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British Week Le Touquet – Celebrating Entente Cordiale

British Week in Le Touquet is a peculiarly French affair that celebrates everything British. Le Touquet is the chic and fun seaside resort on the …

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The Biggest Puppet Show in the World

What’s big or small? Solid or a shadow? Held up by string, a stick or even a crane? Puppets! Every two years (uneven numbers) – …

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Olivier Herbomel creates a masterpiece in a 24 hour Pumpkin carving marathon in Hungary

Hallowe’en Pumpkin Festival in France

Hallowe’en starts early in the town of Marchiennes in Northern France, where one of the last witch trials took place. Péronne Goguillon, her daughter and …

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Puppet Festival in France that pulls all the right strings

The World Puppet Festival is held every two years in Charleville-Mezieres in the Ardennes region in northern France. For the ten days the fete takes …

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Set Sail for a very special Rouen Armada 2013

The Rouen Armada festival is held every five years – a fabulous occasion that draws millions to the river banks of the Seine right in …

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angouleme festival

Angouleme | Cartoons and fast cars

  Discover two of Angoulême’s great attractions- cars and cartoons! If, like me, you find modern Formula One racing to be boringly processional, don’t despair. …

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International Kite Festival, Berck-sur-Mer, France

Every year in the seaside resort of Berck-sur-Mer on the Opal Coast of Pas de Calais a kite festival takes place – the Rencontres Internationales …

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Bayonne France

Bayonne Ham Fair, Easter festival in France

  Among the delicious Basque specialties that can be enjoyed in Bayonne, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, south-west France, there are two that stand out from all the …

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Strawberry Festival, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Limousin

Each year on the second Sunday of May, the pretty town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne in the Limousin region hosts a very special feast open to everyone …

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Dunkirk Carnival

The Dunkirk Carnival France – a way of life, a work of art

The music, the colour and the solidarity of ‘Les Dunkerquois,’ merge and become one at carnival time. Their roots run deep to the 17th century …

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