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Water Sports in the Languedoc-Roussillon

Written by on October 20, 2014 in Sport
Water Sports in the Languedoc-Roussillon

The Languedoc-Roussillon has much to offer visitors including a plethora of water sport activities almost all year round. There really is something for everyone, whether it’s cruising gently on the Canal du Midi, or sport fishing. Or maybe you would like to try your hand at something more exciting like paddle boarding, paragliding, windsurfing, scuba […]

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Golf in France

Written by on September 30, 2014 in Golf
Golf in France

There are more than 550 golf courses in France, combined with outstanding gastronomy, landscape, history and culture, a golf holiday in France makes for a perfect break…. We take a look at some of the most charming courses in France just a short journey from the UK suitable for all levels of players. Brittany’s golf […]

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Cycling in Poitou Charentes

Written by on August 11, 2014 in Poitou-Charentes, 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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Tour de France logistics – from the UK to France

Written by on July 14, 2014 in Sport
Tour de France logistics – from the UK to France

The Tour de France logistics are simply staggering: a 3,500 km race involving 219 cyclists, 1100 vehicles, 1200 hotel rooms a night and watched on TV by 3.5 billion people… For me, one of the highlights of the Tour de France was following its progress from the first stages in the UK and seeing it […]

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The Tour de France Circus Comes to a Small Rural French Town

Written by on July 14, 2014 in My French Life, Sport
The Tour de France Circus Comes to a Small Rural French Town

The Tour de France circus comes to town: I am not sure that life will ever be the same again in the little French town of Hucqueliers in Pas de Calais. Usually the most exciting thing that happens there is the annual flea market, or the horse show in which a truck load of horses […]

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Tour de France fever in the French Mountains

Written by on June 30, 2014 in Sport
Tour de France fever in the French Mountains

2014 sees the 101st Tour de France but age does not diminish the excitement of this spectacular bike race… and this year will see Tour de France fever in the French mountains for a thrilling race of ups and downs… 22 teams, 21 stages, 3,656 kilometres over 21 days – it is gruelling, dangerous and […]

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Route of the Tour de France 2014

Written by on June 30, 2014 in Sport
Route of the Tour de France 2014

The route of the Tour de France 2014, the 101st edition of this thrilling race, takes place from 5th to 27th July and promises to lose none of its drama and passion as it takes in more mountains than ever for 2014. This year, the competition is back in Great-Britain, seven years after it’s great […]

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Backstage Roland Garros Tour

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Paris, Sport, Tours in France
Backstage Roland Garros Tour

Tennis fan Linda Matthieu goes back stage at Roland Garros and discovers secrets of the star players and finds out all about the fabulous, famous venue… If you love tennis and, especially, watching tennis on TV, there is no bigger thrill than entering the gates at the Roland Garros tennis grounds. Approaching this famous venue, you […]

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Skiing in Les Deux Alpes (Part Deux)

Written by on December 14, 2013 in Rhône Alpes, Sport
Skiing in Les Deux Alpes (Part Deux)

The skiing in Les Deux Alpes holiday had got off to a rocky start. Expat in Provence Susana Iwase Hanson chose the ski resort of Les Deux Alpes, Rhone Alpes because it offered everything for the family. However she’d suffered from altitude sickness, the holiday apartment was miles from where she wanted to be and […]

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Skiing in Les Deux Alpes, France

Written by on December 14, 2013 in Rhône Alpes, Sport
Skiing in Les Deux Alpes, France

The realities of a ski holiday with kids, up a mountain, too far from the ski school and ever so slightly under-prepared! Expat in Provence Susana Iwase Hanson and her ski-freak husband decided to take their children (aged eight and five) for their first ski holiday; they went with friends who also had children. Susana […]

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