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Paris, Provence and Rocamadour Rocks newsletter from France

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Bonjour to you all!

This newsletter is coming from Limoges in the Limousin region. I’m here to find out all about the area, what there is to see and do and I’m looking forward to share what I find with you. On my way home I’ll be stopping off in Paris and enjoying a short break in the city, it’s the perfect time of year for it. The weather is almost always pleasant in September, there are less crowds for the main attractions and the city has a bit of a buzz to it after the long summer months.

September in France is a foodie month. From 22-26 September is an event called Tous au Restaurant launched by Alain Ducasse 5 years ago. 1500 restaurants in France participate in offering two meals for the price of one calling it “Your guest is our guest”. This event precedes the Fete du Gastronomie, a festival which takes place nationwide.  Demonstrations, workshops, tastings and anything to do with French gastronomy is celebrated (there’s even a fashion show in Paris in which the clothes are made of vegetables). If you’re in France and want to join in, you can find out more here: Tous Au Restaurant

In the meantime I wish you a very bon weekend,
With best wishes, bisous from France,
Janine
Editor

This week’s top features:

5 ways to travel in Paris: Will it be by tuk tuk, the latest trend in travel in the city? Or by boat, bike, horse and carriage or metro? We look at 5 ways to travel and we’ll bring another 5 ways to get around Paris soon!

10 photos of Provence that will definitely make you want to go there! What more can we say, does what it says, gorgeous Cotignac is the star of this photo gallery….

Mons, Belgium “First and Last”:  on the border with northern France is the town of Mons, Belgium, known as the place where the “first and last” shots of WWI were fired in Europe. Amanda Fisher visits the town and tells the history and what there is to see and do in Mons

The Tour de France stops for no one: Dutch author Peter Schoenmaker shares his funny and endearing tale of how the Tour went through his village…

Rocamadour, Dordogne:  Rocamadour rocks says Bob Lyons as he investigates the medieval town that looks as though it has been pasted on the side of a cliff…

First visit to Paris and Provence: Carolyn Ansky from Australia shares her experience of her first visit to Provence and Paris. Inspired by the paintings of Monet Carolyn fulfilled a lifelong dream to see his garden and paintings for real…

Hike through history in Wattwiller, Alsace: Susie Woodhams gets a history lesson in Wattwiller on a hike in the area famous for its mineral water…

Competition Winners 

Perry Taylor’s lovely book “Petites Gasconneries” has been won Chantal Woods from Hobart Tasmania… but don’t despair if you didn’t win, we have another copy to give away at Christmas!

The House at Zaronza has been won by Chetan Doina of Bucharest.

2 other prizes have not been claimed – Christina Landgraf Rising and Keith Bass (Florida) – please contact me urgently or the prizes go back in the pot…

Congratulations to the winners, I’d be glad if you would either private message me on Facebook or via the contact form on the website so I can arrange to send your prizes to you.

Commiserations to everyone else, the good news is that we have more great prizes coming up…

Thank you so much for sharing our articles on the website, we really appreciate it so much so that there are handy buttons at the bottom of every one of them! You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest too…

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