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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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The charms of the Chevreuse Valley near Paris
The charms of the Chevreuse Valley near Paris

In the Upper Chevreuse Valley, when the sun comes out, the tops come down. Of the convertibles, I mean. That’s how you know spring is finally here. Under the dappled sunshine of the newly verdant trees, open-topped red cabriolets, sleek motorbikes and packs of colourful cyclists compete for space on the twisting, turning roads. There …

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Guide to Colmar in Alsace
Guide to Colmar in Alsace

Colmar in Alsace is irresistibly pretty. The old town is brimming with wonky ancient buildings. The gentle river is perfect for boat rides. Flower bedecked streets and squares vie for your attention. There are museums galore as well as outstanding bars and restaurants. You’ll find something to please just about everyone in this photogenic city… …

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Battlefield tour of the Somme

‘A visit to the battlefields of the Somme in northern France is a must for …

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Plain Easy to make French Baguette

2 cups warm water 1 1/2 packages dry yeast 4 1/2 cups plain white flour …

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Paris decorating style

The French seem to have got it all figured out. Walking down the streets of …

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Culture of the French Basque country

The Basque Country straddles northern Spain and southern France, near the Pyrénées. It is an …

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Guide to removals to France from UK

You’ve found your dream home in France and you can’t wait to move your stuff …

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Coast versus country | Property in Morbihan

Morbihan is one of the four departments of the Brittany region. It takes its name …

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