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The Paris Open: anyone for tennis?
By Alison Cummings on Mar 2 2014

Tennis fever reached breaking point last year with Andy Murray’s spectacular Wimbledon victory, leaving us all in the mood for some more tennis action. Wimbledon is one of the four ‘grand slam’ tournaments, with the Australian Open, the US open and the world famous Roland Garros French Open completing the set. The French Open is held at the incredible Stade Roland Garros in Paris... Read More

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From canyoning to kayaking: choose France for your next adventure holiday
By Alison Cummings on Feb 21 2014

While many people choose to travel to France for its culture, history and food, the country is home to a wealth of exciting locations in which to enjoy an adventure holiday. Destinations such as Nepal and other far-flung countries are often top of the list when planning a break that includes adventure sports, but its proximity, climate and range of activity sports mean that France should not... Read More

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On the road to Stade de France
By Tom Cummings on Feb 19 2014

The Six Nations Championship is officially underway and with 100% win rate for France, Paris is one of the hottest places to be if you want to see this year’s favourites battle it out on the pitch whilst turning friendship into rivalry. As any other sports fan, Rugby supporters also have a pre match ritual and it usually involves singing, drinking and soaking up as much atmosphere as possib... Read More

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Anjou Vélo Vintage - see the Loire in retro
By Alison Cummings on Feb 7 2014

One of the most recently established and yet widely known and revered events in France is the Anjou Vélo Vintage. Held at the start of summer, this unique cycling event combines four diverse routes with compulsory vintage attire, and is adored by both cycling and retro enthusiasts. The routes boast many different landmarks including the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the Châteaux at Briss... Read More

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Is this a good time to buy a home in France?
By Alison Cummings on Feb 5 2014

Pound hits 12-month high versus euro, but may struggle to rise further Three cheers for the pound! There's great news if you're planning to buy a home in France, because sterling reached 1.2243 against the euro last week, its highest since January 10th 2013. What this means is, when you transfer your savings to France, get more euros than any time in the last 12 months. However, if you plan to... Read More

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Is the pont d’Avignon the only attraction the city has to offer?
By French Maison on Feb 4 2014

Probably best known for the famous children's song "Sur le pont d'Avignon", the city of Avignon in southeastern France is a popular tourist destination. With trains travelling directly from London to Avignon, this chic and stylish medieval city boasts a wealth of attractions for visitors all year round.  The famous Pont d'Avignon, the Pont St. Bénezet, was originally 3,000 feet long... Read More

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