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Bastille Day - La Fête Nationale
By Alison on Jul 14 2017

Few national celebrations encapsulate the French spirit like Bastille Day. La Fête Nationale (as it is formally known in France – Bastille Day is English only!), is an action packed day, filled with events, feasts, military parades and sometimes, moments of political significance. Whilst Bastille Day is celebrated around the world by French communities (including in London), it is in F... Read More

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South of France – a great holiday destination with many ‘must see’ sites
By Alison Cummings on Jul 6 2017

The South of France is a great place to visit. It has a wonderful climate, rich wildlife, a spectacular coast, chic resorts, beautiful scenery and astonishing history.It is a perfect French holiday destination, however, the difficult question is which of the many amazing sites and landmarks to visit. Spoilt for choice, from Roman remains to stunning natural landscapes to the flashy resorts of the... Read More

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Burgundy - the very heart of France
By Alison Cummings on Jun 19 2017

Beautiful Burgundy is so often overlooked as a holiday destination, but this charming French gem is well worth a visit. Thousands either pass through or even by-pass it on their route to the south and rarely consider it as place to stop and enjoy. A comfortable striking distance from home, it’s easily accessible by car, or by Eurostar to Paris, then less than a 2 hour train journey into Burg... Read More

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Immerse yourself in history in medieval Avignon
By Alison Cummings on Jun 16 2017

With a history stretching back to the Neolithic period, stunning buildings and monuments at every turn, and a town centre surrounded by medieval ramparts, the unique character of Avignon is evident from the moment you arrive. Owned by popes and fought over by kings, the city has long been one of the most important settlements in the South of France. Today, Avignon remains one of the most fascinat... Read More

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Must visit places in the Loire Valley
By Alison Cummings on Jun 14 2017

There are so many places to visit and so many things to do and see along the 280km that make up the Loire Valley that you will struggle to fit it all in, no matter how long your visit. From fairy tale castles along the ‘valley of the kings’ to medieval cobbled streets in beautiful cities, this article covers the four must-see places of the Loire valley. So whether you are touring Franc... Read More

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France by bike: Not Just for Chris Froome!
By Alison Cummings on Jun 5 2017

You don't have to compete in Le Tour to enjoy an exciting cycling trip through France. In fact, France is known as one of the best countries in the world to explore by bike: there are safe trails for every skill level. Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced cyclist, the extensive network of voies vertes, or greenways, will enable you to explore the beautiful French countryside at y... Read More

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