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Hallowe’en Pumpkin Festival in France

Hallowe’en Pumpkin Festival in France

Hallowe’en starts early in the town of Marchiennes in Northern France, where one of the last witch trials took place. Péronne Goguillon, her daughter and three other women were burnt at the stake in 1679. On the first Sunday of October since 1991, the tourist office organises the Cucurbitades Festival held on the site of […]

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Paris from the Air with Airship Paris

Written by on August 6, 2013 in Paris, Quirky Stuff
Paris from the Air with Airship Paris

Airship Paris and Zeppelin France have formed a partnership to offer the first commercial sightseeing tours of Paris from a Zeppelin balloon. The unique experience offers a chance to ride in a 12 seater airship, in which you can move about freely taking in the sights of Paris from above through the panoramic windows for […]

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Lille Braderie – Mussel shell mountains and copious bargains…

Written by on April 25, 2013 in Quirky Stuff
Lille Braderie – Mussel shell mountains and copious bargains…

In the city of Lille in Northern France a very special flea market is held each year – the largest in Europe and it is called the Lille Braderie. No one is absolutely sure how the Lille Braderie got its name. The earliest mention, in 1127, refers to it as the ‘Lille Fair’. Once a […]

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Easter Egg hunts in Paris and France

Written by on March 20, 2013 in Quirky Stuff with 0 Comments
Easter Egg hunts in Paris and France

The French have a love affair with chocolate – every Easter 13,000 tonnes of chocolate are sold in France and in surveys 82% of those questioned said they love chocolate and that it is “the food of happiness”. Over the Easter weekend thousands of Easter entertainments from grand Easter egg hunts to egg decorating sessions […]

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2 CV Rally through some of the most beautiful villages in France

Written by on March 18, 2013 in Quirky Stuff with 0 Comments
2 CV Rally through some of the most beautiful villages in France

Adventure, conviviality and French lifestyle are the keywords for a very special annual 2CV trip round France! The idea: Crews of two or four aboard a convertible 2 CV car follow a route which will take them through twenty of the most charming and pictureque villages of France from Paris to Cannes. The villages have […]

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THATLou Treasure hunt at the Louvre in Paris

Written by on September 21, 2012 in Quirky Stuff with 0 Comments
THATLou Treasure hunt at the Louvre in Paris

The Good Life France talks to Daisy de Plume, an American expat in Paris and founder of THATLou which stands for Treasure Hunt At The Louvre. A  terrific idea which appeals to all ages – from kids to corporate types, eager 10 year olds and grumpy teens; from families on holiday –  pitted against one another, […]

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