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Life's a beach! Spectacular seaside breaks in France
By Alison Cummings on Feb 10 2014

France really does have it all. The food, the culture, the history, the weather... and some fantastic beaches and seaside destinations to choose from too. If you are planning a seaside getaway this summer, France has a wealth of destinations to choose from, whether it is a romantic break, a family holiday or an action packed water sports adventure that you are looking for. The... 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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Le Mans 24 hour - the original sports car endurance race
By Alison Cummings on Feb 4 2014

The ‘24 Hours of Le Mans’ is the original sports car endurance race. Beginning in 1923, this annual event is considered the ‘Grand Prix’ of endurance racing and is the most prestigious of its kind. The race tests all kinds of skills, from the cars durability to the driver’s perseverance. The race teams must carefully balance all aspects of their driving so they can su... Read More

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Surfers Paradise? Think France!
By Tom Cummings on Jan 30 2014

The Gold coast does host some of the most famous surf spots in the southern hemisphere, but you don’t have to fly half way around the world to find miles of a surfer's dream playground.   France might not be well known for its surfing but it boasts some of the best spots in the world. Hidden away you can find private beaches or popular areas with the locals for a summer in France not t... Read More

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