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Happy Easter Newsletter From France

Happy Easter


Well it’s Easter weekend and in France, everyone is preparing to watch bells fly, eat chocolate, enjoy an extra day off work and put their clocks forward by an hour…

Tradition in France has it that on the Thursday before Easter, all the church bells go silent, sprout wings and fly off to Rome to visit the Pope. After this they load up with chocolate, fly back to France dropping their sweet load off for children all over the country in time to be back in Church to ring the bells on Easter Sunday!

The French are a nation of chocolate lovers and have been ever since it was introduced to the 13 year old King Louis XIII by his bride to be, Anne of Austria. Where ever you are in France, the chances are you’ll not be far from a chocolate shop!

Don’t forget – Sunday 27 is the day the clocks go forward in France and Monday 28 is a national holiday in France and lots of shops will be closed…

Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Easter
Bisous from France

Diary Date Alerts: Brilliant Things to do:

Unique and Quirky things to do in Northern France:  Steam train rides, horse-riding in the dunes, awesome festivals and much much more, something for everyone awaits just across the English Channel!

Ginormous Mechanical animals due to romp the streets for 4 days in June in Calais: Not to be missed, its a unique opportunity to see Long-Ma the Dragon-Horse and Kumo the giant spider wander about at will in the northern French town! Think steampunk meets Godzilla for this incredible event…

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The Cassis Museum of Burgundy: Yes, they love Cassis (a blackcurrant liqueur) so much in France – it even has its own museum, Cassisium, which smells like a  giant blackcurrant!

Top tips for where to take brilliant pictures of Paris: We visit the rooftop café of an iconic department store where you can get the most amazing views over the city, and we talk to a young Paris photographer about his favourite places to take a picture and share some of his stunning images…

Spend a day on the left bank: If you’ve only got one day in Paris – then here’s how to make the most of it on the Left Bank…

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