The world capital of Wine holds its wine festival 26-29 June 2014 (every 2 years)
This festival, organised by the town of Bordeaux, is an opportunity for fans of fine wine, good food and culture to enjoy a great festive moment. It will be a celebration of the senses on the largest square in Europe,
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The French Government has announced plans to extend the high speed train network beyond Bordeaux to connect to Agen, Toulouse and another line to Bayonne, Biarritz and the Spanish Border. This is in addition to a new line from Bordeaux north to Tours and the Loire Valley. However don’t get too excited just yet –
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One of the joys of travelling through France by car is the opportunity to get off the autoroutes and main N roads and follow back roads to your destination. Often these are surprisingly quiet and can allow you to cover long distance at a decent speed, except for the towns and villages en route.
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A great opportunity to discover more about the biggest wine region in France and its wines is on offer with the 2010 Bordeaux Wine Festival
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The route for the 2010 version of the Tour de France has been announced. The race starts in Rotterdam on 3 July 2010 and after a few days in Holland and Belgium the route takes in Champagne and Burgundy before heading for the Alps. Then southwest through the Côtes du Rhone before skirting the southern
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The port cities of Bordeaux and Bristol both played a distinguished role in the history of the wine trade, such that even in the 13th century more than 85 per cent of all imported wine came from South West France and as much as 3,000 tons (750,000 gallons) was being landed in Bristol. The
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I have previously been a little cynical about the tendancy of the French to imbue elements of their gastronomic heritage with just a tad too much pomp and often doubtful history and ceremonials. If they had such things, I am sure there would be the equivalent of “The Worshipful Company of the Most Glorious and
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With our friends at www.rjsw.co.uk we have made available a small collection of high quality prints of France from our archives (and a couple from talented wine and food photographer Andrew Barrow). They produce professionally printed, beautifully mounted and backed prints ready for framing in sizes up to 16″ x 24″. These can make
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Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007, the city of Bordeaux (33 Gironde, Aquitaine) is making a serious claim as a tourist desitnation. I must admit most of my visits have been fleeting – on the way to the airport or to the vineyards beyond the city centre. The Times (26 Nov 07) provides
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