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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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Tour de France Le Touquet | First French Stage

Tour de France Le Touquet | First French Stage

The 101st Tour de France will commence in Britain 5th July 2014 where the first three stages will take place before the riders and their caravans move to France. What more fitting place to start this iconic race after its auspicious British first stages than the lovely seaside resort of Le Touquet Paris-Plage on the […]

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Yoga in France

Written by on October 30, 2013 in Sport
Yoga in France

Yoga is a growing ever more popular in France, from huge giant scale gatherings under the Eiffel Tower to classes in chateaux, festivals and workshops. There is something about the French way of life that lends itself to the practice of yoga in France says Jill Barth… “The aim of yoga is to eliminate the […]

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Champagne cycling tour

Written by on August 6, 2013 in Champagne-Ardenne, Sport
Champagne cycling tour

Drink in the sights and the famous bubbly as you explore the valleys and vineyards in the lush green region of Champagne-Ardenne by bike says Janine Marsh… The delicious bubbly drink is the main reason that people visit this lovely region but with more than 5,000 km of paths, tracks, and trails, Champagne-Ardenne has lots […]

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Tips to make cycling in France fun and relaxing

Written by on July 13, 2013 in Sport
Tips to make cycling in France fun and relaxing

  By Cycling expert and ex editor of the Tour de France magazine Roger St Pierre – a man who has cycled in France for decades… Don’t be over-ambitious, plan your route making due allowance for hills on the way and for the possibility of the headwinds that will scrub lots of speed off your […]

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Tour de France 2013

Written by on June 11, 2013 in Sport with 0 Comments
Tour de France 2013

The 100th Tour de France will run from June 29 to July 21 2013. Although it is the Centenary of the start of the Tour de France – it isn’t the 100th race, 11 races were missed during the two World Wars. The 2013 Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and […]

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Vive Le Tour de France

Written by on June 11, 2013 in Sport with 0 Comments
Vive Le Tour de France

It was a burning passion for the Tour de France that led a teenage Roger St Pierre to teach himself French. Now he encourages you to catch Tour fever with him… As a 12-year old grammar school boy I was pretty much hopeless at French – six out of 10 was my mark. Then my […]

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Tour de France Trivia

Written by on June 11, 2013 in Sport with 0 Comments
Tour de France Trivia

  The tour de France was created in 1903 by cyclist and reporter Henri Desgrange and celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2013. It has been called the greatest free show on earth and is watched by 3.5 billion people worldwide during it’s three week on television. Le Tour has spawned a thousand myths and legends […]

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Tour de France – top facts and figures

Written by on June 11, 2013 in Sport with 0 Comments
Tour de France – top facts and  figures

  The Tour de France is one of the most important and prestigious bike races in the world. Taking place in France and these days often in neighbouring countries. The 100th Tour de France – also known as Le Tour or La Grande Boucle – is scheduled to take place June 29 – July 21, 2013. […]

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