Holidays & Things to do

Ryder Cup Paris 2018

Written by on July 13, 2018 in Golf, Paris
Ryder Cup Paris 2018

Paris is playing host to the one of the greatest golf matches in the world in September 2018. The Ryder Cup, a contest between between the top golfers of Europe and the visiting team from the United States will be hosted at Le Golf National course, at Guyancourt, near Paris. Ryder Cup Paris 2018 From […]

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Scenic Country and Coastal Self-catering Holidays in France

Written by on July 12, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do
Scenic Country and Coastal Self-catering Holidays in France

France is a treasure chest of inspiring destinations. For this reason you have plenty of options when it comes to holidays in France. However, such an abundance of choices creates a dilemma. Which one should you choose? If you are longing to escape to the countryside or coast, and if your preference is a self-catering […]

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The Douglas Bader Trail, Saint Omer, Hauts de France

The Douglas Bader Trail, Saint Omer, Hauts de France

Saint Omer in Nord, Hauts de France is a quintessentially French market town. It has a long and illustrious history. Thomas a Becket AKA Saint Thomas Becket took refuge from Henry II of England in there in 1165. Centuries later, three of America’s Founding Fathers, Daniel, Charles and John Carroll, studied at the Jesuit Chapel. […]

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The Blockhaus Eperlecques, Nord, Hauts de France

The Blockhaus Eperlecques, Nord, Hauts de France

Several years ago, on my way south from Dunkirk in northern France, I stopped off at Eperlecques, a small town you access off the main autoroute. A sign for the Blockhaus d’Eperlecques was intriguing enough to lure me from my travel plans. What I discovered, in an area of beautiful countryside where the sound of […]

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Magical Music Festival in a medieval Chateau, southern France

Written by on July 9, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do
Magical Music Festival in a medieval Chateau, southern France

A medieval French chateau is to be the setting for the first edition of La Machine du Vin, an exceptional music festival featuring DJs such as Claptone, 2manydjs and Booka Shade. ‘La machine du vin’ combines music, wine, food and art into one festival in the south of France The French expression “Vivre comme un […]

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Chateau de Sully, Saone-et-Loire Burgundy

Written by on July 3, 2018 in Burgundy, Museums and Châteaux
Chateau de Sully, Saone-et-Loire Burgundy

Madame de Sévigné, a 17th century aristocrat who is remembered thanks to her fabulous letter writing skills, called the courtyard of the Chateau de Sully “the most beautiful in France”. She wasn’t wrong, it is a huge space, perfect for partying aristos and surrounded by the walls of the fabulous castle. The Chateau de Sully […]

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Les Villages Nature Paris family resort in Paris near Disneyland

Written by on July 2, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do, Paris
Les Villages Nature Paris family resort in Paris near Disneyland

Deep in the heart of rural countryside yet just 30km from the centre of Paris you’ll discover Les Villages Nature Paris. A holiday resort that’s perfect for those who want to spend time at Disneyland Paris, who love nature, want a taste of la vie Francais, love sports activities, want a family break with loads […]

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Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc Yonne Burgundy

Written by on June 30, 2018 in Burgundy, Museums and Châteaux
Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc Yonne Burgundy

The Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc was built in the Renaissance style in the middle of 123 acres of parkland in Yonne, the heart of Burgundy. It is one of the first French castles to have been built to a design that was set out on paper. Before then, castles tended to be designed as they went along. […]

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Perfect summer holiday villas in France with cool pools

Written by on June 28, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do
Perfect summer holiday villas in France with cool pools

Summer in France, sunny days, balmy evenings, historic villages, wonderful beaches, fabulous fresh produce and – a dip in your own swimming pool. Whether it’s to cool off, to relax, to play with the kids or to start the day with a splash of healthy exercise, a pool is great to have when the sun’s […]

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Fabulous and fragrant Fragonard Perfume Museum Paris

Written by on June 27, 2018 in Arty, Museums and Châteaux, Paris
Fabulous and fragrant Fragonard Perfume Museum Paris

In the shadow of the grand Paris Opera house lies a small and unique museum. The Musée de Pafum Fragonard is not one of the big museums that everyone visits, it’s not that well-known at all in fact, but it’s definitely worth seeking out. The Musée de Parfum The Musée de Parfum Fragonard is located […]

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