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The prettiest villages in the Loire Valley
The prettiest villages in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley AKA the Valley of Kings is brimming with castles. There are historic towns like Tours, Amboise and Orleans. And then there are the villages, pretty enough to be on the lid of a chocolate box. Several villages in the Loire Valley are on the official list of prettiest villages in France, just …

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The Gers , France | land of the Musketeer D’Artagnan
The Gers , France | land of the Musketeer D’Artagnan

When you drive through the remote, southwestern French countryside of the Gers, AKA Gascony, down narrow plane tree-lined allées and past villages shrouded in mystery, you get the sense that the area looks much as it did during the time of d’Artagnan, one of its most renowned heroes. It might surprise you to discover that …

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What to see and do in Biarritz
What to see and do in Biarritz

Just the name Biarritz makes you think of glamour and glitz. In the Pays Basque, in the far southwest of France on the Bay of Biscay, this once aristocratic resort, favoured by European royalty, is both elegant and exhilarating. Lovers of the ritzy lifestyle tend to favour the French Riviera these days leaving Biarritz to …

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Stunning chateau B&B near Bergerac, Dordogne
Stunning chateau B&B near Bergerac, Dordogne

With its honey-toned stone walls and sage-green shutters, the 18th Chateau de Masburel wine domaine and B&B, has a timeless, unhurried feel to it. It’s a working winery and wine has been produced here since before the French Revolution. Today’s wines are award winning and AOC. The chateau is just thirty minutes from Bergerac, forty …

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Favourite monuments of the French
Favourite monuments of the French

Every year, a TV contest in France focuses on the favourite monuments of the French. Voting is fierce and the monuments are marvellous. In 2021, Place Stanislas in Nancy, north-east France was the winner. Discover all the candidates for the favourite monuments of the French, 2021: Place Stanislas in Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle) The UNESCO listed Place Stanislas …

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8 Things to do in Rennes, Brittany
8 Things to do in Rennes, Brittany

Rennes, the capital of Brittany is a vibrant city, teeming with historical sites and marvellous museums. It’s a city that’s easy to discover on foot, with plenty of places to take a relaxing or delicious break… Step into the past Wander the tree-lined, cobbled streets of the medieval district and admire the higgledy-piggledy half-timbered houses …

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Provence lavender fields & lavender distillery visit

The Provence region in the south of France borders is famous for its lavender fields …

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Chocolate Buche de Noel

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Culture of Brittany, France

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Moving to France after Brexit

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Coast versus country | Property in Morbihan

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