Janine Marsh

What to see in Roubaix northern France

Written by on November 12, 2019 in Nord-Pas de Calais
What to see in Roubaix northern France

Roubaix in northern France, once an industrial powerhouse city has undergone a regeneration and is emerging as a centre of art and culture … A once thriving textile town, Roubaix is a district that’s undergone enormous change as the world of industrial output has shifted. No longer the powerhouse of production that it once was, […]

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Best things to do in Paris in Winter

Written by on November 11, 2019 in Paris
Best things to do in Paris in Winter

Winter is a great time to visit Paris, the crowds are thin (except at Christmas), the cobbled streets on the hill of Montmartre glisten with frost and the city of light is as vibrant and bustling as ever. Any time of the year, this is a city you should wander. But in winter in Paris, […]

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Bon weekend from foggy France

Written by on November 9, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from foggy France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here in my little office, which was once a pigsty, I’m trying to finish writing my next book which is scheduled to be published in spring or summer of 2020. So, for a couple of months, the newsletter will be every other week as I focus on the […]

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Best places to see the Christmas lights in Paris

Written by on November 8, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Best places to see the Christmas lights in Paris

Christmas is when Paris really does live up to its name as the City of Light. Wandering along charming squares and frosty cobbled streets where the breath-taking ancient architecture of this historic city provides the perfect backdrop for the twinkling Christmas lights in December is magical. The city can be very cold in winter so […]

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Lille Christmas market northern France

Written by on November 7, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Lille Christmas market northern France

If you take your Christmas shopping seriously, you’ll find it hard to find a more inspiring city in Europe than Lille. Not only are there almost 4000 shops in this historic city in northern France but there is also the super festive Lille Christmas market and cultural attractions galore… Festive fun at Lille Christmas market […]

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Bon weekend from a chicken mum in France…

Written by on November 2, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a chicken mum in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here it’s definitely feeling like winter is on the way, chilly nights, frosty mornings and cats that want to be laying in front of the wood fire in the house all day and all night. I love the turn in the weather in many ways though carrying buckets […]

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Best Christmas Markets Alsace

Written by on November 2, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Best Christmas Markets Alsace

Alsace is pretty much where modern Christmas started almost 500 years ago. It was the first place to hold a Christmas market, to have Christmas trees in homes and it’s where the Christmas bauble was invented! Located in north-eastern France, Alsace, like Lorraine, is unlike other French regions in that its culture is heavily influenced by its […]

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Le Touquet Christmas Market

Written by on November 2, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Le Touquet Christmas Market

Le Touquet is a chic and charming seaside town on the Opal Coast, about 45 minutes from Calais. Famous for its smart villas, Paris-style shops and art deco covered market place, at Christmas Le Touquet pulls out all the stops and hosts a traditional Christmas Market, wonderful lights, an enchanted forest and more. The festive […]

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Mulhouse Christmas Market 2019

Written by on November 1, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Mulhouse Christmas Market 2019

Since it began in 1990, Mulhouse Christmas Market has grown to be one of the most popular and authentic Christmas Markets in Alsace. And that’s not easy. Up against Strasbourg and Colmar, Mulhouse had to work at being different in order to stand out – so they made it one of the most colourful markets […]

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission Experience Arras

Written by on October 30, 2019 in Battlefields and War Memorials
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Experience Arras

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Experience in Arras is where a group of extraordinary men and women work to honour and maintain the cemeteries and memorials of the Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in WWI and WWII. Based in France they operate on a global basis and a visit to their workshops at […]

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