Janine Marsh

There are loads of Free Museums in Paris

Written by on May 21, 2019 in Museums and Châteaux, Paris
There are loads of Free Museums in Paris

In Paris (and indeed the rest of France), many museums are free year-round. And, if you’re thinking that the free museums are only for hanging out in when its raining and you need a place to shelter, you couldn’t be more wrong. We’re talking top museums that you’d want to go to anyway including the […]

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What to see and do in Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Written by on May 20, 2019 in Aquitaine
What to see and do in Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

The lovely hilltop town of Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux, surrounded by vineyards is a wine legend. UNESCO listed, as well as a “plus beau village de France” (officially one of the most beautiful villages) its medieval streets are an absolute delight. Here’s what to see and do in Saint-Emilion. You don’t have to be a wine […]

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Where to eat out and do a wine tasting in Saint-Emilion Bordeaux

Written by on May 20, 2019 in Aquitaine
Where to eat out and do a wine tasting in Saint-Emilion Bordeaux

If you go to Saint-Emilion, you have to do a wine tasting – it’s practically the law! And there are loads of lovely little restaurants dotted throughout the cobbled streets. All the hill climbing you’ll do in this famous wine town certainly gives you an excuse to indulge. Where to do a wine tasting in […]

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Bon Weekend from Strasbourg, France

Written by on May 18, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from Strasbourg, France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Life here has been somewhat topsy-turvy and full of first time experiences in the last couple of weeks. For one thing, an ornamental pigeon has adopted me. Seriously. This beautiful brown and white dappled bird with a pink tinge turned up in the garden a couple of weeks […]

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Lille3000 Eldorado | Arty party Lille

Written by on May 17, 2019 in News
Lille3000 Eldorado | Arty party Lille

It’s hard to imagine a more exuberant art festival than the one which takes place in the northern French city of Lille every few years. An enormous event which takes place over several months in the city centre and surrounding districts – it’s known as Lille3000. A cultural season of art and events Lille3000 is […]

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Where to eat out in Tours Loire Valley

Written by on May 16, 2019 in Centre
Where to eat out in Tours Loire Valley

Tours has many restaurants to choose from but we’ve picked just a few which the locals recommend. Top of the wine list are the local Touraine wines. Choose from fruity reds, lively and aromatic whites, fresh and delicate rosés and superb sparkling wines. So, if you want to know where to eat out in Tours – […]

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What to see and do in historic Tours in the heart of the Loire Valley

Written by on May 16, 2019 in Centre
What to see and do in historic Tours in the heart of the Loire Valley

Tours in the department of Centre is the gateway city to the Loire Valley. It makes for a great base to visit the area. But, it’s a terrific place to visit in its own right with wide and grand avenues, a charming old town and Haussmanesque style architecture mixed with medieval, Renaissance and modern. In […]

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Camping holidays in France

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Camping and Caravanning
Camping holidays in France

France is camping paradise. In every department of every region you’ll find campsites that range from starred accommodation (1-5), camping sauvage (camping in the wild), camping à la ferme (where you pitch up in a field on a farm), chalets, mobile homes, gypsy caravans, tree houses and yurts. So just how do you choose the […]

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Top events in France in June

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Month By Month
Top events in France in June

National event in June in France Fête de la Musique each 21 June. This annual free music festival takes place throughout France with performances of all kinds from classical music, choirs in churches, hip hop, jazz, orchestra and pop taking place in the open air, bars and restaurants. fetedelamusique.culture.fr/ Top events in June in France […]

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15 ways to celebrate 500 years of French Renaissance in the Loire  

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Holidays & Things to do
15 ways to celebrate 500 years of French Renaissance in the Loire  

The Loire rolls out the red carpet in 2019 to celebrate 500 years of the French Renaissance and the death of Leonardo da Vinci. With an incredible programme of more than 500 events, here are 15 you really shouldn’t miss. Full details of all events can be found in the website link at the bottom. […]

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