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Nord-Pas-de-Calais - a home away from home
By Alison Cummings on Apr 1 2013

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is a northern region of France which borders on Belgium. Though it is not one of France's more obvious tourist destinations, it draws people in with it's beautiful countryside and excellent cuisine. Gites in Nord-Pas-de-Calais are very convenient to get to from the United Kingdom, and offer a warm comforting place to return to after a day enjoying the historical landmarks. With... Read More

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Limousin - rural France at its best
By Alison Cummings on Mar 24 2013

Limousin is a small region towards the south of France. A relatively rural area, it is famed for beef farming and also timber production. This beautiful region is full of rolling hills, cliffs and rivers, and also the scenic surroundings, particularly some beautiful French oak orchards, which have such a special flavour that wine producer Remy Martin has exclusive rights to the use of the oak... Read More

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Beaujolais Nouveau - still going strong!
By Alison Cummings on Aug 29 2012

The long-awaited release of each year's Beaujolais Nouveau comes at the strike of midnight on the third Thursday in November. From the little villages and towns in Beaujolais, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé... Read More

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