All things goose in Sarlat
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A new bridge is to open (18 March 2013) in Bordeaux in Spring 2013. The Pont Chaban Delmas is a lifting bridge – i.e. the central section lifts to allow shipping to pass underneath(un pont levant)
With a capacity of 43,000 vehicles a day this should ease traffic on the existing Pont d’Aquitaine (E5/A630) which
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Journées européennes du patrimoine (European Heritage Open Days) in France are 15-16 September 2012.
Throughout the weekend and across France, many galleries, museums and other buildings open their doors for free to celebrate local history and heritage.
The 12 million visitors during the 2011 weekend confirmed that for
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Monpazier (24 Dordogne, Aquitaine) is a wonderful old bastide town, which holds a Medieval Festival (Médiévale de Monpazier) 28-29 July 2012.
Situated between Bergerac and Cahors the village is one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (most beautiful french villages), with impressive arcades and arches.
Monpazier is labelled a “Grand site national”, it has
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A great summer spectacle in Aquitaine is the re-enactment of the 15th Century Battle of Castillon between the French and English to the east of Bordeaux (33 Gironde, Aquitaine).
Performed on a natural arena encompassing 17 acres, within firing range of the original battle ground, 800 volunteers, including 500 actors and 50 horseback riders, re-enact the Battle of
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Combining wine and jazz in the attractive old town of St Emilion (33 Gironde, Aquitaine) sounds superb, when the St Emilion Jazz Festival hits town 18-21 July 2013.
Unlike much of the rest of Bordeaux, St Emilion is worth a visit to wander around the streets, enjoy the views, taste some wine and listen to
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As a special summer promotion Rail Europe is offering up to 80% off First Class train travel in France this summer – includes TGVs which is often the fastest between Paris and destinations in southern France including Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Book by 24 August 2012!
Take the train from Paris to Nice,
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The Médoc Marathon (Marathon du Médoc) takes place on 7 September 2013.
An opportunity to run a marathon amongst some of the most famous vineyards in the world! With lots of money raised for charity and many chateaux putting in teams, some in fancy dress, this promises to be a fun day (unless you are
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2-3 June 2012 the village of Itxassou (64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Aquitaine) in the Basque country near Cambo-les-Bains celebrates its Cherry Festival (Fête de la Cerise).
Cherry market throughout the village with music, dancing, attractions for children – a village festival with traditional Basque dancing and games!
For more info see www.cambolesbains.com/
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