We looks at some truly great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014 and at any time of year! In Alsace, head for Strasbourg‘s Christmas market, Christkindelsmarik, the oldest in Europe. From 28th November to 31st December, beautiful lights and decorations in this, the most festive Christmas market with the tallest decorated Christmas tree […]

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The Good Life France Magazine

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Events, Living in France
The Good Life France Magazine

They say the best things in life are free, well in this case it’s true.  The Good Life France Magazine is Fabulous, it’s Free and it’s for you. If you love France, love gorgeous photos of France and fabulous stories that cover the cultural highlights, must-see places and events, expat interviews, book reviews, gastronomy, recipes, property […]

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Celebrating Route Napoleon in Golfe-Juan Cote d’Azur

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Events, Golf
Celebrating Route Napoleon in Golfe-Juan Cote d’Azur

When Napoleon Bonaparte arrived at the stunning seaside resort of Golfe-Juan on the Cote d’Azur Napoleon on March 1, 1815, it wasn’t a holiday he had in mind. Unlike those of us who go there for the sea, sand and sunshine, the quirky shops and art galleries in the quaint and narrow winding streets, the […]

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Events in France November 2014

Written by on October 14, 2014 in Month By Month
Events in France November 2014

We take a look at what’s on in France 2014… National Holidays in France November 2014 1st  November 2014 La Toussaint – All Saints’ Day.  All over France pots of chrysanthemums are placed on graves as loved ones who have passed on are remembered. 11th November 2014 Armistice 1918 – commemorative services will be held all over […]

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Major Events France October 2014

Written by on September 30, 2014 in Month By Month
Major Events France October 2014

National Event in Paris – Nuit Blanche 4th October 2014. Held annually on the first Saturday night in October when museums, public buildings, monuments, swimming pools, cinemas, parks, universities  and historic sites are open to the public all night – an art an culture party!  National Event: Semaine du Gout – Taste Week: 13-19 October.  In Paris […]

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