Holidays & Things to do

2017 World Puppet Festival in Charleville-Mézières Ardennes

2017 World Puppet Festival in Charleville-Mézières Ardennes

It’s bonkers and brilliant! The 19th World Puppet Festival will be held in Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes, France this year from September 16-24. This isn’t a puppet festival like any other, held every two years, it’s been listed as one of the top 20 events in the world – and rightly so. This fab fun factor festival […]

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The music lovers guide to music events in France

Written by on March 25, 2017 in Events, Music Events
The music lovers guide to music events in France

We’ve put together details of some of the best known, best-loved or just plain fun annual music events in France. If you know of any music events that you think we should include so that other people can enjoy them too, please let us know via our Contact Form. France Music events in May Belfort […]

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Things to do at Easter in France

Written by on March 25, 2017 in Events
Things to do at Easter in France

It’s hard to think of anywhere better to spend Easter than in France, home to chocolate shops galore! Easter falls between March and April and that’s good news because generally by April the air warms up and with luck the sun will be shining. And, the chocolate shops of France are filled with sweet temptation. […]

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Musee Camille Claudel Opens in France

Musee Camille Claudel Opens in France

“There is always something absent that torments me.” Camille Claudel, letter to Rodin, 1886 Being a muse is not as easy as it looks. With the opening of France’s first national museum dedicated to the talent of Rodin’s long-suffering assistant and mistress later this month, Camille Claudel (1864-1943) is finally getting the recognition that she […]

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Holiday ideas for France in 2017

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do
Holiday ideas for France in 2017

We asked Karen Slater of J’Adore La France, a holiday company that prides itself on creating superior and unique breaks in France, where she would go in France for a memorable and special break. Though it was difficult to choose, Karen picked a tour in the lovely Languedoc region, often called the real south of […]

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Artistic Gourmet Adventures Holidays in France that inspire

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Tours in France
Artistic Gourmet Adventures Holidays in France that inspire

When you want a dream vacation in France, one that will be the experience of a life time, where you’ll get to know real France and enjoy a tour that’s created to suit your personal dreams, there’s only place to go: Artistic Gourmet Adventures. This creative holiday company offers a great choice of adventure breaks […]

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Spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the French Alps

Written by on March 20, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Rhône Alpes
Spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the French Alps

When the snow melts in the warm sun, the mountains of the French Alps turn from white to green and the pure air is full of the scent of meadow flowers. This is the perfect time to visit the region of Savoie, to enjoy outdoor activities, discover picturesque villages and to fall in love with […]

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Unique Culinary Vacations with La Vie du Château in France

Unique Culinary Vacations with La Vie du Château in France

There can be little that is more fun and more fabulous than taking a cookery lesson in a château in France – a land where gastronomy is UNESCO listed because it’s such an important part of French culture. And there’s nowhere better for an authentic culinary vacation and to experience the art of French living […]

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Take a tour of the REAL France Profonde – Gascony

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Take a tour of the REAL France Profonde – Gascony

Do you yearn to visit a part of France that feels like the France of old – authentic, beautiful, tranquil and utterly unspoiled? Then head to Gascony  as that’s where you’ll find what you’re looking for. This is a land of ancient chateaux, rolling vineyards, cool lakes, forests and fields of sunflowers. Picture perfect villages […]

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Discovering the Markets of Provence

Written by on March 3, 2017 in Markets, Provence-Alpes
Discovering the Markets of Provence

Size isn’t everything as far as Provençal markets go. Large markets of Provence, such as les grands marchés in Arles and Aix-en-Provence, are extravaganzas that extend over multiple blocks with a couple hundred vendors selling almost every kind of good from soaps and handbags to fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish. To appreciate the range of […]

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