Regions of France

Learn how to take better photographs on a course in Gascony

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Learn how to take better photographs on a course in Gascony

Blessed with extraordinary natural beauty, peppered with picturesque villages, Gascony is an outstanding place to join a photography course. Gascony is a region full of stone bridges, half-forgotten abbeys, hilltop villages and ancient traditions. The heart of this terrain lies in the Gers départment, where white clouds languish in blue skies above rows of vines […]

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Life on the Loire River – A Glimpse into the Past

Written by on March 28, 2017 in Pays de la Loire, Tours in France
Life on the Loire River – A Glimpse into the Past

Living in the Loire Valley of France is like living in the midst of an abandoned fairy tale. Though the knights on horseback and the feuding kings of medieval times are long gone, the shadows they left behind conjure the magic of days gone by. You’ll find yourself constantly amazed at the enchanting villages you […]

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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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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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Centre of Contemporary Creation Olivier Debré opens in Tours

Written by on March 22, 2017 in Art and Artists, Pays de la Loire
Centre of Contemporary Creation Olivier Debré opens in Tours

In March 2017, a unique centre of art opened in the heart of the Loire Valley in the city of Tours. Aiming to bring contemporary art to all, the new centre opened the doors of its brand new state of the art building, a fitting home for modern art. Designed by architects Aires Mateus in […]

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The California style beaches of Biarritz

Written by on March 21, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
The California style beaches of Biarritz

By the age of 17, I’d established my two life-long travel crushes: California and France. So when I first laid eyes on the beaches of Anglet, it was no wonder I fell in love. The wide stretches of sand, surfer waves, and relaxed bohemian vibe immediately reminded me of the beaches of Southern California. Soon […]

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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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Caverne du Pont d’Arc a museum of ancient art in France

Written by on March 17, 2017 in Rhône Alpes
Caverne du Pont d’Arc a museum of ancient art in France

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams – When the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux were discovered in 1940, they created a sensation. Over the decades, thousands flocked to see the famous pot-bellied horses – so many, in fact, that the paintings started to deteriorate. Eventually the French government created an imitation cave – Lascaux II – […]

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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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