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The perfect Wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony

The perfect Wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony

Unleash your spirit of adventure on a guided, custom tour of Gascony where you’ll taste the wonderful wines and famous Armagnac of this sunny southwest region of France. Wine and Armagnac Enthusiasts Adventure Join a two-day tour to taste the spirit of Gascony tucked away in the southwest corner of France. This is a land […]

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Nice Carnival blows the winter blues far away

Written by on January 11, 2018 in Events, Provence-Alpes
Nice Carnival blows the winter blues far away

If, like me, you’re used to grey skies, biting rain, sleet and snow in February – going to the Nice Carnival is the nicest possible shock to your system. I arrived at Nice train station wearing a coat, gloves, scarf and hat. Within minutes they were off and so was the jumper I was wearing. […]

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The Chateau de Chenonceau – the Castle of Flowers in the Loire Valley

Written by on January 9, 2018 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
The Chateau de Chenonceau – the Castle of Flowers in the Loire Valley

Everyone who visits the Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley comes away with a memory of the exquisite gardens, the impossibly romantic white stone castle over a river with its pointy towers and arched bridge – and especially of the flower displays in every room… Jean-François Bouchet is the florist extraordinaire who creates and […]

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The incredible Chateau de Chambord Loire Valley France

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
The incredible Chateau de Chambord Loire Valley France

The Chateaux in the Loire were created to be second homes and visual symbols of power and wealth. Those who owned chateaux didn’t usually live in them permanently, there are some exceptions, but on the whole, owners visited them rarely, taking their possessions with them. Unlike today when owners furnish their holiday homes, in the […]

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Feel good, real good fabulous and authentic south of France tours

Written by on January 5, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon, Tours in France
Feel good, real good fabulous and authentic south of France tours

What if you could really “do” southern France in 7 days in a truly meaningful, authentic and fabulous way? It’s just a week, but, if you know the right people and go to the right places, it really is possible to experience the very best of the south of France. The food, the sights, culture, […]

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Normandy D-Day Beaches Tour

Written by on January 4, 2018 in Tours in France
Normandy D-Day Beaches Tour

Early in the morning on June 6, 1944, about 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed a handful of beaches along the coast of Normandy, France. The initiative was named “Operation Overlord” and it has gone down in history as one of the most dramatic chapters of World War II. Although choppy seas and heavy resistance prevented them […]

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Top tips for visiting Futuroscope theme park Poitou-Charentes, France

Written by on January 3, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes, Theme Parks
Top tips for visiting Futuroscope theme park Poitou-Charentes, France

Futuroscope theme park in Poitou-Charentes make for a brilliant day out or short break. Read our review of this fabulous theme park that’s great for the whole family. Top tips for a visit to Futuroscope Try and avoid peak times, in particular the first three weeks in August. There’s a “Pass Premium” available for 15€/person […]

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Futuroscope Theme Park France for a fantastic day out

Written by on January 3, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes, Theme Parks
Futuroscope Theme Park France for a fantastic day out

The award winning Futuroscope theme park in Poitou-Charentes, southwest France, is brilliant for kids of all ages! What is Futuroscope all about? If you haven’t heard of Futuroscope, what exactly is it? Well put at its simplest, it’s a theme park just outside Poitiers. The attractions are based on multimedia, cinematography and audio-visual techniques, with […]

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Antiquing Tour of Gascony

Written by on January 1, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Antiquing Tour of Gascony

Antiquing in France is a cultural experience and in Gascony in the southwest of France there are numerous opportunities for finding that special souvenir you’ll love forever. Antiquing in Gascony Brocante, vide-greniers, and marchés aux puces, also known as flea markets, gather crowds of devotees and onlookers in search of a bargain, a rare item, […]

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Chateau du Clos Lucé the home of Leonardo da Vinci in France

Written by on December 31, 2017 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
Chateau du Clos Lucé the home of Leonardo da Vinci in France

Amboise in the Loire is dominated by a grand chateau. The turrets of Amboise castle reach high into the sky and its windows give impressive views over the ancient town. A few minutes’ walk away is a much smaller chateau, far less grand. It was the home of an artist who changed the world with […]

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