Aquitaine

6 great reasons to holiday in the French region of Aquitaine

Written by on November 22, 2018 in Aquitaine
6 great reasons to holiday in the French region of Aquitaine

Aquitaine is a corner of France everyone should visit at some point in their holidaying lifetime. Aquitaine is a beautiful region in the South West of France and is one of France’s best kept secrets. Located along the Spanish border and the Atlantic coastline, the region is split into three departments, Arcachon to the north, […]

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5 things to see and do in and around Riberac Dordogne

Written by on August 29, 2018 in Aquitaine
5 things to see and do in and around Riberac Dordogne

Riberac Have a wander around to discover a variety of small shops, café/bars and restaurants. On Fridays throughout the year, Riberac hosts the biggest market in the area. The Office de Tourisme has plenty of local information. www.riberac-tourisme.com Brantome One of the most visited towns in the area thanks to its gorgeous good looks. A stunning abbey, […]

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Sarlat, Dordogne | A time warp town to fall in love with

Written by on July 10, 2018 in Aquitaine
Sarlat, Dordogne | A time warp town to fall in love with

You just can’t help but fall in love with Sarlat in Dordogne. The medieval buildings, fabulous market and gourmet food shops are so enticing. The cobbled streets lure you on to discover winding alleyways, steep stairways and their treasures. It’s a town where restaurants serve the most delicious of local dishes with pride and flair. […]

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The historic and pretty town of Bazas in the Gironde

Written by on March 18, 2018 in Aquitaine
The historic and pretty town of Bazas in the Gironde

Gascony remains unchanged since the 1950s by industry, tourism or major highways, its landscape has stayed resolutely agricultural for centuries. Soft white clouds languish in deep blue skies above fields of bright yellow sunflowers, sun-kissed vineyards that stretch to the horizon, and velvet green pastures dotted with gaggles of geese and cream-coloured cows, Gascony’s appeal […]

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Wine, Rivers and Chateaux of Bordeaux by Boat and Bike

Written by on February 12, 2018 in Aquitaine, Tours in France
Wine, Rivers and Chateaux of Bordeaux by Boat and Bike

Rupert Parker cruises down the Dordogne River and up the Gironde, stopping off to cycle around the Bordeaux wine regions. There’s the added bonus of popping into Chateaux and sampling famous wines like Margaux, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Saint-Émilion. The transfer from Bordeaux airport is less than an hour and I join the boat at […]

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The very best wine tour of Bordeaux France

Written by on February 6, 2018 in Aquitaine, Tours in France, Wine and Drinks
The very best wine tour of Bordeaux France

When it comes to French wine, there’s one place that always comes top of the class in a long list of legendary wines – Bordeaux. A wonderful wine tour of Bordeaux For wine lovers, there’s no better time to take a tour of Bordeaux than autumn. It’s certainly warm enough to sit outside and enjoy […]

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Step back in time in the town of Blaye Aquitaine France

Written by on November 20, 2017 in Aquitaine
Step back in time in the town of Blaye Aquitaine France

the historic town of Blaye is in the Gironde Department, Aquitaine. The region straddles a prominent position in southwest France. It stretches long and lean against the French Atlantic coastline, reaching up to the Pyrénées mountain range and transcending to the Spanish border.  It is here, in Blaye, that intrepid travelers can scamper to the […]

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3 cities perfect for Autumn visits in France

Written by on October 4, 2017 in Aquitaine, Holidays & Things to do, Paris, Rhône Alpes
3 cities perfect for Autumn visits in France

Paris in Autumn Hot chocolate in cafés that have a warm glow at dusk, golden leaves floating gently down on wide avenues and rosy sunsets. Rainy days when museums beckon, steaming hot coffee and croissants and walking on frosty cobble stones. And don’t forget Nuit Blanche, the big event of the season held every first […]

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The hotel Les Prés d’Eugénie Landes France

Written by on October 2, 2017 in Aquitaine
The hotel Les Prés d’Eugénie Landes France

A visit to the delightful little town of Eugénie-les-Bains, reveals a wealth of natural beauty and a rather special spa resort. The stunning Hotel Les Prés d’Eugénie is a place to lure you to never want to leave… The hotel Les Prés d’Eugénie The Prés d’Eugénie named after a visit by the Empress Eugénie in […]

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Saffron in France | Red Gold in the Dordogne

Written by on July 30, 2017 in Aquitaine, Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy
Saffron in France | Red Gold in the Dordogne

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Derived from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, it takes anything from 70,000 to 250,000 flowers to make one pound of saffron. The flowers must be individually handpicked in the autumn when fully open. Fortunately, only a little needs to be added to a dish […]

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